How we measure success depends on the individual challenges, strengths, and goals of each unique person or family we work with. We use a wide variety of standardized pre/post evaluation tools to ensure that our outcome measures are valid and statistically significant.
Examples of Family Connections’ Annualized
OTARY (Outreach to At-Risk Youth):Participating youth will have no new reports of high-risk/criminal behavior.
DREAMS (program for children exposed to domestic violence):Participating children in will show improved emotional, cognitive, and behavioral functioning.
DREAMS:Participating families will demonstrate improved family bonding and communications.
HomeSafe (supportive housing program):Participating families will demonstrate improved mental health and well-being.
Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE):Participating families will demonstrate an increase in healthy communication skills.
Clean and Cool (adolescent substance abuse treatment and
life skills training):
Clean and Cool:Youth who attend at least three sessions will achieve abstinence.
Wellness House (intensive outpatient treatment for seriously mentally ill and dually-diagnosed adults):Participants will report the program is beneficial after a minimum of 2 weeks of attendance.
Wellness House:Consumers will report improved well-being and daily functioning.
Adolescent Crisis Intervention Program (ACIP):Participating youth will demonstrate an improvement in at least one life domain (e.g., social, academic or family functioning).
ACIP:Participating families will have no new reports of abuse or neglect for 12 months post-graduation.
Community Case Management Program (CCMP):Participating families will report that they are satisfied or very satisfied with services provided.
CCMP:Participating families will have no new reports of abuse or neglect for 12 months post-graduation.
Reconnections (supportive visitation program):Participating families in the Morris/Sussex region will have no new substantiations of abuse or neglect in the 12 months after their reunification.
Strong Mothers (intensive outpatient substance abuse
treatment for DCPP-involved mothers):
Reunity House (supervised visitation and family reunification):Participating parents will demonstrate improved parenting skills.