Publications

Janich, N. & Duffee, D. Ethical Controversies In Engaged Research. forthcoming in Krohn, M.D.; Hall, G.D.; Lizotte, A.J.; & Hendrix, N. (eds.) Handbook of Crime and Deviance, 2E: NY: Springer.

Zetino, J. & Mendoza, N. S. (In Press). Big data and its utility in social work: Learning from the big data revolution in business and healthcare. Social Work in Public Health.

Janich, N., & Shafer, M.S. (2018) Challenges in implementing models of coordinated care. Journal of Social Work, 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/1468017318817230

Mendoza, N. S., Anthony, E., & Roe-Sepowitz, D. (2018). Underage drinking diversion: Characterizing severity with latent class analysis. Journal of Social Work Practice in Addictions, 18(4), 432-447.

Killian, M. O., Cimino, A. C., & Mendoza, N. S. (2017). Examining trauma and readiness to change among women in community re-entry program: Evidence of posttraumatic positive change. Substance Use & Misuse. Published online.

Cimino, A. C., Mendoza, N. S., Nochajaski, T. H., & Farrell, M. G.(2017). Examining the relationship between Psychological functioning, childhood trauma and types of perceived coercion among drug court enrollees: Results from a pilot study. Cogent Psychology, 4, 1320859.

Smith, D. C., Ureche, D. J., Mendoza, N. S., & Davis, J. P. (2017). Three and six-month validity of a single item readiness to quit measure for emerging adults in outpatient treatment. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 8(2), 259-277.

Mendoza, N. S., Anthony, E., & Roe-Sepowitz, D. (2018). Underage drinking diversion: Characterizing severity with latent class analysis. Journal of Social Work Practice in Addictions, 18(4), 432-447.

Goplerud, E., Hagle, H., McPherson, T., Lindsey, A....Woods, W. (2017). ATTC white paper: Preparing students to work in integrated health care systems. Kansas City, Missouri: Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.

Lindsey, A. (2017). Motivational Interviewing case study. In Clark, M.D. & Stinson, J.D. Motivational Interviewing with offenders: Engagement, rehabilitation and re-entry (67). New York: Guilford Publications, Inc..

Janich, N. (2016) Facilitator withdrawal from organizational change initiatives: A review of the literature. Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal, (13), 43-55.

Resko, S. M., Brown, S., Mendoza, N. S., Crosby, S., & Gonzales-Prendes, A. (2016). Perceived treatment needs among women with co-occurring substance use disorders and PTSD. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 12(3-4), 271-281.

Mendoza, N. S., Rose, R. A., Geiger, J. M., & Cash, S. (2016). Risk assessment with actuarial and clinical methods: Measurement and evidence-based practice. Child Abuse and Neglect (61), 1-12.

Holley, L., Mendoza, N. S., Del-Collie, M., & Bernard, M. (2016). Racism, heterosexism, and mental illness discrimination: Experiences of people with mental illnesses and their families. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 28(2), 93-116.

Messing, J.T., Mendoza, N. S., & Campbell, J. (2016). Alcohol use and latent profiles of intimate partner violence. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 16(1-2), 160-175.

Mendoza, N. S., Resko, S. M., Wohlert, B., & White, A. (2016). “We have to help each other heal” Becoming a professional peer support. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(2), 137-148.

Shafer M.S., Staples V., George L.S. (2016) Self-advocacy and empowerment in inpatient psychiatric settings: history, issues, & strategies. In: Singh N., Barber J., Van Sant S. (eds). Handbook of Recovery in Inpatient Psychiatry. Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health (339-357), Springer, Cham

Prendergast, M. Welsh, W.N., Stein, L., Lehman, M.S., Melnick, G., Warda, U., Shafer, M.S., Ulaszek, W., Rodis, E., Abdel-Salam, A., Duvall, J. (2016). Influence of Organizational Characteristics on Success in Implementing Process Improvement Goals in Correctional Treament Settings. Journal of Behavorial Health Services and Research, 1-21.

Welsh, W.N., Knudsen, H.K., Knight, K., Ducharme, L., Pankow, J., Urbine, T., Lindsey, A., Abdel-Salam, S., Wood, J., Monico, L., Link, N., Albizu-Garcia, C., Friedmann, P.D. (2016). Effects of an organizational linkage intervention on inter-organizational service coordination between probation/parole agencies and community treatment providers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health43(1):105-21. doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0623-8.

Cimino, A., Mendoza, N. S., Thieleman, K., Shively, R., & Kunz, K. (2015). Women re-entering the community: Understanding addiction and trauma-related characteristics of recidivism. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 25(5), 468-476.

