Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (vi, 68 pages)
Social work with youth -- Oregon -- Multnomah County
Childrens' Services Division of the State of Oregon is involved in a group home project. They have to date nine group homes in operation within Multnomah County. Their staff consists of a director, three social workers and the group home provider staff.
The primary goal for this practicum was the development of an evaluative system that would establish descriptions of the type of client who entered the Group Home Program and some criteria for success in that program. In developing this system, it was necessary to design instruments to measure behavioral changes and attitudes and also to collect descriptive data. Such a system should be as comprehensive as possible while remaining fairly simple and easy to implement.
A secondary goal was to pre-test the evaluative system and gather data for the use of the Group Home Project. The instruments could be used continuously in an on-going evaluative process with pre-test data as a standard by which to set more definite objectives and evaluation of the program. Finally the information gathered could be valuable for the 1975 Legislative review.
McKitrick, Lucinda E.; Barasch, Richard S.; and Lembert, Lon J., "The Development of an Evaluational Process for the Group Home Project of the Northeast Multnomah District of Childrens Service Division" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1838.