Presentations and Publications

The DAETA team has facilitated workshops and presented their research at numerous local and national conferences, including:

  • The Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health (March 2018)
  • The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2019, 2020)
  • The Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference (2019)

The Crisis and Transition Services (CATS) Model: A Program to Divert Youths in Mental Health Crisis from the Emergency Department (2020)
Ribbers A, Sheridan D, Jetmalani A, Magers J, Laurie Lin A, Marshall R.
Psychiatric Services 

Key Takeaways

  • The Crisis and Transition Services (CATS) program is an innovative partnership between the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Health & Science University, county mental health programs, and community-based clinical and peer organizations
  • CATS provides short-term intensive transitional outpatient care for youths and families after a youth in mental health crisis has presented to an emergency department.
  • Strong collaboration among stakeholders has helped to expand the program’s funding and availability.

Youth Crisis and Transition Services (CATS): Incorporating Family Peer Support Specialists to Assist Families During Crisis (2020)
Magers J, Ribbers A, Nguyen S, Marshall R.
Journal of Family Strengths 

Key Takeaways

  • Providing family with a clear description of what family peer support offers may increase meaningful family engagement with this service
  • Improved training specific to engaging families in a high-acuity crisis program may have a positive impact on youth and family outcomes, as well as strengthening the family peer workforce
  • A deeper understanding of the positive characteristics of a highly effective family peer support specialist can inform recruitment, training, and supervision of the family peer workforce
  • Family engagement with family peer support is higher when the peer support role is introduced early in the service period

Julie Magers participated in a roundtable discussion, hosted by Children at Risk, with other researchers from the Journal of Family Strength's special issue on suicide risks among children and youth. View the press release and recording on the Children at Risk website. 

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