Mendoza, N. S., Harner, V., Haseley, H., & Leedy, G.  (2015). Self-perceptions of lesbians and heterosexual women living in rural environments. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 27(2), 187-200.

Conrow, L., Aldstadt, J., & Mendoza, N. S. (2015). A Spatio-temporal analysis of on-premises alcohol outlets and violent crime events in Buffalo, NY. Journal of Applied Geography, 58, 198-205.

Kiehne, E. & Mendoza, N. S. (2015). Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Food Insecurity: Prevalence, Impact, Risk Factors, and Coping Strategies. Social Work in Public Health, 30(5), 397-409.

Mendoza, N. S., Perry, M. J., Derrick, J.L., Nochajski, T. H., & Farrell, M. G. (2015). Comparing the effect of two types of social support on changes in problematic alcohol use among offenders beginning drug court. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 15, 200-214.

Welsh, W.N., Knudsen, H.K., Knight, K., Ducharme, L., Pankow, J., Urbine, T., Lindsey, A., Abdel-Salam, S., Wood, J., Monico, L. Link, N., Albizu-Garcia, C., Friedmann, P.D. (2015). Effects of an organizational linkage intervention on inter-organizational service coordination between probation/parole agencies and community treatment providers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42, 1-17.

Shafer, M.S. & Ashford, J.B. (2015). Forensic Social Workers in offender diversion. In M. Jensen & A.R. Roberts (Eds.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference (3rd edition), 1145-1151. New York: Oxford University Press.

2014

Mendoza, N. S. (2014).  Social services and child well-being among CPS-involved families.  Journal of Social Service Research, 40(3), 274-283.

Linley, J. V., Mendoza, N. S., & Resko, S. (2014). Working on treatment teams: Educating social work students to function as addiction specialists within interdisciplinary groups. Journal of Social Work Education, 33(5), 642-655.

Melton, A., Cobb, K., Lindsey, A. & Colgan, B. (2014). Addressing responsivity issues with criminal-justice involved Native Americans. Federal Probation, Special Issue: The Responsivity Principle in Community Corrections, 24-31.

Lindsey, A. & Gacic, K. (2014). Push me, pull me: Strategies to ease the client-therapist wrestling match. In Langer, C.L. & Lietz, C.A., Applying theory to generalist social work practice, (292-293). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Shafer, M.S. & Pfister, S. (2014). Arizona's Vulnerable Populations. In J. Koppell, D.B Daugherty, J. Garcia, & A. Whitsett (Eds). Health Care. Phoenix: Arizona Townhall, 30-37.

James, S.,Rivera, R., Shafer, M.S. (2014). Effects of Peer Recovery Coaches on Substance Abuse Treatment Engagement among Child Welfare-Involved Parents. Journal of Family Strengths, 14:1.

Lindsey, A. & Gacic, K. (2014). Push me, pull me: Strategies to ease the client-therapist wrestling match. In Langer, C.L. & Lietz, C.A., Applying theory to generalist social work practice, (292-293). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Melton, A., Cobb, K., Lindsey, A., & Colgan, B. (2014, September). Addressing responsivity issues with criminal justice involved Native Americans. Federal Probation, in Special Issue: The Responsivity Principle in Community Corrections, 24-31.

Litwicki, T. & White, W.L. (2014).  A conceptual review of the integration of professional practices within mutual aid organizations.  Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 9:3, 237-256.

Pearson, F.S., Shafer, M.S., Dembo, R., Vega-Debién, G., Pankow, J., Duvall, D.L., Belenko, S., Frisman, L.K., Visher, C.A., Pich, M., & Patterson, Y. (2014).   Efficacy of a Process Improvement Intervention on Delivery of HIV Services to Offenders: A Multisite Trial.  American Journal of Public Health, 104:12, 2385-2391, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302035. 

Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M., Melnick, G., Stein, L.A., Welsh, W.N. & CJDATS Assessment Workgroup (2014). A cluster randomized trial of an organizational process improvement intervention for improving the assessment and case planning of offenders: A study protocol. Health & Justice, 2(1), doi:10.1186/2194-7899.

 

2013

Linton, K.F., & Shafer, M.S. (2013). Factors associated with the health service utilization of unsheltered, chronically homeless adults. Social Work in Public Health, 29(1), 73-80.

Fox, A.M., Mulvey, P., Katz, C.M. & Shafer, M.S. (2013) Untangling the relationship between mental health and homelessness among a sample of arrestees.  Crime & Delinquency, doi: 10.1177/0011128713511571. 

