|Services and Assumptions|
What is the services portion of a logic model?
This is the portion of your logic model where you briefly describe the services your consumers will receive. What are the activities provided that are directly linked to the outcomes that you wish to achieve?
What are some examples of service descriptions for a logic model?
For example, if you are following a particular curriculum, such as Parents as Teachers, you would name the curriculum and indicate how many sessions will be offered over what time periods. Other examples could be “Parent education groups using the Families Together curriculum”, “Bi-monthly home visits by Maternal Child Health Nurses”, etc.
What are assumptions?
The services you offer should be based on what is known to be effective. What assumptions are you making that suggest your services will bring about the desired outcomes, with the population you serve? The developers of this toolkit are making an assumption about how you designed your services. That assumption is that you have done research to learn what has worked in the past for similar programs serving similar populations. A term for this is evidence-based practice. Your services and approach should be evidence-based or, if your approach is innovative and unproven, you should be able to defend why you believe it will work.
Where can I find research on evidence-based practice in CBCAP?
If you have reached this point in your logic model and you haven’t investigated whether or not your approach is evidence-based, now is the time to stop and conduct that research. A good starting point is the Child Welfare Information Gateway web site. It contains numerous resources on evidence-based practices.
Where can I find more information on services and assumptions?
FRIENDS has developed a resource on services and assumptions, to view this information, click here.
Please note: There probably will not be space in your logic model to describe the details of your services and your research. However, those details should be spelled out elsewhere, either in the text of a grant application or in your program’s work plan.
Alternative terms: Services (outputs, activities, objectives)
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