Students with Involved Families and Teachers (SWIFT)

Based on Research Conducted at OSLC

SWIFT is an intervention to support student transitions from day-treatment school settings to public school settings. SWIFT began with a 3-year development project.

Project Overview

Students with Involved Families and Teachers (SWIFT) began with a development project for an intervention to support student transitions from day-treatment school settings to public school settings. The SWIFT intervention includes (1) skills coaching for students; (2) parent support to promote homework completion in the home and engagement with the school; (3) behavioral progress monitoring; and (4) case management of the intervention elements and coordination with the new school as the student transitions. These supports are initiated when the student is in the treatment setting and follow them for several months as they transition to their new school. SWIFT is currently being implemented in the OSLC Developments, Inc. (ODI) Clinic: www.odiclinic.org/swift/.

Year Project Began: 2011
Funder: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Principal Investigator

Rohanna Buchanan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

Active Research Projects

Primary Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Buchanan has been with OSLC since 2000. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Dr. Buchanan’s research focuses on the inclusion of families and behavioral data to support youth in school, particularly during difficult transitions. Her current work targets behavioral health supports for students in school settings. Dr. Buchanan also works with Dr. Chamberlain on the dissemination of the KEEP intervention. Dr. Buchanan’s other research interests include measurement of implementation fidelity, instrument development to measure responsiveness to behavioral interventions, and measure psychometrics. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Buchanan served as a clinician on the GIRLS project with OSLC and helped to develop girl-specific adaptations for the Treatment Foster Care Oregon model and teen-specific adaptations for KEEP.