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Program Development Plan for Mental Health Counseling Agency

Textbook is Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency settings. Authors are Samuel T. Gladding & Deborah w. Newsome

Outline and describe the necessary steps to create a mental health counseling agency in your community.
In each step of this process, be sure to discuss how diversity (age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and exceptional abilities) impact the needs of the population you are working to serve, access to services, effective delivery, marketing, funding, et cetera. Refer to pages 212-213 of your text and support your points with additional peer-reviewed references (4-6 pages).

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(A). Describe your community in terms of population (include diverse populations, concerns related to social issues, crime, the economy, employment opportunities, et cetera) and the resources currently available.

(B)Discuss how you might implement the following steps related to program development and operation in your community:
(1)Conduct a needs assessment:
(2)Identify the population and specific issues (diversity) that need services.
(3)What types of services are needed?
(a)Identify program goals and objectives in terms of measurable objectives related to prevention, education, wellness, resilience, and advocacy with diverse populations.
(b)Terminal program outcomes (immediately recognizable).
(c)Ultimate program outcomes (most enduring).

2. Design and implement the program:

3. According to the community's profile, what access considerations do you need to make in terms of hours of operation, physical accessibility, fees, and funding for services, et cetera?

4. Discuss how you would encourage consultation among counselors within the program. Why is this important and how would it take place? Discuss how you would encourage consultation and collaboration with professionals outside of your agency? Why is this important and how would it take place?

5. How would you market your services in the community?

(A). Revise and improve the program:

(B).How will you evaluate the programs provided?

(C). You will need to determine (based on your assessment) what services and programs are both cost-effective and productive for clients.

(D). You will also need to decide (based on your assessment) what services and programs are not productive for clients, or are not cost-effective and modify or eliminate them.
1. Note and report program outcome:
2. How will you inform the public of your findings so they can make informed decision?

Please indicate where references are used

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My name is Mrs. Hartman and I hope you find this information helpful. I have attached two peer reviewed articles you may find helpful and a sample of how to complete this project. It seems that you can make up any ideas you like so it sould be fun.

Textbook is Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency settings. Authors are Samuel T. Gladding & Deborah w. Newsome

Outline and describe the necessary steps to create a mental health counseling agency in your community.
In each step of this process, be sure to discuss how diversity (age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and exceptional abilities) impact the needs of the population you are working to serve, access to services, effective delivery, marketing, funding, et cetera. Refer to pages 212?213 of your text and support your points with additional peer-reviewed references (4?6 pages).

(A). Describe your community in terms of population (include diverse populations, concerns related to social issues, crime, the economy, employment opportunities, et cetera) and the resources currently available.
The community is located in the center of Lynchburg Virginia which is considered central Virginia. The area contains 90% Caucasians 5% African Americans and 5% of other races. The total population is 100,202 people in a rural community. The unemployment rate is 15% due to the closing of a local factory for making police supplies. The community is considered lower middle class and the average income is $29,000 per family household. There is a population of people that require mental health services and a community agency will be build on Lumber street in the community.

(B)Discuss how you might implement the following steps related to program development and operation in your community:
(1)Conduct a needs assessment:
Possible concerns of the community about the Homeless shelter:
A survey was conducted of community members to gather information on the concerns of the neigherbors. A community meeting was held to gather additional information. All information is summarized below.
1. The building is not attractive and needs renovations
2. The crime rate has gone up in the last year and the community members believe it is due to the shelter
3. Homeless people wait outside if the shelter is filled or closed
4. Homeless people stand outside and beg for money even when there is room in the ...

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A program development plan for mental health counseling agencies are examined. The populations and specific issues that need services are identified.

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