Assignment: Developing a Program Evaluation

Assignment: Developing a Program Evaluation

To ensure the success of a program evaluation, a social worker must generate a specific detailed plan. That plan should describe the goal of the evaluation, the information needed, and the methods and analysis to be used. In addition, the plan should identify and address the concerns of stakeholders. A social worker should present information about the plan in a manner that the stakeholders can understand. This will help the social worker receive the support necessary for a successful evaluation.

To prepare for this Assignment, identify a program evaluation you would like to conduct for a program with which you are familiar. Consider the details of the evaluation, including the purpose, specific questions to address, and type of information to collect. Then, consider the stakeholders that would be involved in approving that evaluation. Review the resources for samples of program evaluations.

Submit the following:

· A 1-page stakeholder analysis that identifies the stakeholders, their role in the agency and any concerns that they might have about the proposed program evaluation

· A 2-page draft of the program evaluation plan to submit to the stakeholders that:

  • Identifies the purpose of the evaluation
  • Describes the questions that will be addressed and the type of information that will be collected
  • Addresses the concerns of the stakeholders that you identified in your Stakeholder Analysis

References (use 3 or more)

Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do.(2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

  • Chapter 1, “Evaluation and Social Work:      Making the Connection” (pp. 1–26)
  • Chapter 4, “Common Types of Evaluations”      (pp. 71-89)
  • Chapter 5, “Focusing an Evaluation” (pp.      90-105)

Document:Logan, T. K., & Royse, D. (2010). Program evaluation studies. In B. Thyer (Ed.), The handbook of social work research methods(2nd ed., pp. 221–240). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (PDF)

W. K. Kellogg Foundation. (n. d.). W. K. Kellogg foundation evaluation handbook.Retrieved October 8, 2013, from

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Penn Foster Psychology Essay

Choose one of the topics and submit a well-written essay

based on that topic. Your essay should be 750 to 1,000

words long. Remember: If you use the exact words of your

textbook’s authors, you must use quotation marks and cite

the information properly

Your essay assignment must include

1. A cover sheet

2. The body of your paper (750–1,000 words)

3. A reference page, if needed

The Cover Sheet

The first page of your paper will be the cover sheet. Provide

the following information:

The title of your chosen topic

Your name and student ID

Current date (e.g, November 1, 2013)

Essentials of Psychology SSC130

Essay 25072400


Developing the Body of Your Paper

As stated earlier, you are to choose one of the assigned topics

and create a thoughtful, well-written essay of 750 to

1,000 words based solely from the sources provided (i.e.,

your textbook). If you use the exact words of the textbook’s

authors, you are required to use quotation marks and provide

proper citations both in the text and on a properly

formatted reference page


Format your paper using a standard font, such as Times New

Roman, 12 point, double-spaced. Set the margins at a standard

1 inch on all sides. Since you’ve given your information

on the cover sheet, no header is necessary. The standard

style format for citations is American Psychological

Association (APA)



Begin by reviewing Chapter 5 beginning on page 162.

Chapter 5 discusses classical conditioning and the experiments

of Ivan Pavlov, operant conditioning, and B. F.

Skinner’s contributions to the field in particular with his

discussion on rewards and punishment. Chapter 5 also

discusses cognitive approaches to learning, which include

latent learning and observational learning based on

Bandura’s experiments.

Then, write your essay about one of the following topics:

1. Choose one of these conditioning/learning styles and

discuss how it may be applied to child rearing. In essay

format, create a plan to help get a young child to clean

his/her room.

2. Conditioning still plays a role in punishment, and the

text discusses the pros and cons of punishment and

why reinforcement “beats” punishment. Explain the

theory behind this phenomenon and give an example of

it by how you used it when training an animal.


Begin by reviewing Chapter 6 beginning on page 200.

Chapter 6 discusses memory, how the brain processes information,

and the process involved in forgetting information. In

addition, the chapter discusses how we as humans think,

reason, and solve problems and the role our brains play in

developing language.