Malvini Redden, S., Tracy, S.J., & Shafer, M.S. (2013). A metaphor analysis of recovering substance abusers' sensemaking of medication-assisted treatment. Qualitative Health Research23(7), 951-962, doi: 10.1177/1049732313487802. Epub 2013 May 6.

Bean, K.F., Shafer, M.S., & Glennon, M. (2013). The impact of housing first and peer support on people who are medically vulnerable and homeless. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(1), 48-50.

 

2012

Friedmann, P.D., Hoskinson, R., Gordon, M., Schwartz, R., Kinlock, T., Knight, K.,…MAT Working Group of CJ-DATS* (2012). Medication-Assisted Treatment in criminal justice agencies affiliated with the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS): Availability, barriers, and intentions. Substance Abuse, 33(1), 9-18. *Adrienne Lindsey listed as working group member.

Hodge, D.R., Moser, S.E., &  Shafer, M.S. (2012). Spirituality and mental health among homeless mothers. Social Work Research, 36(4): 245-255.

Carlson, B.E., Williams, L.R., & Shafer, M.S. (2012). Methamphetamine-involved parents in the child welfare system: are they more challenging than other substance-involved parents? Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(3), 280-295.

Friedmann, P.D., Hoskinson, R., Gordon, M., Schwarz, R., Kinlock, T., Knight, K., Flynn, P., Welsh, W.N., Stein, L.A., Sacks, S., O'Connell, D., Knudsen, H., Shafer, M.S., Hall, E., & Frisman, L.K. (2012). Medication assisted treatment in criminal justice-drug abuse treatment studies (CJ-DATS): availability, barriers, intentions. Substance Abuse, 33, 9-18.

 

2011

Menegatos, L. (2011). Why dental practitioners need to understand substance use and abuseJournal of the Arizona Dental Association - INSCRIPTIONS, 25 (13), 42-43.

Carle, N. (2011). Wolf Wolfensberger: the definitive agent of change. Community Living, 24 (4), 22-23.

 

2010

Carlson, B.E. & Shafer, M.S. (2010). Traumatic histories and stressful life events of incarcerated parents I: childhood and adult traumatic histories. The Prison Journal, 90(4), 475-493.

Carlson, B.E., Shafer, M.S., & Duffee, D. (2010). Traumatic histories and stressful life events of incarcerated parents II: gender and ethnic differences in substance abuse and service needs. The Prison Journal, 90(4), 494-515.

 

2008

Shafer, M.S. & Ashford, J.B. (2008). Roles and functions of social workers in offender diversionary processes. In M. Jensen, A.R. Roberts, & J.B. Ashford (eds.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference (2nd edition), New York: Oxford University Press.

2005

Cook, J.A., Lehman, A.F., Drake, R.E., McFarlane, W.R., Gold, P.B., Leff, H.S., Blyler, C.R., Toprac, M.G., Razzano, L.A., Burke-Miller, J.K., Blankertz, L.E., Shafer, M.S., Pickett-Schenk, S.A., & Grey, D. D. (2005). Integration of psychiatric and vocational services: A multi-site randomized, controlled trial of supported employment. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(10), 1948-1956.

Cook, J.A., Leff, H.S., Blyler, C. R., Gold, P.B., Goldberg, R.W., Gold, P.,  Mueser, K.T., Toprac, M.G., McFarlane, W.R., Shafer, M.S., Blankertz, L.F., Dudek, K., Razzano L.A., Grey, D.D., & Burke-Miller, J. (2005). Results of a multisite randomized trial of supported employment interventions for individuals with severe mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 505–512.

 

2004

Shafer, M.S., Arthur, B., & Franczak, M. (2004). An analysis of post-booking jail diversion programming for persons with co-occurring disorders. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 22(6), 771-785.

Shafer, M.S., Rhode, R., & Chong, J. (2004). Utilizing distance education to promote the transfer of motivational interviewing skills among behavioral health professionals. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26(2), 141-148.

 

2003

Watson, D.W., Rawson, R.R., Shafer, M.S., Rataemane, S., Obert, J., Bisesi, L., & Tanamly, S. (2003). A distance education model for training substance abuse treatment providers. Journal of Teaching on Addictions, 2(2), 45-58. 

Lattimore, P. K., Broner, N., Sherman, R., Frisman, L., & Shafer, M.S. (2003).  A comparison of pre-booking and post-booking diversion programs for mentally ill substance using individuals with justice involvement. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues, 19(1), 30-64.

