In an earlier post I have described the Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) modular form of intervention for children’s mental health challenges. As you may recall, MAP is a flexible, individualized intervention system designed to support clinicians in identifying evidence-based interventions (EBI’s) and key components of EBI’s that address the presenting concerns of youth and families. MAP originated in a System of Care in Hawaii to improve outcomes and quality of care for children and adolescents. For more information on MAP, please visit the PracticeWise website.
The Center of Excellence supported training for 44 mental health and behavioral health providers from both public and private sectors to become MAP Therapists; 12 of these individuals underwent initial training to become MAP Supervisors. Thanks to funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of South Carolina, we have launched a new project with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH).
This new project, called the Engaging and Training with Compassion, incorporates MAP training for school mental health providers in two mental health centers. We have just completed initial MAP Therapist training for 24 of these providers!
Congratulations to all and please stay tuned for more details about the Engaging and Training with Compassion project!