Treatment Outcome Package

The Treatment Outcome Package (TOP), created by Outcome Referrals, is used to:

  • assess a child’s current treatment needs within 12 domains;
  • track a child’s improvement or deterioration;
  • identify data trends around stronger/better performing providers and foster parents; and
  • identify other data points that would impact practice decisions made by Department of Human Services’ and Juvenile Court Services’ staff.

TOP provides another avenue to empower individuals involved in a child’s care, including parents and the children themselves, to have a voice in the assessment and placement process through entering information into the same system. For more information on how the Department intends to utilize the TOP toll please refer to the Iowa TOP protocol document below.