Human service and social service agencies respond to both individual and community needs. Imagine that you are the director of a domestic violence shelter. How do you determine whether or not a client’s need is individual and should be addressed in a treatment plan or whether the client’s need is part of a larger community issue? Provide examples of criteria and factors you would consider before responding on a micro versus macro level. Be specific. Give examples.
Using information from search engines and other credible sources, address the following in this week’s discussion: Select two research instruments whether it is a survey, community mapping, interviews, or focus group. Compare and contrast the two tools and provide an example of how these tools might be used appropriately in a needs assessment. Be specific. Give examples.