Goals and Objectives
The goals that drive the PREP program are as follows:
- Provide outreach and services to identify and treat early signs of psychosis.
- Prevent psychosis from becoming severe and disabling.
- Assist clients to mitigate and cope with the disease in a way that allows them to achieve their personal life goals.
- Reduce rates of suicide, school failure or dropout, emergency hospitalization, unemployment, and incarceration.
- Reduce the stigma associated with psychosis.
- Ensure timely access to culturally competent, evidence-based practices for underserved populations.
The specific, measureable objectives that PREP tracks and analyzes as a part of ongoing evaluation and continuous quality improvement are as follows:
- The project will provide 2000 hours of outreach and education services and 3000 hours of treatment services annually (objective for San Francisco only).
- 80% of clients will show an improvement in functional abilities and quality of life between intake and one year, as measured by the World Health Organizationís Quality of Life Index (WHOQoL-BREF).
- 80% of families participating in MultiFamily Group (MFG) will report a strengthened relationship with the client after one year.