For over a decade, the Outcomes Team has been working to improve social services by introducing and establishing outcome-oriented work processes in the government ministries and the voluntary sector to promote effectiveness, professionalism, transparency, and accountability. The team partners in developing infrastructures of knowledge, information, indicators, tools, and technology; guides and assists processes of organizational policy formulation and strategic planning; accompanies headquarters and field managers and workers in the assimilation and application of the principles of outcome thinking in their work; and fosters the self-capacity of organizations, enabling them to perform processes of planning, ongoing measurement, and the proficient use of information. The Outcomes Team is dedicated to the ongoing development of the theory and practice of outcome thinking in the social sphere and their adaptation to the needs emerging from the field and to new professional perspectives.
The goal of this review was to explore the knowledge from other countries on best practices in interventions in residential care for Youth at Severe Risk, with the view of assisting the Welfare Ministry in promoting the reform in the Out-of-Home Special Placements Division, as part of the improvement of services and policy in residential care in general, and in the MAOZ model, in particular.
In light of the current situation, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute developed a questionnaire of critical needs of children and youth. The indicators included in this questionnaire are based on current knowledge on the effects of emergencies, crises, and unusual situations on children and youth and the purpose of the questionnaire is to highlight the characteristics, needs, and strengths that should be considered in these situations.
This manual is the product of a joint initiative by the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Outcomes Team and 360° - The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk. It is intended to help communities reorganize during and after the crisis based on the principles of outcome thinking that form the basis of 360° and which have been adapted to emergency and crisis situations. At the end of the manual are four appendices that will help in its implementation.
The objectives of this review are to: Establish the theoretical basis for the Strengths Section in TAMI ; Optimize and update the Strengths Section in TAMI so it will be aligned with the most recent approaches regarding the measurement and evaluation of strengths among children and youth ; Promote the application of the strengths perspective in the program based on best practices identified.