Understanding the Costs of Services to Address Trauma in Adults and Children: Data Collection Instruments and Guidance for Cost Analyses of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs
- The “ingredients approach” to cost analysis, also known as micro-costing, informed the structure and content of the data collection instruments. The instruments presented in this report collect data needed to answer questions about the start-up and ongoing costs of implementing trauma-specific EBPs. If data on program participation is available, it can be incorporated into analyses to estimate the average cost per family or child served.
- The report includes two types of data collection instruments: a cost workbook and a staff survey and time log. The cost workbook (a spreadsheet-based instrument) gathers information on the value of resources used to implement the trauma-specific program. The staff survey and time log collects data on the amount of time staff members typically spend training for and delivering the program, in order to allocate personnel costs appropriately to the trauma-specific EBP.
Promoting Safe and Stable Families: Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau