PLL combines group therapy and individual family therapy with an emphasis on interactional family-systems trauma work, utilizes video supervision to ensure high model fidelity, and provides a dedicated implementation specialist for new programs.
PLL is a predictive model that utilizes a dashboard which provides “real time” results related to both the implementation and the actual therapeutic treatment of families. These results streamline decision making, produce new insights, and ultimately lead to better outcomes.
Yes. PLL is recognized by the following research organizations as an Evidence-based model: SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based programs and practices (NREPP), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse, the Foster Family Treatment Association (FFTA), the National Institute of Justice (crimesolutions.gov), and the Florida Sourcebook for evidence-based models.
The PLL Dashboard is PLL’s proprietary data management system that tracks clinician and family data using a predictive analytics model. Outputs are generated from data entered that inform and guide decision making by clinicians, administrators, and stakeholders.
The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) defines Implementation as, “A specified set of activities designed to put into practice an activity or program of known dimensions. According to this definition, implementation processes are purposeful and are described in sufficient detail such that independent observers can detect the presence and strength of the ‘specific set of activities’ related to implementation.”
In other words, effective implementation is critical in order to completely and effectively integrate the model with the provider to ensure a high level of model fidelity and expected outcomes.
By design, PLL goes through a systematic three phase implementation process. The three phases are:
PLL uses a dedicated Director of Implementation whose sole mission is to help providers integrate PLL into their daily routine.
PLL serves Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, and Community Mental Health populations who are at risk for out-of-home placement or who are returning home from residential placement.
Yes, PLL achieves equitable completion rates in both urban and rural settings.
Families across a broad spectrum of cultures complete the treatment program at a rate of 70% or higher. Success rates include families from the following cultures: Dutch, Asian, European, African American, Native American, Hispanic, Alaska Native, and Caucasian. In 2015, successful completion rates for the largest populations served were: African American (74%), Caucasian (86%), Hispanic (92%), and Alaska Native (78%).
Based on average length of stay, approximately $10/day for Alternative to Placement and $8/day for Reentry.
Yes, typically Medicaid dollars are used to supplement the cost of PLL.
A “PLL Team” is comprised of one Master’s level therapist and one Bachelor’s level case-manager. Each PLL Team can serve 30-36 families per year.
All PLL clinicians are required to complete an in-person 5-day intensive training course and specialized webinar trainings.
To become a certified PLL site, all service delivery staff must attend and successfully complete the 5 day on site training. In addition, PLL sites are required to participate in the “new site” Implementation process. Click here for more information.