Active: Active Degree: MSW, MPH Institute Title: Project Director Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Office Phone: 314-516-8483
Ms. Rachel Kryah has over ten years of experience managing large-scale evaluation projects that assess the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programs for children, youth, and their families. Her skills include planning, designing, coordinating, implementing and managing multiply concurrent national, state, and local evaluation projects.
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 MIMH, partnered with the University of Missouri- Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry, is evaluating Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) in Boone County, Missouri. The MIMH evaluation of Project LAUNCH assesses program implementation, systems change, and outcomes for providers, parents, and children.
The MIMH has partnered with Great Circle to evaluate Incredible Alternatives, a primary prevention program that aims to delay or prevent the onset of underage drinking among students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis County.
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 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.
The Children’s Service Fund of St. Louis County funded a needs assessment in 2012 to explore the perceived mental health needs of parents, students, and provider agencies. The study was conducted by the Applied Research Collaborative including the MIMH.