Children's Mental Health Reports

Assessing the Need for Change in the Kansas Public Mental Health System: Integrating the Family Voice and Systems Information

Principal Investigator: Susan K. Corrigan, PhD

Project Manager: Cheryl Holmes, MPA

Project Dates: July 2004- April 2005

The Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services - Division of Health Care Policy contracted with KU to examine issues surrounding opening the Medicaid mental health provider network to licensed masters' level providers, with emphasis on the children's mental health system. In order to address this issue, two broad areas were examined: the current state of the Kansas public mental health system with regard to service issues such as access and choice; and the effect of the proposed change on the Kansas system. National data included a survey of states that have either opened their Medicaid provider network or have a mental health system similar to Kansas. State data included all relevant information such as family and youth satisfaction, timeliness of services, system complaints, and provider statistics. In order to increase the parent/family voice, focus groups were held across the state with family members/foster parents of children and youth receiving mental health services, as well as Parent Support Specialists and advocacy group leaders. The report includes targeted recommendations to reinforce areas of strength and address areas of weakness.

Assessing the Need for Change in the Kansas Public Mental Health System: Integrating the Family Voice and Systems Information (pdf)

Causal Relationships between Service Utilization, Consumer Satisfaction, and Service Outcomes: A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Principal Investigator: Steven A. Kapp, PhD

Project Staff: Sur Ah Hahn, MA

Project Date: Completed June 2007

The study aimed to advance the examination of causal relationships among the factors, which is service utilization, consumer satisfaction, and service outcomes, by applying higher-level of statistical analytic methods in Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The population is children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) who receive services at Community Mental Health Centers in Kansas. The study developed a causal model that shows service use intensity and consumer satisfaction can directly affect outcome, when controlling the effects of consumer demographic characteristics on service outcome, which is changes in CBCL scores. Specifically, the SEM analysis showed that satisfaction with workers played major role in predicting perceived success on outcome and service outcome, in terms of satisfaction with relationships with workers and worker's empowerment practice skills.

Causal Relationships Between Service Utilization, Consumer Satisfaction and Service Outcomes: A Structural Equation Modeling (pdf)

Examining the Relationship Between Demographics, Service Histories, Consumer Satisfaction, and Outcome Using Causal Modeling

Principal Investigator: Steven A. Kapp, PhD

Project Staff: Jeong Woon Cheon, PhD student; Sur Ah Hahn, PhD student

Project Dates: Completed June 2007

This study was designed to examine the relationship between client demographics, service history, consumer satisfaction, and outcomes. The data was compiled using administrative data from large state systems and path analytic statistical procedures were completed to develop causal models to describe the service experience.

Family-Directed Structural Therapy Training and Outcome Evaluation Project

Principal Investigator: Chris Petr, MSW, PhD

Project Manager: Don McLendon, LSCSW, LCMFT, PsyD

Project Staff: Tara McLendon, LSCSW; Tami Radohl, LSCSW; Kimberlee Murphey, PhD; and Mun Ju Kang, MA

Project Dates: Jul 2006 - Jul 2010

Family-Directed Structural Therapy (FDST) is a family-based helping modality that is designed to be utilized with a variety of family and relationship issues. There is a corresponding FDST assessment tool, which is completed by adult family members, allowing them to rate themselves on five relationship issues (commitment, empowerment, control of self, credibility, and consistency), roles, and external stressors. There is also a child assessment tool, enabling them to rate their parents and themselves on five core relationship concepts. Using these scores and a framework of interaction that offers suggestions regarding ways to bring about positive change, service providers guide families to identify areas of concerns and strengths upon which to build. A conceptual article describing FDST can be found in the October 2005 issue of The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Family-Directed Structural Therapy has been developed over the last twenty-five years and has been utilized in a traditional clinical setting, as well as in a therapeutic wilderness family camp. With funding through Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services - Division of Health Care Policy, KU School of Social Welfare completed a promising evaluation of FDST as utilized in this family camp. A report of these results can be found the July 2008 issue of Social Work in Mental Health. Building on the success of this project, a FDST training project began in two Kansas Community Mental Health Centers (Pawnee Mental Health Services and Johnson County Community Mental Health Center) in July 2005. In July 2006, a corresponding project commenced which collected outcome measures from families with whom trained service providers utilized FDST. This study was completed in July 2008 with encouraging results. A full report, titled "Family-Directed Structural Therapy Community Mental Health Center Outcome Study," can be accessed below. Finally, beginning in October 2008, the FDST training and research project was implemented at COMCARE, the largest Community Mental Health Center in Kansas. Case managers trained in the model are utilizing it with families with whom they work and outcome data are being collected. Data are also being collected from COMCARE families who do not receive FDST, in order to compare potential changes in functioning between the two groups. Findings of this project will be reported at the conclusion of FY 2010.