 

2002

Franczak, M. & Shafer, M.S. (2002). Jail diversion in a managed care environment: The Arizona experience. In G. Landsberg, M. Rock, L. Berg, & A. Smiley (Eds.). Serving mentally ill offenders and their victims: Challenges and opportunities for mental health professionals. New York: Springer Publishing, 107-119.

 

2000

Unger, K.V., Pardee, R., & Shafer, M.S. (2000).  Outcomes of post secondary supported education for people with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 14(3), 195-199.

 

1999

Shafer, M.S., Pardee, R., & Stewart, M. (1999).  An assessment of the training needs of rehabilitation and community mental health workers in a six-state region.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 23(2), 161-169. 

 

1995

Shafer, M.S. & Huang, H. (1995).  Evaluating psychiatric vocational rehabilitation services: A Community Rehabilitation Information system. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 18(4), 65-72.

Shafer, M.S. & Huang, H. (1995). The utilization of survival analysis to evaluate supported employment services. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 5, 103-113.

Shafer, M.S., Middaugh, A., Rubin, M. & Jones, R. (1995).  Best practices in the vocational rehabilitation of persons with serious mental illness.  Tucson:  Community Rehabilitation Division, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.

 

1994

Shafer, M.S. & Rangasamy, R. (1994). Transition of Native American Youth: A follow-up study of school-leavers on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Journal of Rehabilitation.

 

1993

Park, H., Shafer, M.S., & Drake, L. (1993).  Factors related to the working environment of employment specialists.  Journal of Rehabilitation, 38-43.

Quiroga, T. & Shafer, M.S. (1993).  Perspectives on transition: A comparative analysis among Hispanic youth. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 3(1), 54-60.

 

1992

Downing, J., Shafer, M.S., Brahm-Levy, A, & Frantz, M. (1992).  Supported employment for individuals with dual sensory impairments and mental retardation. Current practices and future challenges.  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 2(1), 28-38.

 

1991

Shafer, M.S., Banks, P. D., & Kregel, J. (1991).  Employment retention and career movement among individuals with mental retardation working in supported employment.  Mental Retardation, 29(2), 103-110.

Shafer, M.S., Revell, W. G., Kregel, J., Wehman, P., & West, M. (1991). Systems change efforts and supported employment.  National strategies and outcomes.  Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 2(1), 56-70.

Shafer, M.S., Revell, W.G. & Isbister, F. (1991).  The national supported employment initiative: A three year longitudinal analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 1(1), 9-17.

 

1990

Shafer, M.S., Wehman, P., Kregel, J.S., & West, M. (1990).  The national supported employment initiative:  A preliminary analysis of 27 states.  American Journal of Mental Retardation, 95(3), 316-327.

Szymanski, E.M., Shafer, M.S., Danek, M.M., & Schiro-Geist, C. (1990).  Supported employment in rehabilitation education. Rehabilitation Education, 4, 261-276.

Shafer, M.S. (1990). Using coworkers to supplement job placement efforts.  Journal of Job Placement, 6(1), 22-28.

Kregel, J., Wehman, P. H., & Shafer, M.S. (1990).  Competitive employment for persons with severe disabilities: from research to practice, Volume III. Richmond: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

1989

Shafer, M.S. (1989). The implementation of supported employment:  A national status report.  Avant Garde, 3 (4), 1-6.

Kregel, J.K., Shafer, M.S., Wehman, P.H., & West. (1989).  Policy development and program expenditures in supported employment:  Current strategies to promote statewide systems change.  Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 14(4), 283-292.

Shafer, M.S., Metzler, H.M.D., Killam, S., & Hughes, T.  (1989).  An assessment of state agency rehabilitation counselors’ knowledge and utilization of supported employment.  Rehabilitation Education, 3, 201-209.

Shafer, M.S., Rice, M. L., Metzler, H.M.D., & Haring, M. (1989).  A survey of nondisabled employees' attitudes toward supported employees who are mentally retarded.  Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 14(2), 137-146.

Shafer, M.S., Tait, K., Keen, R., & Jesiolowski, C. (1989). Supported competitive employment:  Using coworkers to assist follow-along efforts.  Journal of Rehabilitation, 55(2), 68-75.

Wehman, P.H., Kregel, J., & Shafer, M.S. (1989). Emerging trends in the national supported employment initiative: A preliminary analysis of twenty-seven states. Richmond: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Shafer, M. S. (1989).  An introduction to supported employment.  In P. Wehman & J. Kregel (Eds.), Supported employment for persons with disabilities: Focus on excellence.  New York: Human Sciences Press.

