MD-AWARE II supports three local school systems in Maryland, Baltimore City Public Schools, Talbot County Public Schools, and Caroline County Public Schools, in enhancing student and family access to a multi-tiered system of evidence-based practices to support school mental health.
The evaluation of MD-AWARE 2 will track the implementation of training, technical assistance, and other supports and capture the impact of these efforts on schools and communities.
People conducting trainings for MD-AWARE 2 should complete the brief online form as soon as possible following each training on google sheets.
National Outcome Measures
As part of the MD-AWARE evaluation, clinical interviews with students enrolled in school mental health services funded by the project at the three local school systems are required.
National Outcome Measures (NOMS) interviews are required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and they must be conducted at baseline, reassessment, and discharge.
- Baseline Interview
- Reassessment (students will be reassessed every 6 months until they are discharged from services)
The National Outcome Measures must be completed and entered into qualtrics: https://bit.ly/AWARE-II-NOMS
The National Outcome Measures interviews are designed for both the child and caregiver to participate in. With both participating, project members can get the full picture of the client’s health and their position in their MD-AWARE II services.
A detailed guide for interviewers. This should be read in its entirety by all staff who plan to conduct NOMS interviews.
Consent, applicable for clients 18+, to ensure participation is voluntary. Assent, for those under parental supervision, to ensure participation is voluntary with the approval of the parent or guardian on the client’s behalf. Consent or assent must be signed by all clients who wish to participate in the evaluation unless their Baseline interview is occurring over the phone. If the client declines, the provider should indicate so on the paper with their own signature and the date.
A take-home tool for parents to be informed about the evaluation’s expectations. Please print as a booklet and distribute it to clients receiving SAMHSA-funded services.
Outlines the steps to take at different time points.
Information entered is sent to the evaluation team at NCSMH and used for required reporting and program improvement. For questions about this form or the evaluation of MD-AWARE 2, please contact Joanna Prout at firstname.lastname@example.org or Taneisha Carter at email@example.com.