Then, write your essay about one of the following topics:

1. Discuss the process of memory. In particular, discuss

the different types of memory and relate each one to a

personal experience.

2. Discuss the different theories on language acquisition.

As our country becomes more multicultural, how can

these theories aid our children and/or you in learning a

second and perhaps a third language?

Motivation and Emotion

Begin by reviewing Chapter 7, which begins on page 243.

Chapter 7 states that humans are born to be motivated to

satisfy our needs, discusses why some of us seek out more

sensation and thrills more than others, explains why emotions

and the need for power rule some of us, and ends with

a discussion of the cultural differences on how we as humans

express emotions.

Then, write your essay about one of the following topics:

1. According to Maslow, our motivation progresses up a

pyramid. Discuss his theory and give your opinion on

whether or not you agree with it. Give concrete examples

(in relation to the hierarchy) to support your opinion.

2. The text discusses three models of emotions. Choose one

of those models and describe what you do in the event of

a crisis. Provide specific examples.


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Why does Segal introduce this quote by T.S. Eliot: “Humankind cannot bear very much reality”? Explain your answer.

1. Why does Segal introduce this quote by T.S. Eliot: “Humankind cannot bear very much reality”? Explain your answer. Use examples from the article “My Grandfather’s Walking Stick.”


2. Kant enumerates several natural and devilish vices. How do you think Kant would view lying as discussed by Segal and gossip as discussed by Bok? Would he put gossip and lying in the natural or the devilish category of vice? Explain your answer. (Make sure you answer all parts.)



3. Under what circumstances could some human activities that we normally conceive as vices be considered at other times virtuous?





“When supported with education, a person’s integrity can give him something to rely on when his perspective seems to blur, when rules and principles seem to waiver, and when he’s faced with hard choices of right or wrong.” –James Stockdale




4. Is it important to have integrity? If so, why? If not, why not?


a. Should we ever sacrifice our integrity for the greater good of humankind? (Cf. Module 5 on Utilitarianism) Explain your answer.


b. How would Aristotle defend the virtue of integrity? (Cf. Module 5) Explain your answer.


5. Using Stoic Ethics as discussed in “The World of Epictetus,” and Plato’s “The Ring of Gyges respond to the following questions:


a. What would you do if you had the ring of Gyges? Would you use it for good or for evil? Why?


b. How is the Stoic ethic, an ethics of integrity, contrary to Glaucon’s contention that the best form of justice is doing wrong with impunity? Use the “Ring of Gyges” story to explain your answer.


7. How is Stoic Ethics helpful for keeping one’s integrity especially when under enormous pressure to give it up? Be sure to examine Stockdale’s eight year stay in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp to explain your answer.  And also be sure to explain how the Bible especially the lessons from Job and the works the Stoic Philosopher Epictetus help him through these horrific years.

What recommendations would you suggest to the company to improve productivity through motivation?



What recommendations would you suggest to the company to improve productivity through motivation?


What motivational theories can be related to these recommendations? Explain their significance.

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Your responses to the discussion questions and the short papers due at the end of the weeks will become part of your proposal for the final project. (see final project rubric /case study)

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Discussion 1: Women’s Roles, Feminist Theory, and Social Work Practice

Discussion 1: Women’s Roles, Feminist Theory, and Social Work Practice

Feminism contributed to a vast number of changes in women’s lives over several decades. From the kitchen to the boardroom and back again if women choose, feminism has empowered women to examine how they want to live in this world and encouraged them to seek that life. Despite this progress, there are frequent events that still challenge women’s roles in society. What is your understanding of women’s roles in society? How might your biases and your research into feminist theory influence your work as a social worker?


