ERIC Number: ED195899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Using Program Evaluation in Mental Health Centers.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide provides an overview of practical program evaluation activities that can assist mental health centers in improving their administrative and program capabilities. Definitions of terms and assumptions are followed by an outline of the stages of the program evaluation cycle. Program evaluation activities, the roles of the administrator and evaluator, alternative ways to organize and deploy staff for program evaluation activities, and evaluator qualifications are presented. The importance of the administrator's leadership skills in creating a positive climate for program evaluation is stressed. Program monitoring is suggested as one way to create a balance between the need to improve management procedures and the need to maintain or improve the quality of client care. Additionally, various uses of evaluation findings are discussed. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Continuing Education Branch.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: For related document see CG 014 851.