Project

Children’s Mental Health Initiative National Evaluation

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Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Children’s Mental Health Initiative supports programs for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.

It awards “system of care” grants to create sustainable, coordinated, community-based services. This cross-site evaluation examines the effectiveness and impact of the grantee services.

JBA provides expertise on conducting evaluations in Native American communities. Project staff serve as liaisons to engage tribal grantees in the data collection process and provide evaluation technical assistance.

Staff

  • Chi Connie Park, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate

    Chi Connie Park has more than 14 years of experience in applied social science research design, program evaluation, and capacity building in the areas of child...

  • Julie Morales, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    ​Julie Morales has more than 22 years of experience in applied social science research, program evaluation, research design, and statistical methods. Her areas...

  • Erica Blue Roberts, Ph.D., M.H.S. Senior Research Associate

    Erica Blue Roberts has 9 years of experience in program evaluation and analysis, applied social science research, and technical assistance. She has extensive...

  • Kate Lyon, M.A. Vice President

    Kate Lyon has 12 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance. Her content expertise...

  • Julie Leis, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
  • Kassandra Miller, M.P.H. Research Associate
  • Amy Stiffarm, M.P.H. Research Assistant

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Westat

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Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration