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Program Development in the 21st Century

Offering practical strategies and tools readers can use on the job, this comprehensive book covers the practices, conditions, and legislative issues that affect program development. Using a unique 14-step model, the author guides readers through every stage of the process, from identifying a need, establishing a research basis, and designing the clinical program through implementing, evaluating, and sustaining the program. This valuable work captures the most significant changes that have occurred in human services and mental health program development over the last decade and demonstrates the need for mental health professionals to be well versed in business, management, and research as well as in clinical skills.
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About the AuthorAcknowledgments1. Comprehensive Program Development in the Mental Health ProfessionsPART I: PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION2. Establish the Need for Programming: Developing the Rationale3. Establish a Research Basis for Program Design4. Address Cultural Identity Issues in Program Design5. Design the Clinical Program6. Develop the Staffing Infrastructure7. Identify and Engage Community Resources8. Identify and Evaluate Potential Funding Sources9. Develop the Financial Management Plan10. Develop the ProposalPART II: PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY11. Implement the Program12. Evaluate the Program13. Build and Preserve Community Resources14. Develop an Advocacy Plan15. Develop an Information-Sharing Plan16. Attain Program and Organizational Accreditation17. Putting It All Together: Comprehensive Program Development in the 21st CenturyAppendix: Web Resources Discussed in TextGlossaryAuthor IndexSubject Index

About the Author

Nancy G. Calley, Ph.D., LPC is associate professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Addiction Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is also the clinical director of Spectrum Human Services, Inc. and Affiliated Companies. She has worked in the mental health and human services field for more than 2 decades primarily in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and traumatic brain injury. She has developed several clinically-based programs and has published numerous articles on program development and juvenile sex offenders, as well as other areas. She continues to be highly active in comprehensive program development efforts today.

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