Predicting Success in a System of Care (Dawn Project Evaluation Study Issue Brief No. 12)

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

Author(s): Jeffrey A. Anderson; Eric R. Wright; Harold E. Kooreman

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


While some research has suggested that service coordination is a generally effective approach to providing assistance to youth with serious emotional disorders and their families (e.g., Anderson et al., 2003), bringing together youth and families with such heterogeneous clinical needs and backgrounds presents numerous challenges to system of care functioning. The purpose of this report is to describe the influence of demographic, diagnostic, and clinical characteristics on the likelihood that youth enrolled in the Dawn Project are discharged having successfully met their treatment goals.