2014 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

PbS is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Barbara Allen-Hagen Award.

Congratulations to Worcester Secure Treatment Facility, Youth Opportunity Center and Ruth Meiers Adolescent Treatment Center!


PbS Responds and Takes First Steps to Measure and Monitor Trauma-Informed Care -
As so eloquently stated by the co-chairs of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, not only are we ready to...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Trauma-Informed Resources Available at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health -
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health provides several resources on trauma-informed child-serving systems. Among...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Barbara Allen-Hagen Awards Ceremony Highlights Best Work from Facilities and Programs -
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” The 2014 Performance-based Standards (PbS) Barbara ...
Friday, October 10, 2014
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Performance-based Standards (PbS) is a data-driven improvement model grounded in research that holds juvenile justice agencies, facilities and residential care providers to the highest standards for operations, programs and services.


4 Dec

Family Involvement: Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

Family involvement is critical for youth with behavioral health disorders who are involved with the juvenile justice system. Families need infor...

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5 Dec

Ask the Expert: New Directions to Effectively Address Co-occurring Mental Disorders

Following the October 24, 2014 webinar, "Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth with Co-occurring Disorders," three Ask the Expert sessions...

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PbS announces the release of a new issue brief, First Step to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care.

PbS Issue Brief: Family-Youth Initiative.