Family Directed Structural Therapy Training and Outcome Evaluation Project (pdf)

Focused Study on Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care Under PAHP

Principal Investigator: Terry Moore Project Manager: Becci Akin

Project Dates: July 2007-June 2008

The Children’s Focused Study was initiated by SRS/DBHS to understand the impact of the Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan (PAHP), which was newly implemented in July 2007. The PAHP represented a shift in Kansas’ mental health service delivery from a fee-for-service system to a managed care system. A focused study is a focused review of indicators that states use to identify best practices and determine when improvements are necessary. This study focused on children in foster care as population at high risk for mental health problems. The study included twenty-four measures that were organized by four indicator categories: service utilization, timely access, outcomes, and institutional care. The FY 2008 study provides a research framework that can be used to assess the mental health services and outcomes over time.

Focused Study of Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care Under the PAHP (pdf)

Frontier and Rural Mental Health: Access, Availability, Acceptability

Principal Investigator: Megan S. O'Brien, PhD, MPH

Project Manager: Cheryl Holmes, MPA

Project Staff: Liza Crickard (Project Coordinator), MA

Project Dates: 2004 - Jun 2008

The KU School of Social Welfare joined with community partners to collaborate through research to understand and promote accessibility and availability of mental health services in frontier and rural Kansas counties, with a particular emphasis on western Kansas. Frontier and rural were defined using KDHE’s frontier (less than 6 people per square mile) through urban continuum.

Frontier and Rural Mental Health Access: Access, Availability, and Acceptability (pdf)

Hospitalization of Adolescents in the Kansas Mental Health System

Principal Investigator: Susan Corrigan, PhD

Project Manager: Sharah A. Davis-Groves, LMSW

Project Dates: October 2005-July 2006

This study, funded through a contract with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services - Division of Health Care Policy, explored circumstances surrounding the admission of adolescents ages 13 to 18 to Rainbow or Larned State Hospitals, the experiences of families and professionals, and stakeholders’ perspectives of the development of local and regional resources. The final report reviews service utilization data of inpatient psychiatric units for children across the state, and presents results of an in-depth multiple case study of fourteen adolescents admitted to either state hospital between October 2005 and January 2006. Areas of possible improvement: 1) capitalize on roles for families within system of care; 2) examine youth at increased risk for hospitalization; 3) enhance family-centered crisis response systems; 4) increase early identification and access to mental health; 5) develop the full array of Community-Based Services in every area; and 6) explore Level 5 & 6 residential facilities and establish outcomes.

Hospitalization of Adolescents in the Kansas Mental Health System (pdf)

Home and Community-Based Service Mental Health Waiver for Children and Youth With Severe Emotional Disturbance (HCBS-SED): Independent Evaluation

Principal Investigator: Susan Corrigan, PhD

Project Staff: Sharon T. Barfield, MSW, LSCSW; and Cheryl Holmes, MPA

Project Dates: Completed April 2005

An independent evaluation of the Medicaid HCBS/SED Waiver, conducted through a contract with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, covered the period from October 2000 to September 2004. This study examined access to, quality of, and cost neutrality of services provided under the Waiver. With regard to Access to Care, the target population is being served under the Waiver, per its intent as a hospital diversion program. With regard to Quality of Care, the children served are receiving high quality care. Almost all children were living in family homes, a large majority were without law enforcement contact, earned average or above average grades, and attended school regularly. The children showed significant improvement in their clinical conditions as indicated by the change in CBCL scores (p < .05). With regard to Cost Neutrality, the average annual per capita cost of physical and mental health care provided the children was half the cost of hospitalization. The value of the program is not only in the cost savings of community-based services compared to hospitalization, but also in the quality of life experienced in a supportive home and community environment. Problem areas were identified and recommendations made.

