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Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Kaye, Ph.D. 737 W. Lombard, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201 Office 410.706.5744, Mobile 443.938.0365 August 1, 2011 Bio Sarah Kaye, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Innovations Institute in the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Since 1998, Dr. Kaye has been leveraging research and data to improve policies, programs, and practices to improve outcomes for children and families. She has worked with five state child-family serving systems and 15 community-based organizations to design and execute implementation and intervention research via process and outcome evaluations. Since 2008, Dr. Kaye has developed training workshops and delivered technical assistance on applying implementation science to systems change efforts. Her research agenda is focused on the effectiveness of technical assistance services, including participatory evaluation activities, in building the capacity of state and local agencies to implement evidence-based and promising practices. Education 2001

B.A. Health and Human Services, Summa cum Laude State University of New York at Buffalo CONCENTRATION: Community mental health

2003

M.A. Sociology Lehigh University Thesis: “Identifying service gaps in residential treatment: A case study of one private child welfare agency” advised by Roy Herrenkohl, Ph.D.

2006

Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

2007

Ph.D. in Family Studies University of Maryland, School of Public Health Thesis: “Internalizing and externalizing behaviors of adolescents in kinship and foster care: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (NSCAW)” advised by Sandra Hofferth, Ph.D.

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Academic Appointments 2007-2010

Research Assistant Professor University of Maryland, School of Social Work

2011-

Assistant Professor University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Other Employment 1998-2003

Research Assistant/Legislative Aide Gateway-Longview, Inc. (private nonprofit child welfare agency)

1999.2001

Volunteer Victim Advocate, Crisis Services, Inc. (private nonprofit mental health service agency)

2003-2007

Graduate Research Assistant University of Maryland Department of Family Studies

2004

Research to Practice Intern Child Welfare League of America

2005

Child Welfare Research Intern The Urban Institute

2006

Research Consultant Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health

2005-2007

Grants Program Coordinator Strengthening Rural Maryland Families Grants Program

2008-2010

Director of Research & Evaluation Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center

Professional Society Memberships 2003-2007

National Council on Family Relations

2003-2007

University of Maryland Council on Family Relations Social Action Chair (03-04), Vice President (04-05), President (05-06)

2006-

Society for Social Work and Research

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Honors and Awards 2004

Outstanding Student/New Professional Award National Council on Family Relations, Family Policy Section

2005

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award National Council on Family Relations, Association of Councils

2005

Jewell E. Taylor National Fellowship (Most Promising Graduate Student) American Association on Family and Consumer Sciences

Local and National Service 2004

Reviewer, USDHHS, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau

2005

Reviewer, USDHHS, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services

2005, 2006

Reviewer, Rural Maryland Council, Strengthening Rural Maryland Families Direct Services Grants Program

2007

Maryland Child and Family Services Review: Stakeholder Interviewer, Frederick County DSS; Case Reviewer, Carroll County & Baltimore City DSS

2007-2008

Co-Chair, Maryland Department of Human Resources, Quality Assurance Committee

2008

Chair, Quality Assurance Workgroup, MD-DHR Statewide Assessment

2008-2010

Implementation Center Evaluators Workgroup, Chair (08-09), Member (09-10)

2011

Review Panel Chair, USDHHS, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau

Institutional Service 2007-2010

Member, Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children Planning Committee

2007.2008

Member, Research to Practice Conference Planning Committee

2011-

Member, Innovations Institute Management Team

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Teaching Service and Training Fall 2002

SSP 101 Introduction to Sociology and Social Psychology. Lehigh University. Teaching Assistant.

Spring 2003

SSP 101 Introduction to Sociology and Social Psychology. Lehigh University. Teaching Assistant.

Fall 2007

SOWK 670 Social Work Research. University of Maryland School of Social Work. Guest lecturer: state and national policy analysis.

June 2011

Implementation Science for the Non-Scientist. Maryland Systems of Care Training Institute. Workshop presenter.

