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Arizona’s Children’s System of Care Practice Review Fiscal Year 2013 Statewide Report


Research has identified that outcome evaluation is key to achieving and sustaining transformation initiatives in Systems of Care (Hodges, Hernandez, Nesman, & Lipien, 2002). The System of Care Practice Review (SOCPR) was implemented in FY2009?2010 as the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services (ADHS/DBHS) practice review method of choice in Arizona. It was developed at the University of South Florida (USF) by Dr. Mario Hernandez, Ph.D. Research has demonstrated high inter?rater reliability in the use of the tool, which is based on face to face interviews with multiple informants as well as file/record reviews (Hernandez et al., 2001). A total of 175 reviews were conducted across Arizona in FY2012?2013.


Mowery, D., Callejas, L., Wang, W., Burrus, T., Malmi, Jr., M., Hernandez, M., & Flynn, K. (2014).  Arizona’s children’s system of care practice review fiscal year 2013 statewide report.  Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Child and Family Studies.