Social workers strive to make informed decisions about the interventions they implement. These decisions should be driven by what the research data say. As a result, social workers have been called to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions they implement. A common way to evaluate interventions is to use a single-subject design. This involves monitoring an outcome for an intervention implemented for one client. After a social worker works with the client to determine the outcome to be measured, the following steps to the evaluation might look like this: Administer the instrument before the intervention is implemented Implement the […]
It is common for social workers to be presented with a crisis situation brought forth by clients, families, communities, and/or organizations. The ultimate goal is to restore the client to equilibrium. The five stages of the crisis are (1) the hazardous event, (2) the vulnerable stage, (3) the precipitating factor, (4) the state of active crisis, and (5) the reintegration or crisis resolution phase. There are times when a social worker will use more than one theory to assist in conceptualizing the problem and intervention, particularly if the theories complement each other. For example, resiliency theory can be used alongside […]
According to the Council on Social Work Education, Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice: Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and its implementation at the federal, state, and local levels. Social workers understand the history and current structures of social policies and services, the role of policy in service delivery, and the role of practice in policy development. Social workers understand their role in policy development and implementation within their practice settings at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and they actively engage in policy practice […]
Assignment Details Given what you have found out regarding the psychological perspectives on aging pertaining to the changes impacting memory, clarity, wisdom, creativity, recall, and learning, do you think that mandatory retirement should apply to certain professions? Which specific professions would you choose and what is your rationale for these choices?
What is important to know and when is it important to know it? To intervene in a problem, a social worker must first identify the problem. Screening and initial assessment can be useful to identity individuals who may be experiencing mental health concerns and could benefit from seeing a clinical social worker. This then would lead to a more comprehensive assessment from which a treatment plan is built. However, deciding who to assess, when, and using which tools can feel like a confusing process. For example, should you provide depression screenings in the community to people who are not clients? […]
A comprehensive understanding of a client’s presenting problems depends on the use of multiple types ofassessment models. Each model gathers different information based on theoretical perspective and intent. An assessment that focuses on one area alone not only misses vital information that may be helpful in planning an intervention, but may encourage a biased evaluation that could potentially lead you to an inappropriate intervention. When gathering and reviewing a client’s history, sometimes it is easier to focus on the problems and not the positive attributes of the client. In social work, the use of a strengths perspective requires that a […]
From the first week in the class, you have been developing a research topic of AMERICAN FOOTBALL & CTE(IMPACT ON FAMILY AND FOCUS ON PREVENTATION), through all the stages of development, implementation, and conclusion. For this final assignment, you are being asked to put it all together as you would as if you carried out your study. It is understood that you will have to “invent” your data but try to be as realistic as possible as you formulate your results and conclusions. Recommend you section (Chapters – centered and bolded in the narrative) the project as such: I. Introduction (Hooks, Questions, […]
Due 12/26 9 p.m est Be on time and original work 400 words not including title min 3 ref (APA) HIV/AIDS PREVENTION MEDICATION Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) may be an important aid to public health decision making, but, with some notable exceptions, its use and impact at the level of individual countries is limited. A number of reasons may account for this. Among them are technical shortcomings associated with the generation of current economic evidence, political expediency, social preferences, and systemic barriers to implementation. The application of CEA provides a new economic evidence base. It also provides for underlying methodological […]
Jared Diamond’s breakthrough 1987 article, “Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race” claims agriculture did not deliver the splendors of civilization but instead created a variety of problems for our species. Discuss his argument, the evidence he provides, and if you agree with him or not.
In today’s technologically advanced times, there is great temptation to search for scholarly information on the Internet. Though it is possible to locate valid and reliable information on the Internet, it is easier said than done.In this assignment, you will review the criteria and explore strategies that can be used to locate credible and scholarly information through the Internet. Tasks:Part 1:Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research and read about the assignment topic. In a minimum of 200 words, post your response to the following:What criteria should be considered when locating credible information through the Internet? […]