August 2011 Fidelity 101: Developing, validating and utilizing fidelity measures in child welfare. National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit. Workshop presenter. Current Grants Principal Investigator 2011-2015

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA): Evaluation of Maryland care management entity’s implementation of national wraparound services for youth with severe behavioral health needs using a Quality Improvement and Learning Collaborative implementation strategy. Funded by USDHHS, CMS, HHS-2010CMS-CHIPRA-0002. Salary support: 40%.

2011-2015

Evaluation of Rural Cares System of Care for services to youth with severe mental health needs on Maryland’s eastern shore. Funded by USDHHS, SAMHSA, SM059052. Salary support: 25%.

2011-2014

Evaluation of Maryland Cares System of Care for services to youth with severe mental health needs in Baltimore City. Funded by USDHHS, SAMHSA, SM058522. Salary support: 25%

Completed Grants Co-Principal Investigator 2007-2009

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Evaluation of Alabama’s Comprehensive Assessment Process. Mixed method evaluation of demonstration project under contract with the Alabama Department of Human Resources and ACTION for Child Protection. Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2007-ACF-ACYF-CA-0023. $746,205. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 40%

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2007-2009

Evaluating the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Child Welfare Services in Maryland. Evaluation of child welfare performance and quality assurance processes under contract with the Maryland Department of Human Resources. $622,766. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 40%.

2008-2010

Technical Assistance to Support Implementation of Systemic Change in Child Welfare: Evaluation of the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center (ACCWIC). Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CO0058. $479,190. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 10%

2009-2010

Developing and Implementing a Technical Assistance Program in North Carolina Division of Social Services. ACCWIC Implementation project evaluation. Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CO-0058. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 15%

2009-2010

An Organizational/Systems Approach to Strengthening In-Home Services in Tennessee. ACCWIC Implementation project evaluation. Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CO-0058. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 20%

2009-2010

Enhancing Youth Engagement in Maryland Child Welfare Policy and Practice. ACCWIC Implementation project evaluation. Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CO-0058. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 10%

2009-2010

Assessing and Enhancing Organizational Health and Climate in Mississippi Child Welfare. ACCWIC Implementation project evaluation. Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CO-0058. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 20%

2009-2010

Evaluating Statewide Implementation of the Safety Assessment and Management (SAMS) Model in West Virginia. ACCWIC Implementation project evaluation. Funded by USDHHS, Children’s Bureau, HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CO0058. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D. Salary support: 20%

Research Director 2005-2006

Transition to Fatherhood Research Project. Mixed method study of father involvement funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, project number 5-R03-HD- 42074-2. PI: Kevin Roy, PhD.

2005-2007

Strengthening Rural Maryland Families. Coordinated competitive grants review process and provided consultation and technical assistance to build grantee

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capacity in program planning and evaluation. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, PI: Bonnie Braun, Ph.D. Investigator 2003

Graduate Research Practicum. Assessed the psychometric properties of a new outcomes measurement tool with data collected from children in foster and residential care at Kidspeace, Inc. PI: Roy Herrenkohl, Ph.D.

2004

Engaging Unheard Voices in Public Policy. Qualitative study exploring the challenges and supports influence engagement of rural, low-income citizens in public policy, with funding from the Kettering Foundation. PI: Bonnie Braun, Ph.D.

2005

Child Welfare Agencies Efforts to Identify, Locate and Involve Nonresident Fathers. Managed analyzed quantitative database of interviews with child welfare workers with the Urban Institute under contract of USDHHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, contract number HHS-10001-0014. PI: Rob Geen, M.S.W. and Karin Malm, M.S.

2006

Listening and Learning from Families and Transition-age Youth. Qualitative study conducted as a volunteer for the Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health. PI: Jane Walker, MSW.

