Students are expected to complete a special project throughout the duration of the course which culminates in a final paper due the last week of the course. Students should select one of the following project options: crisis management, needs assessment, strategic plan, grant proposal, or an evaluation plan. Your special project will be initially discussed during the first week of class. Students must choose their special project and have it approved by the professor no later than the end of the 3rd week of class. You are expected to produce an 8-10 page paper with at least 5 citations from relevant peer reviewed human services-related journals. When citing the literature, follow APA 6th edition style.