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What are the most important things to know about your city?

SOWK 530
SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT PAPER ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
People are influenced by their environment. Through environmental exposure, people form
worldviews, thought processes, and ways of interacting with others. For this assignment, you
will need to identify and research local and state databases to identify the needs in your
community environment. This may help you gain an understanding of how your environment
influences you and how the environment could impact your future potential clients. Develop a 4-
6 page paper (not including the title page and references) that includes the information noted
below.
First: Provide a detailed overview of the community demographics including factors such as
population, racial makeup, crime rate, income levels, etc. What are the most important things to
know about your city? Are there any interesting facts? Also discuss why it is important for social
workers to be knowledgeable of their communities.
Second: Evaluate the community where you live in two of the categories listed below. Identify
the strengths (things your area may be doing well to address the issue) and needs (why is it an
issue, what are the stats, what is its impact on the community) associated with both categories.
Data and factual information should be provided to support need. Select two categories from
the list of social issues below:
 Medical care/facilities and services
 Mental health services
 Crime
 Homelessness rate (adults, children, families)
 Substance abuse
 Poverty
 School systems
 Environmental Issues
Third: Discuss where social workers are employed in your community. Consider settings such
as schools, hospitals, prisons, detention facilities, nursing homes, social service agencies,
afterschool programs, Head Start, Veteran’s services, mental health agencies, etc. Name specific
places. For instance, Freedom 424, an anti-trafficking organization in Forest, VA. employs
social workers. Saying an anti-trafficking organization would not be enough information.
At least 3 community/environment or government websites, databases, etc. should be cited, for a
minimum of 3 sources. There is not a maximum number of sources. Please follow the
instructions carefully, use the template provided, and use current APA format.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
Please know I live in Jasper, GA. You can research this town and pick two of the above subjects to look into.

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What are some potential barriers to using the chosen technology?

For this discussion, describe a social justice issue and what technology you could use to address it.
• What are some technological tools you could use to address the issue?
• What are some potential barriers to using the chosen technology?
• How do you plan to address those potential barriers?
Support your conclusions by citing resources.
• Dunlop, J. M., & Fawcett, G. (2008). Technology-based approaches to social work and social justice. Journal of Policy Practice, 7(2/3), 140–154.
• Gelman, C. R., & Tosone, C. (2010). Teaching social workers to harness technology and interdisciplinary collaboration for community service. British Journal of Social Work, 40(1), 226–238.
• Add 1 more current peer-reviewed article

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Contrast the difficulties faced by military children compared to their civilian counterparts, making sure to focus on the effects military life has on the children, both negative and positive.

Contrast the difficulties faced by military children compared to their civilian counterparts, making sure to focus on the effects military life has on the children, both negative and positive (Pages 92–101). Paper addresses the requested information. Logical sequence of information with a high level of source integration. Meets the required length of at least 2 full pages. Author is cited at least three times per page in correct APA format.
References listed on a separate page in correct APA style with no errors.

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What experiences – professional, educational and organizational – led to or confirmed your interest in social work?

What experiences – professional, educational and organizational – led to or confirmed your interest in social work? If you considered another field before choosing social work, discuss your reason for wanting to make this change.
What are the reasons for your decision to obtain graduate social work education at this time? What are your expectations of graduate social work education? What area(s) of difficulty do you anticipate? What have you done or are doing to address the difficulties?
Please discuss a current issue in society related to social work and what you think are possible solutions to resolving the issue.
What areas of social work interest you particularly?

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Identify and describe the social work theories used for the assessment.

