Program Evaluation An Introduction To An Evidence Based Approach

Author : David Royse
ISBN : 9781305480650
Genre : Education
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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION, 6th Edition helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The text's clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as its hands-on and applied focus, guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. This edition's up-to-date coverage includes a greater number of references to current literature, emphasizing that consulting the literature is an important step in recognizing, developing, and evaluating evidence-based practice or research-informed practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Social Work In Mental Health

Author : Bruce A. Thyer
ISBN : 0470069910
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 63.69 MB
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An essential desk reference for all helping professionals Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach is a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the delivery of evidence-based care. Covering a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, editors Thyer and Wodarski have brought together noted experts to provide the most current, empirically supported techniques in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as classified by the DSM-IV-TR. Coverage ranges from disorders seen in early infancy and childhood through the adolescent and adult years. Disorders covered include: * Autism * ADHD * Substance abuse * Schizophrenia * Mood disorders * Anxiety disorders * Eating disorders * Sexual disorders * Personality disorders * Mental Retardation Written and organized in an accessible style, Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach provides helping professionals with an engaging and easy-to-follow guide to learning how to deliver the most up-to-date mental health care. Examples of evidence-based interventions guide the reader through the process and provide insight into the philosophy as well as the scientific basis underlying each technique and intervention presented. Chapters begin with learning objectives that alert you to the main ideas covered and conclude with provocative study questions that are designed to test your understanding while providing an opportunity for review and reinforcement of the key concepts covered. Ideal for all helping professionals--from those just starting out to the most seasoned clinician--this guide is a vital reference for anyone looking to stay abreast of contemporary techniques in the delivery of mental health services.
Category: Political Science

Advancing Evidence Based Practice Through Program Evaluation

Author : Julie Q. Morrison
ISBN : 9780190609108
Genre : Education
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Given the current climate of results-driven accountability, school-based professionals have a significant contribution to make in improving the impact of programs and initiatives through the application of program evaluation methods and tools to inform decision making within a multi-tier system of supports framework. And yet there is currently a dearth of practical resources dedicated to developing school psychologists' competencies in program evaluation. Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation will meet the needs of school psychologists and other school-based professionals seeking to use program evaluation approaches to enhance data-based decision making and accountability at a program and systems-level. This practical guide provides the most cutting-edge evaluation frameworks, methods, and tools available, with particular emphasis on the rapidly-developing areas of implementation research, evidence-based professional learning, and innovative approaches to communicating evaluation findings. The book will support school professionals in daily practice by enhancing and extending their knowledge and skills in measurement, assessment, consultation for systems change and the use of evidence-based interventions for academic and social/behavioral concerns, with a focus on evaluating the implementation and outcomes of school-based programs. The book will also facilitate the professional development of those currently engaged in graduate preparation programs in education, educational leadership, school counseling, and school social work, as well as the university faculty who guide their professional preparation. Finally, school professionals may also use Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation to develop their professional competencies in implementing new initiatives funded by grants with clear expectations for program evaluation.
Category: Education

Program Development In The 21st Century

Author : Nancy G. Calley
ISBN : 9781412974493
Genre : Education
File Size : 47.6 MB
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This is is a core text for courses across mental health service disciplines, including counselling, social work, psychology, public health, and nursing. It was developed by the author for her course in counseling services and administration as a response to her frustration for a comprehensive book that takes students through all the necessary components involved in developing a mental health community program (such as reducing teen pregnancy, increasing access for minorities, health promotion and prevention). This book is unique in its coverage of all the main areas required to plan and implement a community program, but it goes a step further by including important information on sustaining the program, budgeting, funding, community resource development, and fully implementing the program. In addition, the author has developed a number of tools that aid the student in developing a community program (usually a required class project) including exercises to help with needs assessment and planning, as well as exercises and quizzes, which will be included in a cd with the book. The book presents the author's 13-step model that guides a student through the entire process of planning and developing a mental health community program.
Category: Education

