The second 90-minute session builds on information presented in the Part 1 of this series. This session provides an overview of SAMHSA’s SPARS data reporting system, including guidance on how to access SPARS and how and when to enter NOMs data, how to use SPARS monitoring tools and reporting functions, and how to export and analyze data to support local project implementation. The session is designed for AWARE SEA and LEA team members who have a role in collecting or reporting NOMS data.
- Understand how to access and enter NOMs data into SPARS
- Examine SPARS reporting functions and tools to facilitate NOMs monitoring and reassessment
- Discuss how NOMs data can be used to inform project planning, decision-making, and quality improvement efforts
- Anticipate barriers or challenges to NOMs data reporting and use and explore potential solutions.
Victoria Stuart-Cassel, MPPA, is the President of EMT Associates, Inc. She brings more than 25 years of experience providing evaluation, policy research and technical assistance and training services for the behavioral health, education, and criminal justice fields. She has led numerous federal, state, and local research and policy studies, including the evaluations of three state AWARE grants with the Tennessee Department of Education. She brings extensive knowledge and experience with federal performance reporting for SAMHSA funded projects and initiatives. Ms.Cassel has authored or co-authored technical reports, research and policy briefs, and journal articles; has produced training curricula, resource guides and other technical assistance and training tools, and has presented at professional conferences and on technical assistance webinars targeting national audiences.