Read up to and answers (reference included)

Read up to (and including) the Conclusion section in the following articles:

Implementing best practices for needs assessment and strategic planning systems: Social work and faith based organization collaboration–A case study (Placido & Cecil, 2014)

Needs assessment of school and community physical activity opportunities in rural West Virginia: the McDowell CHOICES planning effort (Kristiansson, Elliott, Bulger, Jones, Taliaferro, & Neal, 2015)

hen, answer the following questions:

  1. Compare and contrast the methods used to complete the needs assessments. What are your thoughts on how each group determined what the needs of their communities were? How might they have done things differently?
  2. What are the results the professionals found from doing their assessments? What types of programs might meet these needs?
  3. Discuss the importance of collaboration among Human Services organizations and how it ultimately benefits the clients.
  4. How will you utilize these examples as a Human Services professional?

Include your answer to each numbered question in a Word document. The focus for this assignment is on the quality of your answers, not how they are formatted.

References

Placido, N., & Cecil, D. (2014). Implementing best practices for needs assessment and strategic planning systems: Social work and faith based organization collaboration–A case study. Social Work & Christianity. 41(1), 79-94.

Kristiansson, A. L., Elliott, E., Bulger, S., Jones, E., Taliaferro, A.R., & Neal, W. (2015). Needs assessment of school and community physical activity opportunities in rural West Virginia: the McDowell CHOICES planning effort. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1702-9