Community Program Design

CO1: Describe mental health needs in the developing world and demonstrate effective interventions on individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels.
· CO2: Analyze sociopolitical barriers and design macro solutions to scaling up of mental health treatment in the developing world.
Guidelines
Review the readings for Modules 1 and 2. Choose one psychosocial problem –
1) Human trafficking conduct a literature review. .
2) Focus on one country or region (e.g., sub-Saharan Africa,) so that your recommendations are culture-specific.
**3) Describe the prevalence and causes of the problem in general and, if available, in your country or region of choice. Describe also the costs of the problem to the individuals and to the society in which it occurs, and which of these costs you hope to address through your program.
4. Design an intervention program that is culturally appropriate , strengths-based, and empowering for the community. **Include at least two of the following ecological levels: Individual, family/group, community, and organization.
5. For the community level, apply concepts of community development to create a sustained response to the problem.
6.Complete your assignment by discussing how you will monitor and evaluate outcomes for all program goals.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grading Criteria
Your paper will be graded based on following criteria:

Criteria Points Description
Literature Review 30 · Articulates the prevalence of the problem in the region chosen, the individual and societal costs of the problem, and the determinants of the problem.
· Argues for the need for intervention of the type you have designed.
Intervention Program: Level 1
Individual
 
30 · Describes the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed.
· Provides empirical support for choices of intervention.
Intervention Program: Level 2
Community
30 · Describes the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed.
· Provides empirical support for choices of intervention.
Organizational Needs 15 Analyzes the organizational policies, resources, and stakeholder cooperation necessary to implement and sustain the program.
Program Monitoring and Evaluation 15 Appropriate, culturally unbiased measures are used to monitor and evaluate program outcomes, including quantitative and qualitative assessment.
Clarity of Writing 20 Communicates information using clear and concise language with no errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation.
APA Style 10 All sources are credited using APA formatting, and paper is formatted according to APA guidelines with proper title page, headings, and reference page.
Total  150 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 
 
Rubric
 

 
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Literature Review
30 pts
Highest Level of performance
Articulates fully all three: the prevalence of the problem in the region chosen, the individual and societal costs of the problem, and the determinants of the problem. Argues with abundant evidence for the need for intervention of the type you have designed.
26 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Articulates adequately all three: the prevalence of the problem in the region chosen, the individual and societal costs of the problem, and the determinants of the problem. Argues with adequate evidence for the need for intervention of the type you have designed.
23 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Articulates adequately two of three: the prevalence of the problem in the region chosen, the individual and societal costs of the problem, and the determinants of the problem. Argues with minimal evidence for the need for intervention of the type you have designed.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Articulates adequately one or fewer: the prevalence of the problem in the region chosen, the individual and societal costs of the problem, and the determinants of the problem. Does not argue for the need for intervention of the type you have designed.

 

30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Intervention Level 1
30 pts
Highest Level of performance
Describes with consistent detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides abundant empirical support for choices of intervention.
26 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Describes with mostly consistent detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides adequate empirical support for choices of intervention.
23 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Describes with somewhat consistent detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides inadequate empirical support for choices of intervention.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Describes with little or no detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides minimal or no empirical support for choices of intervention.

 

30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Intervention Level 2
30 pts
Highest Level of performance
Describes with consistent detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides abundant empirical support for choices of intervention.
26 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Describes with mostly consistent detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides adequate empirical support for choices of intervention.
23 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Describes with somewhat consistent detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides inadequate empirical support for choices of intervention.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Describes with little or no detail the goals, methods, and steps or stages of the intervention at the chosen ecological level, as well as what training and supervision are needed. Provides minimal or no empirical support for choices of intervention.

 

30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Organizational Needs
15 pts
Highest Level of performance
Analyzes with consistent detail the organizational policies, resources, and stakeholder cooperation necessary to implement and sustain the program.
13 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Analyzes with mostly consistent detail the organizational policies, resources, and stakeholder cooperation necessary to implement and sustain the program.
11 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Analyzes with somewhat consistent detail the organizational policies, resources, and stakeholder cooperation necessary to implement and sustain the program.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Analyzes with little or no detail the organizational policies, resources, and stakeholder cooperation necessary to implement and sustain the program.

 

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Program Monitoring and Evaluation
15 pts
Highest Level of performance
Appropriate, culturally unbiased measures are used to monitor and evaluate program outcomes, including quantitative and qualitative assessment.
13 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Mostly appropriate, culturally unbiased measures are used to monitor and evaluate program outcomes, including quantitative and qualitative assessment.
11 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Somewhat appropriate, culturally unbiased measures are used to monitor and evaluate program outcomes, including either quantitative or qualitative assessment.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Inappropriate or culturally biased measures are used to monitor and evaluate program outcomes, including either quantitative or qualitative assessment.

 

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Clarity of Writing
20 pts
Highest Level of performance
Communicates information using consistently clear and concise language with no errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Paper is logically organized with introduction, transitions, and conclusion
17 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
Communicates information using mostly consistently clear and concise language with few errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Paper is mostly logically organized with introduction, transitions, and conclusion.
15 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
Communicates information using somewhat consistently clear and concise language with some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Paper is somewhat logically organized with introduction, transitions, and conclusion.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
Communicates information using unclear and/or inconcise language with frequent errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Paper is not logically organized with introduction, transitions, and conclusion.

 

20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
APA Style
10 pts
Highest Level of performance
All sources are credited using APA formatting, and paper is formatted according to APA guidelines with proper title page, headings, and reference page.
9 pts
Very Good or High Level of Performance
All sources are credited using APA formatting, and paper is formatted according to APA guidelines with proper title page, headings, and reference page.
8 pts
Acceptable Level of Performance
All sources are credited using APA formatting, and paper is formatted according to APA guidelines with proper title page, headings, and reference page.
0 pts
Failing Level of Performance
All sources are credited using APA formatting, and paper is formatted according to APA guidelines with proper title page, headings, and reference page.

 

10 pts