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Webinar Recording and Materials

Implementing and Sustaining Effective Programs and Services that Promote Good Social, Emotional & Behavioral Outcomes for Young Children with Special Needs: Part 1 of 2

Karen Blase, Barbara Smith and Roxane Kaufmann
This TACSEI webinar is the first of two related webinars focused on state and program level implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices. The TACSEI mission and the Pyramid Model are briefly reviewed. The primary focus is on how to develop the right infrastructure for implementing evidence-based practices to fidelity and sustaining an effective approach over time. (January, 2009)

Supporting Materials and Activities


  • Fixsen, D.L., Naoom, S.F., Blase, K.A., & Wallace, F. (2007).  Implementation: The Missing Link Between Research and Practice, The APSAC Advisor, (19), No. 1 & 2, Winter/Spring, pp 4 - 11, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
  • Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M., & Wallace, F. (2005). Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature. Tampa, FL: Florida Mental Health Institute, The National Implementation Research Network (FMHI Publication #231).  Can be downloaded for free at 
  • Heifetz, R. & Laurie, D. (1998) The Work of Leadership. Harvard Business Review, 1998.
  • Wallace, F., Blase, K.A., Fixsen, D.L., Naoom, S. (2008).  Implementing the Findings of Research: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice.  Educational Research Service.