The cross-site evaluation will measure outcomes of treatment at each grantee site on women & their minor children. SAMHSA/CSAT will use this info to document & report the extent to which the goals of the RFA are achieved, as mandated by Congress. Grantees must collect data on women & their minor children who participated in treatment over the three-year life of the project. Data on women & their minor children will be collected for up to twelve months following intake & at discharge. Much of the data required for the assessments are routinely collected by the projects as part of their own project management efforts. However, common data collection tools must be used to ensure comparability of data gathered across projects. In addition, data will be gathered periodically from project staff to document changes that may have occurred in the interventions
This cross-site evaluation seeks to show that from treatment intake to treatment discharge there was:
- A decrease in the use and/or abuse of prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among pregnant and postpartum women across the projects.
- Improvement in mental & physical health, & in family functioning, experienced by women & minor children in these projects.
- Decreased involvement & intent for involvement in crime, violence, & abuse of all kinds, both as victims & perpetrators.
- Improvement in quality of life from the client's perspective related to health, social functioning, and environmental support.
- A decrease in barriers to accessing treatment resulting in early entry into treatment in the first trimester of their pregnancy and a decrease in barriers to accessing project-related services
The following tools are used in the Evaluation. Additional information may be requested.
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Last updated: 12/09/2010