"We have developed a systematic approach to collecting reliable data in the form of the Bayfield Information System (BIS), designed to acquire data to support evidence-based practices (EBP) and produce measurable outcomes. Our acquired knowledge is shared with other individuals and organizations; and primarily transferred to other residential treatment organizations."
Commitment to Research
Bayfield's contribution to the advancement of knowledge and knowledge transfer in the youth mental health service industry and the development of information technology to collect data has been significant. Bayfield has led the way and shared its resources with a multitude of individuals and organizations. As a result, many service providers have benefited from our lead on topics such as attachment, academic achievement, evidence-based practice and treatment, outcome evaluation and accreditation. Bayfield's R&D has drawn from the Bayfield Information System (BIS) to produce findings in youth treatment and these have been shared provincially, nationally, and internationally. Our research has been presented in South Africa, Scandinavia, Canada and United States of America. Some of these projects include:
Sanders, L. Attachment of Adolescent Males in a Residential Treatment Setting, UMI Publication, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003.
Sanders, L. & Jamieson, J. Predictors of Academic Achievement for At Risk Adolescent Males in a Residential Treatment Centre, 2004.
Sanders, L., Committee Chair, Ontario Association for Treating Youth, Partners in Care- 1,2,3 and 4.
Sanders, L. & Fulton, R. Educational Achievement and Attachment, The Bayfield School Outcome Study, 2006.
Between Client Outcomes, Childhood Resilience, And Quality Of Care In Residential Care and Treatment. Ryerson University Pilot Project for Centre of Excellence Funding, 2007-2008.
Sanders, L. & Fulton, R., Analysis of the Bayfield Treatment Model and Educational Outcomes, 2008.
Sanders, L. & Fulton, R., The Bayfield Way, The Making of a Lexicon for Effective Residential Treatment for High Risk Adolescent Males, 2009.
Sanders L. & Fulton R., Evidence Based Outcomes, A Decade of Treatment Based on a Theoretical Framework of Attachment, 2010
Stuart, C., Sanders, L., Gurevich, M., Fulton, R., Evidence-based Practice in Group Care: The Effects of Policy, Research, and Organizational Practices, Child Welfare, Vol. 90, No.1, 2011.
Sanders, L. & Fulton, R., In Search of a Healing Praxis: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study In Context of Attachment Theory, Positive Psychology and Emotional Intelligence, 2012.
To obtain copies of the research projects, contact Larry S. Sanders, Ph.D., Chairman/CEO, Bayfield Treatment Centres, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org