REQUEST for PROPOSAL
Mental Health Service project
Name of University
Divorce has a serious impact on the character of a child as if not checked. And with the rise of divorce, more children will have negative psychological effects in the aim of our program help these victims assist by building a strong level of confidence in them and to Encourage, teach and normalize positive feeling expression to the participants.
Methodology and Evaluation Plan
To ensure the success of any program, we must have a plan of both structure and execution and then to evaluate our every step of the way on how we are making progress during the program.
For the Structure and Evaluation (Methodology) plan, we will address them;
1. Project Description.
2. Design of the research.
3. Human subject.
4. Validity and Reliability.
5. Assumptions and limitations.
7. Non-personnel Resources
8. Personnel resources
9. Management Plan
For the Evaluation Plan, we will address the following;
1. Specific criteria.
2. Collection of data.
3. Data Collection Plans.
4. Evaluation of Instruments
5. Periodic Reports.
Program Description A mental health service is created to help youths and children of divorced parents or in the process of divorce. These children go through a lot of pain and suffering and a sense of loss and without a constant watch; they may become a menace in life. These children are exposed to bouts of depression and anxieties, have problems with bullying, and peer pressure or drugs and alcohol. The most important thing is to have someone to turn to when you need help. This is where our service comes in.
Our program is to help these kids and youth that are victims to first of feeling comfortable about themselves that they are not the reason that the parents’ divorce.
We intend to bring these children together and make friends amongst themselves. We’ll hire a peer support specialist who has great experience in youth therapy to help with the education of these children in relating to peer pressure having a sense of social responsibility among other things.
Research design Quantitative methods are particularly useful in our design to measure changes that may likely occur during our program, such as change in a knowledge, intentions, behaviors or health status (impacts or outcomes) or we can be able to generalize results from a sample to the whole of the population group involved.
Our quantitative method will be the use of Surveys will be used to count responses, calculate frequencies, be able to make decisions, and compare different individuals and groups.
To achieve this, we intend to use closed-ended questions which will provide only a limited range of ways of responding to the questions. Such as questionnaires, numerical responses
Human subjects (sample) The human subjects consist of youth’s active of divorced families between the ages of 6 and 12. These youth were randomly selected for our study. The sample was stratified by service sector affiliation, race/ethnicity, and level of restrictiveness of care.
Validity and reliability Validity is defined as when an object measures what it is supposed to measure. Validity of the program was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis to determine whether the content areas truly represented distinct, although related, dimensions of satisfaction.
Preliminary exploration of the validity of the parent version of the Satisfaction Scales for outpatient services supported the existence of four dimensions of satisfaction including:
1. Access and convenience.
2. Child’s treatment process and relationship with the therapist.
3. Parent and family services.
4. Global satisfaction.
Reliability is when an object has been measured multiple times and the readings remain the same. The reliability of the program was accessed using Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-Mental Health (CANS-MH) scale which is used to assess the type and severity of problem presentation, risk behaviors, functioning, care intensity and organization, caregiver capacity and strengths among children with protective and mental health needs
Assumptions and limitations
The assumptions of the research and program were examined:
· Whether adolescents with adequate coping skills are less likely to commit delinquent behavior or show psychosocial problems.
In our program, we enrolled participants in a 2 weeks workshop activity that will test their intellectual capacity.
The participants participated in creative, participatory research workshops. Seven parents completed short questionnaires. 2 clinical staff and 2 administrative staff took part in workshops to ensure deliverability of young people’s ideas. Young people were offered group work and individual work opportunities.
We discovered that these victims of divorced parents who feel a loss of care, anxiety BUT as we channeled their emotions to creative, it is realized that in the environment of love, which these kids seem to lack, they can actually thrive and be useful and positive to themselves in life.
The limitations of our research are limited to the validity and reliability of the information we receive. The limitations are divided into the following;
· Measure used to collect the data
Collection of data was done through questionnaires. In collating the questionnaires, we may likely find out that there were some questions we didn’t add to it that may be actually vital to our conclusion.
· Access to information
Our access to information depends on having access to people, organizations, data, or documents and, for whatever reason, access is denied or limited in some way, the reasons for this needs to be described.
This access is due to restricted access to information; people are not willing to release some details for privacy concerns etc.
· Longitudinal effects
The length of research for our program is limited and has to speed up to meet up with the program execution.
Our research is highly dependent on the number of funds released to us.
|Instrument/Survey Development||2 months|
|Pilot Testing||5 months|
|Subject Recruitment||2 weeks|
|Application of therapy or service||3 months|
Fun and Games
|Data Entry and Cleaning||4 days|
|Data Analysis||4 days|
|Report Generation||4 days|
For the Analysis, see Evaluation
Non-personnel resources These include office materials that will be used for daily activities for administrative purposes. Materials include; pens, pencils, paper, clipboards, folders or files, desks and chairs, other office equipment (printers, computers), desks, chairs Air conditioners e.tc.
