Behavioral Health

ADAMH Week: Paul St. Roseman on Connecting Evaluation with Learning and Leadership

Greetings AEA365 community.  My name is Paul St. Roseman, and I am the owner/principal investigator with DataUse Consulting Group.  The intersection of evaluation and professional development has been an interest of mine throughout my 20-year career as an educator and evaluation researcher.  Within my practice, I have observed how participation in evaluations impact how people: …

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ADAMH Week: Julie Slay on Using administrative claims data? Proceed with caution

I am Julie Slay, Senior Director of Evaluation at Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm that helps philanthropists and investors achieve the greatest good with their resources. Often, we are asked to evaluate a funder’s portfolio or initiative using indicators based on secondary data sets that reflect community-level and individual-level outcomes. Administrative data have potential to …

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ADAMH Week: Trena Anastasia on Using Power Point for Logic Models

I am Dr. Trena Anastasia, an independent evaluator and principle at QDG Consulting.  In our office spring means grant writing and grant writing means pulling together logic models quickly.  In my practice, communication is essential and having a quick way to synthesize a client’s ideas, thoughts, goals, etc. in a logic model so I can …

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ADAMH Week: Kathleen Ferreira on Keys to Successful Theory of Change Logic Model Consultation

I’m Dr. Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Social Innovation in Needham Massachusetts and one of the chairs of the ADAMH TIG. I’ve spent a number of years providing technical assistance (TA) in theory of change logic model development in systems of care serving youth with behavioral health challenges. A …

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ADAMH Week: Roger Boothroyd with an Introduction to the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health TIG Week

Greetings everyone! – My name is Roger Boothroyd and I’m from the University of South Florida. I have been conducting evaluations on the delivery of mental health services and programs for nearly 30 years, primarily working with government entities. It is my pleasure to introduce the Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health (ADAMH) TIG’s week …

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Best of aea365 week: Lija Greenseid on Using a Readability Calculator

My name is Lija Greenseid. I am a Senior Evaluator, with Professional Data Analysts, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. We conduct evaluations of stop-smoking programs. Smokers generally have lower education levels than the general population. Therefore, we want to make sure the materials we develop are understandable to smokers. Rad Resource: Use a “readability calculator” to …

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Robin Kipke on Resources for Evaluating Social Media

Greetings! I’m Robin Kipke and I work for the Center for Evaluation and Research at the University of California, Davis, which provides evaluation training and technical assistance to the 100+ projects which advocate for tobacco control policies in our state. To help these organizations discern how to effectively harness the power of social media, I’m …

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Linda Cabral on Using Cultural Brokers on Evaluation Teams

Hello, I’m Linda Cabral, a Senior Project Director from the Center for Health Policy and Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In an effort to more fully engage people from different cultural backgrounds and their communities in one of our recently-completed qualitative evaluation projects for our State’s Department of Mental Health, we employed …

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SCEA Week: Bill Shennum & Kate LaVelle on the Multiple Uses of Multiple Data Sources

Greetings. We are Bill Shennum and Kate LaVelle, staff members in the Research Department at Five Acres, a nonprofit child and family services agency located in Altadena, CA and serving the greater Los Angeles area. We work as internal evaluators to support outcome measurement and continuous quality improvement within the organization. In our roles as …

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Laura Cody on Evaluation Planning Process with Youth

My name is Laura Cody, and I am a Community Health Specialist at the Regional Center for Healthy Communities in Cambridge, MA.  We work with many substance abuse prevention coalitions helping them build on their strengths and reduce underage drinking in their communities.  I will describe a process we used with a group of youth …

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