ERIC Number: ED445468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Expanding a Continuum of Care: Outcomes of a Partial Day Treatment Program.
Robinson, Kristin E.
A study investigated the outcomes of the Acute Children's Extended Services (ACES) program, a Salt Lake City, Utah, program designed to help children with emotional and behavioral disabilities reintegrate into the community from inpatient or residential care. The study examined outcomes of the ACES program within four domains: access, clinical effectiveness, consumer satisfaction, and cost. Archival data were obtained for 99 children (ages 5-13) attending the ACES program during 1997-1998. Results found: (1) at the time of study, there was a 4-week waiting period for admission to the program, however, several wraparound services were available to waiting clients; (2) partial day treatment was effective in decreasing symptoms reported on a parent-completed checklist; (3) parents felt ACES procedures were fair and acceptable, and parents observed treatment gains, approved of the behavioral interventions, and were satisfied with the amount of time it took to access the program; and (4) the ACES program costs approximately $40 per day, with total cost for the average 13-week length of stay in partial day treatment ranging from $960 to $2,400. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Children, Community Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Residential Programs, Transitional Programs
For full text: http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/institute/pubs/bysubject.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Note: In: The Annual Research Conference Proceedings, A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (12th, Tampa, FL, February 21-24, 1999).