Statewide Implementation of the 4 Rs and 2 Ss for Strengthening Families

Geetha Gopalan, Lydia M. Franco, Kara Dean-Assael, Mandy McGuire-Schwartz, Anil Chacko, Mary McKay

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Embedding evidence-informed practices for children with mental health needs into "real-world" community settings has proven challenging. In this article, we discuss how the Practical, Robust, Implementation, and Sustainability Model (PRISM) guided statewide (New York) implementation of an evidence-informed intervention targeting families and youth with oppositional defiant and conduct disorders, collectively referred to as disruptive behavior disorders. Additionally, we present qualitative findings based on provider reports of integrating a novel, evidence-informed intervention within their respective community mental health settings. Finally, we discuss a process of modifying the intervention to address agency-level factors, as well as inform more widespread implementation efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-96
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Implementation
  • child disruptive behavior disorders
  • evidence-based practice
  • service delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Sociology and Political Science


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