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​We have many reports, publications, presentations and tools for your perusal.


Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Books

Block, S., Rosenberg, S., Kellar-Guenther, Y., Robinson, C.C., & Goetze, L. (in press).  Child and Parent Characteristics Affecting the Authorization and Expenditure of Funds for Early Intervention Services.  Journal of Disability Policy Studies. (In press)

Kellar-Guenther, Y., Rosenberg, S. A., Block, S. R., & Robinson, C. C. (2013).  Parent involvement in early intervention:  What role does setting play?  Early Years:  An International Research Journal.  33(1). 1-13.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2013.823382.

Pollard, R.Q., Betts, W.R., Carroll, J.K., Waxmonsky, J.A., Barnett, S., deGruy, F.V., Pickler, L.L., & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (in press). Integrating primary care and behavioral health with four special populations:  Children with special needs, people with serious mental illness, refugees, and deaf people. American Psychologist.

Price, A. Bergin, C., Luby, C., Watson, E., Squires, J., Funk, K., Wells, K., Betts, W., Little, C.(2012). CAPTA Requirements to Serve Substance-Exposed Newborns: Lessons from a Collective Case Study of Four Program Models. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(2), p149-171.

Pickler, L., Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Goldson, E. (2011).  Barriers to transition to adult care for youth with intellectual disabilities.  International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 3 (4), 575-584

Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2009).  The prison of caring.  The Human Touch 2009 Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Photographs.  91-92.

Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2009). The strong man.  The Human Touch 2009 Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Photographs.  115-118.

Conrad, D. & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2006).  Compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among Colorado child protection workers.  Child Abuse and Neglect: An International Journal, 30 (10), 1071-1080.

Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2003).  Health and families.  In J.J. Ponzetti, Jr., et al. International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (2nd edition) (pp. 795-796).  New York:  McMillan.

Block, S.R., Rosenberg, S.A, Kellar-Guenther, Y., Rees, D., & Hodges, N., (2001).  Improving human services for children with disabilities and their families: The use of vouchers as an alternative to traditional service contracts. Administration in Social Work, 26, 23-36.

 

Disability Program Navigator Project Evaluation 2005

Four-State Study: National Overview Report

Between February and July 2005, evaluators interviewed 117 people in four states about their experiences of the implementation of the disability program navigator initiative. The respondents included navigators and supervisors, internal One-Stop staff and external staff from other community agencies, and customers with disabilities. The DPN Maturity Model was a theoretical concept and tool developed from this study.

Emery, J., & Bryan, M.C. (2006, December). Disability Program Navigator Project Evaluation. 2005: Four-State Study: National Overview Report. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from systemsimprove.org.

 


Studying Collaboration in Communities Building a Medical Home:  Final Report to the Colorado Health Foundation
 

Over the lifetime of this grant we have been collecting quantitative and qualitative data on collaboration, looking at research on collaboration, and presenting on collaboration so that we can create a toolkit for others.

Kellar-Guenther, Y. & Betts, W. (December 2011). Studying Collaboration in Communities Building a Medical Home. Final Report to the Colorado Health Foundation. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org


Interagency Collaboration: Building Sustainable Partnerships   

Increasingly private foundations and government funders are requiring that projects show “collaboration”, “systems integration”, or “coordination of services”. As researchers, we are often called upon to evaluate collaborative projects. 

Kellar-Guenther, Y & Betts, W. (2010) Interagency Collaboration: Building Sustainable Partnerships. A short-write up of what was learned building the Arapahoe County Wellness Council.  Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org  

 

Smarthome Research: Changes in Quality of Life for Group Home Residents of the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome: An Exploratory Analysis   

The development of smarthome technology is one of the most promising opportunities for helping individuals with developmental disabilities live independently in the community.  

