This course introduces questionnaire-based outcome measures of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. By the end of the course participants will understand the rationale for using this kind of outcome measure, and will feel informed and confident in choosing and using measures and interpreting the data produced by them.

The course will cover

  • How measures are developed and how to choose the right measure for your purpose and content
  • An introduction to the research literature and the rationale for using this kind of outcome measure
  • Best practice guidance on how to introduce and use questionnaire-based outcomes measures in direct work with children and young people
  • An introduction into analysing and interpreting measure data
  • Practical exercises covering choosing a measure, introducing measures and interpreting measure data

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for professionals working with children and young people who are thinking of using outcome measures and for other professionals, such as managers and commissioners, who want to support the use of outcome measures within clinical and non-clinical settings.

Aims of the course?

The learning objectives of the course are:

  • Delegates will be informed about the benefits of outcome measurement in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing settings
  • Delegates will be able choose a measure for a particular purpose and explain why they chose it
  • Delegates will be able to confidently introduce a measure to a client and gain informed consent to use the data
  • Delegates will be able to interpret measures data at an individual and aggregate level

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Alison Ford

Regional Improvement Support Officer

Alison is the CORC Regional Improvement Support Officer covering the North West. As a CAMHS nurse, Alison previously worked in statutory NHS services, young people’s substance misuse services, and most recently in developing and managing voluntary sector children and young people’s services. Her favourite part of the CORC role is supporting services to improve their delivery to children, young people and families.

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