Locate several (six or more) assessment instruments that you could consider using to assess the variables you have selected in your program evaluation design. Be sure to cite and reference each instrument in APA style. Include validity and reliability data for each instrument, and be sure to cite and reference all sources in APA style.
Discuss the pros and cons of each instrument. Consider the feedback from your classmates and instructor in the discussion regarding the appropriateness of each instrument based on your program and population. In your conclusion section, identify the instrument(s) that seem to fit your program requirements the best, as well as which instruments seem to have the worst fit for your needs.
Note: You do not have to have the actual instrument in hand for this assignment. You can rely on scholarly literature for a description of the instrument if you are unable to obtain the actual instrument without purchasing it. However, the cost of purchasing instruments should be a consideration in your selection process! Most non-profit agencies cannot afford to pay for assessment instruments. Are there alternatives in the public domain that would work?
Week Three Discussion
Children Mental Health Treatment Program
Mental health issues are recognized as a serious problem and a major public health concern. With mental health issues becoming more prevalent in the younger population, we must continue our efforts to bring awareness and fight against mental health disorders. Children’s mental health treatment program ensures children’s mental wellness is achieved. There are vital visionary goals under which the program operates with:
· Establishing a therapy environment that is centered on cooperation, respect, and acceptance.
· The treatment program provides required support and information to prevent complications of early childhood mental health development.
· Encouraging and supporting social wellness of the child and the family.
· Support the return to health development and behavior.
· Raise awareness and educate families with children at risk of developing mental health problems or social-emotional challenges.
· Provide the care and experiences that children need.
Young people find a variety of hurdles to getting treatment for mental health issues. Stigma and shame are as difficulties recognizing symptoms (low mental health literacy) and a desire for self-reliance. Therefore, the research question for this discussion is, “how does the prevalence of stigma and shame in children with mental health problems affect the overall goal of children’s mental health treatment programs in developing solution-based approaches? This is a common topic in both qualitative and quantitative research.
Mental illness is stigmatized in the public eye and in the minds of those who suffer from it. In the current study, stigma and embarrassment about getting assistance are the most significant obstacles to obtaining care for mental health problems in qualitative and quantitative investigations (Brown, 2020).
For this research, stigma, embarrassment, mental interventions, and participants are key variables that the researcher needs to determine how they interdependently relate to each other to develop evidence-based mental interventions for children.
Adult Opiate Abuse Treatment
There is a range of goals that adult opiate abuse treatment programs attempt to reduce the prevalence of opioid abuse, addiction, and misuse. For example, the program is driven by demands of reducing drug-associated health problems and social demand reduction and reducing violence and crimes associated with opioid use in the community (Carew & Comiskey, 2018). The program aims to educate and raise awareness the adults about the health complications associated with opioids, such as dependence, heart conditions, and respiratory problems, to discontinue their use.
The research question guiding the researchers about opioid use, addiction, and overdose is to develop a communication strategy in the society that educates and raises awareness through social campaigns. As a result, the study seeks to understand the impact of increasing the use of social media technologies in amplifying public health messages concerning the prevention of opioid treatment.
The intervention strategies of opioid use, misuse, and addiction should be reinforced with existing community resources and prevention messages that should be through digital technologies and other settings like homes, community organizations, and healthcare facilities (Choi et al., 2019). In addition, evidence demonstrates that opioid use should be regulated with established government policies, professional groups, and encourage through community organizations. The developed communication strategy helps set a navigating platform within the ongoing program.
Data collection methods and analysis will be pre-tested with diverse targeted participants to maintain effectiveness before dissemination. Using questionnaires also, researchers will test messages collected from non-target participants when there is cause to think that this group will produce unintended adverse outcomes.
Brown, J. (2020). Engaging with parents in child and adolescent mental health services. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 41(2), 145-160.
Carew, A. M., & Comiskey, C. (2018). Treatment for opioid use and outcomes in older adults: a systematic literature review. Drug and alcohol dependence, 182, 48-57.
Choi, N. G., DiNitto, D. M., Marti, C. N., & Choi, B. Y. (2019). Adults who misuse opioids: Substance abuse treatment use and perceived treatment need. Substance abuse.
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