The purpose of this impact evaluation was to identify critical components that support the work done by PSOP by analyzing the effectiveness in serving all families, and to monitor the relative cost of providing these essential services to the at risk population in Olmsted County.
- To obtain a sample of cases closed in 2011 and categorize them by type of services / determinations prior, during and after PSOP involvement.
- To conduct a two-year follow up on PSOP impact; including a) maltreatment report by type and finding, and b) reentry for Child and Family Services by type and intensity (voluntary/involuntary).
- To better understand costs associated with the PSOP and to calculate an average cost per family/client or unit of service.
- To integrate information from recent published literature.
Robin P. Wingo
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Matos, L. (2014). Impact evaluation on the Parents Support and Outreach Program (PSOP) Olmsted County Child and Family Service [Master’s capstone project, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/884/
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