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Annual Needs Assessment for the Ryan White Transitional Grant Area

MIMH is assisting the St. Louis Planning Council with their annual needs assessment through web-based survey instruments for the newly insured and Veterans.

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B-4-Boys Model Development Evaluation

B-4-Boys (Building Bonds Between Boys and Men) is being developed by Committed Caring Faith Communities (CCFC) and is intended to be a gender- and culturally-specific intergenerational substance abuse prevention and mental health counseling intervention designed for African American boys and caring adult men. The MIMH was subcontracted to provide evaluation services.

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Bi-Polar Disorder I and II: Empowering Strategies for Working with Clients

SYNOPSIS

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bi-Polar Disorder is  a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels where day-to-day tasks become difficult.  The symptoms can be severe and are more difficult to manage than normal than everyday highs and lows.  If a person suffers from Bi-Polar Disorder poor job and/or school performance is often a problem.  Other problems that can occur could be a change in energy levels, activities, sleep and behavior.  Damaged relationships and even suicide are sometimes reported with this disorder.  It is estimated that over 5 million American suffer from Bi-Polar Disorder.

If you work with clients who suffer from this debilitating disorder and/or you want to learn more, attending this workshop will help you understand how Bipolar Disorder manifests in behavior and effective treatment that can help clients.

METHOD of PRESENTATION

A case study review and video of a client diagnosed with Bi-Polar I

  • Her struggles
  • Her treatment
  • What has helped/ not helped
  • Her advice to others struggling with the disorder

Discussion and additional illustrations will be presented.

PROGRAM RATIONALE

During the program to following concepts are addressed:

  • The diagnostic criteria for Bi-Polar I & II; Prevalence in the USA
  • The difference in symptomatology for each type of Bi-Polar disorder
  • How the systems manifest themselves in behavior of the client
  • Empowering treatment strategies from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Logo therapy
  • Helpful medications
  • Current research on treatment modalities for Bi-Polar I & II

ANTICIPATED OUTCOME

Participants will come away with a better understanding of how Bi-polar disorder manifests in behavior and effective treatment that can help the client.

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Boone County Project LAUNCH

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.

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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers provides participants with internet access, equipment and a personal avatar to engage in both individual and group interventions provided by certified and licensed clinicians.

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Changing College Students’ Implicit and Explicit Alcohol Cognitions

Testing experimental manipulations designed to impact both implicit and explicit alcohol attitudes among college students who drink. Experimental approaches include an evaluative conditioning task (induced associations between alcohol and emotionally-laden images) and a goal-priming task (students are primed to think about social interaction versus safety).

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Cognition in HIV-Positive Substance Abusers

This study will examine cognitive function in HIV-infected women who abuse cocaine in addition to other substances, women that do not abuse cocaine but do abuse other substances, and a healthy control group. Results from the study will extend our understanding of the factors that affect cognition in HIV.

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Cognition, Fatigue and Mood in Myasthenia Gravis

The specific aims are to determine if myasthenia gravis (MG) patients experience cognitive deficits compared to healthy control subjects, and to what extent cognitive difficulties in individuals with the disease may be due to disease activity, cognitive and physical fatigue, or psychiatric illness.

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Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery

This study will provide important information regarding: 1) the cognitive effects of bariatric surgery; 2) possible mechanisms for these effects; and 3) the contribution of cognitive performance to short- and long-term outcome of bariatric surgery.

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Curve The Urge

Curve The Urge

Curve The Urge is a FREE abstinence education program for African American male and female youth ages 12 - 17.

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Emergency Room Enhancement Program

Emergency Room Enhancement Program

The Emergency Room Enhancement initiative is designed to improve access to Community Mental Health Centers for Missourians who often seek treatment for psychiatric conditions or substance use disorders in Emergency Rooms.

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Families Learning about Recovery Strategies (FLARES) National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Evaluation

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.

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Frailty and Neurocognition in Older HIV Patients

This study will provide valuable data to facilitate our understanding of the relationship between physical frailty and neurocognitive impairment in older HIV+ participants and may help future adjunctive therapies.

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Functional Neuroimaging of Cognitive Impairment in HIV-HCV Co-infection

The purpose this study is to investigate central nervous system (CNS) injury among injection drug abusers co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV). The study will incorporate biomarkers of hepatic disease, state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods, and neuropsychological outcomes.

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Gender Differences in Response to Interactive Substance Abuse Education Programs

Gender Differences in Response to Interactive Substance Abuse Education Programs

Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this project produced a series of web-based video games designed to teach middle school students about the science of addiction.

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Girls Holla Back!

Girls Holla Back!

Girls Holla Back! is an integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS intergenerational prevention program for African American girls and their female caretakers. To date, nearly 1,000 African American females in the St. Louis Metropolitan area have been served.

