Florida DDC, Charting a New Course Restoration of Capacity Study & Work Group Report (2014)

This multimodal research project employed web-based surveys, focus groups, case file reviews, and point-of-intake tracking to collect information on the prevalence of rights restoration proceedings in Florida. The researchers found that guardians infrequently initiated restoration proceedings on behalf of persons under guardianship; persons under guardianship are unaware of their rights; families failed to understand the…

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WestWood Spice, My life, my decision An independent evaluation of the SDM Pilot (2015)

This comprehensive report contains an independent evaluation of the New South Wales’ (NSW) Department of Family and Community Services’ Aging, Disability, and Home Care (ADHC) pilot program from 2013 to 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The NSW project reached 26 decision-makers (DMs). As a result of the NSW project, 9 DMs reported making decisions in new…

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HSRI, SDM Pilot A Collaborative Approach Pilot Evaluation Year 1 Report (2015)

The Human Services Research Institute’s interim report contains an independent evaluation of the first year of the Center for Public Representation (CPR) and Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.’s ongoing project in Northampton, Massachusetts. The project reached 8 decision-makers (DMs) and paired them with facilitators who had existing relationships with them that ranged from 3 to 30…

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Cmty Matters Pty Ltd, HCSCC SDM Program 2014-15 Evaluation Report (2015)

This report evaluates the South Australian Health Services Complaints Commission’s (HSCC) SDM program from 2014 to 2015, which reached 8 decision-makers (DMs). Facilitators and supporters reported that as a result of their participation 6 of the 8 DMs experienced improved outcomes in well-being (greater confidence, better mood) and behavior (greater willingness to try new things,…

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