School personnel and community-based practitioners often express a need for individual consultation and coaching in order to learn about and implement the Every Moment Counts initiative in their setting or state.
As founding director of Every Moment Counts, I have ten years of experience in building capacity of school providers to do this work. The building capacity process that I developed involves knowledge translation within Communities of Practice (i.e. people who come together to do shared learning and work) in order to implement new ways of doing to improve practice. Such a process involves learning and applying the information over time (e.g. from 3 to 9 months). Outcome studies results have documented significant changes in knowledge, beliefs, and actions related to applying a multi-tiered public health framework in addressing mental health.1,2
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1Bazyk, S., Demirjian, L., LaGuardia, T., Thompson-Repas, K., Conway, C., & Michaud, P. (2015). Building capacity of occupational therapy practitioners to address the mental health needs of children and youth: Mixed methods study of knowledge translation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6906180060p1–6906180060p10
2 Bazyk, S., Pataki, K., & DeBoth, K. (2020). Building Capacity of Occupational Therapy Students to Address the Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth during a Level II Fieldwork in a School Setting, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2020.1776186