Seasons Center Continues Push for Evidence-Based Services Excellence

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October 25, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - The Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society andJoyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals jointly announced today that Seasons - Center for Behavioral Health of Spencer, Iowa achieved re-Certification as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO)

"We are pleased to announce that Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has met the requirements for renewal of its status as a Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO). Findings during the re-certification assessment process indicate the organization continues to demonstrate a number of strengths in the five key components of an Evidence-Based Organization (EBO)", said Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute. For  re-certification, an organizarion is subject to a rigorous self evaluation overseen by an evidence-based expert evaluator. Specifically, the agency is;

Read more: Seasons Center Continues Push for Evidence-Based Services Excellence

San Mateo County Probation Achieves EBO reCertification

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October 12, 2018 – Atlanta, GA - In a statement the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society and Joyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals jointly announced today that San Mateo County Probation in California completed an organizational self-evaluation to become reCertified as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO).

"We are pleased to announce that San Mateo County Probation has met the requirements for renewal of its status as a Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO).", said Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute. Findings of the reCertification assessment determined the organization continues to demonstrate a number of strengths in the five key components of an Evidence-Based Organization (EBO). For  recertification, an organization is subject to a rigorous organizational self evaluation overseen by an evidence-based expert evaluator. Specifically, the agency is;

  • Building knowledge and use of evidence based policies, programs, and practices
  • Demonstrating of effective leadership
  • Organizational culture and assessment
  • Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
  • Building capacity and sustainability

Read more: San Mateo County Probation Achieves EBO reCertification

SAMHSA Announces the Availability of Up to $23.4 Million for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program

Application Due Date: June 29, 2018

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program totaling up to $23.4 million over the next 5 years. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 9 grantees with up to $500,000 per year for up to 5 years.

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Evidence-Based Professionals Society Launches Local Networking Groups

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ATLANTA, November 6, 2017 --

The Evidence Based Professionals Society today launched the EBP Networking Group, (EBPNG). EBP Networking Groups are local communities of professionals committed to the evidence-based movement who have an interest in evidence-based practices. In a statement, Sobem Nwoko, Founder of EBP Society, and President, Joyfields Institute stated, "In our year end vision survey and events nationwide professionals told us they want more localized programming, a way to address matters affecting them at the local level, and opportunities to engage others in the field where you live and work. This has prompted us to get the EBPNG going."

An EBPNG community may be established by any professionals who desire such a community in their local area. Evidence-Based Professionals Networking Groups;

  • are communities of local professionals in major metro areas engaged or interested in evidence-based practices
  • provide forum for these local professionals to network and interact with one another, and
  • provide forums for local professionals to share ideas and solve problems local to them

Mr. Nwoko added, "...professionals want to meet and network with others locally who, like them are serious about "what works". We encourage current and interested professionals in human, social and justice services field to take advantege of this opportunity to engage one another through the EBPNG. That's what this is about. We have whole package to help groups get started"

EBP Networking Groups are now forming across the country. Professionals interested in forming an EBP Networking Group in their area should send email immediately to [email protected], or call 678-720-2772 to for more details.

About EBP Society

EBP Society is the Society for Evidence based Organizations and Professionals. The society helps build capacity and enhance the careers of organizations and professionals in the human and social services fields by promoting adoption of evidence based and strength-centered approaches everywhere, providing efficient access to evidence based education and resources, and facilitating professional certification in Evidence Based and Strength-Centered expertise.

Its membership are organizations and professionals dedicated to evidencec based and strength-centered practices, programs and policies. Learn more about EBPNG's online

CONTACT

EBP Networking Group

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ebpng.org

(678) 720-2772

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Our Next Action Steps with Your Vision

Your Vision of The Evidence Based Professionals Community

Last week I sent you the summary results of our EBP community survey.  Your responses made clear to me the future of the EBP community is bright, and it holds tremendous opportunity for all of us engaged in it.  We have reviewed the data and are using it to help prioritize our planning for the future.  I hope it is helping you plan as well.

Listed below are some of the important actions you will see us take in the immediate future.  There will be more down the road.

Read more: Our Next Action Steps with Your Vision

The State of Evidence Based Community - A Vision of The Future

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The State of Evidence Based Community - A Vision of The Future

EBP Society PR News – November 14, 2016 – Atlanta, GA - In a statement the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society said it commissioned the Joyfields Institute for Professional Development to conduct a year-end survey of the evidence based professionals community – “Share your Vision for The EBP Community of the Future”.

Mr. Sobem Nwoko, EBP Society president, stated that "As the title reflects our purpose with the survey is to help focus our efforts on how best to support practitioners and organizations in the field as the “infant” evidence-based movement evolves.  We thank the community for embracing the survey and for their feedback and insights".

