Current Projects

Building Organizational Capacity

  • Revenue Maximization – Helping Montana’s small and rural agencies to develop the non-profit business plans and service structures needed to address local needs.
  • National Implementation Science Network (NIRN) – Partnering with the MT Health Care Foundation, Office of Public Instruction and Addictive Mental Disorder Division to make program sustainability a centerpiece of Montana’s PAX: Good Behavior Game.

Improving the lives of Children and Families

  • Child and Family Services Title IV-E Program – Providing training, technical assistance, and research services to help Montana’s Child and Family Services prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Innovations – Creating state-of-the-art programs to better address the needs of foster youth who are transitioning into adulthood and being served by Montana’s Bureau of Children’s Mental Health.  
  • Zero to Five – Improving the lives of young children and families through improved data utilization, technical assistance, and navigating state and federal policies.

Improving Cross-system Coordination - Justice and Social Services

  • Court Improvement Program – Providing training for attorneys, judges, and other court personnel who are working with families involved with the child and family service system.
  • Crisis Intervention Teams – Establishing data collection systems to measure the impacts of first responders working with people experiencing a mental health crises.
  • Rural Drug Courts - Training rural drug prevention court personnel to address the substance abuse and mental health needs through tele-health systems.

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Suicide

  • Disease Intervention Specialist Training Program – Developing a statewide workforce development and training program to reduce sexually transmitted disease.
  • Zero Suicide – Working with urban/rural public health centers serving indigenous Montanans to reduce their risk of suicide.

Promoting Social Emotional Development among School-aged Youth

  • National Center for Rural School Mental Health – Partnering with Missouri and Virginia to provide web-based training and support for rural schools to promote positive mental health support for students in k-12. 
  • PAX: Good Behavior Game – Building an evidence-based school mental health promotion program for students in elementary schools across Montana.