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Evaluation of social service programs

Donna Lorenson

Evaluation of social service programs

an annotated and unannotated bibliography

by Donna Lorenson

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Published by Bureau of Government Research, University of Oklahoma in Norman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social service -- United States -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonna Lorenson; with the assistance of Dwight F. Davis.
    ContributionsDavis, Dwight F.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ7164C4 L67
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 167 p.
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20236662M

    The Social Services to Adults (SSTA) program is the Department of Human Resources’ core case management program for vulnerable adults. It builds on the strengths of the adult’s community and family support system rather than replace them. SSTA provides assistance to adults with limited capacities seeking to remain or become self-supporting and self-sufficient; it seeks Read the Rest. The Practice of Program Evaluation: The Art and Craft of Fitting Round Pegs Into Square Holes 10 A Typical Program Evaluation: Assessing the Neighbourhood Integrated Service Team Program 13 Implementation Concerns 13 The Evaluation 14 Connecting the NIST Evaluation to This Book 15 Key Concepts in Program Evaluation

    Program evaluation lets you know whether or not the time and effort you are putting in to your programs is worth it. There are two kinds of evaluation that programs typically use: Collecting information from all the important stakeholders about how to improve your class or program (formative evaluation). This can be done informally, but there are two key factors: 1) Hear from a variety of. Outcomes evaluation looks at programs as systems that have inputs, activities/processes, outputs and outcomes -- this system's view is useful in examining any program! Inputs – These are materials and resources that the program uses in its activities, or processes, to serve clients, eg, equipment, staff, volunteers, facilities, money, etc.

    reference for viewing our Social Security programs—a brief look back and a look at the present. This edition was prepared by many individuals in the Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics and other SSA offices. To those individuals, thank you for your work. An expression of appreciation is also extended to those in other agencies who. Social programs in the United States are welfare programs designed to ensure that the basic needs of the American population are met. Federal and state welfare programs include cash assistance, healthcare and medical provisions, food assistance, housing subsidies, energy and utilities subsidies, education and childcare assistance, and subsidies and assistance for other basic services.


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Why and when rigorous social impact evaluation is needed; Common pitfalls of evaluation designs and why randomization helps. Key components of a well-designed randomized evaluation. Alternative techniques for incorporating randomization into project design. How to measure outcomes, manage data and determine the appropriate sample size.

Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs uses a practical, reader-friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research, clarifying evaluation's relationship to social work practice and providing the knowledge necessary to conduct it.

Highlights: Well organized with excellent flow from chapter to chapter, Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs does not read like Evaluation of social service programs book research methods by:   Evaluating Social Programs and Problems is a valuable resource and should be considered required reading for practicing evaluators, evaluators-in-training, scholars and teachers of evaluation and research methods, and other professionals interested in improving social problem-solving efforts in the new : $ When evaluation data are available, program administrators can direct limited resources to where they are needed the most, such as to support the most effective programs.

The following resources can help administrators and program managers design and conduct evaluations and use data to inform and improve service delivery. on some object. In this book, we use evaluation in a more restricted sense, as program evaluation or interchangeably as evaluation research, defined as a social science activity directed at collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information about the workings and effectiveness of social programs.

Evaluations are conducted for a File Size: KB. Book Description. Accountability in Social Services examines how - and why - social and human services programs can function even though they are monitored by written communication instead of face-to-face interaction.

Author Jill Florence Lackey draws on her experience as a consultant for more than 50 social programs and as director of two nonprofit organizations to demonstrate the strong. Over thirty-five years ago there was recognition of the need for good program evaluation and good outcome evaluation for human service programs.

As the demand for comprehensive program evaluation in CMHCs increases, more emphasis is being placed on the importance of each program’s accountability for the delivery of effective treatment services. is the work of program evaluation. (Note that throughout this book we use the terms evalua-tion, program evaluation, and evaluation research interchangeably.) Although this text emphasizes evaluation of social programs, evaluation research is not restricted to that arena.

The broad scope of program evaluation can be seen in the evaluations of. McFarland maintains a private geriatric care management practice, Senior Management Services, which she co-founded in She has experience in adult day care, home health care, and dementia care.

She has published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Journal of Social Work Education, and American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Effective program evaluation is a systematic way to improve and account for public health actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate.

The Framework for Evaluation in Public Health [1] guides public health professionals in their use of program evaluation. It is a practical, nonprescriptive tool, designed to. of programs to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families.

In collaboration with ACF program offices and others, OPRE is responsible for performance management for ACF, conducts research and policy analyses, and develops and oversees research and evaluation projects to assess program. A process evaluation, which details how the intervention was implemented in practice, could help identify such information.

A process evaluation of a successful mentoring program might find that the key ingredients of the program’s success were the social incentives tied to peer accountability.

Program Evaluation for Social Workers Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs. Eighth edition. Richard M. Grinnell, Peter A. Gabor, and Yvonne A. Unrau. Discusses the application of evaluation methods in real-life social service programs rather than in artificial settings. Policy Evaluation Versus Program Evaluation.

Although policy evaluation and program evaluation have many similarities, there are some important differences as well. Some of these differences include: The level of analysis required (e.g., system or community level for policy evaluation; program level for program evaluation).

methods of analysis to social work problems, EBP in the areas of health and mental health moves to the forefront of the profession. The reasons for employing evaluation procedures include meeting requirements by the employing agency, providing a method of accountability, and conducting program evaluation.

Provides a fundamental understanding of performance accountability and performance measurement in human service programs with comprehensive and up-to-date material; Utilizes the systems model as a conceptual framework— a common conceptual framework in social work and the human services. Preface --Advisory committee --Institute faculty --Introduction --Evaluate research --Personal curiosity and professional compliance / Thomas B.

Scullion --Conceptual framework for evaluation of social service programs / Elizabeth L. Watkins --Evaluate research in social work / Edward J. Mullen --Perspectives from the field --The decision to. Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings Congress Congresses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Evaluation of social work services in community health and medical care programs.

This resource describes PII's collaborative approach to implementation and evaluation. Program Evaluation Virtual Lab School Provides a training on using program evaluation to determine which aspects of services for children and families are successful and which may need to be improved.

The resource also discusses how to plan a program. Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals ().pdf writen by Michael J. Smith: Evaluation is crucial for determining the effectiveness of social programs and interventions. In this nuts and bolts handbook, social work and health care professionals are shown h.

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security has been specially prepared to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration.

It explains how each program works, and the kinds of information a health professional can furnish to help ensure sound.Outcome evaluation focuses on the observable conditions of a specific population, organizational attribute, or social condition that a program is expected to have changed.

Whereas outcome evaluation tends to focus on conditions or behaviors that the program was expected to affect most directly and immediately (i.e., “proximal” outcomes.Guide for the Evaluation of Program Specialist Positions TS October 4.

Positions which involve the providing of direct professional social work services to individuals and families. These positions are evaluated by reference to the classification standard for the Social Work Series, GS 5.