Research Committee

ACRC’s research committee vets potential research projects and develops internal research. Recent initiatives have included EHRs (electronic health records) and serving CSEC (commercially sexually exploited) youth. The committee members may have research experience or just an interest in the topic.


Meet our Research Committee Chair, Camela M. Hughes & Co-chair, April Wall-Parker

Residential Metrics Compendium


Collecting data in youth residential and community programs allows agencies to assess the needs and strengths of their population, monitor treatment outcomes, and understand how alternative interventions may impact outcomes. There are, however, many factors that make it difficult to collect this data, including the lack of any centralized resource for finding appropriate measurement tools.  The ACRC Data Metrics Subcommittee (a subgroup of the Research Committee) has created a resource for member agencies to help with identifying measures relevant to our work.


This metrics compendium includes information on over 100 measures that capture factors relevant to youth and families who access residential and community services. To begin, choose the primary category which you are measuring: 

Youth Symptoms/Behavior

Youth Strengths

Level of Risk/Level of Service

Youth Functioning

Parent or Family Behavior/Functioning


Youth Diagnosis

Social/Environmental History

Other Factors

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