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Family and Social Services Administration

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DMHA > Indiana System of Care > Quality Improvement & Evaluation Quality Improvement & Evaluation

Monitoring practice fidelity, participant satisfaction, outcomes, and using the resulting information and feedback are part of the State's quality improvement processes for youth services. To ensure effective intensive community-based treatment is available for youth with serious emotional and behavioral health needs, the State routinely collects and analyzes outcomes data. The analysis of the data is used to determine the effectiveness of services and to identify the need for performance improvement.

Indiana System of Care Development Survey

To monitor progress in Indiana's developing system of care (SOC), that provides access to effective behavioral health services for children and their families, a self-assessment of state-level and local SOCs is being conducted across Indiana in October and early November 2016 using the System of Care Implement Survey (SOCIS) tool.

A diverse array of survey respondents is sought to provide feedback and assist us in measuring our progress in developing collaboration, resources, and SOC infrastructure at the state level and within local counties. We are seeking individuals who know about state and/or local behaviroal health services and supports. Voices of the following are needed to complete the SOCIS:

  • Youth
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Substance Use Prevention Treatment
  • Primary Health Care
  • Law Enforcement
  • Universities
  • Advocates
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Other Stakeholders (providing services/supports to youth and families)

A couple of links to access and complete the SOCIS online, or print the tool out to complete it by hand, will be posted here by October 1, 2016.

For additional information about the SOCIS, contact Lisa Stewart, Indiana SOC Grant Director, Click Here.