Evaluation Framework for STEPS: 'Step up, Step down' Program


Kate Butler, Lorraine Thomson

Funding Source:

CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn


The CatholicCare STEPS program, funded by ACT Health, was established in 2008 to provide a 24-hour supported accommodation facility in Canberra for young people aged 14 - 18 years, who had a diagnosed mental illness and were at risk of being admitted to hospital for acute psychiatric treatment.

ICPS developed an evaluation framework for the program involving consultations, testing and refinement of the framework.


Thomson, L., Butler, K., & McArthur, M. (2008). Centacare STEPS Program Evaluation Framework. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.