Previous Projects

2/14/17
This pilot study would adapt the YCS for use with children ages 9 to 14, and test the validity and reliability of thisnewly adapted assessment tool. TheYCS is a measure of connectedness of youth to caring adults, originally developed for older youth ages 15 to 21 who were in out-of-home placement. This assessment tool would fill a gap in the field, to help guide practice and evaluation of efforts to build supportive networks for children as young as 9 who are in out-of-home placement.
6/25/14
To evaluate the Science Focus of the Math-Science Partnership grant by administering knowledge tests to teacher participants, conducting classroom visits and measuring attitudes and beliefs related to science instruction to create tabular and narrative reports that fit the guidelines of state and federal granting agencies.
6/25/14
Evaluation of the Buffalo Public Schools 2007 Extended School Day Summer School Program to determine the educational outcomes for students who participated in the program.
9/28/18
The goal of the Buffalo-Rochester PPP (B-R PPP) is to build and sustain a comprehensive program in gerontological social work education that will bring together students, practitioners, and educators in preparing social workers for the comprehensive care of older adults and their families in the western regions of New York State.
9/16/19
The Caregiver Peer Mentoring project is a community based participatory research (CBPR) study to develop and implement specialized training for caregiver peer mentors.
2/14/17
This grant provides custom in-service training for Erie County Department of Social Services staff.
9/26/18
Assist in the development, implementation and data collection of Gateway-Longview's Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
6/25/14
This project is aimed at funding research assistants to develop research proposals that focus on the individuals with developmental disabilities and their focus area and submitting such proposals for funding.
9/25/18
Administered through the School’s Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides customized in-service training to designated Social Services staff based upon identified training need areas such as chemical dependency, special needs, mental health, supervision and administration.
9/27/18
Administered through the School's Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides customized in-service training to designated Social Services staff based upon identified training need areas such as chemical dependency, special needs, mental health, supervision and administration.
9/25/18
Administered through the UB School of Social Work's Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides funding to 8 designated Social Services staff for tuition and books for their MSW degree.
6/12/19
Administered through the UB School of Social Work's Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides funding to 8 designated Social Services staff for tuition and books for their MSW degree.
9/25/18
Administered through the School’s Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides funding to 14 designated social services staff for tuition and books for their MSW degree. In addition, funding is provided for 15 social services staff to participate in the noncredit Certificate Program in Trauma Counseling to enable them to obtain specialized knowledge and skills in working with clients who have experienced trauma.
9/25/18
Administered through the UB School of Social Work's Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides funding to 14 designated social services staff for tuition and books for their MSW degree. In addition, funding is provided for 10 social services staff to participate in the noncredit Certificate Program in Trauma Counseling.
3/2/15
Administered through the UB School of Social Work's Office of Continuing Education, this grant provides funding to 14 designated Social Services staff for tuition and books for their MSW degree. In addition, funding is provided for 10 social services staff to participate in the noncredit Certificate Program in Trauma Counseling.
6/25/14
The purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Family Treatment Court on reunification of parent with child/children and on reduced risk of relapse for substance use disorders.
6/25/14
The aim of this project is to integrate evaluation procedures into the daily practice of services and to assist in data analysis to enable the service providers to investigate the effectiveness of their services at least twice a year.
6/25/14
This evaluation strategy for EPIC’s interventions is aimed at enhancing the well being of families and the education potential for their children.
6/25/14
This project is designed to test the effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) with children of alcohol dependent parents and to conduct etiological theory testing for children of alcohol dependent parents.
6/12/19
The study aims to evaluate the impact of a pilot program at Hillside Family of Agencies called Family-Driven Planning. This program was developed to strengthen the supportive connections for youth with developmental disabilities. This mixed-methods evaluation will examine whether Family Driven Planning increases the quantity and quality of supportive adults and increases the overall life satisfaction of young adults in the program. This evaluation will also include a cost analysis of the Family Driven Planning model.   
6/25/14
The goal of this Research Institute on Addictions awarded study is to develop a training program for therapists using a combination of laptop computers an interactive database, and distance learning in a state-of-the-science, innovative model of technology transfer and knowledge exchange. A clinical trial will unfold in a series of four phases that allow for ongoing development and refinement of the training materials with 90 volunteer clinicians.
10/4/18
Complete a data analysis evaluation on the anti bullying project and the NCH Counseling project.
6/25/14
The overall purpose of this pilot is to study the stability of an agency's culture and climate over a  one year period just prior to implementing new evidence-based practices and research technologies using Glisson's Organizational Social Context Measurement as a repeated measure.
