Characterizing the Use of Research-Community Partnerships in Studies of Evidence-Based Interventions in Children’s Community Services

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer, Nicole Stadnick, Colby Chlebowski, Amy Herschell, Ann F. Garland

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Abstract

This study characterized the use of research community partnerships (RCPs) to tailor evidence-based intervention, training, and implementation models for delivery across different childhood problems and service contexts using a survey completed by project principal investigators and community partners. To build on previous RCP research and to explicate the tacit knowledge gained through collaborative efforts, the following were examined: (1) characteristics of studies using RCP models; (2) RCP functioning, processes, and products; (3) processes of tailoring evidence-based practices for community implementation; and (4) perceptions of the benefits and challenges of collaborating with community providers and consumers. Results indicated that researchers were solely or jointly involved in the formation of almost all of the RCPs; interpersonal and operational processes were perceived as primary challenges; community partners’ roles included greater involvement in implementation and participant recruitment than more traditional research activities; and the partnership process was perceived to increase the relevance and “fit” of interventions and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Children
  • Community partnerships
  • Community services
  • Evidence-based practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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