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What assumptions inform this theory and practice?

Part 1: What theory or theoretical framework is the practice based on? What assumptions inform this theory and practice? How is knowledge about this area constructed. In this section, provide a literature review of the topic, using a minimum of three sources using APA. This can include journal articles, class readings, videos and other professional publications or internet sources. Note: Internet sources must be established in the professional world. (Suggested length 5 pages)
Part 2: Is the theory/practice evidence based? Address the below points
• What is evidenced based practice?
• If there are evidenced based practice claims, how do we know?
• If there are, what is the proof?
• Are the sources of justified belief internal or external?
• Does the claim of evidence-based approaches disqualify other theories?
• Do theories develop as a result of a linear process in the evolution of knowledge or is there a dialectical process that generates new Knowledge? (Suggested length 5 pages)
Part 3: Apply the following concepts to the practice and describe how knowledge regarding this practice is constituted. Use course reading and videos and text to support your discussion. Use APA citation style. (Suggested length 5 pages)
Ontology
Epistemology
Realism
Relativism
Rationalism
Part 4: Discuss the strengths and limitations of the knowledge construction related to your theory/selected practice. How do you think you can apply concepts of epistemology to your professional social work practice. (Suggested length 2 pages)

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What you’ve learned about this population from the film/series/book and the peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.

Each student will write a short paper based on a film, series, or book that explores a different culture or group with which they are unfamiliar. The paper is to be between 5-7 pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and written according to APA 7th edition requirements. Students must use and cite a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in the paper. The document attached lists book, film, and series suggestions, but please note you may use a book, film, or series not listed.
Papers should include the following:
Why you chose this population and why you chose this film/series/book.
What you’ve learned about this population from the film/series/book and the peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.
Common challenges that this population encounters.
What social workers can do to help mitigate these challenges for individuals in this population (or for this population as a whole).

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Choose a/b

Refer to the Ecosystems perspective, each student could:
a) Share about your understanding to the person-in-environment’s concepts
which affect himself or herself when facing any life challenge in the past;
or
b) Share and analyze about your friends/any significant persons, that you have encountered before, who are facing with any life difficulties/challenges with the person-in-environment’s concept. Pseudonym should be used in this
assignment to protect the privacy of oneself.
Choose A/B

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8) is the issue also an issue of social justice?

Context: Diversity is arguably a cultural goal of American society. Most often, discussions of diversity are focused on issues of race, ethnicity and gender. Recently, issues of sexual orientation, ability, and age have been added. While it is clearly a major part of our declared national identity and contributes significantly to variations in subcultural norms that enrich our culture overall, diversity is also frequently singled out as a major contributing factor to intergroup conflict, social isolation, or another form of social unrest. Use the link below to read a recent report from the Brookings Institute on some of the demographic changes reported in the 2020 U.S. Census on diversity trends of race and age distribution.
Essay #3: After reading the assigned material respond to each of the questions below in a well-developed essay.
1) Briefly summarize the Frey (2020) article.
2) What is your position on diversity as an integral part of American society?
3) Do you see diversity being mostly an idealized or realized sociocultural phenomenon?
4) How does the workplace diversity described in Hidden Figures compare with the workplace diversity seen today?
5) What kind(s) of diversity do you see being resisted and what kind(s) accepted today?
6) What relationship do you see between recent demographic changes in the U.S. and any one currently contested social issue?
7) Does this issue of diversity meet the criteria of a social problem?
8) Is the issue also an issue of social justice?
9) What action(s) do you believe should be taken to address this issue/resolve the problem?
Required reading: Leon-Guerrero (2023) chapters 2 – 6, Frey, W. H. (2020). “The nation is diversifying even faster than predicted, according to new census data.” Brookings, July 1. https://www.brookings.edu/research/new-census-data-shows-the-nation-is-diversifying-even-faster-than-predicted/
Format: Typed, numbered pages, checked for errors. Include “References” page for all sources used, including your textbook. Use APA or ASA format for in-text citations and References page. A separate title page is required.
Length: 3-3½ pages
Due date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Maximum points earned for essay: 30

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Select 3 research articles related to a population of focus, issue or concept connected to prevention, treatment and recovery aspects of substance use disorders.