9/21/18
In 2003, the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) and the New York State Dean’s Consortium of Schools of Social Work formed a partnership to address plans for the integration of evidence-based practices (EBP) into the graduate level social work curriculum. The University at Buffalo School of Social Work was designated under this grant to develop and implement an EBP Seminar Course, colloquia and prototype “recovery-based” field placements at schools of social work in New York State.
9/21/18
In 2003 New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) and the New York State Dean’s Consortium of Schools of Social Work formed a partnership to address plans for the integration of evidence-based practices (EBP) into the graduate level social work curriculum. The University at Buffalo School of Social Work was designated under this grant to develop and implement an EBP Seminar Course, colloquia and prototype “recovery-based” field placements at Schools of Social Work in New York State.
9/21/18
In 2003, the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) and the New York State Dean’s Consortium of Schools of Social Work formed a partnership to address plans for the integration of evidence-based practices (EBP) into the graduate level social work curriculum. The University at Buffalo School of Social Work was designated under this grant to develop and implement an EBP Seminar Course, colloquia and prototype “recovery-based” field placements at schools of social work in New York State.
9/21/18
In 2003, the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) and the New York State Dean’s Consortium of Schools of Social Work formed a partnership to address plans for the integration of evidence-based practices (EBP) into the graduate level social work curriculum. The University at Buffalo School of Social Work was designated under this grant to develop and implement an EBP Seminar Course, colloquia and prototype “recovery-based” field placements at schools of social work in New York State.
6/12/19
In 2003, the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) and the New York State Dean’s Consortium of Schools of Social Work formed a partnership to address plans for the integration of evidence-based practices (EBP) into the graduate level social work curriculum. The University at Buffalo School of Social Work was designated under this grant to develop and implement an EBP Seminar Course, colloquia and prototype “recovery-based” field placements at schools of social work in New York State.
6/25/14
This project builds on the knowledge drawn from organizational research on internal structures (e.g., culture and climate) that can impede or enhance evidenced-based practice (EBP) implementation within community-based mental health organizations.
3/13/19
This project is a demographic analysis of Safety Net Assistance program clients. Once the analysis is complete, the project team will research state and national best practices which can be replicated in Erie County to help assist this population gain employment and reduce (or eliminate) their need for public assistance. The analysis will help inform future program design.
6/25/14
This program was designed to assist local educational agencies and nonprofit, community-based organizations to initiate, expand or improve mentoring programs for children with the greatest need, particularly those living in rural areas, high-crime areas or troubled home environments or experiencing educational failure.
6/25/14
This study is identifying the service needs, barriers to services and the predictors of service use among transgender people from the perspectives of both transgender consumers and service providers.
6/12/19
The goal of this project is to synthesize current literature, statistics, and services across eight counties of Western NY regarding trauma experience in the community of women and children. Data will be analyzed and compiled in order to foster development of a request for proposals (rfp) to foster research and programs to address trauma for women and children in western NY. A final report will include a comprehensive list of services and programs directed at helping women and children recover from the effects of trauma in Western NY.
8/7/19
This study seeks to develop and pilot test an appropriate, sensitive and noninvasive protocol for inviting newly admitted hospice patients and their family caregivers to participate in research and to conduct a series of interviews about the factors that influenced their decision to enter hospice care.
9/26/18
Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc. is interested in enhancing its community-based programming for individuals residing in Visions Place by introducing a new team-based approach to strengthen the rehabilitation and support needs of the residents as they prepare for and transition to semi-independent or independent living. This project will implement the pre-program evaluation to establish baseline client data and program design information of Visions Place residents.
6/25/14
The Sexual Life History Calendar Project is an attempt to contribute to both our substantive knowledge regarding adolescent sexual experiences, particularly its contextualized causes, consequences and meanings, as well as our methods for exploring such matter in the first place.
6/25/14
This study is an exploratory analysis of Hopevale Incorporated’s Parents and Child Trauma Program’s (PACT) use of the Risking Connections Trauma Framework to serve adolescents with developmental disabilities who have experienced trauma. It is a collaborative effort between Hopevale Incorporated, Heritage Centers Incorporated and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.
8/7/19
This supplement allows an opportunity to begin specializing in addictions research on a 50 percent effort and to relate new knowledge and skills to other research interests. The supplement activities include a series of relevant research seminars, including foundations of interdisciplinary research, grant writing, ethics and professional and career development.