2007

Evaluation of the SAFE Home Study. Mixed method evaluation of the SAFE home study method in six states under contract with the Consortium of Children. Funded by USDHHS Children’s Bureau, CFDA#93.652. PI: Richard Barth, Ph.D.

2007

Achieving Safety and Well-being for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. Technical assistance on outcomes measurement and placement and reunification decision making, under contract with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. PI: Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D.

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Publications Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Kaye, S. & Osteen, P.J. (2011). Developing and validating measures for child welfare agencies to self-monitor fidelity to a child safety intervention. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.06.020 Kaye, S., Shaw, T.V., DePanfilis, D., & Rice, K. (under review). Estimating staffing needs for inhome child welfare services with a weighted caseload formula. Child Welfare. Technical Reports 1. Kaye, S. & DePanfilis, D. (2007). Maryland Child and Family Service Review progress report. Report to the USDHHS Children’s Bureau. Kaye, S. & DePanfilis, D. (2007). Maryland Child and Family Service Review baseline data and proposal for improved child welfare monitoring. Report to the USDHHS Children’s Bureau. Kaye, S., Braun, B., Anderson, E. (2005). Under what conditions can, and will, limited resource citizens engage in the deliberative public policy process? Final report to the Kettering Foundation. Kaye, S., Ovwigho, P., Shaw, T.V., & DePanfilis, D. (2007). Child welfare accountability: Annual report on Maryland child welfare performance indicators . Annual report to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Kaye, S., DePanfilis, D. (2007). Child welfare accountability: Evaluating quality assurance processes in Maryland. Annual report to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Kaye, S. (2008). Final Report on the Baltimore City Department of Social Services Maryland Child and Family Services Review. Report written for the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Kaye, S., White, S., & DePanfilis, D. (2008). Findings from the 2007 Local Supervisory Review. Annual report to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Shaw, T., Kaye, S., & DePanfilis, D. (2008). Maryland Child Welfare Performance Indicators. 2nd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S., DePanfilis, D., & Shaw, T. (2008). Quality Assurance Processes in Maryland Child Welfare. 2nd Annual Child Welfare Accountability Report. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Closson, S., & Kaye, S. (2009). Findings from the 2008 Local Supervisory Review. Annual report to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H.

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Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. & Morales, J. (2009). Framework for evaluating systems change in Implementation Projects. Report to USDHHS Children’s Bureau. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. (2009). Assessing the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) Measures of Implementation Components for evaluating implementation projects. Report to Implementation Center Evaluators Workgroup. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. (2009). Exploring the use of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) in evaluating implementation projects. Report to Implementation Center Evaluators Workgroup. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S., Fisher, C., Williams, C., & Fry, L. (2009). SAMS communication and implementation planning with pilot districts. Report to West Virginia SAMS Implementation Committee. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Ahn, H., Shaw, T., Kaye, S., & DePanfilis, D. (2009). Statewide Report of the Maryland Child and Family Services Review. Final report to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Gregory, G., & Kaye, S. (2009). “The experience of being a foster parent is invaluable to children” Annual report of the Maryland Foster Parent Survey . Annual report to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Baltimore, MD: Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Steward, R., Hrapczynski, K., & Kaye, S. (2010). Results of the case record review: Assessment, planning and service delivery in In-Home Services. Report to Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. (2010). Practitioner perspectives on change: Readiness for implementing the Reaching for Excellence and Accountability in Practice (REAP) model. Report to North Carolina Division of Social Services. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. (2010). Practitioner perspectives on change: Findings from focus groups with North Carolina Technical Assistance teams. Report to North Carolina Division of Social Services. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. & Steward, R. (2010). Results of Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment. Reports to 15 geographic regions in the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

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Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Proffered Communications 1.

Kaye, S. & Braun, B. (2004). Engaging unheard voices through participatory action research. Presentation at Crossroads in Community Research conference.

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Roy, K. & Kaye, S. (2005). Transitory fatherhood: Longitudinal patterns of involvement for men with children in multiple families. Poster presentation, Society for the Study of Human Development.