Home and Community-Based Services Mental Health Waiver for Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (HCBS/SED): Independent Evaluation (pdf)

Kansas Family and Youth Consumer Satisfaction Survey

Principal Investigators: Susan Corrigan, PhD; Megan S. O’Brien, PhD, MPH

For over 10 years, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare (KU SSW) researchers provided a forum for feedback from youth who receive mental health services and from the parents/caregivers who navigate the system on their behalf. Input was gathered statewide and was from all Kansas community mental health centers (CMHC). Individual CMHC level and statewide reports were developed annually and disseminated to mental health center staff, families, and the state mental health authority.

Kansas Family and Youth Consumer Satisfaction Survey (pdf)

Kansas Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Performance Information System Project

Principal Investigator: Steven A. Kapp, PhD

Project Staff: Sur Ah Hahn, MA

Project Dates: 2007-2008

The purpose of this project was to recommend a set of systematic measurement indicators and tools for the State of Kansas and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities in Kansas. Based on the interview with stakeholders, an overall program model was developed by investigators. The program model was used by investigator and stakeholders to identify their information need for performance improvement. Among a variety of information identified, outcome measures of their clinical services and follow-up evaluation was prioritized. Following the review of extant clinical measures and other state’s information system, four stages of developing performance information system were recommend by investigators: 1) Choosing the standardized clinical outcome instruments, 2) Choosing outcome indicators and data sources, 3) Pilot testing the selected clinical measures, and 4) Establishing a reporting system.

Kansas Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Performance Information System Project (pdf)

Kansas Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Performance Information System Project (September 2009)

Principal Investigator: Steven A. Kapp, PhD

Project Staff: Sur Ah Hahn, MA, MSW, April Rand, MSW

Project Dates: Jul 2008 - Aug 2009

The purpose of the second-phase project in this FY2008-2009 was to decide the specific data elements primarily based on the feedback and suggestions of stakeholders in Kansas and to launch the pilot study project on those data elements. Therefore, in this report, the investigators presented: (1) the process of data definition decision and the final product from the process; (2) the procedure of pilot project study and its current status; (3) preliminary analysis of the data from pilot study, and (4) future direction and final goal of the project.

Kansas Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Performance Information System Project 2008-2009 (pdf)

Mental Health and Child Welfare Steering Committee

Principal Investigator: Terry Moore, MSW

Project Staff: Becci Akin, MSW; Stephanie Bryson, PhD; and Cheryl Holmes, MPA (Prior to July 2007)

Funding Source: Social and Rehabilitation Services, Division of Health Care Policy, Title XIX

Project Dates: Jul 2002 - Jun 2008

KU provided facilitation of the Mental Health and Child Welfare Steering Committee comprised of administrators from the Kansas mental health and child welfare authorities, Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs), and private child welfare providers. The goal of the steering committee was to coordinate efforts related to mental health services for the child welfare population and problem-solve systems barriers. Since the committee was formed in July 2002 the committee focused on topics related to referral and intake, state policy, and created a document of a statewide partnership plan between mental health and child welfare providers. In July 2007, the project started a new phase focused on identifying and monitoring shared outcomes between the two systems. The Steering Committee advised the development of the Focused Study on Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care during FY 2008, and reviewed updated data in FY 2009. From this study, the committee recommended the development of a Mental Health Child Welfare Scorecard at its last meeting on June 3rd. The Steering Committee and it functions were folded into a child welfare advisory group facilitated by Kansas Health Solutions.