Approximate Length: 10 Pages, approx. 3200 words. This does not include title page and reference page.
DIRECTIONS:
Using an example from your current or previous social service work experience, complete an assessment using an assessment tool and include:
1. A brief summary of the person(s) to be used in this assignment.
This should be in paragraph format. Please modify specific details pertaining to the individual(s)/family and use non-identifying information to ensure anonymity and confidentiality are maintained. (Depending on the complexity and number of persons in the case this section could be up to 1 page in length).
2. A brief summary of the agency that provides the context for the assessment (1 page).
What services are provided by the agency?
What is the mandate of the agency?
How did the individual come to the attention of the agency
3. An assessment with accompanying summary of assessment findings (approximately 4 pages plus assessment tool).
Identify and describe the social work theories used for the assessment.
Consider what you would want to know more about? Why is that area of interest?
Identify key areas for intervention using references to relevant literature.
Consider what area would provide the greatest return on the investment of effort into an intervention? Or what area would be most likely for there to be success? Or what area must be intervened in due to risk to self or others?
This section MUST include a genogram and ecomap. YOU may include any other tool you are familiar with to strengthen your overall assessment process.
**Please note if you choose to use an online program or software to complete this assignment (i.e.: GenoPro), be sure to upload the assignment in a format that is recognized and accessible for grading in UM Learn.
4. An intervention plan (2 pages minimum).
Ensure the interventions are related to your assessment.
Goals must be written in S.M.A.R.T. GOAL format and include objectives (steps for achieving the goals). Please be sure to define and reference your application of S.M.A.R.T. goals.
5. A reflection summary (2 page minimum)
A description of the individual’s perspective in addition to any distinct insights or recommendations from your own perspective.
A description of theories relevant to this example which helped to foster an enhanced understanding of this individual/family situation.
Reflect on the approaches and roles you have undertaken as a social worker in this situation.
Identify how existing social policy impacted the assessment and intervention.
Consider and outlines the challenges, rewards and constraints experienced in this situation.

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How is attachment linked to mental health outcomes?

please watch from this link https://www.ncfr.org/zippy-news/weekly-videos/role-attachment-infancy-later-mental-and-physical-health-outcomes
Answer questions in at least a paragraph per question.
1.) How is attachment linked to mental health outcomes? Does this make sense to you? Why or why not?
2.) Do you think our American culture influences attachment in positive or negative ways? Reflect on how our culture may impact attachment.
3.) Do you think racism or social inequality play in attachment? If so, how?

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How would you rate the level of impairment in regard to the child (mild, moderate, or, severe)? Give an explanation for your reasoning.

*There is a 20 minute that goes with this assignment however it will be downloaded later. I have been having difficulty loading the video. I am also going to download the book and lecture notes as well.
Your first case assignment is due this Friday. Pay close attention to each question and answer each separately. Your answers can be in narrative format. This is an interestng case of a 9 year old boy, accompanied by his mother to the session. The therapist is a very gifted solution focused therapist. Her clinical aim is not to diagnose Jason, but to find solutions to his stated fears. In the interview we can observe mother and Jason, but father and sister are not present. Listen carefully to how mother and Jason describe father and sister’s relationship to the presenting problem. Take a look at the lecture and power point file where risk and protective factors are discsussed. Relate as many as you can to the case. Level of impairment is a judgement call, ranging from mild, moderate to severe. We look at impairment as impacting social/peer functioning, academic/work functioning, and family functioning. In looking at family dynamics, think about how each member responds to the presenting problem, which are Jason’s fears. Think about what each family member does, or, doesn’t do. This is cricital when working with clients who have mental health conditions. Family dynamics are important in terms of course of illness and relapse. Family systmes may not have actually caused the mental health condition, but they can impact the course.
Watch a video of the case: “Child Interview.” (first 20 minutes)
Answer the following questions regarding the child:
What risk factors are evident in the case?
What protective factors are evident in the case?
What specific symptoms does this child present?
How would you rate the level of impairment in regard to the child (mild, moderate, or, severe)? Give an explanation for your reasoning.
What areas of impairment do you see as most significant for the child?
How do family dynamics impact the primary symptoms?
From a systems perspective, describe how the biological, psychological, and social variables interact in this case.
What cultural considerations would be relevant for this case?

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Identify the different components of the Generalist Intervention Model (GIM) in three paragraphs.

Identify the different components of the Generalist Intervention Model (GIM) in three paragraphs. Comment on at least two of your peers’ publications.
Submission Instructions:
· Contribute a minimum of 100 words to the initial post. It should include at least two academic sources, formatted and cited in APA.
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What relevance do you see for your future as a professional?

Make a short reflection on your learning by answering the following questions in 3-5 sentences.
1. What have you learned from the information presented in this module?
2. What relevance do you see for your future as a professional?
3. Briefly share one other item related to the module material.
Submission Instruction
2022 Open Answer – Nonresearch

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What does the phrase, “society is not color-blind” mean to social work practice?

1. What does the phrase, “society is not color-blind” mean to social work practice?
2. Describe the differences between Eurocentric and Afrocentric paradigms.
3. Why is it important for all levels, including the highest level of an agency, to pursue cultural competence?
4. Provide an example of empowerment and advocacy in working with Urban African-Americans.
5. What concepts have shaped the foundation for African American resiliency?