Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

367  Texas State University  (19845)

Principal Investigator: Dr Mary Jo Biggs

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 479,035

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/30/12 <> 9/29/15

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Office of the Assoc VP for Res

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Center for Children & Families

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: PROJECT STAND UP FOR VETERANS

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: U.S. Department of Health & Human Serv Health Resources and Services Admin

CFDA: 93.000

Program Title: none


The purpose of the program is to strengthen the clinical field competencies of graduate students in accredited master’s degree program of social workers Competitive stipends support MSW clinical students who are committed to meeting the behavioral and mental health needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families, particularly in Medically Underserved Communities and rural areas of Texas.  Project Stand Up for Veterans prepares trainees to work with the high need military community who face the challenges caused by multiple extended deployments and combat-related stresses.  Students in this project are carefully selected and mentored.  Curriculum is enhanced and developed to include research projects and activities with a strong focus on military populations and trauma. Students have access to a large number of clinical training sites that serve military populations, and are involved with the Texas State Veteran’s Initiative on campus preparing them for clinical training sites.  Various projects engage trainees in research, case management, program development, and community outreach and the university and community levels.  Successfully training and graduating trainees who are well prepared to work with the high need military population is an indicator of success. Throughout the project development and implementation, ongoing data collection for both formative and summative evaluation of the educational model is collected for multiple measurements in a mixed research methodology to ensure comprehensiveness. Quantitative measurement spans seven measurements. Qualitative data consist of focus groups and observation of stakeholder collaboration. The primary purpose of the analysis is for feedback on program development and service delivery from students in the program, advisory and community boards, stakeholders (MUCs), and faculty for improvements and enhancements of Project Stand Up for Veterans. The results have been reported at various conferences and universities as best practices and as a model for implementation. Project Stand Up for Veterans students have participated in results dissemination by their active involvement in student panels at conferences. Results are also presented in various public reports as required by HRSA guidelines. Students of the project are required to submit their research for professional publication. Faculty will submit best practices and model guidelines to professional publications. Project faculty have been asked by HRSA to present the educational model to other MBHTE recipients via a conference call presentation, as other recipients have not reported the same successes this early in the project. Faculty will facilitate a question and answer session to assist other universities and programs to implement a successful model based on the successes of Project Stand Up for Veterans.

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