Antioch University New England Researchers Receive $225K NAMI Contract

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Antioch University New England faculty members Dr. George Tremblay and Dr. Jim Fauth to evaluate a new statewide suicide prevention program in New Hampshire. The ANE team will provide the evaluation services for three years. Dr. Tremblay and Dr. Fauth are faculty members in Antioch University New England's Department of Clinical Psychology.

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Two Antioch University New England (ANE) faculty members, Dr. George Tremblay and Dr. Jim Fauth, will provide evaluation services for a new statewide suicide prevention program thanks to a $225K New Hampshire Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) contract. Funding begins for the project January 1, 2010.

NAMI received $1.5 million from the Garrett Lee Smith/Youth Suicide Prevention Program of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) to implement the program.

Tremblay and Fauth, of Antioch New England’s Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP), and their team will provide the evaluation services for three years. They will gather evaluation data from interviews, surveys, tracking systems, and other records maintained by the program. Their evaluation will address the process, outcomes, and impact of the statewide prevention program, as well as contribute to the national cross-site evaluation. The resulting data is intended to lead program improvements over time. The research team includes several Antioch New England students. Dr. Martha Dunn, adjunct faculty member and graduate of Antioch New England’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, has been hired as project manager.

About Antioch University New England and its Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP).

This is ANE's forty-fifth year as an institution of higher education. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, ANE offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based graduate and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Programs in education, environmental studies, management, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability.

ANE’s Department of Clinical Psychology established the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP) to address emerging educational aspects of doctoral training in clinical psychology that are not regularly included within the usual professional psychology curriculum. CROPP strives to provide a high-quality and unique training experience to ANE doctoral students through active involvement in practice based participatory research collaborations with agencies and caregivers throughout the region. Doctoral students are involved in all CROPP projects, thereby developing a rare skill set that is highly attractive to internship and employers alike. For more information about Antioch University New England and CROPP visit our web site at: http://www.antiochne.edu.

About the National Alliance for Mental Health

NAMI is a grassroots mental health advocacy organization. NAMI's support and public education efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to people in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority. To learn more about NAMI visit: http://www.nami.org/

About Antioch University

Antioch University is a five-campus university located in four states. Each campus has its own distinct academic programs, community life, and regional or national identity. Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. For more information visit: http://www.antioch.edu.

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