Shafer, M.S., Larus Rice, M., Metzler, H. M. D. (l989).  Integration in the workplace: Perceptions and experiences of employees without disabilities. In P. Wehman & J. Kregel (Eds.), Supported employment and employment for persons with disabilities: Focus on excellence. New York: Human Sciences Press.

 

1988

Shafer, M.S., Kregel, J. Banks, P.D., & Hill, M. (1988).  An analysis of employer evaluations of workers with mental retardation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 9, 377-391.

Inge, K. J., Banks, P. D., Wehman, P., Hill, J. W., & Shafer, M. S., (1988).  Quality of life for individuals who are labeled mentally retarded:  Evaluating competitive employment versus sheltered workshop employment.  Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, 23(2), 97-104.

Shafer, M.S., & Nisbet, J. (1988).  Integration and empowerment in the workplace.  In M. Barcus, S. Griffin, D. Mank, L. Rhodes, & S. Moon (Eds.), Supported employment implementation issues.  Richmond:  Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Shafer, M.S., Parent, W., & Everson, J. (1988).  Responsive marketing by supported employment developers.  In P. Wehman & S. Moon (Eds.), Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment.  Baltimore:  Brookes Publishing.

Shafer, M.S. (1988).  Supported employment in perspective:  Traditions in the federal-state vocational rehabilitation system.  In P. Wehman & S. Moon (Eds.), Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment.  Baltimore:  Brookes Publishing.

 

1987

Shafer, M.S., Hill, J. W., Seyfarth, J., & Wehman, P. H. (1987) Competitive employment and workers with mental retardation:  Analysis of employer's experiences. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 92(3), 304-311.

Shafer, M.S., (1987). Supported competitive employment: The use of self-management programming in the follow-along process. Journal of Rehabilitation, 53(3), 31-36.

Hill, M.L., Banks, P.D., Handrich, R.R., Wehman, P.H., Hill, J.W., & Shafer, M.S. (1987).  Benefit-cost analysis of supported competitive employment for persons with mental retardation.  Research in Development Disabilities, 8, 71-89.

Wehman, P.H., Kregel, J., Shafer, M.S., & Hill, M.L. (1987).  Competitive employment for persons with mental retardation: from research to practice, Volume II. Richmond:  Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

1986

Shafer, M.S., Inge, K., & Hill, J. (1986).  Acquisition, generalization and maintenance of automated banking skills.  Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, 21(4), 265-272.

Shafer, M.S., Brooke, V., & Wehman, P. (1986).  Developing appropriate social-interpersonal skills in a mentally retarded worker. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Bulletin, 18(2), 76-81.

Shafer, M.S. (1986).  Utilizing co-workers as change agents.  In F. R. Rusch (Ed.), Competitive employment:  Issues and strategies.  Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Shafer, M.S. (1986).  Competitive employment for workers with mental retardation. In M. Hersen, R. M. Eisler, & P. M. Miller (Eds.), Progress in behavior modification.  New York:  Academic Press.

 

1984

Shafer, M.S., Egel, A.L., & Neef, N.A. (1984).  Training mildly handicapped peers to facilitate changes in the social interaction skills of autistic children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 461-476.

Egel, A.L., Shafer, M.S., & Neef, N.A. (1984).  Receptive acquisition and generalization of prepositions in autistic children:  "Active" vs. "Passive" training. Analysis and Intervention in Developmental Disabilities, 4, 285-298.

 

1983

Neef, N.A., Shafer, M.S., Egel, A.L., Cataldo, M.F., & Parrish, J.M. (1983).  The class specific effects of compliance training with "do" and "don't" requests:  Analog analysis and classroom application with autistic children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 16, 81-99.

Reports

Henderson, A.E., Jenkins, G. T., Janich, N., Beagley, D. (2018). Crisis Support Training Tier 2: Evaluation Report. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University
cst_tier2_report.pdf

Jenkins, G. T., Henderson, A., Janich, N., Beagley, D. (2018). Crisis Support Training Curricula Development: Final Evaluation Report. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University.

Lindsey, A., Janich, N., Macchi, C.R. & Clemency-Cordes, C. (2018). Arizona State University SBIRT Student Training Grant Final Report. Summative evaluation report of university-wide SBIRT student training program. Prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

Jenkins, G. T., Vazquez, M. E., & Shafer, M. S. (2017). S.T.A.R. - Stand Together and Recover Centers, Inc.: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University.

Jenkins, G. T., Vazquez, M. E., & Shafer, M. S. (2017). CHEEERS Recovery Center: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University.

