April Sather, MPH
As Project Manager of the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), April directs development and dissemination of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System and it's associated technologies. She coordinates various research and evaluation projects which focus on community based services and interventions for children and families, with a major focus on Wraparound Services. She also works closely with the national partners such as The Institute for Innovation & Implementation providing support to the TA Network and Systems of Care sites across the country. April received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Education at the University of Montana, and her Master of Public Health from Oregon State University. She is passionate about children's mental health and particularly interested in ways PBHJP can affect public policy and improve the quality of life for families.
- Evaluating fidelity to the wraparound service model for youth: Application of item response theory to the wraparound fidelity index.
- National trends in implementing wraparound: Results from the state wraparound survey.
- Psychometric, Reliability, and Validity of a Wraparound Team Observation Measure.