ERIC Number: ED460484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
The Ecology of Outcomes: Successful Approaches to Building Outcome Accountability. Symposium.
Hernandez, Mario; Hodges, Sharon; Rouse, Lawrence; Meadowcroft, Pamela
During a symposium, three presentations described initiatives that exemplify the principles and components of the Ecology of Outcomes. Emphasis is on accountability for achieving measurable outcomes and use of outcome information in program planning and development. Summaries of individual papers are: (1) "The Ecology of Outcomes: System Accountability in Children's Mental Health" (Mario Hernandez and Sharon Hodges), which offers a framework for utilizing outcome information and identifies essential principles, prerequisites, building blocks, and information components; (2) "The Development of a Continuous Evaluation System for the Texas Children's Mental Health Plan: Building an Evaluation-Stakeholder Feedback Loop" (Lawrence W. Rouse), which describes the use of outcome information in the interactions between evaluators and stakeholders in one program; and (3) "SumOne for Kids: Measuring and Improving Results in Services for Children and Families" (Pamela Meadowcroft), which identifies lessons learned in the development of this Pennsylvania program. (The first presentation contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Children, Emotional Disturbances, Formative Evaluation, Medical Care Evaluation, Mental Health Programs, Models, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Development
For full text: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/Proceed9th/9thprocindex.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (9th, Tampa, FL, February 26-28, 1996); see EC 306 844. Figure is not available from ERIC.