University at Albany

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Evaluation

The U.S. Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Justice awarded the City School District of Albany (CSDA) a competitive $6 million grant to support school-based mental health and juvenile justice services. CHSR assisted the CSDA in writing the grant, designed and continues to execute the program evaluations, and developed and continues to maintain a data management system.

Systems & Software Development

CHSR designed a customized web-based Management Information System (MIS) to track services offered at two school-based mental health clinics. Students and families receive both group and individual services from staff that includes a clinical social worker, behavior specialist, parent partner, and youth advocate. Clinic activities are tracked so that individual, family, and group histories can be compiled, and providers can review both the nature and intensity of services delivered. The Safe Schools/Healthy Students MIS includes automated reporting features and is linked to relevant student data in PowerSchool, the primary source of student information used by the city schools.

Contact: Rose Greene