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Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals

Author: Francis K. O. Yuen,Kenneth L. Terao,Anna Marie Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470564431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability. The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice. In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice. This timely reference incorporates a strengths perspective, providing: An inside look at the grant writing and evaluation processes, with insights from experienced grant writers, agency administrators, foundation program managers, and grant reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sources This grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, result-oriented, and client-centered perspective. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes.

Culturally Competent Practice: A Framework for Understanding

Author: Doman Lum

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133009182

Category: Education

Page: 592

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CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING DIVERSE GROUPS & JUSTICE ISSUES continues its strong tradition of presenting a model for understanding, measuring, and evaluating cultural competence. Author Doman Lum explains how clients and workers can become culturally competent and proficient by working through culturally based problems together. This innovative text emphasizes cultural competence as a dialogical process. It challenges students and professors to continue the conversation to achieve greater mutual understanding and social justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Designing and Managing Your Research Project

Core Skills for Social and Health Research

Author: David Thomas,Ian D Hodges

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446242129

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Written for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students planning theses and dissertations and other early career researchers, Designing and Managing Your Research Project helps you successfully plan and complete your research project by showing the key skills that you will need. The book covers: " choosing research methods " developing research objectives " writing proposals " literature reviews " getting ethics approval " seeking funding " managing a project " software skills " working with colleagues and supervisors " communicating research findings " writing reports, theses and journal articles " careers in research. Designing and Managing Your Research Project includes lots of examples, case studies and practical exercises to help you learn the research skills you will need and also to help you complete crucial project tasks. A key feature is its user-friendly guidance on planning projects and accessing information from the Internet.

Local Economic Development and the Environment

Finding Common Ground

Author: Susan M. Opp,Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482209659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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A clear and practical examination of complex issues, Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground provides a broad, academic look at the intersection of two important areas for local administrators. In addition to managing development in a strained economic climate, most administrators are also expected to be stewards of the environment. However, economic conditions often leave them with limited options for pursuing economic development and, at the same time, being environmentally mindful. Many find themselves without a clear understanding of the concepts, tools, and best practices available to accomplish this herculean task. Translating complex environmental and economic concepts into easily applicable practices, the book: Gives practitioners the information they need to communicate with consultants, constituents, and officials, and to avoid ideological obstacles Compares regulatory differences between states and other geographical differences Includes examples from across the country to highlight variations in environmental regulations and laws Provides technical, legal, and political insights into the process of pursuing local economic development projects that incorporate protection and awareness Contains case studies that demonstrate the concepts in action, allowing readers to fully grasp the complexities associated with sustainable economic development Discusses how local administrators can balance the economic and environmental needs of the future Bridging the gap between policy-making intention and outcome, this book connects readers with a larger body of research that not only underpins practical applications but also helps them avoid legal, technical, and political obstacles. It provides an arsenal of best practices and everyday, easy-to-use strategies for optimizing the difficult balance between economic development and environmental protection.

Successful Grant Writing

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition

Author: Kevin J. Lyons PhD,Laura N. Gitlin PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826192615

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including community-based participatory research, mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, and dissertation and , mentorship proposals. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing. Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-by-step process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers. New to the Fourth Edition: Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing Includes chapter opener objectives Expands section on post-award requirements Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions

The Handbook of Community Practice

Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289972

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals

Author: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD,Kevin J. Lyons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826100902

Category: Reference

Page: 348

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Management of Human Service Programs

Author: Judith Lewis,Thomas Packard,Michael Lewis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 084003427X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7651

This book introduces students to the theory and practice of managerial and leadership functions, with a practical approach that provides important guidelines for working within agencies. The authors address important topics germane to management and administration, including evidence-based and empirically supported practice, challenges of management, environments of human service agencies, program design, organizational theory and design, human resources, supervisory relationships, finances, information systems, program evaluation, organizational change, leadership, and achieving and maintaining organizational excellence. To help illustrate specific issues, the authors have included case examples throughout the text. In addition, a new running case set at the Grandview Community Center helps students see each issue more clearly because it takes place against the backdrop of a single setting. Reflection questions encourage students to consider how they would handle the scenario. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

A Guide to Funding and Grant Writing

Author: Eleanor G. Gilpatrick

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Written especially for professionals in nonprofit organizations, this is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to finding funds for programs and writing effective grant proposals. The author bases her work on 10 years of experience in successful funding and teaching in the nonprofit sector. She takes the reader through every phase of the funding and grant writing process. Notable for its comprehensive coverage and practical "hands-on" orientation to the subject, the book is also distinguished by its coverage of the specific areas of program planning and evaluation, topics usually ignored in other works on grant writing. Following an overview of the basic funding strategies, Gilpatrick moves to a sequential discussion of the various aspects of the grant writing process. Of particular help are detailed case examples showing the application of the manual's principles in real situations. The author follows five project ideas, taken from a broad range of nonprofit organizations, from the initial idea to the final proposal. She presents strategies on finding funding sources and writing proposals and includes a set of cumulative writing steps that build toward the final application for funding. In addition, the guide provides, for the first time, a coherent, underlying intellectual/theoretical structure for the funding and grant writing process, making this an ideal text for students in public administration programs as well as an indispensable resource for practicing professionals in nonprofit organizations.

