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In October of 1993, the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health (ADM) Program office of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) in District 7 had a collaborative agreement with Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at the University of South Florida to develop procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of publicly funded mental health and substance abuse treatment services for children and adults in District 7. As part of this project, FMHI staff examined a number of levels of functioning scales and functional assessment procedures and, as a result of this examination, they selected the Colorado Client Assessment Record ‐ CCAR (Ellis, Wackwitz & Foster, 1991) not only because it has been used in Colorado for over fifteen years as a point of service assessment for monitoring changes in functioning in both mental health and substance abuse populations for children and adults, but also because it has been employed as a research or service tool in several other states, including New York and Arizona.


Original Publication date: 1998, with Text Revisions 2004, 2005, 200