Assignment: Program Planning and Evaluation Paper
HSM/270: Programming Planning and Grant Proposal Writing in Human Services August 21, 2011
Axia College of University of Phoenix
I have chosen to work with Program Scenario Three, PEACE Domestic Violence Agency.
Yuen/Terao (2003) states, “Program planning is an organized process through which a set of coordinated activities or interventions is developed to address and facilitate change in some or all of the identified problems.” “Program Evaluation is the application of different social research designs in assessing the needs and results of programs.” In short, Program Planning and Program Evaluation is the process of assessing needs, organizing an effective ways and means to meet the needs, examining the process throughout, making sure that the end result brings about a change for the affected population targeted. These components are related in that they both address the need of the identified problems and according to Yuen/Terao (2003) which quotes Mika, 1996, they are not separate as much as program planning and evaluation, when planned properly can be integrated into an organized set of ongoing operations that promote and support each other.
The example of how program planning and evaluation interrelate in the PEACE Domestic Violence Agency scenario begins with the organizing of a plan that will promote the well-being of young men, women, and affected. The targeted population is defined, and the areas to be addressed are defined, but the plan of execution needs to be defined. The objectives speak of helping those affected by domestic violence and reducing the prevalence of domestic violence through increased service provision, education, and awareness. How this will be done and how to evaluate that the process is effective needs to be defined. The program plan will give the basic service model of the program, but the program evaluation validates the operations...
References: Yuen, F., & Terao, K. (2003). Practical grant writing & program evaluation. In F. Yuen, & K. Terao, Practical grant writing & program evaluation. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning.
Mika, K. (1996). Program outcome evaluation: A step-by-step handbook. Milwaukee, WI: Families International, Inc.
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