Social workers are increasingly met with the demands of evaluating their own programs and practice to maintain accountability with stakeholders, secure funding, and to remedy a number of large-scale problems facing our society. One of the four basic areas of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), evaluation, is a critical process for demonstrating social work programs' ability to help the clients and communities they serve.
Social Work Evaluation, Third Edition, offers a straightforward guide in a broad range of social work evaluations at both the program and practice levels. Author James R. Dudley's seven-step approach to evaluation makes use of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods to identify oversight and issues at the planning, implementation, and final outcome stages of intervention development. His unique focus on involving clients in the evaluation process ensures social workers consistently improve their capacity to impact clients' well-being and remain accountable to the communities they serve. Case examples from the author's extensive experience in evaluation illustrate a number of logic-based methods discussed throughout the text for real-world application. This comprehensive text aims to enhance student and practitioner skill sets to meet the demands of a changing field.
These are the instructor resources to accompany Social Work Evaluation, Third Edition. They include PowerPoint lecture outlines that each instructor can adjust to fit her own needs; a sample syllabus; a test bank with ten multiple-choice questions per chapter; course assignments; and answers to select questions within the text.