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Kaye, S. & Kuvalanka, K. (2005). Evaluating the impact of anti-gay adoption laws on children in the foster care system. Poster presentation, Congressional Briefing: Linking Family Research to Family Policy, National Council on Family Relations and American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Washington, DC.

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Kaye, S. & Fitzgerald, M. (2005). Substance abuse treatment and child welfare: Systemic change is needed. Family Focus, National Council on Family Relations.

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Kaye, S. (2005). Father involvement. Children’s Voice, 14(1), 20-21.

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Kaye, S. & Hofferth, S. (2005). Analyzing the foster care population to inform child welfare policy design. Panel presentation, Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management annual conference, Washington, DC.

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Geddes, A. & Kaye, S. (2006). “It’s scary out there”: The voices of families and youth with mental health needs on transitioning to adulthood. Paper presentation, Transition Age Youth Conference, Maryland State Department of Education, Columbia, Maryland.

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Roy, K., Kaye, S., & Fitzgerald, M. (2006). Multi-partner parenting as a process: Low-income fathers’ perspectives on transitions across family systems. Paper presentation, National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Kaye, S. & Grutzmacher, S. (2006) Discipline socialization among National Council on Family Relations student affiliates. Poster presentation, National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

10. DePanfilis, D., Kaye, S., Mols, C., Coppage, S., & Shaw, T. (2008). Calculating caseload and staffing needs: In-home services redesign in Maryland. American Humane Time and Effort: Perspectives on Workload Roundtable , Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 3-5, 2008. 11.

DePanfilis, D., Mols, C., Kaye, S., Shaw, T., & Ayers, D. (2008). Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of child welfare services through state, stakeholder, and university collaboration. Child Welfare Leadership in Action, Conference

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sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. Washington, DC, October 20-21, 2008. 12. Kaye, S. & Lee, B. (2008, April). Measuring, documenting and assessing well-being. Presentation at Place Matters in Maryland conference hosted by Maryland Department of Human Resources. 13. Kaye, S. & White, C. (2008, April). Placement matters: Promoting placement stability. Presentation at Place Matters in Maryland conference hosted by Maryland Department of Human Resources. 14. Kaye, S., Shaw, T.V., & Ayer, D. (2008, April). Using data for program improvement: Quality Assurance technical assistance. Presentation regional meetings of Maryland Department of Social Services. 15. Kaye, S. (2009). Internalizing and externalizing behaviors of kinship and foster care. Paper presentation. Social for Social Work Research annual conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 16-18, 2009. 16. Kaye, S., & Fisher, C. (2009, September). Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center: Approach and early accomplishments . Retrieved from www.accwic.org . 17. Kaye, S. (2009, March). Using evaluation to inform systems change in child welfare. Presentation at the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Regional Forum, Atlanta, Georgia. 18. Kaye, S. (2010, September). Safety Assessment Management System (SAMS) fidelity: Findings from year one. Report to West Virginia Bureau of Children’s Services. Baltimore, MD: Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Kaye, S. (2010, July). Framework for individual and organizational change management. Presentation to North Carolina Division of Social Services. Raleigh, North Carolina. Kaye, S. & Fisher, C. (2010, June). Technical assistance to support implementation of systems change. Presentation at the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Regional Forum, Annapolis, Maryland. Kaye, S. (2010, May). Safety Assessment and Management System (SAMS) fidelity workshop . Presentation to Bureau of Children and Families statewide management meeting. Fairmont, West Virginia. Kaye, S. & Potter, (2010, March). Evaluation collaboration: Lessons from the Implementation Center Evaluators. Presentation at the National Resource Center Evaluator’s Meeting. Kaye, S. (2011). Integrated implementation evaluation: Providing relevant data in real time. Presentation at the Global Implementation Conference. Washington, DC. Kaye, S. & Holder, W.T. (2011). Fidelity 101: Developing, validating and

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