Evidence of Efficacy



St. John's Home for Children considers its efforts a short-term success when the following outcomes can be observed as based on the agency's Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) logic model and as determined by the clinical treatment team which includes the child, his parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s), the WV DHHR or placement worker, and the St. John's Home staff:

1. 75% of the youth placed with us (for at least 90 days) and family achieve or make progress on 75% of targeted treatment plan objectives as measured by our monthly treatment plan tracking sheets.

2. 80% of our boys make improvement in their level of functioning as measured by the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS).

3. 90% of our boys attain/maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) as measured by Ohio County School’s report cards.

4. 100% of our boys are discharged to a lesser restrictive environment as measured by discharge placement.

5. 80% of our boys demonstrate a decreased level of involvement in high-risk/critical incident behavior from time of admission to time of discharge as measured by critical incident reports/service documentation.

Evidence of long-term efficacy of St. John's Home for Children’s program will be the clear demonstration of a successful reunification of the family for at least one year.