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frame of early adulthood

DQ 1:  Select and watch any movie that is related to this time frame of early adulthood. Identify the movie, give a brief description of the movie and then connect specific movie points to specific points of the developmental process within this time frame. Look to your readings from the text with regards to specific developmental points. You must include specific connections of the movie to factual developmental points of cognitive, physical, emotional, etc….. from the readings. Do not just give a summary  and your opinion of the movie. I want you to be able to see connections of development 

What is meant by “graduated sanctions”?

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Reading reflection (two or three sentences for each)

  • What is meant by “graduated sanctions”? (reading-4)
  • In your opinion, who is most to blame for Walter’s conviction, second most responsible? Explain. (JM Chapt. 3)

Video reflection (two to three sentences each)

  • Based on the information in the Video-4, how are girls experiences different than boys with regard to how they get involved in crime, and what happens afterward.
https://amara.org/en/videos/6BG0GArtebyh/info/girl…
https://amara.org/en/videos/vOxAVZOnyPeu/info/girl…
https://amara.org/en/videos/81E0cLS1uH4f/info/girl…
https://amara.org/en/videos/JKTRifLQMbyw/info/girl…
https://amara.org/en/videos/N1KHspEbo792/info/girl…
https://amara.org/en/videos/idjz6yFX5qfA/info/girl…

Treatment of Addiction

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018) and/or American Psychiatric Association. (2013). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 04/03/19 at 7pm. 

Discussion – Week 6

Discussion: Treatment of Addiction

While there is considerable variation across strengths-based treatment models, all of them are bound by core characteristics: They “honor the principle of client self-determination, attend to the client’s stage of readiness, and focus on the resources and capabilities the client and client’s family may use to further their goals” (Van Wormer & Davis, 2018, p. 316). These are essential to the client’s motivation and engagement in treatment, and honor the client’s own role in recovery.

As you review the assigned readings this week, think about which strengths-based treatment approach resonates with you. How does it align with what you have learned thus far about the etiology of addiction? Consider how you will integrate this knowledge into your toolbox in your efforts to become a clinician skilled in working with substance-related and addictive disorders.

Group counseling is a popular approach to addiction treatment. Like individual treatment, it offers its own unique benefits to participants. Some individuals may be hesitant to participate in a group, as they may feel self-conscious or embarrassed by what they perceive as their weaknesses or failings. However, the camaraderie and support offered by group counseling often quickly dispels such fears, and participants may be surprised by how beneficial the group process is on their recovery efforts.

Therapy groups often meet once per week, though more frequent sessions may be utilized depending on circumstances and levels of care, and are led by a licensed professional. Groups may be open or closed, gender limited or integrated, or have other qualifying requirements that can help focus the group interactions, as well as support goals and cohesiveness.

For this Discussion, you will choose one of the case vignettes in your Resources this week and one of the four treatment approaches discussed in Chapter 8 of your text: harm reduction, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Post by Day 4 an overview of the treatment approach you selected for your chosen case study and why. Then, describe one strength and one weakness of your selected treatment approach. Lastly, identify two treatment goals for your client and how the treatment approach you selected would facilitate meeting the identified goals. Include in your discussion considerations for group versus individual treatment. Then, discuss how group treatment can support both relapse prevention efforts and the continuum of care.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

  • Van      Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A      strengths perspective (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
    • Chapter       8, “Strengths- and Evidence-Based Helping Strategies” (pp. 313-351)
  • American      Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual      of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
    • “Substance-Related       and Addictive Disorders” (pp. 481–589)
  • Davies,      G., Elison, S., Ward, J., & Laudet, A. (2015). The role of lifestyle      in perpetuating substance use disorder: The Lifestyle Balance Model. Substance      Abuse Treatment, Prevention, & Policy, 10(1), 1–8.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Martin,      G. W., & Rehm, J. (2012). The effectiveness of psychosocial modalities      in the treatment of alcohol problems in adults: A review of the      evidence. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(6), 350–358.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. 
  • Document: Week      6 Case Studies (PDF)

Explain the role human services professionals play in solving social problems.

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Unit 5 Assignment

1.In your text on pages 208-209, the author discusses his research on the homeless population.He refers to the many routes one can take to become homeless.Choose two populations from his list that you think might work in your career as a human services professional.Describe two possible interventions or tasks that you might be involved with in working with each population.What are some of the general skills a human services professional might need to work with these populations?

2.For each of the types of homelessness listed above, identify/analyze specific problems related to homelessness that individuals may encounter.Then, provide two solutions that human services professionals can implement to help the person get out of his/her situation.Why did you choose these solutions?

3. For each of the populations chosen, research at least one agency/organization in your own county that might work with this population.How effective do you think the agencies are in assisting the populations you chose to discuss?What are some of the important components of an agency that works daily with the homeless population?

4. Explain the role human services professionals play in solving social problems.

The course is structured so that each week you will work on specific segments of your marketing plan for the Final Project that is due in Week Six. This week you will choose a specific healthcare organization (HCO) and begin examining the products and services found in the HCO’s strategic plan. For this assignment, read Chapter 3 in the course text, which addresses the importance of the mission, vision, and values statements to organizations. Why is it important for an organization to have these statements? What purpose do they serve?

The course is structured so that each week you will work on specific segments of your marketing plan for the Final Project that is due in Week Six. This week you will choose a specific healthcare organization (HCO) and begin examining the products and services found in the HCO’s strategic plan. For this assignment, read Chapter 3 in the course text, which addresses the importance of the mission, vision, and values statements to organizations. Why is it important for an organization to have these statements? What purpose do they serve?

