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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program: Phase IV—(OMB No. 0930-0257)—Revision

SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services is responsible for the national evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program that will collect data on child mental health outcomes, family life, and service system development and performance.

The national evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program will collect data on child mental health outcomes, family life, and service system development and performance. Data will be collected on 27 service systems, and roughly 5,922 children and families. Data collection for this evaluation is conducted over a 5-year period. The core of service system data will be collected every 18 months throughout the 5-year evaluation period, with a sustainability survey conducted in selected years. Service delivery and system variables of interest include the following: Maturity of system of care development, adherence to the system of care program model, and client service experience. The length of time that individual families will participate in the study ranges from 18 to 36 months depending on when they enter the evaluation. Child and family outcomes of interest will be collected at intake and during subsequent follow-up sessions at 6-month intervals. The outcome measures include the following: Child symptomatology and functioning, family functioning, material resources, and caregiver strain. Time-limited studies addressing the cultural competence of services and the role of primary care providers in systems of care will be conducted at selected points during the evaluation period. Internet-based technology will be used for collecting data via Web-based surveys and for data entry and management. The average annual respondent burden is estimated below for the final 3 years of data collection. The estimate reflects the average number of respondents in each respondent category, the average number of responses per respondent per year, the average length of time it will take for each response, and the total average annual burden for each category of respondent, and for all categories of respondents combined.

This revision to the currently approved information collection activities includes: (1) The addition of a Primary Care Study, and (2) the addition of a Treatment Effectiveness Study. The Primary Care Study seeks to investigate the role of primary health care practitioners (PCPs) in systems of care and to further understand the impact of services provided within primary care on child and family outcomes. One goal of this study is to identity strategies that help primary care and mental health care providers to work together effectively. Another is to identify ways to integrate PCPs into systems of care. The treatment effectiveness study will examine the relative impact of community-based treatments focused within system of care sites. This study will focus on a community-based practice that has not accumulated research evidence, but rather through community-based implementation that has accumulated practice-based evidence.Start Printed Page 75569

InstrumentRespondentNumber of respondentsTotal average number of responses per respondentHours per responseTotal burden hours3-Year average annual burden hours
System-of-Care Assessment
Interview Guides and Data Collection FormsKey site informants64821.0001296432
Interagency Collaboration Scale (IACS)Key site informants64820.13317358
Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study
Caregiver Information Questionnaire (CIQ-IC)Caregiver592210.2831676559
Caregiver Information Questionnaire Followup (CIQ-FC)Caregiver592230.20035531184
Child and Family Outcome Study
Caregiver Strain Questionnaire (CGSQ)Caregiver592240.16739561319
Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)/Child Behavior Checklist 11/2-5 (CBCL 11/2-5)Caregiver592240.33378882629
Education Questionnaire (EQ)Caregiver592240.1002369790
Living Situations Questionnaire (LSQ)Caregiver592240.0831966655
The Family Life Questionnaire (FLQ)Caregiver592240.0541184395
Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (BERS)Caregiver592240.16739561319
Columbia Impairment Scale (CIS)Caregiver592240.0831966655
The Vineland Screener (VS)Caregiver266540.2502665888
Cultural Competence and Service Provision—Caregiver (CCSP)Caregiver592230.1672967989
Delinquency Survey (DS)Youth355340.1672374791
Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale—Second Edition, Youth Rating Scale (BERS-2)Youth355340.1672374791
Gain-quick Substance Related Issues (Gain SRI)Youth355340.08311801966
Substance Use Scale (SUS)Youth355340.1001421474
Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scales (RCMAS)Youth355340.050711237
Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale—Second Edition (RADS-2)Youth355340.050711237
Youth Information Questionnaire (YIQ-I)Youth355310.167593198
Youth Information Questionnaire (YIQ-F)Youth355330.1671780593
Service Experience Study
Multi-Sector Services Contact—Revised for Caregiver (MSSC-RC)Caregiver592230.25044421481
Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS-F)Caregiver592230.1172079693
Cultural Competence Practices Study (Focus Group)Caregiver3611.5005418
Cultural Competence Practices Study (Focus Group)Youth3611.5005418
Youth Services Survey (YSS-Y)Youth355340.0831180393
Cultural Competence Practices Study (Focus Group)Provider6011.5009030
Treatment Effectiveness Study
Conflict Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ)Caregiver40040.16726789
Family Assessment Measure (FAM)Caregiver40040.250400133
Therapeutic Alliance Scale—Caregiver (TAS)Caregiver40040.16726789
Ohio Scales—CaregiverCaregiver40040.250400133
Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC)Caregiver40040.16726789
Parenting Locus of Control (PLOC)Caregiver40040.250400133
Therapy Adherence FormCaregiver40040.16726789
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Therapeutic Alliance Scale—Youth (TAS-Y)Youth24040.16716053
Ohio Scales—YouthYouth24040.25024080
Primary Care Provider Study
Primary Care Provider—Web surveyProvider54010.50027090
Sustainability Study
Sustainability Web SurveyCaregiver2720.500279
Sustainability Survey—ProviderProvider/Administrator8120.5008127

Summary of Annualized Burden Estimates for 3 Years

Number of distinct respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (hours)Total average annual burden (hours)

Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7-1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: December 7, 2006.

Elaine Parry,

Acting Director, Office of Program Services.

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[FR Doc. E6-21350 Filed 12-14-06; 8:45 am]