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NCJ Number: 30668 Find in a Library
Title: PHOENIXVILLE (PA) - PROJECT HELP - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Cuskey, Ipsen and Mccall, Consultants, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Cuskey, Ipsen and Mccall, Consultants, Inc
North Wales, PA 19454
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Grant Number: SE-381-73A
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF THIS 7-DAY-A-WEEK, 24-HOUR HOTLINE MANNED BY TRAINED VOLUNTEERS AND SOCIAL WORK COUNSELORS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE SHORT-TERM CRISIS SUPPORT IN A VARIETY OF STRESS SITUATIONS AND PROBLEM AREAS.
Abstract: THE PROJECT WAS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES TO COPE WITH PERSONAL PROBLEMS WHICH OFTEN LEAD TO DRUG ABUSE. THE PROGRAM WAS EVALUATED BASED ON DATA OBTAINED FROM THE CLIENT INTAKE FORM (DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION, REASONS FOR CONTACTING PROJECT HELP, OUTCOME OF CONTACT). EVALUATORS CONCLUDED THAT THE PROJECT HAD PERFORMED WELL IN MEETING ITS PRIMARY OBJECTIVE AND HAD A BROAD COMMUNITY APPEAL. HOWEVER, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT IT COULD AND SHOULD PLAY A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN THE AREA OF DEVELOPING VOCATIONAL SKILLS, EDUCATIONAL TESTING, AND JOB PLACEMENT. IT WAS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT THE PROJECT SEEK FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE NEIGHBORING COUNTIES FROM WHICH A SIZEABLE NUMBER OF ITS CLIENTS COME, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT A DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM, AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING TO PROJECT STAFF. CONTINUED FUNDED IS FAVORED.
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Hotlines; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation; Volunteer programs
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