About This Issue
This issue of Practice & Research presents the Center's Outcomes
Measurement in the Human Services Symposium. This symposium brought
together many of the nation's leading experts in outcomes measurement to
examine the current status and future directions for outcomes measurement
in the human services. A book based on the symposium papers and deliberations
will be published by the National Association of Social Workers in June
1997. Also included in this issue of Practice & Research are
articles describing current research conducted by Center affiliates. These
articles provide useful summaries of the Center's research programs.
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