An evaluation plan based on the logical model
An evaluation plan is described which is based on the logical model reflected in part 1, here everything which is inserted in model is evaluated so that evidence can be gathered on the effectiveness of the RU OKAY DAY SUICIDE AWARENESS IN WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITIES. Along with this to identify the ways for improving the program.
1.) Clarifying program
Program goals: The main goal of implementing this logical model is to overall increased mental health among University students and decrease the number of suicide occurrence among young people (Eldredge, Markham and Parcel, 2016). In addition to this promote university based prevention policies and programs.
Population of interest: The main aim of this program is to reach young people who attempted suicide because of depression, stress and mental problem. Therefore, people of Sydney are targeted to increase information and knowledge related to negative mental health causes. The best way to communicate with them through campus events and activities. In this program students, teachers and volunteer can participates (Sharma, 2016). Along with this there are variety of services which is available in this plan that is food stall, mind activities etc. which increase interest among students.
and outcome objectives
Programs activities & and outcome objectives:
The main objective of this program is as follows:
- To increase awareness related to negative mental health illness among youth within 3 months.
- To reduce the suicide attempt rate upto 12% within a 12 months.
- To improve relationship between peer and social connectedness within the 6 months.
Outcome of these objectives:
The result of this effort is as follows:
- All the university student students who attend this campus can develop their knowledge and understanding related to mental illness and its symptoms (Naidoo and Wills, 2016). They can take treatment on time if they understand the reason of increase in negative mental problem.
- Students in out after university programme will be quenched with the activities which are provided.
- 25% of students in Sydney will be aware of peer to peer relationship and social connectedness.
- Increase access and use of student support services for mental health
- Allowing students to be mindful and to present in the moment
- Improving student involvement in on-campus events and activities
2: Engaging stakeholders:
List of stakeholder engage in health promotion programme are as follows
- Mental health and well being student ambassador
- Mental Health and Wellbeing program coordinators
- University councillors
- University Students
- Campus life personnel
For communicating with the stakeholder campus event is organised so that information for creating awareness regarding negative mental illness and to avoid suicide cases in youth can be minimized (Harkin, Webb and Sheeran, 2016).
Issues to be explored in health promotion program
Issues which are in health promotion program is related to mental illness which is increasing since from last year. There are some interest of stakeholder in the evaluation which are as follows
Interest in the evaluation
· Mental health and well being student ambassador
· University Students
· They are interested as because it helps in improving negative health mental health problem.
· Volunteers interested in taking participate so that they can help in implementing the program successfully.
· University students want to develop knowledge related to program
· To share information so that people can get information related to health promotion program.
In this step of evaluation resources which are available for designing an evaluation within a budget and capacity is explained.
Therefore, resources which are included in this health promotion are as follows:
* Mental health student ambassadors
* Brochures, pamphlets, magazines to increase knowledge and awareness
* Campus life personnel
* Delivery across all Western Sydney University
At the time of assessing this all resources it is important to consider few things that are
Budget: For health promotion program budget between $1000- 2000
Time: For the evaluation activities is between 1 to 2 hours
Special skill of staff: Staff have deep knowledge related to health promotion program, so they can easily help in complimenting the program successfully.
In this camp there are volunteer available who can be trained.
3.) Evaluation plan being implemented in this project
The evaluation plan which is selected must be encourage voluntary participation. Further it should have aim to improve the program and address real community issues (Bastable, 2016).
Type of evaluation which is need to conducted is formative is used, here different questions is proposed related to evaluation
Possible questions which can be created at the time of evaluating the plan is as follows:
- Does program is successfully implemented.
- Does program meets its goal and objectives
- Is program is effective and targeted large number of customers.
There are some possible method which can be used for answering this questions that are monitoring system, member survey of satisfaction with goals.
As per the evaluation need in this program descriptive research design can be used as because it will give most reliable information related to the health promotion program. Further this approach is effective in answering formative or the questions related to evaluation process.
In descriptive design is basically concerned with describing the general characteristics of the environment of interest and population (Raingruber, 2016). It is most common and can be used with any type of evaluation. It is so because it does not involve any type of comparison between different type of program. Few examples, of descriptive evaluation is cross sectional design, pre/post design and case study. The most powerful design in which evaluator have fill control over the influencing factors (Lyon, Ludwig and McCauley, 2016).
At the time of considering limitation of the skill it is important to consider following question that is in a program everyone got equal chance to get measured (Issel, and Wells, 2017). While conducting survey it is important to kept information confidential.
4.) Critically analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation
The steps which are involved in collecting the information it is required to collect evaluate the program and procedure which is used. There are different ways of collecting the information that is qualitative and quantitative method. Strength and weakness of qualitative methods of measurement is as follows
- Strength of qualitative method is that it provide depth information.
- For implementation and analyses less specialised skill is required.
- Furthermore, it provides confidential environment
- There are some limitation of this skill that is participants are influence each other
- result which get from this are not quantifiable to population
- Lots of time consume in analysing the information.
In measuring tool it includes questionnaire , recording form and observations. Further, for measuring the questionnaire and moderators guide it refers to conduct survey research.
In research questionnaire should be short and simple (Fertman and Allensworth, 2016). It is important to gather information which is required and avoid useless information.
Here sample random sampling method is used because in this every population get equal chance of being selected. Along with this in it sampling error can be calculated easily in these sampling method (Skouteris, Hill and Busija, 2016). There are different sources of sample which can be used for obtaining sample in order to measure the general people such as phone book and sample information can be easily obtained.
The methods of evaluation which are directly measure all the stated objectives.
There are few resources which are required for methods of evaluation such as respondents.
There is no bias done all the collected information is reliable and valid.
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