Shafer, M.S., Janich, N., & Glover, W. (2016). Network Health Integration Capacity Assessment. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University. Client: Health Choice Integrated Care.

Lindsey, A. (2016). Old Pueblo Community Services: Engaging, Motivating and Providing Options within Recovery - Final Report. Final evaluation report for a homeless program for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans. Prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

Gerbis, N. S. (2016). Parents who complete AFF more likely to be reunited with kids, hold down jobs. Executive summary/press release for Shafer, M. S., Sayrs, L. W., Rivera, R., Harootunian, G., & Mendoza, N. (2015). Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University.
aff_ar-es_cabhp.pdf

Shafer, M. S., Sayrs, L. W., Rivera, R., Harootunian, G., & Mendoza, N. (2015). Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University.
160324_AFF_FINAL.pdf

Shafer, M. S, Sayrs, L. W, Garcia, I. D. & Allen, D. L. (2015). Behavioral Health Care in Arizona 2015: Recommendations for an Integrated Future. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University.
behavioral_health_care_in_arizona_2015.pdf

Sayrs, L.W., Shafer, M.S., and Staples, V. L. (2015). Maricopa County Mental Health and Criminal Justice Collaboration for Gender-Responsive Trauma-Informed Care. Annual Evaluation Report (January 2012 through December 2014), Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University. Client: Maricopa County Adult Probation.
150629_jmhcp_final_report.pdf

Janich, N., & Shafer, M.S. (2014). Safe Havens Assessment & Replication Model, Final Report. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University. Client: Arizona Governor’s Office of Children, Youth & Families.
150204_safe_havens_final_report_2014.pdf

Shafer, M. S., Mendoza, N. S., Elias, G., Rivera, R., Cortez, M. & Mueller, J. (2014). Arizona Families   F.I.R.S.T. Program: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University. Client: Arizona Department of Child Safety.
150707_aff_annual_report_2014.pdf

 

McKay, C., Shafer, M. S., Rivera, R., & Howard, J. (2014). Stand Together and Recover, Inc.: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period July 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University. Client: Stand Together & Recover, Inc. (STAR).
150106_star_report_final.pdf

McKay, C., Malvini Redden, S., Shafer, M. S., & Sayrs, L. (2014). Bridging the Gap Offender Reentry: Annual Evaluation Report for the Period October 1, 2013 – November 30, 2014. Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University. Client: Terros, Inc.
150305_bridging_the_gap_annual_report.pdf

2013

2013 Arizona Citizen Review Panel Annual Report and Recommendations

Prepared for the Division of Child Safety and Family Services by Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Arizona State University, School of Social Work. This public report summarizes the work and recommendations of the Arizona Citizen Review Panels during the 2013 calendar year. Panel members demonstrated their support by volunteering to participate in case reviews, trainings, and community projects benefiting the lives of Arizona children.
2013_acrp_annual_report.pdf

Town Hall Report: Greater Arizona RFP

In March of 2013, the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services (ADHS/DBHS) asked Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) to assist in creating opportunities for public input and discussion at the Summer Institute regarding the upcoming Greater Arizona Request for Proposals (RFP) for the coordination of Medicaid funded mental health and substance abuse services for all counties outside of Maricopa County. Two online surveys and a town hall forum were conducted by CABHP in July 2013 to gather public input regarding the upcoming request for proposals (RFP) for Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) services in all counties except Maricopa.
2013_greaterazrfpreport_final.pdf

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2013 Annual Evaluation Report

During this past state fiscal year, DES completed a nearly two-year process of AFF program redesign that culminated with the awarding of new service provider contracts during the third quarter of the current reporting period. The result of this new program design places a stronger emphasis upon the utilization of evidence-based substance abuse practices, an emphasis on family-focused and recovery-oriented supportive services, and a focus on quality management and program monitoring.
aff_sfy_2013_annual_report.pdf

Maricopa County Drug Court Enhancement, Final Report 2013

In March of 1992, the Maricopa County Drug Court (MCDC) program was implemented to provide an alternative to the incarceration of individuals with substance abuse disorders who had been convicted of criminal offenses in Maricopa County. The program was initially designed to take 12 months to complete, and enrolled only post-conviction participants. The population targeted for the program consisted of medium to high risk felony offenders who were in need of substance abuse treatment. The county contracted with Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) to provide treatment services to offenders who participated in the Drug Court program. Maricopa County also contracted with Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) to conduct an external evaluation of the MCDC Opiate Treatment Enhancement program.
maricopa_country_drug_court_final_report_2013.pdf

 

