For this assignment, students are to research local family and child service programs. Students should identify and provide a brief description for at least Five programs in New Jersey. The description should include the goals and aims of the program, the population it serves, and services offered. This portion of the paper is worth 50 points.
Then, students will select one program to investigate further. Students are required to visit in-person, call and speak with a program representative on the phone, or conduct an email interview with a program representative. Students should acquire a more in-depth understanding of the program’s goals, who it serves, what treatment model is utilized, what services are provided, and from the staff member’s perspective, how children/families benefit from the program. Staff members should also be asked about the challenges they experience in working with the population. This portion of the paper is worth 50 points.