Human Services Management

Organizational Leadership in Social Work Practice

Author: David Austin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528426

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 8854

Human services management occurs in nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit sectors and involves a wide variety of organizational structures. These diverse conditions shape the effort to produce and project services that directly affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities through social welfare, health and mental health, criminal justice, and educational services. David Austin begins with an examination of the historical development and distinctive characteristics of human service organizations, the variety of organizational and program structures at play, and the connection of individual service organizations with service delivery networks. He then examines of the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholder constituencies, including service users, service personnel (especially service professionals), funders, executives, and policy boards. The final two chapters discuss two organizational processes: accountability for effectiveness and dealing with organizational changes.

Agency-Based Program Evaluation

Lessons From Practice

Author: Stephen A. Kapp,Gary R. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412939844

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 3751

Agency-based Program Evaluation: Lessons from Practice, by Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson, serves as a core textbook in the advanced undergraduate and graduate social work program evaluation courses. It combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies and organizations to describe the effectiveness of their services and programs. Students will gain an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated. This book offers a practice-oriented approach to evaluation. While many program evaluation methods texts often add a chapter or brief sections that describe organizational and political factors. Features and Benefits: combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated examples of the techniques to apply in family and children services agencies

Family Health Social Work Practice

Author: Frank W Hoffmann,John T. Pardeck,Gregory J. Skibinski,Francis K. O. Yuen,Jean A Pardeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789007177

Category: Core competencies

Page: 229

View: 9241

Cases are used to introduce an emerging practice paradigm in social work in this book for social work students and professionals. Material is presented on the theory and skills of the practice, and a framework is described for developing a family health intervention plan, illustrated by case scenari

Schnaufis Weltreise

Author: Renate Neuser,Annette Messerschmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957200839


Page: 57

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Effectively Managing Human Service Organizations

Author: Ralph Brody

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412904209

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

View: 6668

Now in its Third Edition, Effectively Managing Human Service Organizations continues to provide invaluable advice for achieving managerial success. Ralph Brody dissects and diagnoses common workplace dilemmas, arming practicing managers with the skills to implement positive changes in their organizations. While retaining much of the valuable information from the previous editions, the Third Edition adds up-to-date information and ideas to chapters on developing leadership, planning strategically, solving organizational problems, addressing challenging employee situations, monitoring financial statements, improving internal and external communications, and obtaining funding from private foundations. Easy to read, the book contains hundreds of real-life examples and specific guidance in developing skills necessary to manage large and small organizations.

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2002

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 9

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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2002: Department of Labor

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

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Inspiration PelleK

Author: Marie Haberland,Tedine Sanss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3739638478

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

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Vier Oktaven, Rockmusik mit orchestraler Ausrichtung, mythische Texte: Das sind die Grundlagen für sechsundzwanzig sehr verschiedene Geschichten. PelleK, mit bürgerlichem Namen Per Fredrik Åsly, inspirierte die Autoren dieser Anthologie. Das Ergebnis ist bezaubernd, traurig, verstörend und märchenhaft schön. Freunde tiefgründiger Texte werden auf ihre Kosten kommen. Jeder einzelne Autor hat eine Nachricht zu vermitteln und wer genau hinhört, erkennt: In diesem Buch steckt Musik. Die Geschichten: Simone Komosinski: 9 Uhr 07 Arndt Waßmann: Die Magie des Meeres Arno Endler: Der verbundeneweltentrennende Nebel Axel Kruse: Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte Enzo Asui: A Band of Angels Heather Millicent Hauks: Tiger! Tiger! Michael Schmidt: Paulas neuer Freund Susann Obando Amendt: Blendlicht Achim Stößer: Hunderttausend Jahre Einsamkeit Sven Klöpping: Der letzte Tanz Andreas Flögel: Trauer, Trost und Therapie Anna Exel: G-LOC Bettina Ferbus: Wünsche Enzo Asui: Der Blues von Babylon Frederic Brake: Verrat ist ein Dolch aus Eis Felix Woitkowski: Leba Tedine Sanss: Flucht aus Babylon Paul Sanker: Der Sturm hinter der Mauer Marie Haberland: Die Automaten Marianne Labisch: The blue S oder das blaue S Tedine Sanss: Voyou Anna Exel: Liberation Gabriele Behrend: Das Kind des Steuermannes Christian Künne: Okhotsk Franziska Meersburg: Flügelschlag Galax Acheronian: Worte in Gold Das Titelbild stammt von Galax Acheronian.

Congressional Record

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Publisher: Government Printing Office



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