2012

Lindsey, A., Islas, W., Gacic, K. & Urbine, T. (2012). Arizona Phase IV Report: Sustainability Report. Sustainability plan for Pima County Adult Probation and Compass Behavioral Health Care for sustaining interagency changes regarding substance abuse treatment policies. Prepared for Pima County Adult Probation, Compass Behavioral Health Care, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Lindsey, A., Islas, W., Rorke, J., & Urbine, T. (2012). Arizona Phase II Report: Strategic Planning. Joint strategic plan for Pima County Adult Probation and Compass Behavioral Health Care for increasing medication-assisted treatment utilization. Prepared for Pima County Adult Probation, Compass Behavioral Health Care, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Arizona Citizen Review Panel 2012 Annual Report

The work of Arizona’s Citizen Review Panels plays an important part in the monitoring and improvement of child welfare in Arizona. Advocacy and impact, accompanied by ongoing efforts to provide actionable recommendations to state child protection officials, is an exemplary model of private individuals making a meaningful difference in quality of life for all citizens.
2012-arizona-citizen-review-panel-annual-report.pdf

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2012 Annual Report

The annual evaluation report for state fiscal year 2012 summarizes the key processes and outcomes of the Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. program established in 2000 to address adverse conditions related to substance abuse among child welfare-involved families in which allegations of child maltreatment were determined to be associated with parental substance abuse.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

Community Bridges, Inc.: Blueprints to Life 2.0-Peer Recovery Program Final Project Report

In 2007, Community Bridges initiated the Blueprints to Life 2.0 project to train a team of peer support specialists to provide outreach services to homeless individuals and to link them with needed services and community resources in the Phoenix metropolitan area. During its final year of SAMHSA funding, Community Bridges continued to implement the Blueprints to Life 2.0 project without major changes in an effort to reduce the overutilization of crisis and emergency services by the target population group.
community-bridges-inc.-blueprints-to-life-2.pdf 

S.T.A.R. Stand Together and Recover Centers, Inc. 2011-2012 Annual Report

S.T.A.R. – Stand Together and Recover Centers is a nonprofit community service agency certified by the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health and contracted by the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County to provide peer-delivered support services to adults diagnosed with a mental illness. S.T.A.R. operates three recovery centers in the metropolitan Phoenix area, and serves approximately 500 clients annually.
s.t.a.r.-stand-together-and-recover-centers-inc.pdf

 

2011

Arizona Regional Partnership Grant - Parent to Parent (P2P) Recovery Program

The Parent to Parent (P2P) Recovery Program was established in 2008 as an enhancement to the pre-existing Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. (AFF) program. This report summarizes the methods, findings, and conclusions of a program evaluation conducted of a Federally-funded program that targeted substance abuse treatment services toward methamphetamine abusing parents of substance exposed newborns in one large, southwestern metropolitan community.
arizona-regional-partnership-grant-parent-to-parent-recovery-program.pdf

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2011 Annual Report

The annual evaluation report for state fiscal year 2011 summarizes the key processes and outcomes of the Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. program, now in its tenth year of operation.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

2011 Arizona Citizen Review Panel 13th Annual Report

The 13th annual report summarizes the accomplishments, activities, findings, and recommendations of three regional Arizona Citizen Review panels, and was prepared by the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP), Arizona State University. This project was supported by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Children, Youth and Families through a grant awarded by the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA).
2011-arizona-citizen-review-panel-13th-annual-report.pdf

 

2010

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2010 Annual Report

Now in its ninth year of operation, the Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. program provides a statewide, locally coordinated, and efficacious effort to intervene at the intersection of child maltreatment and parent substance abuse.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

2010 Arizona Citizen Review Panel 12th Annual Report

This project was supported by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Children, Youth and Families through a grant awarded by the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA). The 12th Annual Citizen Review Panel Report summarizes the accomplishments, activities, findings, and recommendations of three regional panels in Northern, Central and Southern Arizona.
2010-arizona-citizen-review-panel-12th-annual-report.pdf

Public Behavioral Health Care in Arizona, Preparing for the Storm

The January 8, 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, involving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, focused Arizona’s attention on concerns contained in a report by Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and Morrison Institute for Public Policy (Shafer & Hart, 2010). Preparing for the Storm drew from a panel discussion among leaders and advocates in mental health and substance abuse treatment, criminal justice and child welfare.
public-behavioral-health-care-in-arizona-preparing-for-the-storm.pdf

SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment for Homeless Casa Santa Clara Project 2010 Final Report

