While most Program Development/Evaluation textbooks focus primarily on evaluation. This textbook does a great job at balancing both. While evaluation is certainly important as far as research goes, development in social services agencies is the foundation to which we evaluate. This book does as fine of a job at balancing both of these topics, while covering practical information in the contemporary Social Work climate.
I loved this book. It has all the elements that I was looking for in a program development book. I would love to use it for the course I teach, but the content was too narrowly focused on behavioral health.
This book has very practical insights into program design, implementation and evaluation. They are relevant and real-world. It is an excellent resource f students and faculty.