About Emily A.

Emily has extensive experience working at both state and community levels to address topics such as mental health, substance abuse, veteran issues, and environmental issues. Her expertise in research design and methodology include survey development, qualitative data collection and analysis, quantitative data collection and analysis, community based participatory research, and program evaluation.

Publications

Books

The development and implementation of a statewide Certified Peer Specialist program. In Brown, L.D. & Wituk, S. (Eds. ) Mental Health Self Help: Consumer and Family Initiatives (Chapter 9). Grant, E.A., Swink, N., Reinhart, C. & Wituk, S. 

Journals and Magazines

Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction in Certified Peer Specialists, Grant, EA & Dziadkowiec, O. 

An Examination of the Integration of Certified Peer Specialists into Community Mental Health Centers, Grant, E., Reinhart, C., Wituk, S., & Meissen, G.

Creation of the Pillars of peer support services: Transforming mental health systems of care through peer support services, Grant, E.A., Daniels, A., Powell, I., Fricks, L., Goodale, L., & Bergeson, S.

Pillars of Peer Support: Transforming Mental Health Systems of Care through Peer Support Services, Daniels, A., Grant, E., Filson, B., Powell, I., Fricks, L., Goodale, L. 

Serving Others to Inspire Community Change around the Globe: An Interview with Balbir Mathur, Grant, E. 

Certified Peer Specialists: Transplanting a Program to the Heartland, Swink, N. & Grant, E.,

Presentations

Exploration of Human Trafficking in Wyoming. Poster Presentation at the 14th Biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action. Miami, Florida June 27 – 29, 2013

Pillars of Peer Support Services: Transforming Mental health systems through peer support. Workshop held at the 4th annual National Association of Peer Specialists Conference, Lombard, IL. August 23-25, 2010

Completing the Strategic Prevention Framework Community Level Instrument. Training workshop held at the Regional Trainings for the Oregon SPF-SIG, Multiple Locations, Oregon. (November 14 – 18, 2011)

Job Satisfaction among Certified Peer Specialists in Kansas. Poster presentation at the 2nd International Research Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA. September 18 – 21, 2011

Environmental orientations, behaviors and barriers and the need for community research and action. Presentation at the 13th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action. Chicago, Illinois June 16 – 19, 2011

Community-based research, program evaluation and other research: Creating good outcomes with undergraduate and novice students. Roundtable at the 13th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, Illinois June 16 – 19, 2011

Assessing Community Engagement in Wind Energy Project Development: A Preliminary Analysis. Poster Presentation at the 3rd annual meeting of the Regional Energy and Sustainability Conference, Wichita, Kansas. January 28-29, 2011

Certified peer specialist and job retention. Oral Presentation at the 3rd annual meeting of the International Conference on Community Psychology, Puebla, Mexico June 3-5, 2010

Certified Peer Specialists across the USA: A comparison of 16 states. Poster Presentation at the 56th annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX. April 8-10, 2010

Certified peer specialists: A first year analysis. Poster session presentation at the 12th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action Montclair, New Jersey June 18-21, 2009

What do consumers and supervisors say about certified peer specialists? CPS: bad, good and better. Poster session presentation at the 12th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action Montclair, New Jersey June 18-21, 2009

Mental health certified peer specialists: Integrating peer support into the mental health system. Symposium presentation at the 12th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action Montclair, New Jersey June 18-21, 2009

Evaluating the 2nd year of the Kansas afterschool leadership development initiative to enhance afterschool program settings. Poster session presented at the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO. November 5-8, 2008

The Kansas certified peer specialist program: Lessons learned and directions for the future. Poster presented at Mental Health America. Washington, D.C. June 6-7, 2008

Enhancing afterschool programs through capacity-building practices. Poster session presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Kansas City, MO. April 3-5, 2008

The Afterschool Leadership Development Initiative: An Examination of a Capacity-Building Intervention. Oral presentation at the 11th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action in Pasadena, CA, USA June 5-10, 2007

Changing Afterschool Settings: An Examination Of a Capacity-Building Intervention. Poster presented at the 11th biennial of the Society for Community Research and Action in Pasadena, CA, USA June 5-10, 2007.

Addressing Community Problems at the Neighborhood Level: The PANT Project. Poster presented at the 53rd annual Southwestern Psychological Association meeting in Ft. Worth, TX, USA April 5-8, 2007