Chris Stormann, PhD


chris.stormann@case.edu  |  216.368.0680  |  Mandel Center 217


stormannCHRIS STORMANN, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

FOCUS AREAS  |  Currently, his work with the Begun Center includes areas such as criminal justice (e.g., Cuyahoga County’s Second Chance Act and the Local Incarceration Project), child welfare (e.g., Finding Families Implementation with The Village Network at Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services), Children and Family services (e.g., evaluation services for the Family and Children’s First Council of Cuyahoga County) and adolescent mental health (e.g., Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service’s SAMHSA awarded expansion grant for implementing systems of care).

EXPEIRENCE  |  Dr. Stormann’s prior experience includes involvement as Lead Evaluator with the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program developed by the West Side Community House. He has also worked with the Eureka! Ranch as Director of Research, the program and his research receiving profile coverage on CNN, in Advertising Age, and on National Public Radio.

OTHER ACTIVITIES  |  Dr. Stormann has served on the Advisory Board of The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Family-to-Family Initiative.

AWARDS  |  He received an “Appreciation of Visionary Work” award at the National System of Care conference.

SCHOLARSHIP Click here to see a full listing of this researcher’s work.


Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world?

A day doesn’t pass by without something in the news about crime and violence. If you have not been impacted directly the odds are high that someone you know and care about has been affected directly. I am fortunate to work with a dedicated group of people in the support the programs and initiatives to improve the well-being and safety of children and families.

Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate?

I support a number of wetland conservation efforts and I like to build and restore nesting habitats. I also raise ducks on my farm in Geauga County.


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Stormann, C., Hussey, D., Lin, Y. & Wonhee, K. (2014) “Implementation to Indications of System Maturity: The Data Driven Evolution of the Cuyahoga Tapestry System of Care.” The 27th Annual Research Conference Proceedings: Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference (March 2nd to March 5th, 2014) (pp. forthcoming). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Munson, M., Hussey, D. Stormann, C. & King, T. (2009) “Voices of parent advocates within the systems of care model of service delivery.” Children and Youth Services Review, 31(8), (pp. 879-84).

Sheehan, A., Mantueuffel, B., Stormann, C. & King, T. (2008). Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement. In B. A. Stroul and G. M. Blau (Eds.) The System of Care Handbook: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children,Youth, and Families (pp. 329-358). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Stormann, C., & Flannery, D. (2008) Conduct Disorders and Moral Development. In F. Clark Power, Ronald J. Nuzzi, Darcia Narvaez, Daniel K. Lapsley and Thomas C. Hunt (Eds.), Moral Education A-L: A Handbook, (pp. 94-96). Westport CT: Preager Publishers.

Stormann, C., & Flannery, D. (2008) Violence and Moral Development. In F. Clark Power, Ronald J. Nuzzi, Darcia Narvaez, Daniel K. Lapsley and Thomas C. Hunt (Eds.), Moral Education M-Z: A Handbook, (pp. 465-466). Westport CT: Preager Publishers.

Munson, M. M., Hussey, D. L., Stormann, C., & King, T. (2008). Unpacking the role of parent advocates within a systems of care model. In C. Newman, C. J. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. M. Friedman (Eds.), The 21st Annual Research Conference Proceedings: A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health, Expanding the Research Base (February 24 to February 27, 2008) (pp. 35 – 36). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Hussey, D. L., Stormann, C., Dague, B., & Ols, K. (2008). Implications of cross- system findings from Cuyahoga County system of care research. In C. Newman, C. J. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. M. Friedman (Eds.), The 21st Annual Research Conference Proceedings: A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health, Expanding the Research Base (February 24 to February 27, 2008) (pp.256 – 257). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Chamlin, M. & Stormann, C. (2000). Educating the Public About the Police: The Lima PSA Project. A report submitted to the National Institute of Justice. http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/181083.pdf

“Juvenile Reentry Within the Context of Ohio’s Deincarceration Efforts” Tampa, FL at the 29th Annual Research Conference Proceedings: Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference

“Family Finding in Cuyahoga County” Cleveland, OH

“CQI Development in Systems of Care” Washington DC at Systems of Care Conference

“Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring: Using Process to Improve Outcomes in the Child Welfare System” Tampa, FL at the 28th Annual Research Conference Proceedings: Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference

“Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring: Using Process to Improve Outcomes in the Child Welfare System” Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve University Showcase

“Measuring Wraparound in a System of Care Project” Tampa, FL at Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference

Stormann, C., & Timmons-Mitchell, J. (2014, March). Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring: Using Process to Improve Outcomes in the Child Welfare System. Poster session presented at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Hussey, D. L., Stormann, C., Lin, Y., & Kobulsky, J. (2014, March). Convergence of the Caregiver Information Questionnaire (CIQ) and Official Child Protective Services Date in Screening for Child Abuse. Poster session presented at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Ferreira, K, Hodges, S., Schrepf, S., Stormann, C. & King, T. (2013, April). Learning Collaborative: Engaging Families in Evaluation. Learning Community Webinar hosted by the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Rockville, MD, May 30.

Groner M., Rex, D., Stormann, K. & Stormann, C. (2012, July). Continuous Quality Improvement Methodologies to Improve Client Outcomes. Institute for the 2012 Training Institutes.  Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge, and Innovation: The Role of the System of Care Approach, Orlando, FL, July 25-29.

Stormann, C., Hussey, D., Falletta, L. & Eng, A. (2012, March).  Empirical Validation of a Wraparound Team’s Consensus Approach for Determining Case Success.  Poster submitted (forthcoming) for The 25th Annual Research Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL, March 4-7.