PROJECTS

Current Projects

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration funded Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grant -- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA (2021 to present):

In October 2020, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) was awarded a second five-year Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). OSPI serves as the lead agency for a consortium of three partner school districts (LEAs): Sunnyside School District, Yakima School District and Wahluke School District.

 

The goals of the AWARE project are to: (1) increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; (2) provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues; and (3) connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral health issues, and their families to needed services. The building of collaborative partnerships between state and local systems - specifically education and mental health - strengthens the system’s capacity to promote the healthy development of school-aged youth and to prevent youth violence through an integrated multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework. 

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Kaiser Permanente Washington - RISE Initiative

Kaiser Permanente Washington Region funded Resiliency in School Environments (RISE) Initiatives, Renton, WA (2019 to present)

In October 2019, Kaiser Permanete Washington funded two initiatives supporting seven school districts in the enhancement of trauma-informed, integrated systems of support for staff and students. The aim of the RISE Multi-tiered System of Supports Foundational grantee project is to adopt intentional strategies, resources, and tools to strengthen policies, procedures and practices that improve the social-emotional learning environment for teachers, staff and students, with a strong focus on Universal (Tier 1) mental health supports. The RISE Strengthening Multi-tiered System of Supports Tier 2/Tier 3 project encourages districts to accelerate and strengthen their MTSS approaches, with a focus on Tier 2 and Tier 3 systems to address the identified mental health needs of teachers, staff, and students.

 

The overarching goals of these initiatives are to improve mental health awareness and promotion (e.g. literacy and self-care); expand organizational capacity to address staffs' mental health and well-being; expand the organizational capacity of the district to deliver school-based mental health services and supports through a trauma-informed MTSS framework; and to build and/or strengthen family-school-community partnerships to reduce barriers to engagement. 

Past Projects

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency funded Comprehensive Anti-gang Strategies and Programs – Center for Children and Youth Justice, Seattle, WA (2016-2020)

City of Seattle funded Seattle LINC (implementation of OJDDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model) – Center for Children and Youth Justice, Seattle, WA (2016 to 2020)

In October 2016, the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ) – a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA –was awarded a two-year Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funded Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs grant. The purpose of the grant initiative was to provide funding to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing OJDDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model. The CGM model provides a framework for the coordination of multiple anti-gang strategies to address gang violence and youth involvement. 

 

 The overarching goal is to decease gang/group related and violent crime across the project region through coordinated services provided to the focus population (group/gang-involved youth/youth adults) via a Multi-disciplinary Intervention Team model.

Project Safe Neighborhoods - PSN

U S Department of Justice funded Project Safe Neighborhoods grant – Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, Lacey, WA (2013-2020) 

Collaborative multi-agency initiative partnership with Seattle PD, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Tacoma PD, Lakewood PD, and Pierce County Sheriffs Office.

 

Since 2001, the United States Department of Justice has led a major initiative known as Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). The initiative, a comprehensive national program, was launched in an effort to reduce gun violence and subsequently to address gang-related violent crime at the local level. PSN is designed as a collaborative problem-solving initiative to reduce firearm and gang-related violence through a multi-prong approach: enforcement, deterrence, prevention, and re-entry.

 

The overarching goal of this initiative is: To reduce gun and gang violence in the region through a comprehensive, multi-component strategy. The main objectives include increasing information sharing and strengthening partnerships among regional law enforcement partners; utilizing technology - such as the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)- to identify active shooters; and to enhance prosecution of gun crimes by improving collaboration between local and federal prosecutors to ensure the most appropriate sanctions for violent offenders.

Education Advocate Program – ESD 112

Washington State Office of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social and Health Services funded Education Advocate Program for Juvenile Offenders Re-entering the Community – Educational Service District 112, Vancouver, WA (2018-2020)

 

The Education Advocate (EA) program is an innovative reentry model, designed to assist juvenile justice-involved youth in overcoming barriers they may face when returning to school and/or community settings following incarceration. The primary goal of the EA program is to reduce the rate of recidivism among transitioning youth offenders through the provision of case-management, guidance, life skills coaching, and counseling support and by providing that positive adult in their lives.

