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Outcome-Focused Programming

There are four approaches to outcome-focused programming

Engineer THEORY BASED EXPERIENCES at a specific, targeted outcome

FOur Steps:

  1. ID Target issues and outcomes  (WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE AND HOW WILL YOU MEASURE IT?)
  2. Program components should be intentionally structured (OUTLINE OF PROGRAMS AND TIMELINE?)
  3. Desired goals must be assessed (MEASURE SUCCESS AND GOALS)
  4. Realize impacts and publicize accomplishments (LET YOUR STORY BE TOLD!)

CARE NOW! In and After School Program:

GOal: promote resiliency

Enhance academic achievement

Partnership between city, departments, etc.

The theory based program is based on programming for disadvantaged youth

Step 1 – Become aware of resources

4 Primary Resources:

  1. fiscal – financial resources, subsidies agency’s resources,market availabiliy, can it make money or can it operate at a loss?
  2. physical – area and facilities, equipment, and supplies
    1. what facilities are available?
    2. enough facilities?
    3. same area as target market?
    4. designed to hold a program?
    5. equipment:
      1. safe and operable condition?
      2. supplies available?
      3. timely basis?
      4. Supplies:
        1. quality supplies?
        2. need to order additional supplies?
  3. staff
    1. staff availability
    2. knowledge, skills, and abilities of staff
  4. technology
    1. require technology?
    2. is tech available?
    3. negatively impact program offerings?

Purpose, Goals, and Objectives

purpose = provides a rationale for planning and implementing programs
Should reflect vision, mission, and values of agency

Once the purpose is identified, goals should be created.

Goals are general statements about what the agency wants to accomplish.  Either management (actions needed) or behavior goals (behavioral outcomes desired).

Objectives are specific and measurable statements.  Should address audience, behavior, condition, or degree.  Who/What/How of objective.

Purpose of sample program:

Depends on:

Goal: ease transition from middle to high school.   Provides social support.  Provides academic and after school support

Objective: increase resiliency and decrease negative behavior in schools

 

CREATED THROUGH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Must determine target poulation (same interests, demographics, etc). to determine particpant needs: