Research Publications & Technical Reports

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Early Interventions

Lamar, R. (2011). Alaska's early intervention / infant learning program: 2011 family outcomes survey. Anchorage, AK: State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services.
The Family Outcomes Survey is an annual survey of families receiving infant learning program (ILP) services, inviting a randomly selected 20% target group of eligible families to respond. Survey content is based on desired family outcomes established by the federal Office of Special Education Programs and general satisfaction. Results are tracked over time.

Lamar, R. (2011). Alaska's early intervention / infant learning program: 2011 subpopulation focus: Vision and hearing. Anchorage, AK: State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services.
During calendar year 2010, the early intervention program changed the way vision/hearing services were delivered. Supplemented to the 2011 Family Outcomes Survey, all eligible families receiving ILP services in 2010 whose children had vision and/or hearing impairments were invited to respond.

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Evaluations

Bales, S. (2013). "Transitioning into the community" 8th Annual conference on serving offenders with cognitive impairments. Summary report. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
The annual two-day conference addressed barriers to comprehensive service in order to reduce recidivism, build capacity and confidence among providers, and promote safety and good health within Alaskan communities. The keynote speaker on Day 1 was Moreen Fried, LCSW. Day 1 of the conference had a youth track presented by Gerry Blasingame, Psy.D. The keynote speaker on Day 2 was The Reverend Dr. Michael Oleksa. Day 2 had an adult track presented by Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP.

Bales, S. (2012). "Transitioning into the community" 7th Annual conference on serving offenders with cognitive impairments. Summary report. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
The annual two-day conference addressed barriers to comprehensive service in order to reduce recidivism, build capacity and confidence among providers, and promote safety and good health within Alaskan communities. The adult track was presented by Daniel Tomasula, Ph.D., TEP, MFA, and the youth track was presented by Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC.

Hudspeth, T., and Bales, S. (2011) "Transitioning into the community" 6th Annual conference on serving offenders with cognitive impairments. Summary report. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
The annual two-day conference addressed barriers to comprehensive service in order to reduce recidivism, build capacity and confidence among providers, and promote safety and good health within Alaskan communities. The youth track was presented by Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC, and the adult track was presented by Dr. Laurie Guidry.

Hudspeth, T., and Bales, S. (2010). "Transitioning into the community" 5th Annual conference on serving offenders with cognitive impairments. Summary report. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
The annual two-day conference addressed barriers to comprehensive service in order to reduce recidivism, build capacity and confidence among providers, and promote safety and good health within Alaskan communities. Presentations were given by Patricia Zapf, PhD, and James Haven, TEP, MFA.

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Health & Wellness

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Self-Determination

Lamar, R., & Taylor, R. (2010). Transition and parent support. Anchorage, AK: Stone Soup Group, Inc.
This literature review was prepared for Alaska's federally designated Parent Training and Information Center. It reviews information about national and Alaskan post-school outcomes, and the needs for support strategies to assist parents of youth with disabilities transitioning from high school to adult life. There is a focus on self-determination and on culture.

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Self-Employment

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Violence Prevention

Smith, C., Ward, K., and Bales, S. (2010). Disability Justice Initiative: Surveys of disability services agencies and victim service agencies, 2008. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
A project funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority designed to assess aspects related to the services available to Trust beneficiaries who are victims of violent crime. The survey results presented in this report show that trainings can help improve the services provided to victims who have disabilities.
 

Workforce Development

Smith, C., Bales, S., and Ward, K. (2012). Employment Barriers Survey for Adults with Physical Disabilities. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
CHD conducted this survey for the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education (GCDSE) to gather information from people receiving services through the Adults with Physical Disabilities Waiver program with the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services. The goal of the survey was to learn about experiences with employment, barriers to employment, and the supports needed to become and stay employed.

Bales, S., Smith, C., Ward, K., and Miller, V. (2011). Benefits planning and experience survey. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Center for Human Development.
A survey distributed to vocational and non-vocational providers. The goal was to gain insight about providers' experience with Social Security work incentives in order to develop a foundation for training materials related to work incentives.

Lamar, R. (2011). Aging and disability resource center provider survey: Options counseling. Anchorage, AK: State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Senior & Disabilities Services.
Report examines the capacity of Alaska's Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) system to provide options counseling. Its purpose was to get an indication of relevant knowledge and skills providers tended to bring with them as they were hired, how much this capacity grew while working with the ADRC, how providers learned skills, and where there were systemic gaps that could be addressed by training.

Sandberg, K., Bales, S., Smith, C., Tallman, B., and Ward, K. (2010). Senior Provider Training Needs Survey. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
This survey targeted administrators, supervisors, directors, and human resource staff of agencies who serve seniors. The goal of the survey was to collect information pertaining to the training needs of direct care workers serving seniors.

Ward, K., Smith, C., Bales, S., Sandberg, K. (2009). Survey of Direct Service Workers in Alaska. Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.
A survey of direct service workers (DSWs) in Alaska for the Workforce Development Initiative Recruitment and Retention Committee sponsored by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The goal of the survey was to develop a profile of job satisfaction and the influence of employment benefits on job recruitment and retention.

 
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