Evaluating the Consultation and Education Department

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Evaluating the Consultation and Education Department BSHS 462 May 20, 2013 Evaluating the Consultation and Education Department Evaluating the Consultation and Education Department funding at the Greenby Mental Health Center is the focus of this paper. The centers funding has been reduced. Additionally the reduction in funding will cause the organization to consider closing down their consultation and education department. First I will describe one process evaluation measure as well as one outcome evaluation measure, which could be an optional recommendation for the Greenby Community Mental Health Center. These measures will help to show the …show more content…
Moreover, the number of clients who have received services simply identifies the number of clients who proceeded through the program. Outcomes identify the changes, impact, or benefits of the clients both during and after the program. For example, an outcome may be for clients to stop drinking in an alcohol program. Individuals should be aware that outcomes are different from outputs, for an example, the amount of clients who pass through a program. (Lewis, Packard & Lewis, 2006) The changes or outcomes can be conveyed in the following terms. First knowledge, and skills outcomes are thought of as short-term outcomes. Then behaviors are included, which weigh up as intermediate-term outcomes. Additionally, values, conditions, and status are changes and outcomes, which reflect long-term outcomes. Furthermore, the number and percent of participants the department wants to accomplish the outcome is the outcome target. For example, 1,500 teens (10% of teens) quit drinking over the next year is an outcome goal. (McNamara, n.d.) Outcome indicators are observable and measurable milestones one achieves toward his or her outcome target. What the individual sees, reads, and hears would specify whether he or she is making progress toward his or her target outcome. For instance, outcome indicators for the percent of teen participants who quit drinking