Mental Health and Child Welfare Steering Committee (pdf)

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to Parents of Children in Foster Care (Task 10)

Principal Investigator: Terry Moore, MSW

Project Staff: Michelle Levy, MSW; and Stephanie A. Bryson, LISW

Funding Source: Social and Rehabilitation Services, Division of Health Care Policy, Title XIX

Project Dates: Jul 2006 - Jun 2008

This is a two-year research project into mental health and substance abuse services provided to parents of children in foster care. The first year of the study included review of the literature, and an analysis of policy, financial and administrative systems in place to serve parents. The first year resulted in the development of a research design for undertaking a study of services to parents and the impact of those services on achieving permanency. The research conducted in Year 2 of the project is threefold: 1) to describe referral and service utilization patterns of parents referred for mental health or substance abuse services; 2) to describe parent experiences seeking services and to better understand what services lead to successful reunification outcomes; and 3) to document provider experiences and understand the challenges they face in providing effective services to this population.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Parents of Children in Foster Care (Task 10) (pdf)

Mental Health Service Implementation for Transition-Age Youth

Principal Investigator: Susan K. Corrigan, PhD

Project Staff: P. Rae Johnson, MSW; Gail Zukav-Ross, MS

Project Dates: July 2002-July 2005

Through a contract with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services - Division of Health Care Policy, an examination was undertaken of two state policies as they relate to the quality and accessibility of services provided by Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) to Transition-Age (TA) youth (ages 16-26 years) in Kansas. The policies under review were the AIMS (Automated Information Management System) data collection procedures for TA youth and the target population definitions for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The primary research for this study consisted of a set of focused interviews with program staff at five CMHCs chosen for their interest in providing specialized transition services as well as demographic characteristics representing urban and rural communities across the state. Interview questions focused on the usefulness of AIMS data for evaluating services to the TA population and the effect of SED and SPMI target population definitions on services to this group of consumers.

Mental Health Service Implementation for Transition-Age Youth (pdf)

Mental Health Services for Children Identified as CINC-NAN

Principal Investigator: Terry Moore, MSW; and Susan Corrigan, PhD

Project Staff: Becci Akin, MSW; Jody Brook, PhD; Stephanie Bryson, LISW; Cheryl Holmes, MPA; Michelle Levy, MSW; Tom McDonald, PhD; and Peggy Taylor

Funding Source: Social and Rehabilitation Services, Division of Health Care Policy, Title XIX, and SRS Children and Family Services (1st year of study)

Project Dates: Jul 2005 - Jun 2007

The primary purpose of this research project was: 1) to better understand the circumstances under which the Child in Need of Care Non-Abuse/Neglect (CINC NAN) population comes into care and 2) to inform the development of service strategies to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placements or to expedite permanency when placement cannot be avoided. The first year of this project identified the characteristics and needs of the CINC NAN population as presented at CPS intake. The second year of this project examined whether children entering foster care as NANs received mental health and substance abuse services and what impact these services have on child welfare outcomes. This project was a collaboration between the Health Care Policy and the Children and Family Services divisions of SRS. Correspondingly, the research was being conducted as a collaborative effort between the Children's Mental Health and Child Welfare research units at the KU School of Social Welfare Office of Child Welfare and Children's Mental Health.

Mental Health Services for Children Identified as CINC-NAN (pdf)

Mental Health Services for the Child Welfare Population

Principal Investigator: Susan K. Corrigan, PhD

Project Manager: Cheryl Holmes, MPA

Project Dates: Jul 2002 - Jun 2007

Funded through a contract with the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services - Division of Health Care Policy, this project involved facilitation of a steering committee comprised of administrators from the Kansas mental health and child welfare authorities, Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs), and private child welfare providers. The goal of the steering committee, which began in July of 2002, was to coordinate efforts related to mental health services for the child welfare population and problem-solve systems barriers. During these five years, the committee focused on topics related to referral and intake, changes in state policy, and creating a draft document of a statewide partnership plan between mental health and child welfare providers. In July 2007, the project started a new phase focused on identifying and monitoring shared outcomes between the two systems.

