Mental Health Screening Validation Study 2009-2010

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Mental Health Screening Validation Study 2009-2010

Appropriation Level: $374,724

A research study is being conducted to validate a mental health screening tool for use in social services districts to help determine what clients might benefit from professional evaluations and mental health treatment to promote employability or application for federal disability benefits. The current capacity of screening for mental health barriers varies considerably among districts. Districts have requested a tool to help them efficiently assess an individual’s mental health barriers. In consultation with OMH, CEES determined that the best approach before recommending any state-wide model for mental health screening is to validate the Modified MiniScreen (MMS) that has been successful used with a similar population. The purpose of the validation study is to determine the extent the tool accurately screens recipients for mental health conditions with the goal of positively screening those who truly require mental health services and screening out those who do not. To determine the validity of the MMS, results of completed screens will be compared to those of a follow-up Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnosis (SCID.) The study is being conducted by the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI), the developers of the MMS, supervised and directed through a contract with the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene (RFMH).

A contract amendment adds $24,784 in additional funding and extends the contract term through 5/31/13.

Program Funding Detail
Program Funding State Fiscal Year Cycle
Mental Health Screening $87,485 SFY 2006-07 6/1/10 — 5/31/12
Validation Study $89,834 SFY 2007-08 6/1/10 — 5/31/12
Validation Study $172,621 SFY 2008-09 6/1/10 — 5/31/12
Validation Study $24,784 SFY 2009-10 6/1/10 — 5/31/13
Total $374,724    

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