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A completed practice-level logic model outline (table) from the Week 7 Assignment handout
A completed program logic model outline (table) in the Week 7 Assignment Handout
2–3 paragraphs that elaborate on your practice-level logic model outline. Describe the activities that would take place in the support group sessions that would address needs and lead to improved outcomes
2–3 paragraphs that elaborate on your program-level logic model and address the following:
Decisions that would need to be made about characteristics of group membership
Group activities
Short- and long-term outcomes
Ways to measure the outcomes
Formatting is APA 7, with cover page and all that. For the Sessions: Case Histories article, you will be looking at the Petrakis family. Cover Page will need to include the following information
Outlining a Logic Model (this will need to be centered).
Alexandra Neal
Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice, Walden University
SOCW 6311: Social Work Research in Practice II
Dr. Kristin Bolton
I will also want to work with the adult population and substance use disorders, this can use information from my discussion, if it's good enough.
A logic model is a diagram showing a model portraying the relationship between needs, actions, and program outcomes. It also shows who is involved and what need the program is intended to address. Four components make up the logic model, they are, inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. The logic model I have designed is for the adult population, and substance use disorders (Randolph, 2010).
Inputs: Clients, parents, staff, support systems, and stakeholders.
Activities: Intensive Outpatient (IOP), individual therapy, medication management, important life skills, and possible resilience strategies.
Outputs: About three days a week, clients will attend IOP and transition to individual therapy for a weekly one hour session, monthly visits with psychiatrists, and follow-up when necessary.
Outcomes: Clients learn healthier coping strategies and learn life skills to reduce the chances of a relapse (elimination of the chances of the relapse is ideal, but not always realistic).
Problems: Adults who have substance use disorders being in jail and having little to no support or possibly feel they might not be successful and having a hard time functioning in life.
Needs: To develop appropriate skills (life and coping) that could assist in resiliency.
Underlying cause of problem: Mental health disorders, family history, lack of support, and in some cases lack of hope.
The short term outcome would be to learn appropriate life skills, healthier coping, and resilience strategies. The long term outcome would be applying the skills and strategies to life to maintain sobriety.
In the past, I worked at a Men's Recovery House, for men who have substance use disorders. Today, some of the clients I contact are recovering from a substance use disorder in some way or another, though it is not exclusively in the area I work. One intervention that seemed to be a positive impact on the clients was being in the recovery house, it was a stable environment and one that promoted sobriety, and had a zero tolerance policy for using or bringing substances in the house. A second intervention was IOP, this taught the clients coping strategies and helped them focus on short and long term goals and ensured they were on the right track. A third intervention was knowing there was at least one person on staff who cared about them, would ask how their week had been, listened to their stories, and provide support. Their medication can also help with co occurring disorders, though the practitioners would have to use discretion in this area (Flynn & Brown. 2008).