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Psychology 4510: Community Psychology: PART II, B

PART II, OPTION B: ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS

Instructions: There are 3 steps to completing this assignment. The first can be taken from the Background Research assignment, and may include updates based on feedback you received. Answer the following questions about your organization. Be sure to include an appropriate level of detail in your responses and citations for your sources. 

STEP 1:

Social Issue

Definition of Social Issue

Who is affected?

How are they affected?

Factors that Contribute (Describe at least two factors that contribute to the social issue)

Recommendations (Describe at least 2 recommendations for what can be done about the social issue

 

STEP 2:

Organization Name and Description

Describe the organization’s structure and mission. In your description, include information from step 1 about how the organization’s definition of the issue aligns with your understanding of it, and the extent to which the organization does or does not address relevant population(s) and contributing factors.

Logic Model:

Identify and describe the conditions that contribute to the need for the organization, organization’s activities, expected short-term outcomes, and anticipated long-term impacts.

Conditions: Describe the conditions that contribute to the need for the organization’s intervention.

Activities: Describe specifically what the organization does to address the social problem.

Outcomes: Identify the specific short-term results of the organization’s activities.

Impact: Identify the long-term changes that will occur as a result of the organization’s activities.

 

STEP 3:

Strengths of the Approach:

Describe TWO strengths of the organization’s approach from the perspective of a community psychologist. Consider the organization from the perspective of a community psychologist, what is the organization doing well?

Strength #1:

Strength #2:

Weaknesses of the Approach:

Describe TWO weaknesses of the organization’s approach from the perspective of a community psychologist. Consider the organization from the perspective of a community psychologist, what could they do better?

Weakness #1:

Weakness #2:

Conclusion: Identify additional questions about the organization’s approach and discuss any recommendations for the organization.


 

 

Earned Points

Possible Points

Organization Analysis

 

60

Organization Description: Describe the organization’s structure and mission.

 

5

Logic Model: Develop a logic model for the organization’s approach by identifying the conditions (5 points), activities (5 points), outcomes (5 points) and impacts (5 points). 

 

20

Strengths of the Approach: Identify TWO strengths of the organization’s approach (5 points per strength).

 

10

Weaknesses of the Approach: Identify TWO weaknesses of the organization’s approach (5 points per weakness).

 

10

Conclusion: Identify any additional questions about the organization’s approach and discuss any recommendations for the organization.

 

5

Structure and Clarity: Clearly written and easy to understand.

 

5

Grammar and Spelling: No proper noun mistakes, agreement errors, punctuation errors, spelling errors, etc.

 

5