Knowledge Center

Choices has served youth and families for more than 20 years. Along the way, we’ve learned a great deal about best practices and family successes. Read more about our work and the studies we rely upon in our Knowledge Center. 

Library of Sample Care Dashboard Metrics

“This library of sample key metrics for systems of care was created during the 2010 Training Institutes by workshop participants. We thank all of... Read More

Health Care Reform and Children: Planning and Design

“Outreach and consumer assistance can make enrollment in the ACA’s health coverage programs seamless and straightforward for families, particularly when families have complex coverage situations.... Read More

National Trends in Implementing Wraparound

“The wraparound process has been promoted in the children’s services field as a mechanism to achieve collaborative service planning and delivery for families of... Read More

Planning for & Implementing System Change Using Wraparound

“Wraparound is increasingly being recognized as both a systems-level and child- and family-level intervention. When implemented effectively, wraparound facilitates changes in a community’s mental... Read More

Application of Ten Principles of the Wraparound Process

“The family partner who is well grounded in the principles of wraparound will confidently perform his or her role and manage the tasks and... Read More

A Guide for Community Child Serving Agencies on Psychotropic

“This document, developed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry AACAP), provides information to service providers in community-based systems of care, and... Read More

An Analysis of Readiness in System of Care Communities

“Based on these analyses, the authors developed the Community Readiness Assessment Scale (CRAS), composed of 109 statements generated in the first study. These items... Read More

Fiscal and Clinical Models of Choices

“The primary purpose of this document is to describe the breadth of funding models under which Choices’ CMOs manage. Choices operates multiple funding models... Read More

Transforming the Workforce in Children’s Mental Health

“A report from the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in 2003 described the need for “significant changes in practice models and in... Read More