Child Welfare Information Gateway has created an online Logic Model Builder for Postadoption Services Programs. A logic model is a map or simple illustration of what you do, why you do it, what you hope to achieve, and how you will measure achievement. It includes the anticipated outcomes of your services, indicators of those outcomes, and measurement tools to evaluate the outcomes. The Logic Model Builder will take you step-by-step through the process of developing a logic model, so you can plan effective evaluation activities for your programs.
The Logic Model Builder for Postadoption Services Programs is an online tool that walks programs through the process of creating a logic model. It guides users as they outline their services, assumptions, and resources; select short-term and long-term outcomes and associated indicators; and identify appropriate instruments. Users may then view the final logic model in one of several different formats, save their work, and/or print the finished model.
Have students develop a logic model for a postadoption services program. Discuss the assumptions on which the model is based as well as how the logic model could support program planning, evaluation, and fundraising and sustainability efforts.