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Heart Disease, CNS Dysfunction, and Cognitive Outcome in the Elderly

This study will assess cardiovascular and neurocognitive functions, along with brain MRI to determine the effect of specific vascular disturbances on brain structure and function. It will also determine the effect of that such impairments have on CR outcome, quality of life, and longer-term health status of the elderly.

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Human Animal Interaction

An evaluation of the individual outcomes for the advanced helper dog program designed by Community Treatment Inc. (COMTREA).

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Improving Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in HIV

This project will examine the efficacy of a compensatory strategy to support adherence to HIV treatment. The results will provide important insights regarding the clinical care of patients with HIV.

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Incredible Alternatives Program

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.

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Library Services Grant

For the past several years, the MIMH has collaborated with the Missouri Department of Mental Health to help develop a website and associated videos to help Librarians across the state of Missouri learn to be sensitive to the needs of their customers who have intellectual and physical disabilities.

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Medication Assistance by Intergenerational Caregivers of Older Adults: Online Health Education Approaches

Medication Assistance by Intergenerational Caregivers of Older Adults: Online Health Education Approaches

A video-rich website designed for women who are caring for their elderly family members.

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Mental and Reproductive Health Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Practice Implementation Center

MRPIC - Mental and Reproductive Health Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Practice Implementation Center focuses on training OBGYNs and Social Workers on identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) via Screening, Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT).

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

MHFA training and promotion, instructor development and evaluation and technical assistance.

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Midwest Autism Conference with Dr Tony Attwood

Midwest Autism Conference with Dr Tony Attwood

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006 and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome. He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.

Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger's syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject.

He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Missouri Health Care Homes – Community Mental Health Centers

The Missouri HealthCare Homes (HCH) refers to a place where individuals can come throughout their lifetimes to have their healthcare needs identified and to receive the medical, behavioral and related social services and supports they need. HCH coordinates care in a way that recognizes all the needs of individuals. MIMH is currently the independent evaluator of the project.

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Missouri Health Care Homes – Primary Care

A comprehensive and coordinated approach to the delivery of primary care and behavioral health care services to Medicaid patients with chronic conditions.

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Missouri National Alliance for Mental Illness: Empowering Ourselves, United Voices for Hope and Recovery

The MIMH is evaluating the Empowering Ourselves, United Voices for Hope and Recovery through a partnership with MO-NAMI. This work focuses on the In Our Own Voices speaker series and a consumer leadership and advocacy training sponsored by NAMI. The MIMH is evaluating the work implemented through this project.

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Missouri Opioid STR

Missouri Opioid STR

Missouri Opioid STR (State Targeted Response) -
A Comprehensive Approach to Missouri's Opioid Crisis

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Missouri Opioid/Heroin Overdose Prevention & Education (MO-HOPE)

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.

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Missouri Project LAUNCH

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.

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Missouri Student Survey

Analyzing data and developing products for a biennial statewide survey of Missouri youth in 6-12th grades exploring substance use, mental health, bullying, suicidal ideation and other behaviors.

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Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP)

Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP)

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.

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Mobile App to Support Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

Mobile App to Support Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

Bridgeway Behavioral Health contracted with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health to create a mobile application to support their adolescent substance abuse prevention program.

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MU-ADEPT – Alcohol and Drug Education for Prevention and Treatment at the University of Missouri –

MU-ADEPT – Alcohol and Drug Education for Prevention and Treatment at the University of Missouri –

Implementing training and clinical practice of Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other providers in general healthcare settings to address substance misuse and abuse.

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Neurodevelopment and Imaging Among HIV-infected Children from the PREDICT Study

International guidelines for antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in children with HIV/AIDS who are older than 12 months continue to recommend deferring therapy until symptomatic disease or immune compromise occurs, despite studies in younger infants (CHER trial) identifying a benefit for early treatment. This proposal will add robust neurodevelopmental and imaging outcomes to PREDICT.

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Neuroimaging and Neurobehavioral Basis of Risky Decision Making in Adolescents

Neuroimaging and Neurobehavioral Basis of Risky Decision Making in Adolescents
This project will develop neuroimaging biomarkers to assess the effects of risky decision making in HIV- and HIV+ adolescents.

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Neuromarkers of Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Group comparisons and latent variable modeling will be conducted to examine relationships between the neuroimaging indices, genetic polymorphisms, and differences in cognitive function in older healthy adults. This study will be the first to integrate these approaches to examine a model of age-related cognitive decline implicating the subcortical white matter.

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Neuropathogenesis of clade C HIV in South Africa

The goal of this project is to examine the neurovirulence of clade C HIV. The study utilizes diffusion tensor imaging, viral laboratory markers, and neuropsychological function to characterize the relevance of the Tat protein defect in clade C HIV.

