evidence-based practice (EBP) demonstration project to develop toolkits for the dissemination of six EBPs for adults with severe mental illness. The purpose of these toolkits was to create comprehensive implementation guides to standardize the practices for widespread uptake that would be consistent and adhere to the fidelity of an evaluated model. This project was part of the movement to bridge the gap between science and service by giving the field the information to adapt their services to what is known to be effective. The target audience was multiple: consumers, families and supports, practitioners, program leaders, and mental health authorities. Each toolkit was initially packaged in a three-ring binder that included: a user’s guide, articles on the specific practice and on implementation of evidence based practices; specific information for the different target populations; a fidelity scale and a guide for its use; a training workbook for practitioners and clinical supervisors; and two training videotapes, one a general introduction to the practice, and the other being a practice demonstration. Through an eight state demonstration program, the toolkits were piloted in the field. One of the negative findings from the pilot was that the toolkits were not optimal learning tools because the content was too academic and the structure and format in which it was presented wa
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