The Casa Santa Clara (CSC) project represents a collaborative partnership between the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) at Arizona State University and the Old Pueblo Community Services, Inc. (OPCS), formerly known as Old Pueblo Community Foundation. The goal of the Casa Santa Clara project was to infuse two evidence-based practices (EBPs) – Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) – into the operations of a services-enriched transitional housing program for homeless ex-offenders.
samhsa-csat-treatment-for-homeless-casa-santa-clara-project-final-report-2010.pdf

 

2009

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2009 Annual Report

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

2009 Arizona Citizen Review Panel 11th Annual Report

This project was supported by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Children, Youth and Families through a grant awarded by the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA). The 11th Annual Citizen Review Panel Report summarizes the accomplishments, activities, findings, and recommendations of three regional panels in Northern, Central and Southern Arizona.
2009-arizona-citizen-review-panel-11th-annual-report.pdf

Arizona's Public Behavioral Health Care System, Critical Issues in Critical Times

On July 22, 2009, a panel of professionals who play key roles in Arizona's public behavioral health care system gathered before 300 behavioral health providers, supervisors, and policy makers at the annual Summer Institute hosted by Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. This paper provides an abbreviated report of that panel discussion, which was partially designed and moderated by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.
critical-issues-in-critical-times.pdf

Co-Occurring State Incentive Grant (COSIG) Services Pilot Project 2009 Final Report

As articulated in the funding application to SAMHSA, the goal of this Services Pilot was to be the design, implementation, and evaluation of a coordinated and co-occurring competent pre- and post-release services intervention for a cohort of inmates released from ADC custody. Pre- and post-release services were intended to reduce recidivism, improve mental health, reduce substance abuse, improve housing and employment stability, and advance accessibility of community health services for those served by the program.
co-occurring-state-incentive-grant-cosig-services-pilot-project-2009-final-report.pdf

 

2008

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2008 Annual Report

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008.
aff-2008-annual-report.pdf

 

2007

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2007 Annual Report

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

 

2006

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2006 Annual Report

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

 

2005

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2005 Annual Report

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

An Epidemiological Study of the Prevalence and Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents within the State of Arizona (2005)

A voluntary self-report, which surveys inmates-parents of more than 3,500 Arizona children to examine their family situation and needs.
an-epidemiological-study-of-the-prevalence-and-needs-of-children-of-incarcerated-parents-within-the-state-of-arizona-2005.pdf

 

2004

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. 2004 Annual Report

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. Program Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004.
arizona-families-f.i.r.s.t.pdf

An Analysis of Post-Booking Jail Diversion Programming for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (2004)

Examines the effectiveness and implications of a jail diversion program aimed at of 248 individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders.
an-analysis-of-post-booking-jail-diversion-programming-for-persons-with-co-occurring-disorders-2004.pdf

The Arizona Substance Abuse Workforce (2004)

Examines the substance abuse treatment gap in Arizona. CABHP partnered with Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC) for a comprehensive survey of substance abuse counselors and their supervisors in Arizona, New Mexico and California.
the-arizona-substance-abuse-workforce-2004.pdf

 

2003

Tucson Crisis Intervention Consensus Project (2003)

Comprised of a large, diverse panel of community stakeholders, the Crisis Intervention Consensus Project met from June 2002 until May 2003 to develop a model system for pre-booking jail diversion and crisis response in Pima County. The report documents the background, process utilized and outcomes achieved by the effort.

tucson-crisis-intervention-consensus-project-2003.pdf

Comprehensive Criminal Justice Interventions in Managed Mental Health Care (2003)

Summarizes the results and activities of the Arizona Comprehensive Criminal Justice Diversion Interventions Project, one of the eight sites participating in a multi-site study of jail diversion for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
comprehensive-criminal-justice-interventions-in-managed-mental-health-care-2003.pdf

 

2002

No reports

 

2001

Housing Approaches for Persons with Serious Mental Illness (2001)

Presents the findings of a 12-month study comparing two housing approaches - supervised independent living (SIL) and supported housing (SH) - for persons with severe mental illness in Maricopa County.

A Comparison Of Pre-Booking And Post-Booking Diversion Programs For Mentally Ill Substance Using Individuals With Justice Involvement (2001)

Describes eight programs representing a variety of approaches to diversion and the characteristics of nearly 1,000 study participants who were diverted into those programs over an 18-month period.

2000

Outcomes Of Postsecondary Supported Education For People With Psychiatric Disabilities (2000)

Examines the ability of students with psychiatric disorders to complete courses and programs in secondary education and the effects of that higher learning on their employment conditions.
outcomes-of-postsecondary-supported-education-for-people-with-psychiatric-disabilities-2000.pdf