30th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health (2017)

March 5, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Tampa, Florida

Westat staff will be presenting papers and posters and chairing symposia at the 30th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida, March 5-8, 2017. The conference is hosted by the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida.

Westat researchers involved with the Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation will be hosting a “Meet and Greet” for the grantees who are attending the conference. This will be an opportunity for grantees to meet with their evaluation liaisons and ask questions of the national evaluation team members. Be sure to see us Monday, March 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

A list of Westat staff’s (names in bold) presentations, posters, and symposia activity follows.

Abram Rosenblatt. (Symposium Chair). Initial Findings from the Child Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Barriers, Facilitators, and Collaborative Networks.

Chandria Jones, Mary Anne Myers, Preethy George, Nataly Johanson, and Joselin Bravo. (Presentation). Overcoming Barriers to Systems of Care Expansion: Lessons Learned from the Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation.

Grace Huang, Sushama Rajapaksa, Joselin Bravo, and Ana Maria Brannan. (Presentation). CMHI National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Using Social Network Analysis to Assess Inter-Agency Collaborative Relationships Across Partner Agencies and Organizations.

Abram Rosenblatt. (Symposium Chair). Initial Findings from the Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Expansion, Sustainability, and Financing.

Abram Rosenblatt, Kris Painter, Emily Lichvar, and Preethy George. (Presentation). Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: The Quantitative Assessment of Expansion and Sustainability.

Ana Maria Brannan, Lynda Gargan, Brianne Masselli, and Chandria Jones. (Presentation). Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Description of Strategies for Expanding Systems of Care.

Wendy Holt, Dana Roth, Kris Painter, and Abram Rosenblatt. (Presentation). Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Findings on the Financing of Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care Services.

Betsy Lopez, Sushama Rajapaksa, Joselin Bravo, Chandria Jones, Affoue A. Sara Ayemonche, Abram Rosenblatt, Carol Hagen, and Craig Love. (Presentation). Unifying Different Worlds Together: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Approach to Comprehensive Mental Health Services Evaluation in Tribal Communities.

Monique Thornton, Amanda Vithidkul, Chandria Jones, Glynis Jones, and Abram Rosenblatt. (Poster). Developing the SOC-ial Marketing Framework: An Analysis of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative Social Marketing Efforts.