Introducing Internal Evaluation in a Residential Treatment Centre

This article describes a process by which internal evaluation was introduced in a residential treatment centre for adolescents in Quebec. The historical development, purpose, and philosophy of program evaluation at the centre are presented. A unique program for "multiple handicapped youth" collaboratively designed by the centre, a hospital, and a social service agency, as well as the methods of evaluation selected to examine the program's efficiency and effectiveness, are described.

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