Evaluation & Research Program Overview

 

 

Bringing Meaning to the Data

 

TCCSC’s Evaluation & Research program aims to transform raw data into meaningful pieces of information to inform and guide the specialized services provided to our clients.  In this way, the Evaluation & Research Program exists to provide valuable and critical technical supports to the clinical services offered. We are currently working on developing strategies and technologies to generate client- and aggregate-level reports, which summarize who our clients are and track their progress and recovery to better inform services.

Our Clients

 

Los Angeles County is divided into eight Service Planning Areas (SPA). Since 2010 TCCSC has served over 1,700 unduplicated youth and their families from Service Planning Areas 6, 7 and 8.  To learn more about the clients we serve in each SPA, click on the links below. 

 

SPA 1

 

Service Planning Area 1 serves the communities of Acton, Agua Dulce, Gorman, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Quartiz Hill, and others.

 

TCCSC recently received approval to expand Wraparound services to SPA 1 on May 1, 2015.  Demographic data about the clients served in SPA 1 will be published in August, 2016.

 

SPA 6

 

Service Planning Area 6 serves the communities of Athens, Compton, Crenshaw, Florence, Hyde Park, Lynwood, Paramount, and Watts. From 07/01/2010-06/30/2014, TCCSC has served nearly 1,200 youth and their families providing quality mental health services aimed at improving behavioral outcomes with long-term positive effects.

  • TCCSC experienced stark growth in new enrollments between 2012 and 2013 reflecting our increased capacity to serve the needs of the community.

  • TCCSC staff are provided rigorous and on-going training to effectively treat various psychiatric disorders using out-of-the box approaches

With the growth and increasing capacity of the Evaluation & Research Program at TCCSC, fuller and richer information about client demographics and program efficacy will be published in August, 2016.

 

SPA 7

 

Service Planning Area 7 serves the communities of Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, Downey, East Los Angeles, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, Whittier, and others.

 

TCCSC has actively sought opportunities to develop services into SPA 7. Although the number of clients and their families served by TCCSC appears modest in past years, recent contracts with the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Family Services will increase TCCSC's capacity to serve the local comunities in SPA 7. The graphs below reflect the demographic make-up of TCCSC's client population.

  • New contracts with LAC DMH and DCFS will allow TCCSC to serve an increased number of clients and their families in the upcoming years.

  • Expertise in effectively treating various psychiatric disorders using out-of-the box approaches

SPA 8

 

Service Planning Area 8 serves the communities of Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Wilmington, and others.

 

TCCSC has actively sought opportunities to develop services into SPA 8. Although the number of clients and their families served by TCCSC appears modest relative to SPA 6, recent contracts with the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Family Services will increase TCCSC's capacity to serve the local comunities in SPA 8. The graphs below reflect the demographic make-up of TCCSC's client population in SPA 8.

  • New contracts with LAC DMH and DCFS will allow TCCSC to serve an increased number of clients and their families in the upcoming years.

  • Expertise in effectively treating various psychiatric disorders using out-of-the box approaches

 
 
 
  • Hispanic and Black clients are the largest group served throughout both fiscal years. A 1% increase in Black and 2% increase in White clients during the 2018-19 reporting year translates into a 3% decrease of Hispanic clients. Clients self-identifying as "Other" ethnic groups remained consistent. Overall therapists delivered services to 71 more clients compare to the previous year.

  • Gender Represents the most consistent data across both years. 50% of clients identified as female while the other 50% identified as male.

  • The age of clients we serve are mostly youth. 78% of clients are under the age of 18. Clients ages 0-5 grew by 4% while ages 6-13 collectively shrank by 6%. While adults grew from 3% from 19%.

  • English and Spanish speaking preferences both modestly grew during the 2018-19 fiscal year. 61 more Caregivers' identified English as their primary language while only 10 more identified Spanish

  • Overall, 71 more clients received services in 2018-19 compared to the previous year. Where we deliver services changed recently as we began seeing clients in Riverside County during our first year; currently 155 clients reside in that service region. Our remaining population shifted between already established service areas. Service Region 6 (South Los Angeles) is home for the majority of clients compared to the previous year. However, neighboring regions 7 and 8 (south and east of 6) saw an increase. SPA 8 grew by 48 more clients, while only 19 more clients were seen in SPA 7. The Palmdale area (SPA 1) is spatially distant from the other areas we server but served 6 more clients in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

References

 

What is a Service Planning Area? (n.d.). Retrieved June 16, 2015, from http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/CHS/SPAMain/ServicePlanningAreas.htm

 

Los Angeles County Populations Estimates (July 1, 2014). (n.d.). Retrieved June 25, 2015, from http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/epi/docs/2014-LAC-Population.pdf

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