Monday, November 17, 2008

Dropout as a Civil Rights Issue on 12/10/08

Red Cross Disaster Mental Health

Greetings all,

This is a great time to contact your local Red Cross office if you reside in the SCA area to see if your Red Cross Chapter needs assistance with their response to the fires. If you are not a Red Cross volunteer just yet, you can go to and type in your zip code in the box at the top.

If you are licensed, you can inquire about becoming a DMH (Disaster Mental Health) volunteer, but must take the one day course prior to participating in this capacity. SCA Chapters may need assistance from social workers with the hotlines or other areas of service. If not, this is a great opportunity to sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer so you can be processed and ready to assist at future disasters.

All the Best,
Your NASWCA/ARC Co-chairs, Vicky Powell, LCSW, MPA and Joni Diamond, LCSW and

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Counseling4Kids Position

Job Announcement: Research Associate, Part Time

Hours: 15-20 hours per week, flexible schedule
Pay Range: $15-20 per hour

The Research Associate is responsible for overseeing the tracking, distribution, and scoring of psychological assessment measures for child clients. The Research Associate will engage in multiple and various tasks encompassing the core areas of outcome measures, data management, and program evaluation. He/she shall perform the duties listed below.


Outcome Measures
Oversee the tracking, distribution, and scoring of psychological assessment measures, such as the CBCL, YSR, CDI and UCLA PTSD Index, including the following duties:
1) Ensure that measures are distributed to and collected from the clinicians on schedule.
2) Score all measures and conduct data entry into several databases.
3) Create reports and graphs which detail client-specific findings from the measures, identify areas of clinical concern and conflicting findings, and include a written summary on progress as reflected by the measures.

Data Management
Act as Data Manager for the Trauma Treatment Program and evidence-based programs, including the following duties:
1) Manage all enrollment of cases in a national collaborative (National Child Traumatic Stress Network).
2) Assignment of case numbers.
3) Compilation of client data for entry in to the Core Data Set findings.
4) Distribution/collection of treatment fidelity metrics which are completed each month by the clinicians.

Program Evaluation
Participate in program evaluation activities including:
1) providing treatment data and reports to agency directors
2) data analysis within and across programs
3) providing input on outcome reports to funders
4) collaborating with the Director of Quality Assurance and Evaluation
on evaluation activities as necessary

Requirements: B.A. required, M.A. preferred. A doctoral student/ candidate in psychology or related social science field would be ideal. Must know SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with psychological assessment measures strongly preferred.

Location: Position will primarily be in Counseling4Kids Torrance office; however Research Associate may be required to work up to once per week in the Counseling4Kids Burbank office.

To Apply: Submit resume to Dr. Marianne Callahan, Director of Evidence Based Programs, by email to or
fax 310-817-2178.