Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (63 p.)
Volunteer workers in social service -- Oregon -- Portland, Paraprofessionals in social service -- Oregon -- Portland, Paraprofessionals in social service, Volunteer workers in social service
This is a study of Yellow Brick Road a paraprofessional volunteer training and group counseling program. The study was designed to help determine whether or not the program was meeting its own goals which are stated as: 1) to offer clients an experience which not only helps them to effect change in their lives, but to maintain those changes through healthy time-restructuring within a supportive environment; 2) to demonstrate that volunteers who are undergoing intensive training can provide quality counseling and other services; 3) to create a community environment supportive of healthy change.
Toward evaluating these broadly stated goals, this study will specifically look at these factors: 1) client satisfaction, 2) internal program consistency, 3) activity group validity, that is, whether or not activity groups contribute to the change process.
Hartman, Cherry and Narboe, Nan, "An evaluative study of Yellow Brick Road" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2158.