What are the weaknesses or threats to the validity of the evaluation results in the case study?

Discussion 1: Stakeholders

Every social service agency needs to evaluate their program and the effectiveness of the services provided. Evaluating whether the agency’s services are benefiting the community as well as the clients is part of a clinical social worker’s ethical responsibility. Therefore, social workers need to understand how to implement evaluation methods and assess the validity of the results.

For this Discussion, read the “Southeast Planning Group” (SPG) case study.

· Post your description of the partnership between SPG and stakeholders in the community.

· Describe alternative ways, if any, that the social worker might have evaluated the program.

· What are the weaknesses or threats to the validity of the evaluation results in the case study?

References (use 3 or more)

Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An introduction to group work practice (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing [Vital Source e-reader].

London, M. (2007). Performance appraisal for groups: Models and methods for assessing group processes and outcomes for development and evaluation. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 59(3), 175–188.

Discussion 2: Week 11 Blog

Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.

Post a blog post that includes:

· An explanation of your social work field education experience, including the development of your professional identity

References (use 2 or more)

Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.