Logan City After-School Program Assessment & Training


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After-school programs are designed to help students grow academically and socially. Programs often include homework assistance, healthy snacks, sports, art, music, and field trips. Program goals are to provide reliable and safe after-school supervision, increase academic enrichment, and manage behavioral problems, particularly for low-income students and minority groups. Logan City understands the
importance of such programs and their role in the community. In order to further improve the quality of services provided the Logan City After-School Program (ASP) requested, through CBI, that USU develop and administer a questionnaire to assess ASP worker’s cultural competency. Results from this assessment were used to identify areas in which ASP workers can be better trained and prepared to respond to diverse student needs. This project was divided into threenphases and integrated into three courses over three semesters, so that each phase could build on previous progress. Phase 1 concluded in the Summer of 2015. Dr. Jessica Lucero’s MSW 6595 students designed the cultural competency questionnaire and prepared the IRB protocol. Dr. Jennifer Roark’s MSW 6800 students took on Phase 2 of this project in the Fall. Three students carried out a statistical analysis of results and compiled a stakeholder’s report (page 27) with recommendations to provide a cultural competency training to all ASP workers. Dr. Sonia Manuel Dupont’s Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communicative Disorders class is now (Spring 2016) taking on the third phase of this project. Her students are developing training materials to be used by ASP for cultural competency training purposes.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

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Jennifer Roark
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