Analyze the strategies used for reducing or eliminating the problem by meeting the needs of people who have the problem. The first step is to examine “Turn About of Tallahassee, Florida ” program’s hypotheses – those statements about what outcomes are expected if a person with the problem(s) identified receive the service(s) you designed ( I would like to add an inpatient rehabilitation program that service adolescent boys ages 12 to 18. The program will provide drug treatment, life skills training and counseling services). The program hypotheses provide the framework for the development of precisely-stated goals, objectives and activities. Critically analyze and answer the following questions:
1. Can you spell out the underlying assumptions about your client population and the expected effects of your program in the form of a series of “if . . . then” statements? If so, state those hypotheses.
2. Can you identify the following as they relate to your program?
a.) The independent variable(s) (services that are provided)
b.) The dependent variable(s) (expected ultimate or long-term results of your services
c.) The intervening variable(s) (short-term results of your services)