Senior Research Specialist
Senior Research Specialist
Child and Adolescent
Active: Active Degree: MSW Academic Title: Senior Research Specialist Institute Title: Senior Research Specialist Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Office Phone: 314-516-8420 Fax Phone: 314-516-8405
Claire Ward has experience managing and coordinating evaluation projects throughout the state of Missouri. She has experience working with agencies providing mental health services, as well as public school districts. Her research experience focuses on the evaluation of statewide and local mental health programs, early childhood and family programs, trauma, alcohol/substance abuse and violence prevention programs for at-risk youth
Places for People is piloting a community-based program grounded in the emerging concepts of Positive Youth Justice. MIMH has been contracted to evaluate this project to assess the degree to which the goals and objectives of the project are met.
The MIMH is evaluating the St. Louis Regional System of Care expansion initiative in partnership with the St. Louis Mental Health Board. The MIMH is utilizing empowerment evaluation methods to assess the System of Care efforts. This work focuses on integrating behavioral and physical health services, serving more area youth, and building on emerging collective impact efforts.
MIMH is evaluating Missouri Project LAUNCH in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (MO-DMH). MIMH is utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the five strands of Project LAUNCH, including home visitation, integration of behavioral and physical health, mental health consultation, screening and assessment and family strengthening initiatives with families and youth aged zero to eight.
MIMH, partnered with National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (NCADA), under the leadership of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, is implementing and evaluating a SAMHSA-funded 5-year, $5 million grant to reduce opioid overdose events in the Eastern Region of the state.
Report on the needs of and resources for families with young children (0-8) living in the 63106 and 63107 zip codes in the City of St. Louis. Findings are drawn from interviews, focus groups, surveys and secondary data sources.
The MIMH has strong expertise conducting comprehensive needs assessments for local and state agencies in the area of mental health. Using a wide array of data collection methods, including stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys and analysis of secondary data, the MIMH can provide essential information that can be used for organizational prioritization and decision-making.
MIMH conducted a comprehensive mental health needs assessment as part of the SAMHSA-funded Missouri Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant. The assessment examined the needs of agencies and individuals across Missouri and included an inventory of mental health and substance abuse services available statewide.
MIMH has provided program evaluation services to agencies in the community, statewide and nationally for the past 40 years. With expertise in both process and outcome evaluation, MIMH has worked hand-in-hand with organizations to improve program services and assess program effectiveness.
Summary of findings from a comprehensive survey of mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities providers funded by the Department of Mental Health. Detailed findings found in the Needs Assessment and Resource Inventory for Mental Health document.