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To prepare for this Discussion, imagine that you are part of a work group charged with creating a logic model and generating a theory of change for a program of your choice. Select a practitioner-level intervention that interests you. Consider how a logic model might be applied to plan the program.
Post a logic model for a fictional practitioner-level intervention. Envision yourself as a social worker in an agency that has authorized you to develop this logic model and will support your intervention plan for program you might like to develop. Imagine that your agency has multiple resources available to you for your project, except for a few. (We can dream, can’t we?)
Enter these items into your logic model template listed below:
- Situation statement: Describe the types of problem(s) or need(s) you intend to address for your clients. Identify any conditions that are making it difficult for your clients to overcome the problem or need and identify the goal of your project.
- Resources: List resources you can access to implement your project and those you will need (You may use your own agencies as models, but don’t identify them, or make up imaginary lists of resources).
- Activities: Identify a general category of service that you intend to offer. Select from these options and then add a descriptor as shown below:
- Providing basic needs, such as food or shelter.
- Add the type of recipient you hope to serve and add one or two descriptors. Keep it brief! Examples:
- Veterans’ counseling and referral program
- pre-school music and movement education
- youth-oriented Red Cross first responder program
- lunch program in the park for seniors
- teen job shadowing program
- Identify outputs – the specific actions and interventions you intend to do – when, where, how often, etc. to accomplish the general activities or strategies in #3.
- Identify the short-term outcomes by the end of the program and the desired long-term impact that you hope will result from your specific interventions.
- Provide one idea you found interesting from the video, Developing a Logic Model. The presenter offers many ideas in the video, so select an idea that has not been posted (one idea per student).
Note: there are many examples of logic models on the Internet. Some do not follow this exact format and are adjusted for the purposes of an organization, but all show a connection among the needs, resources, interventions, and anticipated outcomes of a project.
Search for resources that inform your views and cite them in your report. The Kellogg Foundation Program Evaluation Handbook is a goldmine of ideas and examples. The Community Toolkit Logic Model Chapter linked several paragraphs above has excellent examples with different levels of complexity from different programs.
Use the template provided HERE: Logic model template Each column has a row that explains its function to help you organize your plan. Place your contributions in the blank row underneath it, and make sure that your contributions are aligned with the function described in its respective column.