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January 15, 2019

Process Recording

A process recording is a written tool used by field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty to examine the dynamics of social work interactions in time. Process recordings can help in developing and refining interviewing and intervention skills. By conceptualizing and organizing ongoing activities with social work clients, you are able to clarify the purpose of interviews and interventions, identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, and improve self-awareness. The process recording is also a useful tool in exploring the interpersonal dynamics and values operating between you and the client system through an analysis of filtering the process used […]
January 15, 2019

Child Mortality and Mother Love

Respond to the following questons: What did Scheper-Hughes notice about mothers’ reactions during the baby die-off of 1965 in Bom Jesus, Brazil? How do poor Brazilian mothers react to their infants’ illnesses and death?  How do other institutions such as the church, clinic, and civil authorities respond?  Give examples. How does Scheper-Hughes explain the apparent indifference of mothers to their death of their infants? What does the indifference of mothers to the deaths of their children say about basic human nature, especially the mother-child bond?
January 15, 2019

Therapeutic Modality

Imagine that some of your colleagues mention using cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and reality therapy. Your colleagues continue to say that based on their experiences, they really like these therapies and that they appear to work. Your instincts also tell you that perhaps they might be helpful for your client in your case study. However, from Week 1, you recall that experiences and instincts as sources of knowledge are quite limited because they are biased. Instead, it is important to utilize existing research and data to support your choices of interventions. Theory helps inform […]
January 15, 2019

Language Loss

Post a response to the following questions: Why do you think languages, particularly indigenous languages, dissapear? What does the orginization mean under its “ethics” statement that it is dedicated to “allowing indigenous minority speech community members to integrate with, rather than assimilate to, the majority language communities?” What is a “language hotspot” and how does it help in the goal of saving endangered languages?What are the “language hotspots” in the U.S.? What historical processes do you think create these regions?
January 15, 2019

Program Evaluation: Benefits and Concerns of Stakeholders

Dudley (2009) points out that social work practice is usually embedded in programs. While you looked at practice evaluation using single-subject design in Week 3, this week, you shift focus to program evaluation. Program evaluation serves many purposes, including accountability to funders and to the public. Often, funding sources such as government agencies or private foundations requires periodic program evaluations. These evaluations can help provide answers to many different questions, and can contribute to improvement of services. There are a variety of program evaluation models that are appropriate for addressing different questions as well as facilitating the collection and analysis […]
January 15, 2019

Developing a Program Evaluation

To ensure the success of a program evaluation, a social worker must generate a specific detailed plan. That plan should describe the goal of the evaluation, the information needed, and the methods and analysis to be used. In addition, the plan should identify and address the concerns of stakeholders. A social worker should present information about the plan in a manner that the stakeholders can understand. This will help the social worker receive the support necessary for a successful evaluation.   To prepare for this Assignment, identify a program evaluation you would like to conduct for a program with which […]
January 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Submit your data analysis plan. Your data analysis plan should include the following supporting documents (this is very similar to statistical analysis section of your doctoral study): Your final research question(s) List of variables used to answer each research question(s) including: Variable names and descriptions Types of variables: independent/dependent, covariate, confounding. Levels of measurement for each variable. Your Statistical analysis plan, including: Descriptive methods you will be using to describe data. Analytic methods you will be using to answer your research question(s), including: Statistical test you will be using. Why this test is appropriate to answer your research question? Why […]
January 15, 2019

Dancing Skeletons

Answer the following questions based on the ethnography Dancing Skeletons. It is not necessary to write an essay, but do engage the questions at a thoughtful level. Be sure to answer the question thoroughly as each has several parts and use examples from the ethnography. 1. Why is it important for an anthropologist to be able to speak the local language? What advantages did the author enjoy because of her language ability? What difficulties ensue when a researcher is not able to speak the local language? If all contact with the population is through an interpreter, what sorts of bias […]
January 15, 2019

Addressing Elder Abuse in Social Work

Each year on or around June 15, communities and municipalities around the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day set aside to spread awareness of the abuse of the elderly (Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect, 2013). The abuse of older adults is a growing concern and statistics suggest that the number of elders experiencing abuse is an alarmingly high number. Research suggests that close to half the people diagnosed with dementia experience some form of abuse (Cooper, C., Selwood, A., Blanchard, M., Walker, Z., Blizard, R., & Livingston, G., 2009; […]
January 15, 2019

Moral Development Theory and Bullying

Bullying is not a new phenomenon, but social media and communication technologies have introduced a breadth and depth to which public shaming, targeted taunting, and bullying have manifested. For this Discussion, consider how bullying has changed and how it has remained the same in light of modern technology. Post an explanation of one moral development theory and its connection to the act of bullying. Be sure to frame your explanation within the context of cyber and other bullying that persists in social media and communication technologies used by adolescents. Also explain how bullying has changed and how it has remained […]
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