 

The main objectives of this project are to increase the successful transition (re-entry) of high-risk youth into the school and/or community settings, to improve the educational achievement among targeted youth returning to school, and to reduce systems barriers for youth returning to the school and/or community.

Washington State Legislature funded Children’s Mental Health Regional Pilot Study –  Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA (2018-2020)

 

As a result of legislation passed in 2016 (E2SHB 2439), the Children’s Mental Health Workgroup was formed with the task of identifying barriers to accessing mental health services across early learning, K-12 education, and health care systems. As a result of their work, recommendations were made to the legislature that resulted in subsequent legislation (E2SBH 1713 (2017) and E2SHB 2779 (2018). One component of this multifaceted legislation was for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to develop a pilot project that studies the efficacy of a lead staff person at two Educational Service Districts (ESDs) to coordinate system-wide activities that support the State Medicaid Plan and the delivery of mental/behavioral health services to Medicaid eligible students.

 

 Maike & Associates completed a case study of the pilot project with findings reported to the Governor and Legislative committees in December 2019. The final report included recommendations for replication of a regional coordinator in all nine ESDs, which was ultimately funded in the FY2020 state budget.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration funded Now Is the Time grant -- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA (2014-2019):

As part of the Obama Administration’s Now is the Time Initiative - which called for increased mental health promotion and awareness, and enhanced access to mental health services for school-aged children and youth - in October 2014, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) was awarded a five-year Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). OSPI serves as the lead agency for a consortium of three partner school districts (LEAs): Battle Ground Public Schools, Marysville School District and Shelton School District.

 

The goals of the AWARE project are to: 1) Improve school climate and safety, 2) Increase access to mental health services, and 3) Increase awareness of mental health issues. The project’s ultimate purpose is to advance wellness and resilience in education for youth and families by improving access to mental health prevention supports, connecting children and youth experiencing behavioral health issues to needed services, and increasing mental health literacy through training and promotion.

Featured Previous Projects

Exploring the Landscape: Mental Health and Wellness in Washington’s K-12 Education System

 

Washington State Funded - Community Health and Benefit, Seattle, WA (2017-2018)

View full presentation video here.

Washington State funded – Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (2015-2016)

Washington State funded – Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (2015-2016)

Washington State funded – Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (2015-2016)

Featured Previous Projects

Exploring the Landscape: Mental Health and Wellness in Washington’s K-12 Education System

 

Washington State Funded - Community Health and Benefit, Seattle, WA (2017-2018)

View full presentation video here.

Washington State funded – Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (2015-2016)

Washington State Office of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social and Health Services funded - Educational Service District 112 (2013-2015)

Presentation - Maike, M, Desrosier, L & Ross, C. (November 2017).

 

Breakout Session, Governor’s Joint Summit on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Tacoma, WA.

Street Gang Prevention and Intervention Multisite Evaluation 

Washington State Office of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social and Health Services funded (2013-2015) & (2012-2013)

Tacoma Gang Reduction Project 

City of Tacoma funded (2013-2015)

Strengthening Education in Juvenile Detention Centers research grant

U S Department of Justice funded - University of Washington Tacoma (2012-2013)

School Counselor Enhancement Project

U S Department of Education funded - Olympic Educational Service District 114 (2010-2013)

Helping Every Learner Prepare for Success

U S Department of Education funded Educational - Service District 123 (2010-2013)

Cowlitz County Safe Schools/Healthy Students Partnership 

U S Department of Justice, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, & U S Department of Education funded - Educational Service District 112 (2008-2012)

Grant to Reduce Alcohol Abuse 

U S Department of Education funded NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (2008-2011)

Previous work include 20+ additional projects spanning 2000 - 2013.  Projects as a co-evaluator, researcher, presenter, or consultant include 35 more from 1994 to present