- How well does the Pathways recruitment and enrollment process identify, refer, and enroll members of the target populations into the intervention?
- Was the model intervention implemented as intended across sites?
- Were there differences in implementation between sites and/or between populations?
- What services and activities did Navigators provide and how did they connect to linchpin goals?
- To what extent did youth complete the intervention, and to what extent were goals achieved?
- To what extent are expected short-term outcomes related to permanency, housing, health and well-being, education, and employment being achieved?
- How successful was coach-like engagement in increasing youths’ self-efficacy and ability to manage independence?
Methods: CPR collected data for the formative evaluation on 128 youth who enrolled in Pathways. CPR developed an online management information system to serve as both a case management and data collection system. Data collected within the online system included: a screening tool to identify youth with an increased risk of homelessness; a baseline survey, and a scale to assess youth engagement and empowerment. To track outcomes, CPR conducted a 12 month follow up telephone survey with youth and supplemented with an extract of administrative data from Colorado’s child welfare system.
Results: The presentation will cover a profile of the 128 youth served, a description of the intervention, overall status of youth engagement in the intervention including goals developed, and program graduation rates. A review of outcomes reported based on the five areas of housing, permanency, education, employment, and health and well-being will be presented.
Conclusions and Implications: The presentation will conclude with a discussion of how the Pathways intervention was refined through usability-testing, and how the (CQI) process was utilized to monitor enrollments, intervention service delivery and track short-term outcomes. The evaluator will present how tools utilized through a formative evaluation can be effective in ensuring a strong intervention is developed and implemented to fidelity, while monitoring the trends of short-term outcomes.