Data, Results & Reports

Final Data Outcomes Presentation, as presented at What Works With Girls, our share-out event on June 24, 2016.

Project Kealahou — Improving Hawai’i's System of Care for At-Risk Girls and Young Women through  Gender-Responsive, Trauma-Informed Care. Edward Suarez, Ph.D., David S. Jackson, Ph.D., Lesley A. Slavin, Ph.D., M. Staton Michels, M.D., and Kathleen M. McGeehan, Ph.D., M.S. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health – A Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health. December 2014, Volume 73, No. 12.

Project Kealahou Evaluation Macro Update 1: Summer 2014 (PDF)

Since 2012, PK has developed a sustainable infrastructure primarily through substantial investment in workforce development to better support a culturally-sensitive, gender-responsive, trauma-informed, youth-guided and family-driven system of care for youth and their families.To that end, over 600 staff from System of Care (SOC) partners in Child Welfare, Education, Juvenile Justice and Mental Health provider agencies have been trained by PK on cutting-edge and evidence-based practices including Girls Circle support groups, LGBTQI2SPA treatment issues, Trauma-Informed Care, Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. For the full report, please see the link above.

Project Kealahou Evaluation Update 5: Summer 2014 (PDF)

Results from the first two years and one half of 6-month follow-up interviews continue to hold promise. PK is receiving high marks from its clients on their perception of the accessibility of services, their level of participation in services, their outcomes, staff cultural competency and the overall quality of services. These results compare favorably nationwide, with PK scoring in the top 25% of all System of Care sites around the nation on these key indicators of program quality. For the full report, please see the link above.

Project Kealahou Evaluation Update 4: Winter/Spring 2014 (PDF)

PK continues to receive high marks from its clients on their perception of the accessibility of services, their level of participation in services, their outcomes, staff cultural competency and the overall quality of services. These results compare favorably nationwide, with PK scoring in the top 25% of all System of Care sites around the nation on these key indicators of program quality. Data is showing that youth and their caregivers improved significantly after just 6 months of PK services.

Project Kealahou Services & Cost Study: February 2014 (PDF)

PK recently completed a two-year study comparing the types and costs of services PK girls and their families received before and during PK. The PK Services and Cost Study shows a substantial increase in the level of community support services (e.g., peer support for youth and caregivers). For example, only 2.4% of PK girls received community support services in the six months prior to enrolling in PK compared to 68.3% receiving this type of services during the first six months after they enrolled in PK. Moreover, PK accomplished this sizable increase in community support services at a minimal cost increase (just $5,490 over a six-month time frame) over the cost of the standard care PK girls received from CAMHD (Hawaii Dept. of Health – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division) prior to enrolling in PK. For the full report, please see the link above.

Project Kealahou Evaluation Update 3: Fall 2013 (PDF)

Preliminary results from the first two years of semi-annual follow-up interviews are promising. Data is showing significant improvements for youth and their caregivers after just 6 months of PK services. PK is also receiving high marks from its clients on their satisfaction with their level of participation in services, with their outcomes and with the quality of services overall. These results compare favorably
nationwide, with PK scoring in the top 25% of all System of Care sites around the nation on these key indicators of progress and satisfaction with services. For the full report, please see the link above.

INSIGHTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH. Project Kealahou — Forging a New Pathway for Girls in Hawai‘i’s Public Mental Health System. Lesley A. Slavin, Ph.D and Edward Suarez, Ph.D. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health – A Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health. September 2013, Volume 72, No. 9.

Implementing a Gender-Responsive, Trauma-Informed System of Care for Young Women with Trauma Histories and Their Families. Edward Suarez, Ph.D., Kathleen McGeehan, M.S., M.A., Ruth LaMer, L.C.S.W., Destiny Carrillo, B.S. Poster presentation. 19th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma. September 7-10, 2013. San Diego, Calif.

Project Kealahou Evaluation Update 2: Summer 2013 (PDF)

Preliminary results from the first two years of semi-annual follow-up interviews are promising. Data is showing significant improvements for youth and their caregivers after just 6 months of PK services. PK is also receiving high marks from its clients on their satisfaction with their level of participation in services, with their outcomes and with the quality of services overall. These results compare favorably nationwide, with PK scoring in the top 25% of all System of Care sites around the nation on these key indicators of progress and satisfaction with services. For the full report, please see the link above.

Project Evaluation Evaluation Update 1: Winter/Spring 2013 (PDF)

We’re happy to release our first set of data from the national evaluation. It’s early, but we’re very encouraged by the positive changes we’re seeing in our girls. Preliminary results from six-month follow-up interviews (n=12) are promising, with more than a quarter of our youth showing significant improvement in their depression and anxiety scores just six months after enrolling in services. PK is also receiving high marks from girls on their satisfaction with their level of participation in our services and with the quality of our services overall. These results compare favorably to other Systems of Care, with PK scoring in the top 25% of all System of Care sites around the nation on these key indicators of progress and satisfaction with services. For the full report, please see the link above.