Select 3 research articles related to a population of focus, issue or concept connected to prevention, treatment and recovery aspects of substance use disorders. The articles must be from peer-reviewed journals and be research-based articles.
Implications for practice, opinion articles, or other articles that are not specifically reflecting research in the field will not count as part of the assignment.
Each article should be reviewed within approximately 300 words and should provide an overall description of the population of focus or specific topic, intervention studied, findings, methodology, limitations, and implications for future research.

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What type of client inclusion/exclusion criteria would you use?

Introduction of the Client Population
What is the name and the demographic characteristics of the specific individual? What is the race, ethnicity, and history of oppression of this person? What is developmental stage of specific person? Is there anything specific to this person that needs to be considered when planning a treatment approach? What social justice issues and issues of diversity are relevant when using this approach with the selected client population? What is the problem area (describe clearly) for this project and what is its prevalence among the general and targeted population (data)?
Overview of Theoretical Area
What are the key concepts of the selected theoretical approach to addressing the problem? How are assessment, and evaluation approached? What intervention(s) is/are applicable to the selected theoretical approach? How is effectiveness evaluated?
Evidence from the Field
What literature supports using this theoretical approach? Does this approach have empirical evidence indicating effectiveness? What support is published? What type of client inclusion/exclusion criteria would you use?
Resources
What resources do social workers use when planning treatment from this theoretical orientation? What client handouts and other informational materials are provided to clients? (toolkit)
MUST USE PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL CITATIONS AND REFERENCES
TOOL KIT INSTRUCTIONS
Toolkit: As professional social workers, you will encounter a range of clients across in a variety of clinical settings. The resource toolkit should include an outline overview of the approach, examples of a specific “techniques,” examples of notes, examples of handouts, and any other materials social workers may need (or find helpful) to work with similar clients.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy

It is a PICO type research paper, so my PICO question was
If children with autism participated in
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Or
Speech and Language therapy
There will be a great reduction in anxiety symptoms

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How do you communicate about finances together so that you stay on the same page?

This project is designed to help students understand the perspectives of married couples who are in different stages of marriage.
For this project, students will conduct three interviews with married couples. (Please don’t interview your parents)
The first couple should be newly married (0-2 years).
Couple number two should have been married for 8-12 years.
The third couple should have been married for longer than 25 years.
You will ask each of the three couples the following interview questions (word for word).
What do you believe are the most important character traits to possess that help you create a successful marriage?
What did you not discuss before marriage that you wish you would have discussed?
What is it about marriage that has brought you the most joy?
What is your strategy to maintain unity, even when you are independent and busy people?
How do you communicate about finances together so that you stay on the same page?
How do you effectively address and resolve any conflict that arises in your marriage?
According to research, the best predictor of marital satisfaction is the degree to which you believe you have divided household responsibilities fairly between the two of you. What has that process (of communicating about distributing different household responsibilities) looked like for the two of you?
What advice do you have for college students who are not yet married?
You will ask all eight questions (word for word) in each of your three interviews. Take notes of their answers (you may ask for permission to record the interview if you think that might be helpful).
You will write a double-spaced paper (times new roman, 12-point font, 1-inch margins). Please include:
A cover page (name, class, the title of your paper, and heading that appears at the top of each page with page #’s)
Begin your paper (page #2) with a brief introduction (make your heading “Introduction”) to the three couples. Who are they? How do you know them? How long have they been married? Any other info that you think might be helpful as a brief introduction.
Make a heading for each of the 8 questions (make each question itself the headings).
For each of the questions/headings, give a summary of each of the three couple’s answers, as well as a half-page paragraph with your thoughts regarding the answers that the couples gave you (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
Your final heading will be “Conclusion.” In this section, write at least a half-page paragraph on what you learned from completing this project, how you personally benefited from doing the project, what you plan on applying in your life, and summary thoughts.
Paper Outline:
Cover page (this should be its own page)
Introduction
A few paragraphs introducing your three couples.
What do you believe are the most important character traits to possess that help you create a successful marriage?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
What did you not discuss before marriage that you wish you would have discussed?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
What is it about marriage that has brought you the most joy?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
What is your strategy to maintain unity, even when you are independent and busy people?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
How do you communicate about finances together so that you stay on the same page?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
How do you effectively address and resolve any conflict that arises in your marriage?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
According to research, the best predictor of marital satisfaction is the degree to which you believe you have divided household responsibilities fairly between the two of you. What has that process (of communicating about distributing different household responsibilities) looked like for the two of you?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
What advice do you have for college students who are not yet married?
Summary of couple #1 response to this question.
Summary of couple #2 response to this question.
Summary of couple #3 response to this question.
A half-page paragraph with your thoughts/analysis regarding their answers (compare their answers, explain what you think is wise/unwise, how it relates to what you’re learning in class, etc.).
Conclusion
Write at least a half-page paragraph on what you learned from completing this project, how you personally benefited from doing the project, what you plan on applying in your life, and summary thoughts.
NOTES: Save your paper as a pdf and submit it properly through Canvas.
PROCRASTINATION WARNING: This is not the type of project that you can do quickly. Plan ahead and start early. Also, last-minute technical or other problems are common excuses received from students who failed to meet deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to submit each project early enough to avoid problems or to have time to work through technical or other problems before the deadlines. Technical problems and other problems are only problems if the student procrastinates until it is too late to deal with their problems before the due date. Late submissions are not accepted in this course. It is recommended that all students submit each project/exam at least 3 days before the due dates.