Muselman, D. M., Woodruff, E., Kellar-Guenther, Y. (November 2010). Changes in Quality of Life for Group Home Residents of the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome: An Exploratory Analysis. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org

Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Children in Foster Care, A Plan for Denver County

Betts, W., Wells, K., Koester N., Werthwein, R., Liang, C., Alfson, K., Hambidge, S. (2010). Meeting the Behavioral Health needs of Children in Foster Care- A Plan for Denver County. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimrpove.org  

Disability Program Navigators Provide Disaster Relief

Work on this project was funded by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the Colorado Office of Workforce Development. Colorado WIN Partners (now PSI)/University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus created this report for the Colorado Office of Workforce Development.

Betts, W., Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Koester N. (2007). The Use of Disability Program Navigators to Provide Disaster Relief. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org


Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Project Evaluation 2005 Four-State Study: National Overview Report

Between February and July 2005, evaluators interviewed 117 people in four states about their experiences of the implementation of the disability program navigator initiative. The respondents included navigators and supervisors, internal One-Stop staff and external staff from other community agencies, and customers with disabilities. The DPN Maturity Model was a theoretical concept and tool developed from this study.

Emery, J., & Bryan, M.C. (2006, December). Disability Program Navigator Project Evaluation. 2005: Four-State Study: National Overview Report. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org

Disability Program Navigator Project Prospects for Systems Change - 2005: Colorado Report

Colorado developed the Consumer Navigator model that became a prototype for the DOL/SSA Disability Program Navigator. Incremental system development preceded DOL/SSA - DPN implementation in Colorado, including test pilot of the navigator concept, universally accessible workstations, a strong stakeholder coalition, and statewide technical assistance.

Emery, J., & Bryan, M.C. (October, 2006). Disability Program Navigator project prospects for systems change – 2005: Colorado site visit report. Denver, CO: University of Iowa Law, Health, Policy & Disability Center and University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado WIN Partners (now PSI), Retrieved mm-dd-yy from http://systemsimprove.org/

Why is it so hard? A guide to developing effective collaboration

Betts, W., & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (September 22, 2011).  Why is this so hard?  A guide to developing effective collabortions.  Presented at the Colorado Public Health Association 2011 meeting in Steam Springs, CO. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org  
 

Driving Community Collaboration

Betts, W., & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (May 2011). Driving Community Collaboration. Presented to interested community agencies in Denver,CO.  Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org
 

Building Interagency Collaboration

Betts, W., & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (January 2011).  Playing Nicely in the Sandbox: Interagency Collaboration.  Presented to the Healthy Harbors Team, Fort Collins, CO

 

Building the Arapahoe Wellness Council

Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Betts, W. (December 2010).  Building the Arapahoe Wellness Council.  Presented at Progress and Possibilities Conference, Aurora, CO

 

Measuring Interagency Collaboration

Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Betts, W. (November 2010).  Come Together Now:  Measuring the Level of Collaboration.  Presented at the 2010 annual American Evaluation Association conference, San Antonio, TX

 

Organization for Program Evaluators Conference Presentation

Betts, W. (2007). Systems Integration, Collaboration, and Evaluation: Unlocking the Potential for Community Agencies. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Organization for Program Evaluators in Colorado, Lyons, Colorado

 

Think Big Conference Presentation

Betts, W. & Kellar-Guenther, Y.(2007). Building Inter-Agency Relationships: Solving the Mystery Short. Paper presented at conference titled: Think Big. Breckenridge, CO. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org 

 

Recruiting Youth with Disabilities Into a Research Study : Lessons from the Field Poster Presentation

Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Pike, P. (2006, January). Recruiting youth with disabilities into a research study: Lessons from the field. Poster session presented at the annual Pediatric Poster Session for the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org

 


​Measure of Collaboration

We have developed a number of tools to measure perceived collaboration, including the Collaboration on-TAP (Collaboration Organizational Network Tool for Analyzing Programs) and the ASC (Assessing Student Collaboration).  Please contact us if you would like more information about these tools.  

