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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, 3rd Edition by Kavita Gupta, Darlene Russ-Eft, Catherine M. Sleezer

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Chapter Eight

Complex Needs Assessment

PURPOSE

This chapter will enable you to

  • Describe the purpose of a complex needs assessment.
  • Recognize when to use a complex needs assessment.
  • Identify the benefits and drawbacks of the approach.
  • Describe the three phases of a complex needs assessment.
  • Recognize critical success factors for performing a complex needs assessment.
  • Describe examples of complex needs assessments.

RELATED TOOLKIT JOB AID

The following job aid for use with the material in this chapter is available in the Needs Assessment Toolkit, which can be found in Section Four of this book:

  • Complex Needs Assessment Planning Template

OVERVIEW

The complex needs assessment approach is the appropriate choice when an organization’s or a community’s ...

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