Oregon ILP: 2010-2011 Comprehensive Program Review Findings

HSRI conducted program reviews of each of the 20 Independent Living Programs in Oregon, run by contracted community providers around the state. This final report describes the process we used to review the programs, summarizes common themes that arose, and reports on the extent of program adherence to ILP contract performance measures. It also includes recommendations related to program areas needing additional support and how the review process could be improved. … Read More

Date: 09/2011

Author(s): Human Services Research Institute

Housing and Employment Outcomes for Mental Health Self-Direction Participants: Research Brief

This research brief provides an overview of a study conducted by a team of HSRI researchers and their colleagues, with funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To explore the effect of mental health self-direction on important functional outcomes like employment and housing, the team looked at data from the nation’s largest and longest-standing self-direction effort, FloridaSDC. The results were promising: Compared to a similar group of nonparticipants, self-directing participants were more … Read More

Date: 05/2018

Author(s): Bevin Croft, Research Associate

North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study: Final Report

HSRI was selected by the North Dakota Department of Human Services to conduct an evaluation of the capacity of the state's behavioral health system to prevent and respond to behavioral health challenges and promote the well-being of North Dakotans. Our report points to a shortage of prevention and early intervention services—in particular, activities focused on mental illness prevention and social and emotional wellness—and an overreliance on residential and … Read More

Date: 04/2018

Author(s): HSRI

ProtectOHIO Kinship Supports Evaluation Brief 2016

The ProtectOHIO Kinship Supports intervention is a method designed to promote kinship placement as best practice, increasing attention to and support for kinship placements, caregivers, and families. Its purpose is to ensure that kinship caregivers have the support they need to meet the child’s physical, emotional, financial, and basic needs. This brief shares the findings of HSRI's evaluation of Kinship Supports in 16 Ohio Public Children Services Agencies as part of … Read More

Date: 07/2016

Author(s): HSRI

ProtectOHIO Family Team Meetings Evaluation Brief 2016

Family Team Meetings (FTM) are a method for engaging family members and people who can support the family in a process of collaborative case decision-making. Designed to increase the likelihood of creating a realistic and achievable case plan that will lead to lasting safety and permanency for children, FTMs provide an opportunity for parents, extended family, service providers, and members of the family’s natural support system to build partnerships. This brief shares the … Read More

Date: 07/2016

Author(s): HSRI

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