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Building upon Theory of Change for Systems of Care

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theory of change, outcomes, systems of care, logic model


Mario Hernandez


This article describes the concept of systems of care for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Systems of care are presented as mutable strategies for improving organizational relationships that are best judged by outcomes focused at the organizational level. Implications for rethinking and expanding the theory of change that underlies the system of care is discussed.


Hernandez, M., & Hodges, S. (2003). Building upon theory of change for systems of care. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 11(1), 19-26.

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