For the Discussion, review this week’s resources. Search reputable sources, including the Walden Library and the Internet, in order to select an article that focuses on a current event involving the role of women in society. Then, select a feminist theory from this week’s reading and reflect on how it relates to social work practice. Think about how that has influenced your understanding of women’s roles in society and whether your understanding has changed as a result of your research. Finally, think about how the selected feminist theory and your understanding of women’s roles might inform your work with Tiffani in the Bradley Family video case.


Note to Students: Reputable sources include scholarly peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly texts, and websites hosted by educational institutions (.edu) and reputable organizations (.org).


·       Post a brief of the article you selected that focuses on a current event involving the role of women in society.


·       Then, provide a brief description of the feminist theory you selected and how it relates to social work practice and an explanation of how that feminist theory has influenced your understanding of women’s roles in society. 


·       Finally, explain how feminist theory and views of women’s roles inform your next steps with Tiffani.


Bradley Family Episode 6

Program Transcript


FEMALE SPEAKER: How long have you been a lawyer?


MALE SPEAKER: 10 years. I’ve been representing young women at Teens First


about the last two years.


FEMALE SPEAKER: I’ve never had a lawyer before.


MALE SPEAKER: Well I’m glad to be working with you.


FEMALE SPEAKER: It is always this awful?


MALE SPEAKER: What do you mean? Did something happen?


FEMALE SPEAKER: No. The people here treat me great.


MALE SPEAKER: What’s wrong then?


FEMALE SPEAKER: Well the people here, like you, you listen to me and say all


this isn’t my fault. But then when we were in court the police, those other lawyers,


they may be sound like kind of horrible person.


MALE SPEAKER: Listen to me, Tiffany, you’re the victim here, not a criminal. But


under the current law, even though you’re only 16, you’re still seen as someone


who’s committed the crime of prostitution, regardless of the fact that others

exploited you and put you in that position.


FEMALE SPEAKER: It just doesn’t seem fair.


MALE SPEAKER: I promise that I will do my very best in court to emphasize the


circumstances that helped get you in this trouble.


FEMALE SPEAKER: They could all go to hell.


MALE SPEAKER: I totally understand your anger. But it’s important that you


always show respect to the police in the court always. It’s the law. No matter how


unjust it may be. Do you understand?






FEMALE SPEAKER: Did you notice how most of them saying those nasty things

in court about me were men?


References (use 2 or more)


Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon.



Turner, S. G., & Maschi, T. M. (2015). Feminist and empowerment theory and social work practice. Journal Of Social Work Practice29(2), 151–162.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.


Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

o   Part 2, “The Bradley Family”


Kulkarni, S. I., Kennedy, A. C., & Lewis, C. M. (2010). Using a risk and resilience framework and feminist theory to guide social work interventions with adolescent mothers. Families In Society91(3), 217–224.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.



Discussion 2: Treating Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety levels range dramatically from individual to individual and from situation to situation. To illustrate the spectrum of normal to psychopathological anxiety, consider the fear of dogs. Many people are reasonably cautious when encountering an unfamiliar dog, rationalizing that the animal has some potential to inflict injury and will therefore not approach an unattended dog. However, some people avoid even the possibility of encountering a dog by never leaving their homes. In addition, some people may turn to available substances, such as alcohol, to self-medicate to overcome their fear, creating the potential for developing a comorbid addictive disorder. In short, anxiety disorders present a complex range of challenges for the mental health professional and require a multifaceted approach in creating treatment strategies.


For this Discussion, view the media case studies “Anxiety Disorder Case Study: Willy” and “Anxiety Disorder Case Study: June.” Select one case study and consider the general challenges in assessment, differential diagnosis, and use of psychopharmacological treatment for the symptoms demonstrated. Think about the uses and benefits of anxiolytic medications in the treatment of panic disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety.


·       Post the challenges of treating the anxiety disorder of the client you selected.


·       Then describe at least three potential anxiolytic medications that may be effective in treating this client and explain the potential addiction risk of each.


