When doing the paper use numerical numbers as indicated on the instruction page. Three peer reviewed journal articles. In addition to the article you read.
The research proposal can be quantitative or qualitative. Once you have identified a research topic (The recurring case of displacement and its violent effects on street children), you will then undertake a brief literature
search on the topic and come up with objectives/research questions that your proposal will
seek to address/answer. The purpose of the Research Proposal – Problem Statement Paper is
to identify a topic that is researchable and falls within the remit of what we would be covering in this course. Based on your chosen topic and the identified gaps in the literature, you will
indicate your research questions or hypothesis. If you are proposing a qualitative study then
you will not need a hypothesis. A good introduction and clearly stating the problem that your
proposal is seeking to address will ultimately help you as your write each component of the
Your research proposal problem statement paper will typically involve:
1) identifying the problem and describing the nature and seriousness of the problem
2) identifying gaps in the literature (i.e., areas that need more research or are
3) state the objective(s)/research question(s) that the proposal will be addressing
Please follow the outline listed below to structure your paper and ensure that you are including
all of the relevant information.
I. Introduction and Background
a. Introduce the problem and briefly state the magnitude of the problem
II. Identify the gaps in the literature
III. State your objectives of the proposed study, or questions you are seeking to answer,
and/or the specific hypothesis you are seeking to test
Papers should be typed, double spaced, using 1-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font.
Title and reference pages are required. An abstract is not required. Follow APA 7th Edition
guidelines. The Research Proposal– Problem Statement Paper (not including title and
reference pages) should be between two to three pages.
Use these criteria as a guide since this is the criteria by which your assignment would be assessed
Present your topic (problem)
From your topic or problem, clearly state your proposed research question
State the purpose of your study
Describe the seriousness of the problem (provide facts and statistics)
Identify what the proposed study would contribute to the current understanding of the issue
Rationale for why this is an important issue in social work (what is the
contribution of your study to social work?)
Cite at least four peer-reviewed sources to support the rationale for the items above
APA style throughout the paper
Organization of paper
Clarity of writing and statements
Topic: The recurring case of displacement and its violent effects on street children
What are the evidence-based theoretical practice approaches that are most commonly used at your site, and support with literature reviews as needed. (see text)
Discuss to what extent the strengths perspective is incorporated into practice at your site.
Scenario: You are an MSW who has been promoted to an administrative position and are moved to a new branch of agency ABC, a non-profit organization. Immediately you realize there is limited diversity within the organization, yet you serve a very diverse client population. You are concerned that the lack of diversity within the organization and the lack of awareness of the need for inclusion is limiting the organization’s ability to truly understand and meet the needs of the client population. Please put together an action plan to present to the Board of Directors. You will need to address all the areas below.
What is your understanding of DEI?
Climate and Culture
Outline action plans to improve the structure of a non-inclusive and non-diverse workplace.
Create a visual mini flow chart of the different areas (HR, Intake & Assessment Unit, Therapist division) and present what will be HR hiring recruiting and hiring strategies.
How do you plan on training the intake and assessment unit?
What sort of trainings and workshops would you suggest to the therapist division and what will those workshops and trainings look like?
How can your Social Work skills be applied to change a non- inclusive culture and workplace?
What potential backlash/ obstacles and or resistance could you face?
How do you work through this with solutions and maybe new policies?
How and when will you measure what you have implemented?
What ongoing communication and message do you think is necessary for such an agency?
Design a framework (a “How To” guide) to guide both ethically and culturally competent/humble research. What are the steps that you would take to ensure that your research process meets those ethical and culturally competent standards? What components would be necessary to include in the research process? This should be a guide that can be used with any specific study, so there is no need to give examples. You can simply list the components of the framework rather than drawing a diagram or flow chart.
***Just as a reference on the class that I am taking; we are using the book [Rubin, A., & Babbie, E. R. (2015). Essential research methods for social work (4th ed.). Belmont, CA] This lesson covers Chapters 5 & 6.***
Respond to these two student discussions. More instructions are attached.
Student 1: Take some time to look up some SUD-related services that are provided here in Leon County. List a sample of service providers that you identified and describe what benefits your client might be able to receive at that provider if you were to refer them there.
When I looked up resources in Leon County, I came across the website “Adult and Community Education Leon County Human Services Resources Guide 2019-2020”. Services listed under substance abuse and addiction included but were not limited to alcoholic anonymous (AA), a 24-hour hotline that I would provide all clients in my services. In addition, over a dozen resources were listed for SUD services. Two centers I highlighted were:
Apalachee center is a mental health facility in Leon County that provides co-occurring disorders treatments for clients with mental health disorders and substance use disorders (https://apalacheecenter.org/adult-services/)
Life Recovery Center is a private rehab facility in Tallahassee, Florida. The center treats alcoholism, opioid addiction, substance and mental health, and substance abuse. Based on the center’s programs, it provides an array of services such for the military, LGBTQ+, Postpartum, young adults, women, men, etc. Understanding that the center offers diverse services, I would recommend this to clients, especially with the sliding scale payment assistance (https://www.aceleon.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ACE-Leon-Human-Services-Resource-Guide-2019-2020.pdfLinks to an external site.)