Facilities, Supplies, and Technology. The address of the facility is XXX, Cooper Road Loco, AL 94558 which is an Industrial park: Industrial Community with Healthcare Service type. The office facility is a 20 room building, which involves;
· 10 office spaces.
· 3 clinic rooms.
· 3 open rooms.
· 2 restrooms.
· 1 boardroom.
· Security office.
So within the offices are designated areas/office spaces for these individuals to interact and perform their functions because they are close. The office facility will have considerable space for the receptionist; this is the first contact of the patients with the organization. There will also be an office for the Administrative/Human Resource Department. This is a vital department in the administration with a lot of staff in that department. There will also be an office for the Project Manager. His office will include a conference room and workstation.
The size of the office is big enough to place all the desks and computers and information on the work and interaction and desks will be placed within that space.
Our arrangement will be in such a way that all members of staff will work with each other in their own offices.
Personnel resources These include Vehicles (Buses, Cars, Vans). The vehicles will be for mobility sake. For example transporting participants for excursion trips, conveying the managers and directors to attend seminars and business meetings etc. Staff travel will include destination expenses. For example, Hotel accommodations, ticket bookings for medical OR educational platforms etc.
Who will be assigned or hired? Those that will be hired are the Project Directors, Project Manager, Clinical Manager, Administrative Director/Human Resource Manager, and Case Manager. Nurses, Security personnel and a consultant.
Management plan (Work plan) ` As the principal investigator, my role is to ensure that all the plans of the project are been executed to details within the budget and to help ensure that there’s enough in the budget to help further its course.
To ensure the success of the project, I’ll work directly with all the heads of department and to provide all the weekly activities report. Heads of department include;
· Project Director.
· Project Manager.
· Clinical Manager.
· Administrative Director/Human Resource Manager.
· Case Manager
· Office Manager
On a monthly basis, we will know what needs to be added or to be removed OR to be improved depending on the performance of each department.
On a daily basis, I’ll inspect the clinical department. This department includes the clinic manager, the nurses, and therapists. These ones will work directly with these children with emotional instability and focus on providing treatment, prevention and giving them an opportunity to be what they can do and be positive to themselves and to their environment.
Specific Criteria The criteria to ensure the success of this program will largely depend on the recruitment participant. The participant must be between 6 to 12 years of age who are victims of either divorced parents OR parent who are going through divorce proceedings. These children must have a trace of violent behavior OR loss of self-worth OR are victims of bullying OR children due to emotional instability have no home to live in.
Collection of data We will use the Qualitative and Quantitative collection n. We collect data by
· Setting questions that allow the participants to answer in their own words. This will allow for greater depth and exploration of issues or for explanations of closed-ended questions. It will be conducted face-to-face with the participants or parents of the participants.
· We will also look into the lives of the participants by interviewing the people close to the individuals; check their emotional conditions, academic activities and records, past, and current activities.
Data Collection Plans Before the participants are enrolled into the program, we do an in-depth interview to look into the lives of the children which include the reason for the parents to divorce, how it’s affecting the child, the strength of that effect on the child. In this way, we will be able to decipher the behavioral pattern of each of the children.
Then, at the beginning of the program, the children will go into a series of individual and group interviews. This will include; mental, psychological and emotional testing. This will enable us to know who they are as a person, The group interviews, we will collect data on how they can relate to each other.
This is done on how we handle each personality and how to guide our program to solve the problem.
During the mid-program and final program, the data collection will be done through Participant observation which requires us to become involved in the program as it is being carried out. This is used building trust with the participant in our program by developing a detailed understanding of behavior and reasoning in a situation.
There are two forms of participant observation
Unobtrusive observation involves the undertaking an observation of the activities in the program, without doing or saying anything to influence behaviors of those being observed.
Obtrusive observation involves the evaluators taking a more active role with participants, engaging in the activities and processes.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval We have verified that our grant application requires an institutional review board (IRB) approval.
Evaluation of Instruments At the beginning to the to the end of the first month, interviews and survey are the instruments we will be used to implement this program that period.
During the mid-program to final program, Participant observation and interviews amongst staff will the instrument in implementing this program during the period.
Periodic Reports Our periodic reports for our program submitted the Key Performance Index because we believe that the KPI will determine the progress report of our program. This is done to provide higher management system with information and support evidence-based strategic decision making for the progress of the program.
We report will also show the structure of our system on how affairs are carried out on a weekly and monthly basis. This will show the progress of these participants and how they are improving on themselves.
It will also reveal our budget activities based on accountability; how the money is spent and the services delivered.
REQUEST for PROPOSAL
Mental Health Service
Name of University
REQUEST for PROPOSAL
Mental Health Service
Name of University