Annual Reports

 


Center for START Services Annual Report 2020

Center for START Services 2020 Annual Report

Director's Foreword

The Center for START Services 2020 Annual Report highlights achievements which would not be possible without our network partners. During this very challenging time, it has been an honor and privilege to be part of this important effort. Implementation of the START model continued to expand across the country and we welcomed teams in California, Tennessee, and Maryland with more teams on-line for development soon. Research and evaluation of the mental health aspects of intellectual and developmental disabilities and the START model influenced our practices, and the field at large, including several peer-reviewed publications. The National Research Consortium supported important new research initiatives to promote the well-being of people with IDD and mental health service needs. PCORI funding and our partnerships with the University of Florida and Georgetown allowed us to learn more about the experiences of families during the COVID crisis, and to improve our practices moving forward.

Professional development courses have expanded with our new series described later in this report. We continue in our partnership with Georgetown’s National Center for Cultural Competence to be an inclusive community of practice. We began 2020 with Dan Tomasulo’s reminder that hope is a verb, and because of the efforts of so many, the hope continues. We wish for health and happiness for all in the coming year.

Joan B. Beasley, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Director, Center for START Services
Institute on Disability/UCED
University of New Hampshire

 


Center for START Services Annual Report FY2019

Center for START Services Fiscal Year 2019 ReportDirector's Foreword

2019 was another year of expansion in START program development, research, publication and training across the country. In addition, more than 10,000 children and adults with IDD-MH have received services and supports through the START Network, and 280 START coordinators have been certified. We are delighted that California START has begun, and work to develop Maryland START has begun, and are looking forward to what lays ahead.

We continue to learn from evaluation of START services and supports provided, as well as the ever expanding network dedicated to improving the lives of people with IDD who receive mental health services and their families through our collaborative forums and practice groups. We have begun the development of the Prescribers guide funded through a WITH grant with the help of the MD practice group hosted by Dartmouth Medical School.

We have seen the growing influence of rigorous clinical practices combined and positive psychology on us all. We want to thank you all for being a part of this journey, especially the people with lived experiences and their families who have enhanced our capacity in the words of Maya Angelou to “know better and when we know better, to do better”.

Joan B. Beasley, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Director, Center for START Services
Institute on Disability/UCED
University of New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 


Center for START Services Annual Report FY2018

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Director's Foreword

2018 marks the first Center for START Services Annual Report. As you will see, the impact of the START Network partnership is growing and fidelity to the model allows for expedited positive outcomes. We want to thank all of you, and look forward to our continued efforts toward best practices in MHIDD. We at START are committed to culturally competent, strength based, positive practices in the context of rigorous standards of diagnosis and assessment. At CSS our efforts are greatly impacted by the voice of service users and families. We cannot accomplish our mission without their input, and no program is planned without it.

Our community of practice and evaluation efforts are the basis on which we can ensure continuous quality improvement and we thank you all for your participation in this effort.

Joan B. Beasley, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Director, Center for START Services
Institute on Disability/UCED
University of New Hampshire