Evaluation of practice with organizations and communities

Every community or organizational intervention needs an evaluation to determine whether the goals of the intervention were achieved effectively and in a timely manner. According to the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics, social workers have an ethical obligation to monitor and evaluate their programs, policies, and practice interventions to determine whether they meet the needs of the target client system. In this workshop activity, you will develop an instrument for assessing the success of your proposed intervention. To do so, you will need to think about what the community or organization hopes to achieve through the intervention. Additionally, you will need to consider your assessment of the problem, interaction with stakeholders, and community data to develop a measure of success that is timely, reasonable, and realistic.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

Evaluate practice with organizations and communities (PO 9)

extbook: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
Video: Developing Logic Models for Program Design and Evaluation
File: Logic Model

Background Information
As indicated in the textbook chapter and video, evaluating the outcomes of a community or organizational intervention is an important aspect of accountability that helps the macro social worker and community evaluate whether they have accomplished their goal.

In your textbook, Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities, read Chapter 9, “Evaluating Macro Practice,” pages 337–369.
Watch the video, “ Developing Logic Models for Program Design and Evaluation.
Review the assessment criteria in the grading rubric below to understand the grading guidelines for this practice activity.
Download the Logic Model file (also in Shared Documents). On the worksheet, do the following:
Following the video descriptions and explanation complete all boxes on the chart.
Develop measurable outcomes that are short, intermediate and long term.


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