University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy

National Research and Training Center (NRTC)


Women's Needs Assessment Protocol and Administration Manual

This protocol allows users to assess the needs of women with mental illness on three levels: 1) whether or not a woman has needs in a life domain; 2) who is meeting these needs, if she has them; and 3) levels of satisfaction with the type and amount of help received. The protocol was developed using a participatory action research methodology involving women in mental health recovery and service providers nationwide.

An administration manual detailing how to utilize the protocol in a variety of settings is available. The protocol is modularized, including the following domains:

Assessing the Needs of Women with Psychiatric Disabilities: Needs Assessment Protocol and Documentation Manual

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