Performance Outcome Data Reports for Youth Receiving CMHC Case Management

Principal Investigator: Susan K. Corrigan, PhD

The Client Status Reporting System (CSR) for children designated as SED receiving case management collects and reports on the information required for Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) to fulfill certain contractual obligations to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) and supplies CMHCs with data to inform their program development activities. KU generates quarterly reports using AIMS data for each CMHC and state wide data on all children, children on the SED waiver, children in SRS custody or supervision, and children in JJA custody or supervision.

Promoting Transition to Adulthood in Rural Areas of Kansas

Principal Investigator: Chris Petr, PhD, LSCSW

Project Staff: Sharah A. Davis-Groves, LMSW, and the Community Mental Health Center of Crawford County

Project Completed: July 2005

Young adults (ages14-22) with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) experience significant gaps in the service delivery system provided by Community Mental health Centers (CMHCs) in Kansas. As they "age out" of the system designed for children, they do not adapt easily to the adult system designed for those with serious and persistent mental illness. Unique programmatic approaches are needed to respond to the unique needs of this population. The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services, and The Community Mental Health Center of Crawford County (located in Pittsburg Kansas) conducted a collaborative demonstration/evaluation project. The goal of the project was to produce a template for the state about a model for best practice in transition programming for other rural community mental health centers.

Promoting Transition to Adulthood in Rural Kansas (pdf)

Research Support for Children's Mental Health Services

Principal Investigator: Terry Moore, MSW and Becci Akin, MSW

Project Staff: Stephanie Bryson, PhD

Funding Source: Social and Rehabilitation Services, Division of Health Care Policy, Title XIX

Project Dates: Jul 2009 - Jun 2010

KUSSW researchers will undertake research to support program or policy decision making for the improvement of mental health services to children. Project staff will work with the leadership of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) DBHS and Kansas Health Solutions (KHS) to develop research projects to respond to the priorities of the leadership. The FY 2010 research project will investigate the demographic, clinical, and service characteristics associated with psychiatric hospitalization among children and adolescents in the state of Kansas. The main purpose of the project is to explore factors associated with child psychiatric hospitalizations, re-hospitalizations, and potential strategies to avert hospitalization and re-hospitalization

Research Support for Children's Mental Health Services (pdf)

Service Challenges for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Needs

Principal Investigator: Susan Corrigan, PhD

Project Manager: Stephanie A. Bryson, LISW

Project Staff: P. Rae Johnson, MSW; Camille Randall; & Peggy Taylor

Like many other states, Kansas struggles to serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and co-occurring mental health needs. The goal of this study was to determine: 1) how children and youth with ASDs and significant mental health needs are served through Kansas Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) and Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDOs); 2) how treatment differs in the two systems and which services appear to fit the unique needs of this high acuity, low density population; 3) barriers that parents face in identifying the need for services, procuring services, and financing services; 4) innovative ideas or best/promising practices from this and other states; and 5) national options for bridging the funding gap. The final report assesses service usage in CMHCs among children with ASD diagnoses, reviews barriers to services reported by parents and providers, and recommends passage of an autism waiver to serve a population whose needs span several different service systems and funding streams. This study was funded through a contract with the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services - Division of Health Care Policy.

Service Challenges for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Needs (pdf)

State Psychiatric Hospitalization Admissions for Children 12 and Under

Principal Investigator: Chris Petr, PhD, LSCSW

Project Staff: Uta M. Walter, MSW; Sharah A. Davis-Groves, LMSW

Project Dates: August 2004-June 2005

This report, commissioned by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), explores reasons for the admission of children age twelve and younger to Rainbow or Larned State Hospitals, the experiences of families and professionals, and possible alternatives to the use of state hospitals through development of local and regional resources. To this end, the report reviews service utilization data of inpatient psychiatric units for children across the state, and presents results of an in-depth multiple case study of twelve typical children admitted to either state hospital in the Winter of 2004/2005. Recommendations address the feasibility of closing state hospital beds and improvements of existing services to prevent acute crises, to build a more effective child and family-centered crisis response system, to improve psychiatric diagnosis and medication management for children, and to advance training for screeners.

