Yvonne Unrau


A Program Logic Model Approach to Conceptualizing Social Service Programs


The issue of accountability in the social work has resulted in the convergence of research and practice principles at program and case-levels of practice. Program logic models have surfaced in social work practice arenas in efforts to develop systematic conceptualizations of program services. However, most program logic models have emphasized program-level, or administrative, utility. More effort is needed to explore the benefits of systematic service conceptualization for front-line practitioners. A program logic model approach to service conceptualization that has case level utility is presented. A case example is used to demonstrate the application of a program logic model for direct practice.