NIH Awards New Grant to Polaris Health Directions

Langhorne, PA (September 2005)– The grant will allow Polaris to develop a system specifically for child welfare agencies and providers. This strength-based outcomes management system will provide clinical decision support for placement planning. When completed, the system will be able to predict the likelihood of successful family reunification. 

This project will also focus on the ways to facilitate the use of case-level information in order to reduce administrative burden for caseworkers. New software features, clinical scales and strength scales will be developed and validated. 

Linda Toche-Manley, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Polaris, is the project’s Principal Investigator. Providers interested in participating in this project are encouraged to contact Dr. Toche-Manley at (215) 359-3913. 

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