Indiana System of Care – Phase II: A Case Study of Development, Implementation, and Evolution
The IN-SOC Phase II study aims to better understand the gaps in the Indiana System of Care (IN-SOC) structure that were identified within Phase I of the study, titled, Indiana System of Care: A Case Study of Development, Implementation, and Evolution. Phase I indicated several positive findings and a few challenges primarily related to items that were to be addressed in year two of the grant. The Phase I study found that the IN-SOC team positively influenced family and youth “voice,” exhibited or established a strong culture of caring leaders, and demonstrated progress regarding cultural competency. Areas of needed improvement included workforce development, service gaps, and funding and finance issues to ensure long term sustainability.
Phase II of the study also focused on the developmental progress of IN-SOC using two frameworks: “community readiness,” as studied by Behar and Hydaker (2009, 2012), and the use of the “most underutilized strategies” along with “state and community partnerships” as studied by Stroul & Friedman (2011). Following a mixed methods case study design, multiple sources of data were utilized: (1) ten interviews with state, agency, and local leaders as well as family, caregivers, youth, and community members involved with IN-SOC; (2) documents review, and (3) survey responses.Learn more