Webinar: Assessing Mental Health in Under Six Minutes
Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Diagnose and Report on Behavioral Health Challenges Facing Foster Youth
Wednesday February 14, 2018
11:00 – 12:30 PM CT
Click HERE to register for the Data Center’s next national webinar, Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Diagnose and Report on Behavioral Health Challenges Facing Foster Youth.
Although everyone involved in the child welfare system understands that foster youth are highly vulnerable, knowing the full extent of their mental health needs is difficult because obtaining accurate mental health assessments is costly and time consuming.
To solve this problem, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, the University of Chicago’s Departments of Medicine & Public Health Sciences, and the Center for State Child Welfare Data at Chapin Hall are field-testing computerized adaptive mental health tests (CAT-MH™) to diagnose and report on the mental health of young people in the child welfare system.
In this webinar we will give you an overview of the CAT-MH™ and how it can be used to understand what young people need in the way of better care. Presenters will discuss the CAT-MH™ from varied perspectives related to their unique roles in the development of the CAT-MH™ and its implementation in Tennessee. You will learn about:
- The use of adaptive testing in mental health and the development of the CAT-MH™.
- The use of the CAT-MH in a child welfare setting, including the linkage to mental health services for youth in detention, potential implications for policy and practice as well as training and implementation examples.
- Preliminary results of the pilot study in Tennessee and the potential impact of linking the CAT-MH™ results to administrative data.
Read our latest blogpost to learn more about the implementation and use of this cutting-edge technology in the child welfare system.