Student Presenter Information

Cheyenne James, Old Dominion UniversityFollow

Presentation Type

Event

Keywords

Substance Abuse, Outpatient, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods

Description/Abstract

My research was conducted using an objectives based evaluation and mixed methodology on the overall effectiveness of outpatient substance abuse treatment. overall, the research suggests there is a discrepancy in the program due to rates of relapse among clients after graduation from the program. The agency needs a more in depth analysis on what tools are provided to clients as well as having monthly training on evidence based practices that are up to date. The research also suggest that their is a cultural context missing within the practices used due to the fact the techniques are based on white males; which leaves a huge gap for large populations dealing with substance use disorders. More research is needed in this area to better determine how to help clients maintain sobriety and how the community can provide more support.

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Mentor: Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key
Human Services

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

18-2-2017 8:00 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 12:30 PM

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Feb 18th, 8:00 AM Feb 18th, 12:30 PM

Program Evaluation of New Life Substance Abuse and Behavioral Consultants

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

My research was conducted using an objectives based evaluation and mixed methodology on the overall effectiveness of outpatient substance abuse treatment. overall, the research suggests there is a discrepancy in the program due to rates of relapse among clients after graduation from the program. The agency needs a more in depth analysis on what tools are provided to clients as well as having monthly training on evidence based practices that are up to date. The research also suggest that their is a cultural context missing within the practices used due to the fact the techniques are based on white males; which leaves a huge gap for large populations dealing with substance use disorders. More research is needed in this area to better determine how to help clients maintain sobriety and how the community can provide more support.