Summit County Reunification Through Recovery Court: Parent and Coach

A descriptive overview of program participants in the Family Reunification Through Recovery Court - a voluntary program offered to some child welfare-involved families in Summit County, Ohio. The information analyzed come from county records, from staff records, and from qualitative interviews that centered on participants' understanding of program requirements and their satisfaction with the program. The report also shares the perspectives of recovery coaches, who support the program participants as part of a … Read More

Date: 12/2016

Author(s): Linda Newton-Curtis

MAI Cross-Site Evaluation Report: FY2015

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) is designed to prevent substance use and HIV/AIDS among at-risk minorities in communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. This evaluation focuses on four MAI grant programs overseen by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The results of this evaluation have the potential to spark changes in policies and practices related to substance abuse (SA) and HIV prevention by identifying the types of strategies that work best for … Read More

Date: 11/2016

Author(s): US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prepared by RTI International and HSRI

Supported Decision-Making Pilot Year 2

This report presents the results of the second-year evaluation of a pilot project in western Massachusetts. The pilot project is a joint initiative between the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates. The report presents Supported Decision-Making (SDM) evaluation findings regarding the experience of using SDM and an assessment of impacts. … Read More

Date: 11/2016

Author(s): Elizabeth Pell and Virginia Mulkern

NCI Staff Stability Survey Report 2015

The 2015 Staff Stability Report compiles survey data taken from provider agencies regarding the direct support professional (DSP) workforce. Some initial findings include:  Across responding agencies, the turnover rate for DSPs in 2015 ranged from 17.7% to 75.6% and the average across all responding agencies was 44.8%. Vacancy rates for full-time positions ranged from 6.0% to 14.6% with an average of 9.4%. Vacancy rates for part-time positions ranged from 5.9% to 26.6% with an average of 14.6%. DSPs received a median hourly … Read More

Date: 11/2016

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

Resource Guide for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

This resource guide accompanies the Webinar for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) on Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, prepared by HSRI and Mission Analytics under contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living (ACL). It is a descriptive list of training resources for professionals providing person-centered counseling. This guide is also available as an excel file; to request it in that format, … Read More

Date: 09/2016

Author(s): David Hughes, Dow Wieman, Rachael Gerber, Melissa Burnett

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