·       Explain how this information might influence a mental health professional’s approach to counseling this client.


·       Finally, explain the role of the mental health professional in communicating concerns to other health care professionals.



Anxiety Disorder Case Study: Willy

Program Transcript


WILLY: My name is Willy. I’m 35 years old. I’ve been divorced for five years and I

don’t have any children. I am not seeing anyone at the moment.


My biggest problem is reliving events from my past. I joined the army when I was

18 years old. I love the structure of military life and the resources the army

provided. I enjoyed the educational opportunities. And I also knew I would have a

roof over my head and something to eat.


I was doing well in the military. So I stayed in for about 10 years. During that

time, the US became involved in a number of foreign conflicts and initiatives. I

was deployed to Afghanistan during one of my last years in the army.


In Afghanistan, my perspective on what I was accomplishing shifted dramatically.

In one instance, I witnessed my best, most trusted friend shoot a young,

unarmed girl just because she wore hijab. My fears after witnessing this event

changed me forever. I became disenchanted with the army as I thought about all

the people who were killed.


In the face of that girl, I saw my sister’s daughter, Heather. It seems now that

every night I had dreams of war and genocide. Occasionally, during the worst

times, I thought about whether it would have been better for me to have died in

that country instead of returning to this miserable life. I wonder every day, if I had

turned in my friend, would I not be haunted by this girl’s memory.


I panic at some point most days. I become agitated and lash out when my mind

is on the past. It interferes with my work and my relationships with my coworkers.

After I calm down, I tell myself that it doesn’t make sense for me to be panicking.

But I know it will happen again. Sometimes, I’m afraid I might hurt someone if they startle me.



References (use 3 or more)


Laureate Education (Producer). (2012c). Anxiety disorder case study: WillyPost traumatic stress disorder [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.


Lichtblau, L. (2011). Psychopharmacology demystified. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.


Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Highlights of changes from DSM IV-TR to DSM-5. Retrieved from



Topic: A crisis can be a dangerous situation that provides an opportunity for growth.

Topic: A crisis can be a dangerous situation that provides an opportunity for growth.
Identifying an opportunity for growth in the midst of a crisis can be a challenge for both the person in the crisis and the professional providing therapeutic services. However, the treatment provider has the privilege and responsibility to intervene and influence the schemata of the person in the identified crisis. Identify a developmental, situational, or subjective (existential) crisis, the potential dangers (described in the literature), the opportunity for growth (types: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, volitional), and the common treatment interventions (identified in the literature) that are used to intervene with said crisis.
Post should be at least 250 words required to use at least 2 peer-reviewed journal articles sources for post. Current APA formatting is required for all citations.

Textbook Chp 1

Kanel, K. (2015). A guide to crisis intervention (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781285739908.

Professional Applications Of Learning Theory In Real-Life Situations

Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations, and select one option to complete the assignment. You can choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation
  • Option 2: Forensic Psychology Presentation

Format your assignment in accordance with APA guidelines.  Please reference at least two peer reviewed journal articles.

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Describe the aspects of positive psychology and explain its impact on the study and application of psychology.

We conclude our discussion assignments with an examination of a recent trend in psychology called positive psychology. It isn’t necessarily new but it does pose some different perceptions on how psychology should be viewed and applied. For this week, answer the following:

Describe the aspects of positive psychology and explain its impact on the study and application of psychology.

Submission Details:

  • Post your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Respond to at least two posts by the end of the week.
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African Refugee case study. Paul is a man in his 30s who fled his home country in East Africa.

