Active: Active Degree: PhD Academic Title: Research Associate Professor Institute Title: Evaluation Director Email:email@example.com Office Phone: 314-516-8471 Fax Phone: 314-516-8405
Dr. Elizabeth Sale is the Evaluation Director and a research associate professor at the MIMH. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of survey and evaluation research, with specific expertise in conducting process and outcome evaluations in the field of child and adolescent mental health and substance abuse prevention. Dr. Sale’s skills include research and evaluation design, logic model development, survey sampling methods, measures development, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. She has evaluated many nationally recognized evidence-based prevention programs and has extensive experience in the management and analysis of national longitudinal multi-site evaluations. Dr. Sale is an adjunct research associate professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the School of Public Health. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Community Psychology , the Journal of Primary Prevention, the American Journal on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and the Journal of Drug Education.
The Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) at the University Of Missouri-St. Louis was awarded $1.6 million four-year grant to develop and disseminate an innovative program, Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES), where caregivers and their children concurrently receive evidence-based traumatic stress reduction services. The MIMH is providing process and outcome evaluation services to CASGLS.
The SPIRIT project is a school-based substance abuse prevention program sponsored by the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH). The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) conducts an annual process and outcome evaluation of the SPIRIT program.
The Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP) is a joint suicide prevention project between the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the MIMH. The MSPP primarily targets youth-serving organizations and at-risk youth and young adults ages 10 to 24. The MIMH is responsible for implementation and evaluation of the MSPP.
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.
Evaluation of a newly developed texting program for adolescents living in St. Louis County who are in substance abuse treatment at Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. This project aims to determine whether the program is increasing treatment participation, reducing youth substance use and building knowledge about substance use and related behaviors among youth, caregivers and school staff.
Suicide prevention brief for veterans and their families. Brief includes information on risk factors, warnings signs, suggestions for identifying and assisting people with suicidal thoughts and national and Missouri veterans’ resources.
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.