Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Author: Richard M. Grinnell Jr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019022732X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases (case-level) and the programs where they work (program-level). As with the previous six editions, this text is eminently approachable, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, practical.

Evaluation in Social Work

Author: Yvonne A. Unrau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195308069
Format: PDF
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This book was written for you-a graduate social work student-as an introduction to program evaluation. We selected and arranged its contents so it can be used in a beginning one-semester social work program evaluation course, a social work administrative course, or a program planning course. It is designed to prepare you to: Participate in evaluative activities within your social service organization, Become a beginning critical producer of the professional evaluative literature, Become a beginning consumer of the professional evaluative literature, Master more advanced evaluation courses and texts.

Financial Management for Human Service Administrators

Author: Lawrence L. Martin
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478633735
Format: PDF, ePub
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Aspiring and current human services and social work professionals will appreciate the practical advice and abundant examples that make this text an invaluable tool for achieving effective financial management of their programs and agencies. The straightforward presentation and emphasis on conceptual understanding equip readers with the skills they need to use financial information to better manage their organizations. This comprehensive volume covers all the fundamental topics, including • budgeting systems and other financial management tools • financial accounting and the interpretation and analysis of financial statements • performance measures • forecasting of revenues, expenses, and caseloads • fee setting • government contracts Moreover, case studies and end-of-chapter exercises encourage readers to apply chapter content to real-world situations and provide additional reinforcement of key concepts.

Comparative Approaches to Program Planning

Author: F. Ellen Netting
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119187958
Format: PDF
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"As a practitioner in the field for over thirty years, I have been exposed to endless 'planning' sessions that are prescriptive to the point of being oppressive. Thistext 'gives permission' to the practitioner to allow for emergence, uncertainty, and ambiguity in the planning process. Comparative Approaches to Program Planning provides a guide for the manager, administrator, executive director, strategic planner, and CEO to embrace multiple planning strategies and the understanding of each. This is extremely worthwhile in a dynamic environment and an ever- changing landscape and worldview." —Paul D. McWhinney, ACSW, Director of Social Services City of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia "This is the book I've been waiting for. It provides not only a linear approach to program design, but gives language to the tacit knowledge many planners have of the circular nature of their work. Both linear and circular thinking are important to planning processes and now we have a resource for teaching." —Jon E. Singletary, PhD, MSW, MDiv, Baylor University, School of Social Work The first text on program planning to guide readers in selecting program planning approaches appropriate to setting, culture, and context Valuable for students and practitioners in the social work, public administration, nonprofit management, and community psychology fields, Comparative Approaches to Program Planning provides practical and creative ways to effectively conduct program planning within human service organizations. Written by leaders in the social work education community, this innovative book explores program planning as a multi-layered and complex process. It examines both a traditional linear problem-solving model as well as an alternative emergent approach to program planning, helping professionals to successfully develop and enact effective and culturally competent planning in organizations and communities.

The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration

Author: Theodore J. Stein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231126484
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book addresses this relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.

The Small Community

Author: Arthur E. Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135147409X
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this age of large cities, mass culture, and ever more massive events, people must struggle against an overwhelming crowd of their own creations to maintain human integrity. In this manual for human survival, Arthur E. Morgan offers a solution: peaceful existence in the small, primary community where, more easily than anywhere else, people can find a way to live well. Ultimately striving to show that the small community is the lifeblood of civilization, this volume examines the political organization, membership, economics, health, and ethics characteristics of small communities.Like Rousseau before him, Morgan observes that we have less control over our affairs than in the past. In increasing our control of the natural environment, human beings have built a social environment so out of scale that it becomes nearly impossible for people to maintain balance. The struggle now is less with the natural order than with the social order, and preserving human integrity against the plethora of our own creations is the core problem.The need to rediscover elementary forms of human existence has been accelerated by the efficiencies of centralized control and mass persuasion. In the face of this, small communities or intimate groups become the primary pattern in which human beings must live if the good life is to be a realistic goal. The timely nature of this volume has grown as the electronic displaces the mechanical as a moral rival to human community.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190859024
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the first edition in 1981, Social Work Research and Evaluation has provided graduate-level social work students with basic research and evaluation concepts to help them become successful evidence-based practitioners, evidence-informed practitioners, and practitioners who are implementing evidence-based programs. Students will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for how the three dominant research methodologies-quantiative, qualitative, and mixed methods-will help them achieve their professional goals, regardless of their area of specialization. Written in clear, everyday language, this edition also includes the pedagogical features that will make it easy and effective for classroom use.

Outcome Informed Evidence Based Practice Plus Mysocialworklab with Etext

Author: John G. Orme
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205008582
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Provides practical ways to measure and monitor client progress." Part of Advancing Core Competencies Series, a unique series that helps students taking advanced social work courses apply CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors examples to specialized fields of practice." ""Outcome-Informed Evidence Based Practice" shows students practical ways to measure and monitor client progress and use this feedback to help clients achieve their goals. "Outcome Informed Evidence Based Practice "places emphasis on social workers who provide direct services to clients, not only in clinical settings, but in a broad array of other settings such as schools, health care, social service agencies, residential facilities, and more. Using case examples in almost every chapter, this text highlights the diversity of clients encountered by social workers, providing real-world contexts for discussing chapter concepts. This text is also useful for psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other allied health care and social service professionals. Learning GoalsUpon completing the book, readers should be able to: Help clients make the best decisions by measuring and monitoring client progress, and modifying interventions accordingly, Graph, analyze, and interpret their client's progress Recognize social workers should systematically measure and monitor their clients' outcomes at regular frequent intervals Identify measurement issues that influence the quality of the information collected by them and their client Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWorkLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205206859

There s a Stat for That

Author: Bruce B. Frey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483318761
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Bruce Frey’s There’s a Stat for That! is a brief, straightforward, and to-the-point guide to deciding which statistical analysis to use and when to use it. Designed for consultants, researchers, students, and those who already have the resources to tell them how to perform the analyses, this text explains why a particular statistical approach is the right one to use. The book affirms that regardless of the group design, once the variables are chosen and the measurement strategy is worked out, one can rest assured that there is a stat for that!

Evidence based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care

Author: Marcia Egan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135262934
Format: PDF
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Social work practice in health care requires that practitioners be prepared to meet the interdisciplinary and managed care demands for best practices in efficacious, time-limited, and culturally competent interventions, with populations across the lifespan. This text is designed to meet that demand for evidence-based practice. The result of extensive systematic reviews, Evidence-based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care provides substantive in-depth knowledge of empirically based interventions specifically for major and emerging medical diseases and health conditions particularly affecting diverse, at-risk and marginalized populations. It outlines best practices for the psychosocial problems associated with the emerging chronic and major health conditions of the twenty-first century, such as paediatric asthma, Type I and Type II diabetes, obesity, paediatric cancer, and adult hypertension. The interventions discussed are detailed in terms of for whom, by whom, when, under what circumstances, for what duration, and for what level client system the intervention has proven most effective. This invaluable text is suitable for students and will be a useful reference for practitioners specialising in social work in health settings.