Next, research and choose a specific healthcare organization for your marketing plan. You could select the organization your currently work for, one you are familiar with, or one you would like to work for in the future. After selecting your HCO, conduct research online to locate the organization’s strategic plan and read its vision, mission, and values statements. Add the term strategic plan after the HCO’s name in the search engine box (e.g., Sharp Healthcare strategic plan) to narrow your search results.

In your assignment

  • State your choice of HCO and explain why it interests you.
  • State the organization’s vision, mission, and values statements
  • Discuss whether the organization’s purpose and priorities are clearly defined
  • Discuss whether the mission statement clearly separates the HCO from competing organizations.
  • Include any ideas you have at this point for improving the mission statement in terms of aligning the HCO’s stated priorities with its products and services.  
  • Discuss whether the current vision statement correctly describes the HCO’s path as it implements the strategic plan.
    • Could the current vision statement be utilized to motivate the organization’s workforce?
    • If not, how would you reword the vision statement to better reflect high ideals and aspirations to fulfill the HCO’s strategic plan?  
  • Discuss whether the current values statement takes into consideration the values of multiple participants such as the community, employees, shareholders, and customers.
    • How would you reword the current value statement to better reflect priorities found within the HCO’s strategic plan?

The assignment

  • Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page and references page) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Participate and Evaluate

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 1 of your textbook (Feenstra, 2013).  In addition, read Exploring the Ethics and Psychological Impact of Deception in Psychological Research (Boynton, Portnoy, and Johnson, 2013).  Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements. (Not reviewing these each week can affect your performance, be mindful to include these readings in your study time.)

In this discussion, you will consider principles of scientific research, including methodology and ethical considerations.  Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post.

  1. Visit https://www.socialpsychology.org/expts.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Select any study from the list.  (Note that some links may be broken; if you choose a study that is unavailable, simply pick another option.).  Participate in the research by following the instructions.  After you have completed the study, answer the following questions:
  2. Indicate the study you completed, including the web link.
  3. Briefly describe the research that was conducted.  What did you do?
  4. Discuss the following:  What type of method do you think the researcher was utilizing?  Can you identify the hypothesis and/or theory?
  5. Review the research based on your experience.  What elements of the study “worked” and what would you suggest the researchers do to improve their study?
  6. Identify any relevant ethical concerns.  Was deception utilized?
  7. Summarize what you learned about research in general and social psychology in particular by completing this research.  You may find it helpful to locate additional scholarly sources on the topic to further inform your thinking about the study in which you participated. 

Post your initial response of 250 words

drop box link on the first video lecture

For this assignment you will watch both lectures and follow the instructions in the videos

you will need to listen to each lecture to hear the prompt, one prompt within each lecture. Please respond with 200 words per lecture.

Attached is the drop box link on the first video lecture

Van Wormer

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018) and/or American Psychiatric Association. (2013). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 04/05/19 at 7pm. 

Discussion – Week 7

Mutual Help in the Treatment of Addiction

In the “Looking Ahead” notes from previous weeks, you were asked to identify a mutual help group to attend for the purpose of this Discussion. This should be a new/different group than one you may have attended for a previous course requirement. You must attend at least one meeting prior to completing your main Discussion post. Please remember to adhere to the rules of the group you have chosen and to maintain the confidentiality of the members. Though you are an observer, you are also a participant–this means you should be transparent about your purpose in attending and not mislead members as to your own recovery status. Be respectful of the healing process at all times; engage in the journey and be fully present. Lastly, please do not take notes or make recordings during or after meetings.

Your chosen mutual help group should ideally be one that is modeled after the 12-Step recovery model so that you can better complete this week’s assignments. If such was not available in your area, please be sure to fully describe the core philosophy of the mutual help group you attended and how it compares to the traditional 12-Step recovery model.

Post by Day 4 a brief overview of the type of mutual help group you attended, and your observations regarding the 12-Step Model of recovery. Then, discuss the role of mutual help groups in addiction recovery, including at least two strengths and two weaknesses of the 12-Step Model. Lastly, describe how participation in mutual help groups might benefit relapse prevention and continuum of care efforts. (Note:Please do not share any personal or identifying information regarding the mutual help group or its members.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

  • Van      Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A      strengths perspective (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
  • Chapter      9, “Mutual Help Groups and Spiritual/Religious Resources” (pp. 353-387)
  • Greenfield,      L., & Tonigan, J. S. (2013).The general Alcoholics Anonymous tools of      recovery: The adoption of the 12-step practices and beliefs. Psychology      of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 553–561.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Kelly,      J., & Teterian, J. D. (2011). The role of mutual help groups in      extending the framework of treatment. Alcohol Research &      Health, 33(4), 350–355.
         Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

flagship TED conferences

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

In case students are not familiar with TED Talks, this initiative is connected with TED, a nonprofit organization whose mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas. TED Talks are videos that present a great idea in 18 minutes or less. They’re filmed at flagship TED conferences, independent TEDx events, and other programs. Their goal is to share Ideas Worth Spreading — in fields like science, technology, business, culture, art and design — around the world.

Watch the following TED Talk entitled “Social Media’s Impact on Human Behavior,” and address the prompt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oLe2stRSbw.

Prompt: Please provide a two-paragraph response (300-500 word count) summarizing the video content and reaction response. This discussion post should also include references (not included in word count). The summary section should identify the speaker’s name, title of presentation, and location of TED Talk. The reaction section should include if the student agrees with the speaker’s content, the student’s constructive opinions regarding the content, and the student’s ability to relate content to course and social work field.