Program Evaluation Essay

Select a local program in your community that provides counseling services (examples: community mental health agency program, school counseling program, support group program).
Imagine that you have been asked by the program you chose to conduct a needs assessment to identify any gaps in services and recommendations for services to fit the needs of the community.
Write a 700-1,050-word essay describing the program you would conduct a needs assessment on in your community. Address the following in your essay:
Describe how you would do a needs assessment to determine the need for such a program. Would you use quantitative or qualitative tools? Why?What tool would you use to measure the outcome of the program? Would you use a quantitative or a qualitative tool? Why?Research one intervention you would recommend to the program and evaluate its effectiveness. Discuss its validity and reliability as an intervention. Was the research conducted based on quantitative or qualitative measures?How would you report your findings and engage stakeholders of the program and in the community to implement your recommendations?Include a minimum of three scholarly resources in your essay.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.