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Partnership for Success

Promoting data-driven decision making and disseminating data in an easy to use format.

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Portal DWI

Assessment, personalized feedback reports, and outcome information for individuals in DWI courts.

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Portal Plus II Evaluation

MIMH has partnered with the Drug Courts of the 45th and 12th Judicial Circuits and Preferred Family Healthcare to evaluate ongoing implementation of electronically accessed treatment in rural areas of Missouri.

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Positive Youth Justice Project at Places for People

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.

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PrevenText Adolescent Texting Program Evaluation

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.

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Project Y-Chat Now

Project Y-Chat Now

Project Y-Chat Now is a FREE substance use, HIV/AIDS & hepatitis prevention program for minority males and females ages 13 - 24.

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Project: HERS – Housing, Employment, and Recovery Support

The goals of the project are to provide substance use disorder treatment, stable housing, and systematic employment training for women and families in the St. Louis Region.

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School-based Prevention Intervention and Resource IniTiative (SPIRIT)

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.

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Screening and Brief Intervention (SBIRT)

eSBIRT is a secure web based system that collects the information and support service provision for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) programs. eSBIRT supports unlimited users, programs, sites, and locations.

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Spring Training Institute

The Missouri Department of Mental Health’s annual training conference.

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St. Louis Mental Health and Housing Transformation Grant

Provides a comprehensive evaluation of the Mental Health and Housing Transformation grant (MHTG).

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St. Louis Regional System of Care Evaluation

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.

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St. Louis System of Care Workforce Development

For this project, MIMH has created the Organizational Change Institute (OCI) to enhance the capacity of organizations in child serving systems to serve within a family-driven, youth-guided, culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed, and evidence-based/informed service delivery framework.

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Study of NeuroHIV Cure Consortium (Protocols: RV254, RV397, RV398)

The NeuroHIV Cure Consortium is a research collaboration that operates numerous neurological research studies related to acute HIV infection and cure strategies. The NeuroHIV Cure Consortium is primarily responsible for developing studies focused on HIV eradication and reservoirs in the central nervous system in partnership with these groundbreaking studies.

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Technology Assisted Care Coordination for Substance Use Treatment

The goal of the project is to reduce the cost of emergency care, engage individuals with complicated challenges, and provide them with stabilizing evidenced-based interventions such as Motivational Interviewing and Critical Time Intervention.

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The Effects of Age and Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on Brain Function

This project assists nurses and clinicians in deciding the appropriate timing for initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and helps them evaluate the efficacy of tailored adjunctive neuroprotective therapies.

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The Impact of Situational Goals on College Students’ Motivation to Approach or Avoid Alcohol

Using an experimental design, this study primes college students either to think about social interaction goals or about safety-related goals, and test the impact of the primed goal on implicit approach versus avoidance responses to alcohol images. It will also conduct psychometric analysis of four implicit approach-avoidance assessments.

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Transitional Counseling Program (TCP)

The Transitional Counseling Program is directed toward adolescents living in St. Louis who have an identified issue with substance use. This evidence-based program created by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area (NCADA) aims to determine whether the program is reducing youth substance use and building knowledge about substance use among youth and their caregivers.

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Traumatic Stress: Best Practices in Prevention Research and Service Delivery

Traumatic Stress: Best Practices in Prevention Research and Service Delivery

Traumatic stress is a powerful moderator of physical and mental health outcomes. The impact of traumatic stress is visible across the lifespan from perinatal to late life stages of development. The biological mechanisms that drive symptom onset and expression have been the focus of intense study. Advances in neuroimaging and psychophysiology methods and applications now define clinical phenotypes that map onto biological indices. Treatment approaches that target specific cognitive, behavioral, and biological processes linked to traumatic symptoms show promise yet additional work is needed to optimize outcomes for individuals exposed to traumatic events.

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Traumatic Stress: New Mechanisms and Effective Treatment

Traumatic Stress: New Mechanisms and Effective Treatment

The impacts of a physical trauma are well understood in the medical community, and treatment approaches have become quite advanced. Our ability to study the brain and its reactions to physical and chemical stimuli is relatively new, but growing at incredible speeds. "Traumatic Stress: New Mechanisms and Effective Treatment" will bring together a group of internationally recognized researchers to deliver a whole new perspective on what physically happens in the brain during and following traumatic stress. They will explore not only the physical, but the behavioral and emotional reactions to traumatic stress through the lens of groundbreaking new research. Most importantly, they will offer a fresh perspective on care and treatment. This conference will change how you look at traumatic stress in the brain and what to do about it.

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Will’s Place Evaluation

Will’s Place Evaluation

Will’s Place, was created to address the problems of children and youth who experienced trauma as a result of the catastrophic tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011. The MIMH was subcontracted to provide evaluation services.

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