Idaho Pre-Treatment Evaluation Methods
Implementation Activity #1: Build collaborations between the Dept. of Health & Welfare
(DHW) and substance abuse providers
Immediate: Improvements in communication, coordination
, and collaboration among the liaisons, the provider agencies, and the DHW
1. DHW staff have a liaison who they can refer clients to for assessment and pre- service treatment
2. Improved communication and cross-systems education regarding the dual issues associated with child maltreatment and substance abuse.
Intermediate: Increas ed number of clients who enter treatment
1. Number of program clients who enter treatment compared with baseline rates and cross-regional comparisons
Long-Term: Child safety
Decrease in subsequent child maltreatment substantiated referrals from program entry to identified time points 30/60/90 days up to 6 month time point
Long-Term: Child permanence
1. Children remain in the home
Review/comparison of DHW case data from FOCUS (SACWIS) from program entry to identified time points 30/60/90 days within 6 month time point Review/comparison of DHW case data from FOCUS from program entry and 30/60/90 days within a 6 month period.
at program entry and 6- month follow-up 2. Children in out-of-home
Long-Term: Family well- being
placement are returned in a timely manner 1. Treatment retention/completion 2. Substance abuse reduced/eliminated
Review/compare client data from substance abuse provider and percentages of clients authorized for treatment who enter and complete treatment for all regions before and after the project. Comparison data from non-participating regions will also be gathered for treatment retention and completion.
Interviews with project partners
Documentation of formal and informal interactions and activities between DHW, liaisons, and SA providers
Track the number of referrals from DHW to liaisons in each region
Collect and analyze substance abuse provider data on client treatment entry dates and compare with baseline data and regional statistics