Rising Strong Evaluation
The Rising Strong Regional Partnership: Family-Centered Treatment with Housing Program (Rising Strong) aims to change outcomes for families at risk of child removal due to parental alcohol and substance use and housing instability. Rising Strong is an alternative program to the removal of children from their parent’s care, offering evidence-based treatment services, along with housing and wraparound services, intended to directly address the complex and interdependent needs of each family. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine if the Rising Strong program is associated with increased child well-being, parent recovery, family stability, permanency, and child safety.
Our multidisciplinary team led by Dr. McDonell, along with faculty from the College of Nursing, comprise the evaluation team for Rising Strong.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM:
Michael McDonell, Ph.D.
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Ph.D.
Ekaterina Burduli, Ph.D.
Liat Kriegel Ph.D., MSW
Abram Lyons, MSW
Elizabeth Smith, B.A.
Catholic Charities of Spokane, WA
Nadine Van Stone, M.S., VP of Crisis Response and Shelters
Dawn Kinder, MSW, Director of Rising Strong and Chief Healthcare Integration Officer
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families