Community Initiatives and Partnerships

Multnomah County Behavioral Health Treatment Court (MBHTC)

Project Director: Lauren Maxim, Ph.D.

Agency: Multnomah County

Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services Division received a 4-year, federally funded Adult Treatment Court Collaborative grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

East Metro Mathematics Leadership Project

Project Director: Chandra Lewis, M.S.

Agency: David Douglas School District

The East Metro Mathematics Leadership (EaMML) Math Science Partnership is a collaboration among David Douglas School District, Centennial School District, the Multnomah Education Service District, and Portland State University. The 3-year project aims to develop math teacher leaders who will support principled teaching and learning of mathematics in their classrooms, schools, and districts.

Central City Concern Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)

Project Director: Lauren Maxim, Ph.D.

Agency: Central City Concern

In July 2012, Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon received funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement the 4-year Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant.

Completed: 6/30/2015

Luke-Dorf Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)—The Housing TEAM (Transition, Engagement and Mentoring) Program

Project Director: Lauren Maxim, Ph.D.

Agency: Luke-Dorf, Inc.

RMC Research is evaluating a 3-year program implemented by Luke-Dorf, Inc., a mental health services provider in Oregon, and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Fidelity Study

Project Director: Lauren Maxim, Ph.D.

Agency: The Ford Family Foundation

RMC Research created a fidelity tool to assess implementation of best practices in parenting education for The Ford Family Foundation as part of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC).

Completed: 12/31/2014

Luke-Dorf Services in Supportive Housing Project

Project Director: Lauren Maxim, Ph.D.

Agency: Luke-Dorf, Inc.

RMC Research evaluated a 5-year housing and integrated dual disorders treatment project implemented by Luke-Dorf, Inc., a mental health services provider in Oregon, and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services.

Completed: 9/30/2014

Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Alliance Program Evaluation

Project Director: Chandra Lewis, M.S.

Agency: Pacific Science Center

RMC Research serves as the evaluator for the Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) program, which involves a network of 9 regional alliances providing the professional development and technical assistance needed to implement inquiry-based science instruction in participating schools.

Completed: 4/30/2014

Safe Schools/Healthy Students National Evaluation 2010-2012

Project Director: Stephen L. Murray, Ph.D.

Agency: MANILA Consulting Group, Inc.

RMC Research, under 2 consecutive contracts beginning in 2005, teamed with MANILA Consulting Group and Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation to conduct the national evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, a federal grant program that supports communities and schools to improve the safety and well-being of students through the integration of the education, mental health, social services, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems at the local level.

Completed: 9/29/2012

Local Even Start Evaluation: Longview, Washington

Project Director: Karen J. Hahn, M.S.

Agency: Longview School District

RMC Research served as the local evaluator for the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy program implemented in Longview, Washington, with funding from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Completed: 8/31/2012

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