Topic outline


    CDE's Health and Wellness Unit created this training and resource to support Project AWARE. It was made so that anyone that conducts the NOMS and uses SPARS can access information about them quickly and conveniently.

  • Zoom Recording

    Here is a recording of the Zoom meeting held on August 26, 2021, where each module is presented.


  • Modules

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    • What's covered in this module:

      • If the student (or caregiver) does not want to be interviewed, don’t do it.
      • Make copies of these consent forms and edit them to fit your LEA:
        • Educator or Partner Interview Consent
        • Informed Consent to Release or Exchange Confidential Information
        • School Counseling Informed Consent

      • Record Management
      1. Creating a Consumer ID
      2. Grant ID
      3. Site IDs
      • Questions 1 through 3

      • Data Collection Points (when to conduct NOMS interviews)
      • Record Management (Recap)
      • Behavioral Health Diagnoses Section - ICD-10 codes are not a requirement
      • Sections A through K
      • Section H. Program-Specific Questions – skip this section
      • A Summary Table of Data Collection Points and Required Sections

      • Baseline
      • Reassessment
      • Clinical Discharge
      • SPARS System Lock Dates- the Deadlines
      • A Summary Table of Timelines and Deadlines

      • Who collects the NOMS in each LEA?
      • Who enters the data into SPARS?
      • Setting up SPARS accounts for new users
      • Directions for logging into SPARS

      • Enter a Baseline Interview
      • Record Management (Recap)
      • Data Entry
      • Enter a Reassessment or a Clinical Discharge
      • Edit a Previously Entered Interview

      • Reassessment Interview (Recap)
      • Reassessment Interview Rate – SAMHSA required an 80% completion rate
        • What counts and what doesn’t count for reassessments due
        • What counts and what doesn’t count for reassessments received
      • Follow-up challenges and suggested follow-up techniques
      • SPARS Reports
        • The Reassessment Interview Rate Report
        • The Notification Report (use this to track when reassessment interviews are due) 
      • Monitoring the Data

      • Administrative Reassessment (do when reassessment interviews cannot be conducted)
      • Administrative Discharges
      • A Summary Table of Required Sections for Administrative Reassessments and Administrative Discharges

      • A Guide to GPRA Data Collection Using Trauma-Informed Interviewing Skills
      • NOMs Codebook (for downloading data)