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Personal Outcome Measures® Manual

For Children And Youth

CQL is in the process of updating the Personal Outcome Measures® Manual to reflect a reorganization of the indicators within 5 new factors. Due to this, you can no longer purchase the current manual.

The new manual will be made available in the coming weeks.

Personal Outcome Measures® focus on children and youth achieving their outcomes rather than determining whether the social welfare and juvenile justice systems are performing adequately. The definition and measurement of child and youth outcomes is complicated by three factors — age, choice and the courts. Personal Outcomes Measures® enable us to learn about the whole person in new and different ways, while providing a guide for person-centered planning.  

There are suggested questions on the information gathering page for each outcome, that enables the organization to identify people’s priorities. These factor in choice, decision-making, rights, responsibilities, as well as the youth’s level of maturity. Organizational planning, resource allocation and evaluation also change with outcomes, moving from providing programs and services to supporting people to achieve outcomes that are important to them. This manual also includes a Practice Guidance that offers an introduction to the organizational processes and supports that, when individualized for each child and youth, facilitate personal outcomes.


 Personal Outcome Measures Manual For Children and Youth

  • Discover what is most important to children and youth;

  • Identify individualized organizational processes and supports that facilitate outcomes

  • Evaluate results to make changes that direct policy and procedure, to be individualized and implemented for each person




A sneak peek at some of the pages: