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System of Care Evaluation (SOCE)

About SOCE

The San Diego County System of Care Evaluation (SOCE) was developed through the San Diego County Children, Youth & Families Behavioral Health System of Care Council (CYFBHSOC) with direct advisory support from the CYFBHSOC Outcomes Committee and the System of Care collaborative partners.

Community Stakeholder Meetings

In 2004, a series of community stakeholder meetings were held to obtain input and feedback on the development of a countywide evaluation system for Children, Youth and Families Behavioral Health Services (CYFBHS). Stakeholders were involved from the beginning of the development process: clinicians, administrators, policy makers and families/consumers.

San Diego County Outcome Measures

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) selected the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-35) and the Child and Adolescents Needs and Strengths (CANS) tools to measure child and youth functioning. The PSC-35 and the CANS are the official San Diego County outcomes measures effective 7/1/2018. Previous measures included the Child & Adolescent Measurement System (CAMS), the Children's Functional Assessment Rating Scale (CFARS), and the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI).

Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-35)

PSC-35 is a psychosocial screening tool designed to facilitate the recognition of emotional and behavioral problems so appropriate interventions can be initiated as early as possible.

Child & Adolescents Needs & Strengths (CANS)

CANS is a structured assessment used for identifying youth and family actionable needs and useful strengths.

Personal Experience Screening Questionnaire (PESQ)

PESQ measures potential substance abuse problems and is administered to youth ages 12–18 by their AD counselor.

SOCE Goals & Objectives

  1. Assure accountability for the delivery of results to our consumers.
  2. Build and sustain the momentum of positive CYFBHS System of Care accomplishments.
  3. Effectively and efficiently move decision-making to action and results.