Research Methods In Social Work

Author : David Royse
ISBN : 0840032277
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 67.52 MB
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Don't get lost in research methods -- succeed in the class with RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK. This how-to book includes simplified, step-by-step instructions using real-world data and scenarios. Plus, it comes with updated tools that show you how to create a research project and write a thesis proposal. Every chapter comes with self-assessment sections so you can see how you're doing and prepare effectively for the test.
Category: Social Science

Practical Program Evaluation For Criminal Justice

Author : Gennaro F. Vito
ISBN : 9781317521914
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.26 MB
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Practical Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice shows readers how to apply the principles of fiscal responsibility, accountability, and evidence-based practice to criminal justice reform plans. Unlike other policy-based texts, which tend to focus more on implementation than assessment, this book provides applicable, step-by-step instruction on determining an initiative's necessity prior to its adoption (reducing the risk of wasting resources), as well as how to accurately gauge its effectiveness during initial roll-out stages. The book gradually introduces basic data analysis procedures and statistical techniques, which, once mastered, can be used to prove or disprove a program's worth. Lastly, the book introduces the types of stakeholders who should review evaluation results for quick action, as well as how to best structure reports to ensure their buy-in.
Category: Social Science

Brave New Brain

Author : Nancy C. Andreasen
ISBN : 9783642559518
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 33.51 MB
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Nancy Andreasen, führende Neurowissenschaftlerin, Herausgeberin des angesehenen American Journal of Psychiatry und ausgezeichnet mit der National Medal of Science, zeigt uns in ihrem neuen Buch die Zusammenhänge zwischen Gehirn und Genom. Dank modernster Methoden und Entdeckungen in Neurowissenschaften und Molekularbiologie wissen Forscher mehr denn je über die Funktionen des Gehirns. Die Autorin beschreibt auf faszinierende und verständliche Weise, wie alles zusammenhängt - von Milliarden kleinster Neuronen im Thalamus bis hin zur moralischen Kontrollinstanz im präfrontalen Kortex. Sie erklärt die Entschlüsselung des Genoms, dessen 30000-40000 Gene fast alle in irgendeiner Form in unserem Gehirn aktiv sind. In fesselnden Geschichten beleuchtet sie aber auch, wie sich psychische Störungen entwickeln und welche Auswirkungen sie auf Patienten und Angehörige haben. Nancy Andreasen gelingt der Brückenschlag zwischen hochkomplexen Inhalten und spannender Lektüre.
Category: Psychology

Handbook Of Program Evaluation For Social Work And Health Professionals

Author : Michael J. Smith
ISBN : 9780195158434
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 62.70 MB
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By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.
Category: Social Science

Mosby S Q A Review For The Occupational Therapy Board Examination

Author : Patricia Bowyer
ISBN : 9780323062220
Genre : Medical
File Size : 41.55 MB
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Questions focus on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) as well as the results from the practice analysis completed by NBCOT. Questions cross the spectrum of occupational therapy process - evaluation, intervention planning, intervention, service management, and outcomes of a variety of populations including pediatric, mental health, and adult physical and neurological conditions. Practice environments such as the community, school-based and hospital based care are covered throughout. Specific references for every question and a comprehensive list of resources are provided at the end of the book for further study. Rationales for answer options are provided to explain why the correct answer is right and the other choices are wrong. Provides information on the format of the NBCOT exam and tips for studying and answering test questions.
Category: Medical

Data Analysis For Social Workers

Author : Denise Montcalm
ISBN : 0205289037
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65.66 MB
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This book provides readers with an understanding of the important considerations directly related to analyzing various forms of data - both qualitative and quantitative. While practice problems are included so that readers can self-test their knowledge of major concepts, the book does not drown its readers in page after page of problem sets and tedious calculations. The numerous practice examples of concepts, and the engaging, conversational writing style will be appealing and effective for many types of learners. For anyone with an interest in introductory statistics as it relates to social work.
Category: Social Science