Patrice Cachat has nearly 20 years of experience in child and family services with extensive knowledge in child welfare and protection and child and adolescent mental health. She also has direct experience providing assessment, clinical, and crisis intervention services; developing and managing a network of community providers; and managing contracts.
Cachat currently contributes to several projects with a home visiting focus. She works as a research assistant on the Multisite Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting project, for which she serves as a liaison and supports tribal grantees with data collection. She also conducts semistructured interviews and completes qualitative coding and analysis. Cachat similarly supports the Family-Level Assessment and State of Home Visiting project through semistructured interviews and qualitative data analysis and helps the National Home Visiting Resource Center review and enter publications into the project’s reference catalog. Most recently, she began helping develop a literature review and memo for the Supporting and Strengthening the Home Visiting Workforce project.
Previously, Cachat worked as a site liaison for the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) and MIHOPE-Strong Start projects and coded qualitative surveys on the Fussy Baby Fidelity Study. She conducted qualitative interviews for the Implementation Evaluation of Palm Beach County’s Nurse-Family Partnership Program and abstracted data for two meta-analyses. Most recently, Cachat conducted observational coding of home visits and contributed to the Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings project by conducting site visits, interviews, observations, and qualitative analysis.
Prior to joining JBA, she was director for The Home For Little Wanderers Commonworks Program in Boston. She received an M.S.W. from Boston University.