Utah Frontiers Project
The Utah Frontiers Project is a federally funded, multi-year (1998-2005), children's mental health grant that provides wraparound services for children and their families in six rural/frontier Utah counties, including: Carbon, Emery, Grand, Beaver, Garfield, and Kane. The mission of the project is: "To engage in collaborative relationships with families, communities, public and private agencies to build a comprehensive, fiscally sustainable System of Care that utilizes system of care technology for children and their families struggling with serious emotional disturbances (SED)." The goal of the Frontiers Project is to improve the quality of life of children and families by keeping children safely in their homes, attending school successfully, and participating actively in their communities.
The project evaluation, conducted by the Early Intervention Research Institute at Utah State University, is very encouraging, and includes evidence of improved outcomes for both the youth and their families. View the final report for the project, and a document summarizing the findings of the project evaluation..