Management and evaluation of social assistance programs

Course Code: AS 315 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Seminar tutor: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

To acquire the basic notions and concepts in the field of social assistance management
Analyze significant data for the implementation of strategies to proactively promote the provision of services at the local level, in correlation with the local level of health and social requirements
Have knowledge of social intervention • To analyze significant data for the characterization of the social problem of the individual and to elaborate the intervention and monitoring plan
To elaborate a characterization of the social problem of the individual and to elaborate social programs

Course Entry Requirements:

social research methods, social diagnosis, intervention methods

Course contents:

1. The introductory issue regarding the management and evaluation of social assistance programs
2. Project management and institution management
3. The social protection system in Romania
4. Social management - determining factor in the provision of social services
 5. The functions of social management from the perspective of integrated services
6. The attributions of the local public authorities regarding the social protection
7. Promoting the social protection system

8. The diversity of social protection systems

9. Risk management

10. Risk manager within the programs - risk psychology

11. Legislative framework on social assistance and
Social services

12. The adjacent legislative framework on social assistance and social services in Romania

13. The analysis of the project in terms of objectives, purpose, results and activity is given according to the logical matrix of the project

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Illustrations Conversation

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of the basics and mechanisms of management of social assistance programs

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

The volume and correctness of knowledge The scientific rigor of language-70% Writing a paper on a given topic Active participation in seminars-30%

Recommended reading:

Cojocaru Şt, Evaluarea programelor de asistenta sociala, , Ed.Polirom, Iasi, 2010, all.
Cojocaru St., Metode apreciative în Asistenţă socială, Ed.Polirom, Iasi, 2005, all.
Talpaş, P, curs managementul și evaluarea programelor de asistență socială, biblioteca UAB, Alba Iulia, 2018, all.