State Psychiatric Hospital Admissions for Children 12 and Under (pdf)

State Psychiatric Hospitalization Admissions for Children Age 12 and Under (Part II)

Principal Investigator: Chris Petr, PhD, LSCSW

Project Staff: Angie Logan, LMSW; and Uta Walter, MSW

Project Dates: August 2004- June 2005

In an effort to identify "Best Practices" that curtail the hospitalization of children ages 12 and under in state hospitals, a review of other states was undertaken. In conjunction with Part I of the hospital study, select states were surveyed more in-depth to understand which specific state level policies support effective diversion of younger children to community-based alternatives.

Therapeutic Foster Care for Children and Youth With SED: Literature Review and Inquiry Into Best Practices

Principal Investigator: Chris Petr, PhD, LSCSW

Project Staff: Uta M. Walter, MSW; and Tara Swaim, LSCSW

Project Dates: Completed October 2003

Since the 1970s, Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC), also known as "treatment foster care," "family-based treatment," or "specialized foster care," has emerged as an alternative form of care for children and youth with and behavioral disorders (SED). Although programs and empirical studies vary widely, there is some evidence that TFC can be an effective form of out of home care, and can serve as a less costly, family-based alternative to residential group treatment for children and youth with SED. This report provides a review of national literature and extracts characteristics of promising practices. A survey of key informants in all five service regions of the state of Kansas provides insights into current practices in the state. Recommendations are provided for the improvement of service delivery, programming, quality, and policies.

Therapeutic Foster Care for Children and Youth with SED: Literature Review and Inquiry Into Best Practices in Kansas (pdf)

Therapeutic Services to Preschool Children (TSP)

Principal Investigator: Susan Corrigan, PhD

Project Manager: P. Rae Johnson, MSW

Project Dates: Jul 2003 - Jun 2008

This project involved a variety of program evaluations and studies which allowed for continuous review of whether the programs were achieving their goals and whether service system changes were needed.

Therapeutic Services to Preschool Children (TSP) (pdf)

Wraparound Fidelity and Quality of Care

Principal Investigator: Susan Corrigan, PhD; Ronna Chamberlain, PhD, MSW

Project Staff: Sharon T. Barfield, MSW, LSCSW; and Alexander Barket, BSBA

Project Dates: August 2001-November 2005

Consistent with best practices, community-based services for children in the State of Kansas are expected to be strengths-based, family-centered, and delivered through a wraparound model. The purpose of this study was to evaluate fidelity to the wraparound model and compare outcomes by the degrees of fidelity. This three-year, state-wide study included a sample of 377 children, ages four to 18, living with serious emotional disturbance. The study included focus groups with parents and community mental health center (CMHC) staff and randomly selected client record reviews during site visits to 23 CMHCs. Findings indicate that services provided demonstrated generally high fidelity to the wraparound model, with variability between centers. Youth who received services most true to the wraparound model experienced better outcomes on the variables of residential placement, law enforcement contact, academic performance, and school attendance than those whose services were not delivered in this manner. With regard to change in Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores, youth whose services were most true to the wraparound model showed significantly more improvement than other youth.

Wraparound Fidelity and Quality of Care (pdf)

Usefulness of Automated Information Management System Data and Other Data Sources in Kansas Children’s Community Based Services

Principal Investigator: Steven A. Kapp, PhD

Project Staff: Karen Stipp, PhD student

This study was designed to explore the current and potential usefulness of data for informed decision-making within Kansas children's Community Based Services (CBS). Among the data sources considered are the Automated Information Management System (AIMS), as reported to local community mental health centers in the quarterly Children's Client Status Report (CSR). This qualitative study examined the sources of data that are useful to CBS directors, how the directors use the data, and what supports for this process might be helpful. The first phase of the study was an analysis of data generated by CBS director survey responses about their utilization of CSR and other data. The second phase is a consideration of the state’s Results Oriented Management software and website as an innovative support for promoting data usefulness for informed decision-making within Kansas children's CBS. The study is a collaborative effort between CBS directors, SRS/HCP, and the CMHRT, and the research team associated with this Task Order.

FY 2007 Report (pdf)

FY 2008 Report (pdf)

FY 2009 Report (pdf)

Final Report (pdf)


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