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What activities of advocacy will you carry out and who will be involved with you?

The policy paper will be divided into four sections. In Part 1 you will address what you consider a current social problem that impacts people negatively. Please be sure and narrow down your topic as to make it manageable. Instead of doing homelessness, you would be advised to narrow it down to something such as “Homeless Veterans in Urban Areas.” If you were covering inequities in the US criminal justice system you might narrow it down to “The mass incarceration of non-violent Black males ages 18—25.” As you address a current social problem, please demonstrate how it is a problem, who it impacts and why, and for how long. Please attach statistics and data which support that your problem is indeed a problem.
In Part 2 you will address current policy that impacts your topic, both positively and negatively. In highlighting policy on your topic, it would be good to delve into the history of the policy that seeks to address or that even exacerbates your social problem.
In Part 3 you will present an enhanced policy or propose some new policy to address the problem situation. In proposing your new policy be specific as to how the policy will address the issues in question. In Part 4 you will present an advocacy plan. Where will you start in your advocacy efforts? Who will speak with and network with to further your plan? What activities of advocacy will you carry out and who will be involved with you?
PART 1: Social Problem. 1 to 1.5 pages.
PART 2: Policy Pertaining. 1 to 1.5 pages.
PART 3: Policy Enhancement or Proposal. 1.5 to 2 pages.
PART 4: Policy Advocacy. 1 to 1.5 pages.
*Must have a total of at least 6 different sources. APA 7 student style required. Page amounts include only narrative text (minus title page, abstract (not required), and references). 4 ½ — 6 ½ pages. Penalties will be imposed on papers that fall under 4 ½ pages and over 7 pages and which do not follow APA 7 student paper guidelines.

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What actions/steps did you take to help you abstain from the activity?

PURPOSE: The purpose of this assignment will allow students to reflect and think about their abstinence experience and how client’s experiences are even more intense and difficult. Students will also reflect back on their personal biases at the beginning of the semester and see how their perspectives may have changed through this personal abstinence experience.
POINTS POSSIBLE: The abstinence experience reflection is worth a total of 20 points.
DESCRIPTION: Each student will reflect over their abstinence activity for the last four weeks and their personal journal while completing a 3-5 page reflection (excluding cover and reference) on the experience in APA format. Student cannot copy and paste material from their discussion forums within this assignments. This is an overall reflection of your entire abstinence experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Explain what activity you decided to abstain from and briefly explain why. What feelings did you experience after you decided to abstain from the activity? Did you share your decision with friends, significant others, roommates, family? How did they respond? Were they supportive? What actions/steps did you take to help you abstain from the activity? What helped, what did not help. If you slipped up, how did you feel? What was your most significant experience during this exercise? How did this experience impact your perceptions of addictions/treatment/recovery? Students must reflect on their personal biases paper and see what may or may not have changed. Share some of your most significant experiences from your journal and the impact on your learning. All of these prompts must be within your final paper!!