Maturity Model Inventory Local Level
Maturity Model Inventory Local Level

The Local Level Maturity Model Inventory is designed to help local One-Stop Career Center staff (a) identify the phase of implementation of the DPN Initiative as defined by the key areas in the Maturity Model Matrix, (b) educate partners about the growth of the program, (c) orient new staff, (d) provide policy direction, and (e) identify priorities for technical assistance. This document was developed by Colorado WIN Partners at the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus with funding from the Colorado Workforce Development Council made possible by the U.S. Department of Labor and Employment, Employment and Training Administration.

Kellar-Guenther, Y., Koester, N., & Emery, J. (2008, August). Local Maturity Model Inventory: Local Level Staff for DPN Initiative, Version 1. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org/

Maturity Model Inventory State Level
Maturity Model Inventory State Level

The State Level Maturity Model Inventory is designed to help State leadership a) identify the phase of implementation of the DPN Initiative as defined by the key areas in the State Maturity Model Matrix; b) educate partners about the growth of the program; c) orient new staff; d) provide policy direction; and, e) identify priorities for technical assistance and training. This document was developed by Colorado WIN Partners at the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus with funding from the Colorado Workforce Development Council made possible by the U.S. Department of Labor and Employment, Employment and Training Administration.

Kellar-Guenther, Y., Koester, N., & Emery, J. (2008, August). State Maturity Model Inventory: State Leaders for DPN Initiative, Version 1. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org/

Overview of the State and Local Disability Program Navigator Maturity Model Matrices (M3)
State and Local Matrix Overview

This is an overview of the State and Local Maturity Model Matrices (M3) designed to provide states and local One-Stop Career Centers with key concepts in moving the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative further. This document was developed by Colorado WIN Partners at the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus with funding from the Colorado Workforce Development Council made possible by the U.S. Department of Labor and Employment, Employment and Training Administration.

Emery, J., Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Koester, N. (2008, August). Overview of the State and Local Disability Program Navigator Maturity Model Matrices (M3). Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org/

Disability Program Navigator Maturity Model Matrix (M3) Tools for the Workforce Development System
State Local MM Matrix Tools

The State and Local Maturity Model Matrices are designed to provide states and local One-Stop Career Centers with key concepts in moving the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative further. This document was developed by Colorado WIN Partners at the University of Colorado |Anschutz Medical Campus with funding from the Colorado Workforce Development Council made possible by the U.S. Department of Labor and Employment, Employment and Training Administration.

Emery, J., Kellar-Guenther, Y., Koester, N. (2008, August). Disability Program Navigator Maturity Model Matrix (M3) Tools for the Workforce Development System. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org/

Tools for Creating Focus Groups

These tools were created by Yvonne Kellar-Guenther to train staff and local agencies on how to conduct a focus group.

Focus Groups

Tools for creating focus groups - funded under a grant supported by the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U. S. Department of Labor, grant #E-9-4-3-0126

Making Health Information More Accessible
Health Literacy Presentation

This presentation was created to train Community Health Workers. It provides quick tips the writer and speaker can do to make sure the health message is clear for the receiver. The tips are based on theories of literacy and adult education.

Kellar-Guenther, Y. (November, 2010). Health literacy and making health information more accessible. Denver Health

Making Informed Consent Possible For Persons With Low Literacy
IRB Course Handout

Colorado WIN Partners is dedicated to the concept of getting data from all stakeholders, including those with cognitive impairments. During data collection for a grant, it became evident that the standard consent language was a barrier to participating in the research project. Dr. Kellar-Guenther applied for and received a diversity grant from the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus to study reading levels and how to make the standard consent langauge clear at the 8th and 4th grade reading level. She now conducts a training several times a year on campus to train investigators and coordinators. 

Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2006). Making informed consent possible for persons with low literacy. Course taught periodically at the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. Retrieved mm/dd/yy from http://systemsimprove.org