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Youth Connection Helpline Referral Sheet The referral sheet for the Youth Connection Helpline.  This document lists all of the funded partners under each specific service area.

Outcome Instruments 


Children's Global Assessment of Functioning Scale 


The Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) is a numeric scale (1 through 100) used by mental health clinicians and doctors to rate the general functioning of children under the age of 18.

  Global Assessment of Relational Functioning

The GARF Scale can be used to indicate an overall judgment of the functioning of a family or other ongoing relationship on a hypothetical continuum ranging from competent, optimal relational functioning to a disrupted, dysfunctional relationship.

  Pediatric Symptom Checklist The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) measures the degree to which a child or youth displays symptoms of mental illness or behavioral issues.

    Knowledge Library for Service Providers
Below are some helpful resources on evidence-based practices, research, outcomes measurement, and nonprofit performance management.

     Alliance for Effective Social Investing Resources to improve the performance of the nonprofit sector, including the Social Value Assessment.
  Best Evidence Encyclopedia Evaluation reports on educational programs.
  California Healthy Kids Surveys Various youth related measures.
  Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Measurement instruments sorted by topic area.
   Center for Disease Control and Prevention   A compendium of measurement instruments to assess youth behaviors, beliefs, and influences.
  Center for What Works Information about nonprofit benchmarks and outcomes portal with Urban Institute.
  Child Trends Research, effective practices, and measurements for working with children, youth, couples, families.
  Child Welfare Information Gateway
Information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
  Communities that Care Survey
Includes parent/family/community questions.
  Equipped for the Future
Adult education and employment readiness.
  Evidence-Based Mental Health
Quarterly digest of clinical research of relevance to clinicians in mental health.
  Evidence-Based Practice for the Helping Professionals
Definition and guidance on formulating the question and advice on searching databases.
   Evidence-Based Program Fact Sheets  

This site links to a list of different fact sheets that give a general overview of each evidence-based practice listed.

   Excellence in Missouri Foundation  

Organization dedicated to performance management and process improvement.

  Fast Track

Variety of measures with the instruments tested by universities.

  Harvard Family Research Project

Youth development, out of school time, family involvement, workforce development.

   Hunter Consulting  

The Social Investment Risk Assessment Tool (SIRASA) is a fully automated, 30 question self-assessment tool designed to let the leaders of human service agencies evaluate whether their clients are apt to benefit, as intended, from the programming and services their agency offers.

  Institute of Education Sciences

Rigorous evaluation evidence on educational programs.

  Mental Health Surveillance Among Children     This report outlines a study conducted by the CDC about the rising issues related with children's mental health.
  Missouri Therapy Network

Collaboration of mental health providers in Missouri and researchers from Washington University and University of Missouri with links to evidence-based resources.

   National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health  

The Technical Assistance Center has been dedicated to working in partnership with families and many other leaders across the country to transform systems and services for children, and youth who have, or are at risk for, mental health problems and their families.

   Network of Care  

Hosted by the US Department of Human Services this site has information and links about current evidence based practices

  Office of Juvenile Justice and Diligence Prevention Model Programs Guide The guide to effective prevention, sanction, and re-entry for youth.
  PerformWell   A joint venture between Social Solutions Inc. and Child Trends, and the Urban Institute; this website shares information regarding performance management and outcomes achievement.

Promising Practices Network

Resources for children, families, and communities by outcome area.

 Root Cause

  Resource on data and performance management, outcomes, indicators, and best practices.

Social Programs that Work - Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

Evidence-based interventions for a variety of program areas.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
   Surgeon General's Report   A report from the Surgeon General about children and youth mental health issues.

University of Maryland School of Medicine 

  A website containing information about various evidence-based practice programs such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy.

Washington University
Center for Mental Health Services

  Provides practitioners and researchers with a variety of resources to better enable them to extend evidence-based care to vulnerable populations.

What Works Clearing House

A resource for scientific evidence for effective practices in education.

  Local Children's Service Funds
  The following are regional organizations that are all governed by state statutes RSMo 210.861 and RSMo 67.1775.

St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline: 1 (877) 928-2929

St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, 222 South Meramec Avenue, Suite 202, Clayton, Missouri, 63105.

Phone: (314) 615-5850, Fax: (314) 615-5858

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