This synthesis project, funded through a MCYS Strategic Research Grant, seeks to provide a foundation for developing a multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research approach to exploring ‘personalized service’ within the context of residential treatment services for children and youth. This focus was to include the continuum of pre-referral supports and interventions to post-discharge community and family re-integration and sustainable outcomes. A detailed literature review about current approaches to ‘personalizing services’ in Ontario, Canada, North America, and the United Kingdom was undertaken with an emphasis on identifying the core conceptual and logistical principles that frame approaches to personalized services. The approach was intended to encourage future research that would focus on identifying and testing the evidence supporting or challenging such principles.
Funded by Ministry of Child and Youth Services