Yvonne Unrau

Spring

A Program Logic Model Approach to Conceptualizing Social Service Programs

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117-134

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.