ERIC Number: ED426537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Gwen R. Iding Brogden Distinguished Lecture Series.
This document presents two papers given at a 1996 conference on children's mental health. The first paper is "New Approaches to Evaluating Systems" by Heather B. Weiss. This paper discusses the need for evaluations of systems change through the development and use of evaluation databases of both comprehensive programs and system reform efforts. It emphasizes the need to sustain and scale up successful systems change initiatives, the need to reinvent evaluation to build accountability into the resource allocation process and demonstrate that systems reform is productive and better than alternative approaches. Suggestions for building a system of accountability are offered. The second paper is "Outcome Accountability and System Reform: What Should They Mean in Policy and Practice?" by Charles Bruner. This paper considers three themes in the current move to outcome-based accountability in systems reform: the current political demand for improved outcomes, the need to change current responses to improve outcomes, and the need to set evaluation parameters. (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Children, Databases, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Emotional Disturbances, Integrated Services, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Evaluation, Systems Approach
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: A System of Care of Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (8th, Tampa, FL, 1996); see EC 306 958.