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NCJ Number: 221268 Find in a Library
Title: KidsVoice Shorter and Longer Term Outcomes for the Multidisciplinary Team Model: Development and Potential Measures Final Report Part B
Author(s): Mary Ohmer; Jennifer Zajac
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh
Office of Child Development
United States of America
Date Published: August 2004
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Grant Number: 2001-DS-19-12068
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
P. O. Box 1167
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this final report, a summary is presented on the development of the shorter and longer term outcomes and potential measures for the KidsVoice multidisciplinary team approach.
Abstract: In 2001, in collaboration with KidsVoice (KV) and the Planning and Evaluation Project (PEP) of the Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh, shorter and longer term outcomes and potential measures for the KV multidisciplinary team model were developed. The purpose was to evaluate KV’s multidisciplinary team approach to advocacy. Developed in three phases, phase 1 began in 2003 and consisted of PEP facilitating focus groups with fully staffed regional teams. The purpose was for KV team members and management to discuss and define the shorter and longer term outcomes of the team model. Phase 2 began in 2004 with KV’s Outcomes Working Group. Its purpose was to refine the shorter and longer term outcomes, make recommendations on existing and potential data sources that could be used to measure outcomes, and analyze existing data sources for their viability. In Phase 3, PEP conducted a series of meetings to discuss internal and external data collection strategies and develop data collection instruments for internal data collection related to KV outcomes. Highlights of recommendations presented for both shorter term outcomes and longer term outcomes include: (1) frequent ongoing communication between KV staff and child clients; (2) ensuring the basic needs of child clients are met in the short term; (3) key stakeholders have a greater awareness and understanding of KV’s role and the team model; and (4) ensuring that permanency, safety, and well-being needs of child clients have been met. This report provides a comprehensive overview of each of the three phases. In addition, PEP’s recommendations for shorter and longer term outcomes for the team model and corresponding data collection methods are outlined, as well as future steps that KV must undertake for the evaluation of the shorter and longer term outcomes and development of the data collection system. Appendix A-B
Main Term(s): Youth advocates
Index Term(s): Child development; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation measures; Evaluation techniques; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation; Testing and measurement; Youth development
Note: Downloaded on January 21, 2008. For Part A of the report see NCJ-221267.
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