Program design refers to identifying and defining the elements that go into the delivery of a service. There is a need for programs that are designed to provide interventions that align with the population being served. Multicultural program design needs to address cultural variables, such as ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. For this discussion, assume that you are creating a multicultural program proposal that is addressing the needs of the diverse groups in a community, in Duval/Clay County Florida Communities.
Please respond to the following:
1) What are some creative ways to ensure that the program is sensitive to cultural diversity, as it relates specifically to developing the following areas of the logic model?
a) Inputs: resources (staff, funding, etc.) and raw materials (clients or consumers)
b) Process: activities that use inputs to achieve objectives with raw materials
2) Explain about how decisions are made and who should be involved in the planning process.
Chapter 8 explains the rationale for breaking programs down into elements. This chapter will explore the logic model and how it provides a framework for program design. You will also explore how the program hypothesis and program objectives fit together with program design elements.
Chapter 9 reviews the significance of documentation in program implementation. You will also get a better understanding of the relationship between program evaluation and data collection. You will also be introduced to data collection systems and how they can be designed to ensure that necessary information will be provided to stakeholders.
Please read the following chapters in your text: Kettner, P. M., Moroney, R., & Martin, L. L. (2017). Designing and managing programs: an effectiveness-based approach (5th ed.). SAGE (ATTACHED)
• Chapter 8: “Designing Effective Programs”
• Chapter 9: “Designing Evidenced-Based Information Systems”
Additionally, please review the resources below:
Arthur, D. P. (2015). Social work practice with LGBT elders at end of life: Developing practice evaluation and clinical skills through a cultural perspective. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 11(2), 178–201.
Black, C., Frederico, M., & Bamblett, M. (2019). Healing through connection: An Aboriginal community designed, developed and delivered cultural healing program for Aboriginal survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. British Journal of Social Work, 49(4), 1059–1080.
Chedid, R. A., & Phillips, K. P. (2019). Best practices for the design, implementation and evaluation of prenatal health programs. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 23(1), 109–119.
Kandylaki, A., & Kallinikaki, T. (2018). Critical, anti-oppressive and human rights social work in the “rough pathways” of the Muslim Roma neighbourhoods in Thrace: Towards inclusion in education. British Journal of Social Work, 48(6), 1559–1575.
Center for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas. (n.d.). 9. Enhancing cultural competence. Community Tool Box. https://ctb.ku.edu/en/enhancing-cultural-competence
Center for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas. (n.d.). Section 7. Building culturally competent organizations. Community Tool Box. https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/culture/cultural-competence/culturally-competent-organizations/main