woodland-656969_380ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Founded in 1998, the Praed Foundation seeks to support transformational activities in human services, with a special emphasis on improving the lives of children and families. The Foundation has a variety of projects that supports its mission including managing flexible funding for youth with mental health needs in the juvenile justice system. The primary work of the Foundation is in support of a mass collaboration of individuals who seek to use evidence-based assessments as an approach to working together to maintain the focus of human service enterprise on the people they serve. As such, the Praed Foundation maintains the copyrights on the Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths, the Family Advocacy and Support Tool, the Crisis Assessment Tool, and the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment to ensure that they remain free for anyone to use who shares this commitment.

 

Praed Foundation Board Members:

 

  • Dr. John Lyons
  • Dr. Lise Bisnaire
  • Dr. April Fernando
  • Trevor Lyons

OUTCOME CHAMPION AWARD WINNERS

Here are the recipients from previous years:

 

2004: Diane Borgeson (New Jersey’s Partnership for Children)

2005: Murielle Elfman & Candace Putter (Philadelphia Department of Human Services)

2006: Stephanie Hanko (Illinois Department of Children & Family Services)

2007: System level: Betty Walton, Ph.D. Indiana University
Agency level: Knute Rotto Choices Inc
            Direct Service: Erika Crawford Tennessee Department of Children and Families
           Family: Robin Joyce Wayside Youth Services (Massachusetts)

2008: System level: Randal Lea, Tennessee
Agency & Direct Service level: Lise Bisnaire & Stephanie Greenham, Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario
              Family: Nancy Craig, New York State

2015: Founders Award Ann Marie LoPrieno
Program Level Jen Leland
           System Level Timothy Hougen

2016: Madeline Lozoski, Alison Krumpf, Paul Brylske, Alexander Jackson, and the Ministry of Social and Family Development in Singapore

 

Outcomes Champions Awards

Each year, the foundation recognizes excellence in support the evolution
of systems to better serve children and families

THE FOUNDER


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Senior Policy Fellow

is a Senior Policy Fellow at Chapin Hall. He is the developer of an outcomes management approach for human services called Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM). Within the TCOM framework, the most commonly used tool is the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), which supports decision making in child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, schools and early intervention service provision, including level of care and planning and wellbeing and functional status outcomes, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives.
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