  • African Refugee case study. Paul is a man in his 30s who fled his home country in East Africa. Paul recounted growing up under an oppressive regime in his country, and he became politically active at a young age. He attended a deeply split and politicized high school and grew up in what he described as a relatively affluent and middle-class family. He also spoke of his belief that it was the role of the middle class in his country to work toward political change, even though political activity was deeply repressed and dangerous. He learned English in his secondary school and spoke it fluently. He reported having no psychiatric difficulties prior to the incidents leading to his fleeing his country. In response to an upcoming local election, Paul began to increase his visible political activity. One night when he was returning home to his mother’s house where he lived, he was ambushed and kidnapped. He was kept in confinement in a room for over two weeks and was interrogated and tortured. He was told by his captors that they would never let him go and that his family would be tortured as well. He was deprived of food, beaten into unconsciousness, forced into ice-cold water, given electric shocks, and forced to listen to the screams of other prisoners. He believed he would be killed. Eventually he was put into a van and dumped on the side of a road and warned that his life would continue to be in danger. He was hospitalized for over a month for his injuries. Realizing that he had no other option, he arranged to flee to the United States and apply for political asylum. His family continues to receive threatening phone calls demanding to know where he is. He was referred to treatment by his primary care physician whom he saw for continued pain related to his torture injuries. He lived in the basement of a house of a family from his home country whom he met at a religious function.
  1. Assessment/Conceptualization: Consider how you would apply evidence-based practices. Specifically, what does existing research suggest about this particular presenting concern (find one additional reference to answer this question)? What are the sociohistorical contexts of the client’s social identity(ies) that you’d want to consider? What are the client’s strengths? What additional information would you want to ask about?
  2. Intervention/Treatment Planning: Identify what approaches you would take in providing mental health sensitive services working with this client.  How would you show cultural humility?  What might you say and do to develop rapport?
  3. Ethical Issues and Advocacy: Identify potential ethical concerns you’d want to be mindful of, including your own self-awareness and the interaction between your identities and biases with the client.  What current sociopolitical issues or current events might impact the client that you’d want to be mindful of?
  4. Scholarly Writing and Critical Thinking: Integrated and cited course material throughout case conceptualization. Included at least one additional scholarly (peer reviewed) reference OUTSIDE OF THE COURSE MATERIAL. Used APA style appropriately and writing is organized without typos.
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Consider eyewitness testimony, a facet of the judicial system that relies on the soundness of memory for its effectiveness.

Discussion: Memory Distortions

Consider eyewitness testimony, a facet of the judicial system that relies on the soundness of memory for its effectiveness. The following story demonstrates the grave consequences inherent in certain kinds of memory distortion.

In the days following Jennifer Thompson’s 1984 rape by an unknown assailant, law enforcement officials presented her with a “photographic lineup.” It was composed of local individuals who loosely fit Thompson’s description, including one man the police considered a likely suspect in the attack. Police and the prosecution relied on Thompson’s eyewitness testimony as a critical building block in the case against Ronald Cotton. Thompson’s memory-based selection of Cotton’s image eventually brought him to trial as a defendant.

Jennifer Thompson’s eyewitness testimony led to the conviction of Ronald Cotton for rape. Thompson described memorizing the details her attacker’s appearance that fateful night so that she might later help to catch him. Based on Thompson’s testimony, the prosecution won, and Cotton received a sentence of life plus 54 years in prison.

After serving nearly 11 years, Cotton was exonerated on the basis of DNA evidence. In the years since Cotton’s release from prison, he and Thompson have reconciled. They now travel together throughout the United States, speaking about the lack of reliability of eyewitness testimony in criminal cases. Unreliable eyewitness accounts of crimes serve as one example of memory distortion. Consider factors in the Cotton case that may have affected the accuracy of Thompson’s memory.

In this Discussion, you examine factors that might influence and create distortions of memory. You also explain potential consequences of memory distortion on eyewitness testimony.

Innocence Project. (n.d.) Eyewitness misidentification. Retrieved April 25, 2012, from

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 4

Post a brief description of factors that might influence and create distortions of memory. Then explain how one of those factors might create a memory distortion. Provide an example to support your response. Finally, explain three consequences of memory distortion in the context of eyewitness testimony. Justify your response using the Learning Resources and current literature.