Implementation and dissemination of the Communities That Care prevention system to promote evidence-based practices in behavioral health
Kevin Haggerty, Ph.D.
Social Development Research Group
University of Washington
Communities That Care (CTC) is a community planning system for the prevention of youth behavior problems. CTC empowers community stakeholders and decision makers to select and implement tested and effective policies and programs most appropriate to their community’s needs by using strategic consultation, training, and research-based tools. We see CTC as providing what NIRN calls the “enabling context” for successful implementation of prevention focused EBPs. This session will briefly summarize findings from the NIH/NIDA-funded community-randomized trial of CTC and describe efforts to expand capacity for implementation at scale using a new web-based video-assisted training system. The CTC prevention system has been shown to assist local communities in achieving these goals in a randomized trial. We will discuss how we have continued to focus on high quality implementation from the randomized trial to real world application of CTC.