What is MORS?
The Milestones of Recovery Scale (MORS) is an effective evaluation tool for tracking the process of recovery for individuals with mental illness.
MORS provides easy to use data that allows staff, supervisors and administrators to see how individual programs and agencies are performing.
MORS is a one page, single score assessment that takes just a few minutes to complete. It focuses on the here and now, providing a snapshot of an individual’s progress toward recovery.
MORS can help staff tailor services to fit each individual’s needs, assign individuals to the right level of care and create “flow” through a mental health system.
MORS quantifies the stages of an individual’s recovery using milestones that range from extreme risk to advanced recovery and everywhere in between.
MORS has in-depth descriptions of what individuals at each stage might typically look like in terms of their levels of risk, engagement and support from others.
MORS is rooted in the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and defines recovery as a process beyond symptom reduction, client compliance and service utilization. It operates from a perspective that meaningful roles and relationships are the driving forces behind achieving recovery and leading a fuller life.
MORS can help systems and programs demonstrate to funding sources, politicians and the public that mental health systems can be cost-effective and achieve positive outcomes.
MORS has been extensively tested and researched for validity and reliability.
MORS concepts and use can be learned by attending three hours of training with a licensed MORS trainer.