Evaluation

Monica Walker Payne, MA – Lead Evaluator
William McKenna, BS - Data Coordinator & Analyst

Irina Puchkareva, MS - Systems Programmer/Analyst II
Eileen Doman - Project Coordinator
 

Interviewers:
Wendi Buzzanco
Amanda Clouse
Ed McKenna
 

We are looking forward to working together to make the data collection as simple and efficient as possible!

Evaluation Information

EDIF (Descriptive/Demographics)

  • 5-10 minute record review form done after the first eam planning meeting for all youth in HFW
  • Completed by the HFW workforce, county staff, and or managed care company representative
  • Benefit of data: Descriptive information about the referral source; system involvement; demographic information; mental health diagnoses; presenting problems; and team members present for the first team planning meeting  

TRAC-NOMS (Less Detailed Outcome Study)

20 minute interview completed by HFW staff

  • Completed with youth (11 years or older) OR caregiver for every family receiving HFW services (Paid $10 for participating)
  • Baseline (within 7 days after the first HFW team planning meeting); every 6 months during HFW; and discharge
  • Benefit of data: Outcomes in functioning; stability in housing; education and employment; crime and criminal justice; perception of care; social connectedness; and services received 

Longitudinal Outcome Study (More Detailed Outcome and Satisfaction Study)

  • 1-2 hours per interview completed by Evaluation Team interviewers (via referral from HFW workforce)
  • Completed with youth (enrolled at eight years but not interviewed until 11 years old or older) AND caregiver (each are paid $20 for participating)
  • Baseline (within 30 days after the first HFW team planning meeting). Then every six months for 24 months (five total interviews)
  • Benefit of data: Outcomes in behavioral and emotional strengths; clinical symptomatolgy; social functioning; development; living arrangements; education info: caregiver strain; parenting characteristics and child adjustment; cultural competence of services; and clien satisfaction with services

WFI-EZ (Fidelity Monitoring)

  • 10-15 minute self-administered survey that assesses implementation of the HFW process for all families in HFW
  • Completed by youth, caregivers, HFW workforce members, and additional team members (other family members, natural supports, system partners, etc.)
  • Beginning of HFW planning (90 days after enrollment) and at end (Transition) of HFW for all families (two total questionnaires per person)
  • Benefit of data: Descriptive information about families in HFW; fidelity to the HFW model broken down into five scales of outcomes-based planning, effective teamwork, natural/community supports, needs-based planning and a strength- and family-driven process; satisfaction with the planning process and outcomes information

PA County Data Resources

SOC Data Collection Resources

HFW providers and workforce members from across PA have received documents to help them understand and support the evaluation of youth and families involved in the HFW process. Youth and family members also receive information that explains what the documents are for, and their rights as research participants.