Based on reviewing the resources in Leon County, I likely would refer clients to the life recovery center based on the abundance of diversity in services offered.
Do this same exercise for Franklin County, a more rural county just South of Leon.
When I googled the local substance use supports, only half a dozen agencies were listed, with two services being through ministries or churches. Finding a diverse service facility for Substance Use Disorders was difficult due to the lack of providers.
Services offered in Franklin County are through centers such as Professional counseling services and Titus 2 partnership.Professional counseling services that provide crisis stabilization and outpatient services.Titus 2 partnership is another agency that provides education, mentorship, and discipleship for recovery.
I do not think any of the listed agencies has support for all individuals in recovery. For example, there are numerous resources for children and women suffering from SUDS through Bethel village of Panama City Rescue Mission and Titus 2 partnership. However, there are only so many centers, and many have limitations on services provided.
This exercise will illustrate how resources change in urban to rural settings. Please discuss with your group members how you will be content with the limited resources available to your client base of their physical location.
It is interesting to see the lack of resources in rural settings that provide diverse backgrounds. I would argue that the services offered in rural areas lack awareness of different cultures, evidenced by the lack of support for the LGBTQ+ community and a lack of inclusion in services. Many outlined supporting only women and children or being a community center.
What other factors may limit accessibility?
Client transportation and location may limit accessibility due to the lack of demand for specific services. For example, Leon County may provide more unique services and serve more populations due to the need. However, Franklin county may not offer these services due to the lack of interest or diversity within the population being served. In addition, I would argue that in more rural areas seeking help is less frequent than in an urban setting due to the location of agencies and inaccessibility due to distance away from home.
Student 2: Take some time to look up some SUD-related services that are provided here in Leon County. List a sample of service providers that you identified and describe what services your client might be able to receive at that provider if you were to refer them there.
New Season Treatment Center – Opioid Addiction Treatment Center, Counseling, Medically supervised withdrawal, Medication-assisted Treatment
Avalon Treatment Center – Outpatient Treatment Program
Anchor Treatment Program – Substance Abuse Assessment and Faith-Based Treatment
Big Bend Homeless Coalition – Residential Long-Term Rehabilitation and substance treatment Center, Permanent Housing for Veterans
Teen Challenge – Residential Long-Term Rehabilitation and substance treatment Center for men, Christian Rehab Treatment, Faith-based
Courage to be Alateen – Rehab for Adolescents and College students
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) – Drug Prevention and Education Center
Oxford House– Military Rehab programs, transitional housing, Rehab for Veterans
SADD (Students against destructive decisions) – Substance rehab for College Students, Drug Prevention and Education
Townsend Addiction Recovery Center – Substance Abuse Treatment
A Life Recovery Center – Substance Abuse Treatment
Do this same exercise for Franklin County, a more rural county just South of Leon.
The only SUD-related services that I found provided in Franklin County is the Apalachee Center which provides care management, Psychiatric Assessment, and treatment, and adult and children’s services
This exercise will illustrate how resources change in urban to rural settings. Discuss with the members of your group how you will be content with limited resources that may be available to your client base of their physical location.
There is a drastic change in the service that is provided from Leon County to Franklin County. Ways that I can content with limited resources due to the client’s physical location is to screen and assess the needs of the client. SBIRT Can help to assess whether a client just requires a brief intervention that is appropriate for people who are identified through screening to be at moderate risk for substance use problems (Lee, 2022). This could be as simple as engaging the person in a short conversation and providing feedback, advice, and support (Lee, 2022). There are many online resources for clients as well. Additional resources that I found were virtual narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous meetings. There are virtual mental health services available that can be accessed.
What other factors may limit accessibility?
During my research, I found that Leon accepts referrals from Franklin County for mental health and substance use. Many of the resources are for long-term transitional housing. Other factors that may limit accessibility are lack of income. As a social worker, I may need to help a client apply for state and local resources for food and income. Lack of access to technology. There are some programs that provide reduced charges for internet access, programs that give free phones, and even assistance with a computer (Florida Health, 2022). The Florida Health Department has many programs and resources that are available to clients in need of services. Many of these programs and applications can be accessed online.
Lee, J., D. (2022). Module 6: Screening and assessment. [PowerPoint slides]. College of Social
Work, Florida State University. https://canvas.fsu.edu/courses/215371/files/18515592?
Florida Health (2022). Programs & services. Department of Children and Families.
Week 6 Assignment: Strength-Based Group Work Homework Assignment
A framework for strength-based group work practice with children and adolescents was introduced in Chapter 15 (Garvin, Gutierrez and Galinsky, 2017). Your setting is a school-based mental health/day treatment facility. The Clinical Director has encouraged you to develop a weekly, Strength-Based Group for teens. Seven principles were described and illustrated to serve as a foundation to inform group practice. As a clinical social worker, briefly discuss each principle and illustrate its practical application for Derek.
This chapter mentioned above introduces a framework for Strengths based group work practice with children and adolescents. At the heart of the presentation are the 7 practice principles that are described and illustrated:
1.Form groups based on members’ felt needs and wants, not diagnoses.
