Quentin D. Clarkson

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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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1 online resource (73. p.)


Washington County (Or.), Mental Health Program




Program evaluation is in its infancy at the Washington County Mental Health Program; it is only within the last two years that there has been any emphasis placed on evaluation activities. The first chapter in this practicum will identify and provide a context for the recent introduction of the management by objectives approach to process evaluation within the Washington County Mental Health Program as well as present a rationale for such an approach; the second chapter in this practicum is a presentation of results obtained from the first follow-up study to employ management objectives as an evaluation tool; the third chapter explores problems inherent in the nature and design of this type of evaluation procedure as well as program implications concerning the utility of results obtained from the study and recommendations for change in both approach and procedure.


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