Read more: The State of Evidence Based Community - A Vision of The Future

Seasons Center Achieves Certification As An Evidence-Based Organization

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Seasons Center Achieves Certification As An Evidence-Based Organization

EBP Society PR News – July 25, 2016 – Atlanta, GA - In a statement the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society and Joyfields Institute for Professional Development jointly announced today that Seasons - Center for Behavioral Health of Spencer, Iowa achieved Certification as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO).

Read more: Seasons Center Achieves Certification As An Evidence-Based Organization

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Accelerates Efforts in Evidence-Based Client Care

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Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Steps Up Efforts in Evidence-Based Client Care

Joyfields Institute PR News – March-3-2016 – Atlanta, GA - In a statement today, Joyfields Institute for Professional Development announced that Seasons Center for Behavioral Health of Spencer, Iowa is accelerating its efforts to deliver on its promise of evidence-based client care.

Read more: Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Accelerates Efforts in Evidence-Based Client Care

San Mateo County Probation Department Achieves Distinction as a Certified Evidence Based Organization

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ATLANTA, July 29, 2015 --

The Evidence Based Professionals Society and Joyfields Institute for Professional Development jointly announced today that the San Mateo County Probation Departmenttoday has achieved the provisional certification requirements for becoming an Evidence Based Organization. To earn this distinction, the agency underwent months of in-depth self-assessment, external evaluation and implementation of evidence based approaches to enhance delivery of services and care to its clients and staff.

Certified Evidence Based Organizations (CEBO) are recognized for abilities and accomplishments they demonstrate in the area of evidence based policies, programs, and practices. The certification process examines five areas at these organizations;

  • Knowledge and use of evidence based policies, programs, and practices
  • Demonstrating of effective leadership
  • Organizational culture and assessment
  • Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
  • Building capacity and sustainability

Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute and Founder of the EBP Society said, “The very idea of assessing oneself although exciting can be daunting for the individual, let alone a large and very visible organization.  We congratulate the department on this milestone as they demonstrate a commitment to delivering best-in-class services and support staff and customers expect and should receive".

In a statement Chief John Keene said, "I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to the Joyfields Institute. President Sobem Nwoko and Dr. David Myers are acknowledged leaders in the world of Evidence Based approaches. We here at the San Mateo County Probation Department are confident that, with President Nwoko and Dr. Myers' assistance, we are well on the road to becoming an industry leader in Community Corrections."

Mr. Nwoko further stated, ‘...employees of any organization and their customers seeking supports and services, voluntarily or otherwise, can expect practices that are best in class and proven.  The evidence tells us the team at San Mateo County Probation Department is such an organization and the county should be proud to have such an organization serving its citizens.”

EBP Society certification programs provide an outstanding opportunity for organizations and their staff to enhance their evidence based approaches, culture and proficiencies - all in a continuing effort to provide exceptional service to staff and clients”

About San Mateo County Probation Department

The mission of the San Mateo County Probation Department is to enhance community safety, reduce crime, and assist the victims of crime through offender accountability and rehabilitation. We accomplish our mission by striving to achieve the following goals:

  • On an ongoing basis, enhance, maintain, and deliver a high level of innovative and quality services and programs.
  • Continue to use evidence based assessment tools to supervise offenders according to risk level.
  • On an ongoing basis, advance communication and collaboration, internally and with partners.
  • Become a certified evidence based organization.
  • Enhance and expand victims' services and the restoration of victims.

Learn more at http://probation.smcgov.org

About EBP Society

EBP Society is the Society for Evidence based Organizations and Professionals. The society helps build capacity and enhance the careers of organizations and professionals in the human and social services fields by promoting adoption of evidence based and strength-centered approaches everywhere, providing efficient access to evidence based education and resources, and facilitating professional certification in Evidence Based and Strength-Centered expertise.

Its membership are organizations and professionals dedicated to evidencec based and strength-centered practices, programs and policies. Learn more at http://www.ebpsociety.org

About Joyfields Institute for Professional Development

Joyfields Institute standardized Evidence based & Strength-centered programs and supports training and performance evaluation through its workshops, conferences and webcasts. Later it created EBP Society, the community for evidence based professionals and organizations.  These individuals and companies demonstrate a commitment to the evidence based movement.

In 2015 the institute introduced EvalMeasures Software, designed to help professionals gather, evaluate and report data to sustain work they do.  Learn more at http://www.joyfields.org.

CONTACT

Sobem Nwoko
Email: [email protected]
(678) 542-0038