FRHD 3070 Lecture Notes - Logic Model

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September 19, 12
Program Logic Model
Importance of Theory
Planning requires understanding of the parts of programs and how they are
intended to interact to produce an outcome. The driving force producing this
understanding is theory. (Dignan & Carr)
Logic model = Game Plan
Program Theory: who do you think should decide on the final version of the theory
underlying a program that is being developed? Should it be researchers or program staff?
Why? Collaberative
Functions of Logic Model
Guide to develop a program
Guide to plan an evaluation/ is the program effective?
Consensus
Communication, spread it out to people
-Logic Model Template- work from the bottom up
Tasks to Develop Logic Model
Identify purpose, commitment, work group (representation from all key
stakeholders)
Set boundaries
Identify and analyze documents
Develop model, working with stakeholders
Breakdown of Logic Model Template (Parenting Education Program Example)
Target Groups
Definition: persons or organizations that are to receive the program
Example: parents in the community who have high school education or less and have a
child 4 yrs or younger (benefit if it is more specific like this)
Goal
Definition: broad statement that gives the general intent of the program
Example: achieve optimal child health
Strategies or Components
Definition: activities conceptually or administratively grouped together to directly impact
on clients or social problems and achieve program objectives
Examples: - marketing/ communication
- education/ skill development
- policy/ advocacy/ environmental support
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Planning requires understanding of the parts of programs and how they are intended to interact to produce an outcome. The driving force producing this understanding is theory. (dignan & carr) Logic model template- work from the bottom up. Identify purpose, commitment, work group (representation from all key stakeholders) Breakdown of logic model template (parenting education program example) Definition: persons or organizations that are to receive the program. Example: parents in the community who have high school education or less and have a child 4 yrs or younger (benefit if it is more specific like this) Definition: broad statement that gives the general intent of the program. Definition: activities conceptually or administratively grouped together to directly impact on clients or social problems and achieve program objectives. Outcome objectives, statements about the outcomes you want to achieve. Program staff will provide a 1-hr interactive session each week for 8 consecutive weeks program staff will facilcuate group discussions.

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