Action Magazine Highlights Work of Center for Evidence-Based Practices

Action Magazine  focuses on the work of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and community partners of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The Mandel School is consistently ranked among the top schools of social work in the United States. Our Center is a partnership between the Mandel School and Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Action Magazine is published by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Our Center is featured periodically in Action Magazine. See highlights below.

Spring 2015 / Summer 2015

Page 4 / Co-Director Lenore A. Kola, PhD, associate professor emerita of the Mandel School, is featured in "Faculty News."

Dr. Kola received the 2014 EBP Champion Award for her unwavering commitment to implementing evidence-based practices and improving access to quality care in local communities. For 45 years, Dr. Kola has acquired and administered more than $16 million in grants from federal, state, and county agencies and charitable foundations to educate and train countless numbers of social work students and licensed professionals about clinical innovations for mental health and addiction services.

Page 9 / Our Supported Employment Coordinating Center of Excellence initiative is featured in "Research News."

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is expanding its commitment to employment for people with severe mental illness and is turning to the Center for Evidence-Based Practices to help make this happen. OhioMHAS has received a five-year Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grant from SAMHSA as part of a national initiative to increase use of this evidence-based practice.

Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 

Page 4 /  Debra Hrouda, PhD ('14), MSSA ('94), is featured in the story "Doctoral Students Recognized with Multiple Awards."

Hrouda received the Arol Shack Dissertation Award, which is given to an outstanding social welfare doctoral student. Dr. Hrouda's dissertation was "Factors Associated with Readiness for Treatment in a Sample of Substance-Dependent, Trauma-Exposed Incarcerated Women."

Page 8 / Our Center is featured in a profile of the The Mandel School's four research and technical-assistance centers.

Each center facilitates collaboration between renowned faculty and valued community partners, including human service agencies, service delivery systems, and policy makers. Many initiatives are multidisciplinary and multi-institutional partnerships that address society's deepest social problems

Page 26-27 / Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, and Ric Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC, are featured in this issue's cover story, "Battling a Heroin Epidemic: Faculty, Students and Alumni are on the Front Lines to Address an Unprecedented Crisis."

Delos Reyes and Kruszynski discuss their consultation and training about heroin and opioid addiction with community-based mental health agencies.