2.Structure groups to welcome the whole person, not just the trouble parts.
3.Integrate verbal and non-verbal activities.
4.Decentralize authority and turn control over to group members.
5.Develop alliances with relevant other people in group members’ lives.
6.Maintain a dual focus on Individual change and social reform.
7.Understand and respect group development as a key to promoting change.
Derek, 17-year-old male
The client recognized that his main reason for seeking treatment is that his anxiety was “really affecting” him. At times, he felt like his mind turned into “mashed potatoes,” even with basic information that he already knew. He reported sweating, feeling dizzy and losing thoughts or train of thought. He believes he has had anxiety throughout his life, but never gave it much thought until now. He recently became more aware of this, noting that talking on the phone or times when he is put on the spot tends to be the worse. He mentioned that he has functioned in school and sport settings and found ways to deal with his anxiety. He also believed that speaking in front of his peers seems to evoke many discomforts. When asked about previous coping mechanisms, he noted that not looking at the person or group “eye to eye” or focusing on speaking at a level toward people he recognizes is helpful.
SOCIAL HISTORY: In terms of hobbies or interests, the client reported that he enjoys spending time outside. He and his girlfriend enjoy jogging, concerts and writing music.
In terms of his relationships with others, the client reported that he has dated his current girlfriend for about 2 years. In regards to friendships, he reports that he does not have many friends, though he and his girlfriend have a group of people that they spend time with playing cards or having sports or holiday parties. He discussed that he is not much of a “talker,” though he enjoys the parties because he gets to organize an event “so it flows well.” He said that his girlfriend is the “more social one” and participates in various activities with friends. He noted that trust, mutual interest in recreational activities, and good communication are present.
In terms of personal strengths, he is a better listener than a talker. Furthermore, he states that his bedroom may not appear organized to the outsider, though he does take pride in keeping his personal property cleaned and well maintained. In regards to areas that he wants to improve upon, his anxiety is the primary issue. He wants to work on his “people skills,” in terms of speaking and being comfortable engaging others in conversations.
CULTURE: The client stated that he was raised within the Catholic faith system, though participation in such activities tapered off after his parents’ divorce last year. He noted that church made him nervous, even passing out one time. He added that he was unsure why this happened. In terms of cultural influence, his mother was of eastern European descent and his father was of Hispanic descent, both having a strict Catholic upbringing. However, religion or spiritual activities are not an important part of his life currently.
FAMILY HISTORY: The client reported that his relationship with his parents as “really good.” He denied any regular or significant arguments, stating that they probably argue far less than the average family.
He was raised on the outskirts of Chicago for his first 15 years, moving around the Illinois area until relocating to Indiana after his parents divorced. He was raised by his parents; primarily by his mother. He is the youngest of three boys. He noted that this was rough for a few years, though he reestablished a healthier relationship with his father and brothers.
When asked about his current relationship with his father, he believed they were both good, noting that they visit and talk on the phone regularly. In regards to relationships with his siblings, he notes “typical” difficulties with them with occasional disagreements. However, he stated that they both live out of state and all maintain regular contact through email.
SUBSTANCE ISSUES: The client stated that he and his girlfriend drink about six alcoholic drinks a couple times a week. They enjoy a range of alcoholic beverages but prefer only to drink at home unless it would be a party. He noted experimenting with several illegal drugs, though he has not used any legal or illegal drugs since he was 15.
2 pages – Your systemic analysis should include four or more concept areas from our course materials such as: boundaries (within the family as well as between the family and the world), hierarchies, subsystems, alliances, rules (spoken and unspoken), feedback loops, adaptability, cohesion, power, attachment styles, cutoffs, family myths, significant losses, communication style and patterns, triangles, homeostatic regulation, inclusion and intimacy. Provide behavioral examples to support your analysis. Don’t state, for example, that there were strong intergenerational boundaries; discuss the specific behaviors that demonstrated that those boundaries existed.
Family dynamic: irish catholic decent, i am first generation american, was taught always respect elders, parents and grandparents were raised in ireland, parents moved to america for better life for children, certain rules to abide by spoken and unspoken. Like you just knew not to talk about dad’s past.
Themes in the Family (2 pages): After completing your paper assess if there is a theme that applies to your family of origin.
Themes in family: the effects of substance use on the family, mental illness, and family sercrets.
Submit a 1-2 page paper in which you:
Identify the agencies funding sources
Identify state and federal policies that impact the agency’s funding.
Explain in specific detail, the impact of the policies identified and how they impact the agency’s funding.
Discuss potential threats to the agency’s funding as a result of the current policies.
I am currently going my internship at an Hospice agency called the Heart of Hospice . I have attached an PowerPoint that I completed on the agency you can look on there for the funding information and for resources. The agency website is LHC group.org. Let me know if you have any questions
Post a blog post that includes:
An explanation of how you have addressed intervention or how you might address intervention in your field education experience
I intern at a hospice agency called the Heart of Hospice
Please make sure blog is 300 words. I have attached the book to use as a resource