The New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) is a secure and confidential HIPAA compliant information system developed and utilized by OMH to record, facilitate, monitor, and evaluate mental health services provided to children and adults with mental health needs in NYS.
Youth and family service agencies providing community support and treatment services are included in the CAIRS indicators section of this portal.
The Kids Portal CAIRS indicator reports are presented by program type and the program unit where services are provided. No individual client level data are available in this portal. Data for children who were admitted to the select programs from 2002 to the current period are included. Data in the reports are updated regularly and include the current calendar year.
The Kids Portal CAIRS indicator reports are derived from data submitted by the above service providers when a child is admitted and discharged from care. These indicators include symptoms/behaviors, areas of functional impairment, high risk behaviors, family stressors, child strengths and family strengths on admission. Outcomes in terms of change in level of indicators from admission to discharge and lengths of stay are also shown. This link shows the indicators as entered by providers into CAIRS: (CAIRS Indicators Definition.pdf).
Rate of Occurrence: Percent of youth admitted with mild to severe interference with daily activities and/or major role requirements as a result of the symptom/behavior or functional impairment or who have engaged in high risk behaviors in the past 18 months (rarely to always levels).
Rank: Rank ordering of percent of youth admitted with severe symptoms/behaviors (marginally severe and severe levels), severe functional impairments (marginally severe and severe levels) and high frequency of high risk behaviors (often and always).
Distribution: Frequency distribution of levels of severity of symptoms/behaviors and functional impairments and levels of occurrence of high risk behaviors on admission to this program.
Outcomes: Individual changes in levels of severity of symptoms/behaviors and functional impairments and levels of occurrence of high risk behaviors from admission to discharge.