A complete sample paper is provided for you in Canvas to help you in writing you

A complete sample paper is provided for you in Canvas to help you in writing your paper. Or, if you like working from an outline, here is a sample outline for a paper where the content section is devoted to someone going into the career/vocation of a “pastoral counselor” (merely used as an example) and I note where you can find information for almost everything right in your textbook:
Possible Outline for the Research Paper
“How a Knowledge of Family and Society Can Help One Function Effectively as a Social Worker”
Title page.
Introductory paragraph.
Concluding paragraph.
Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, as your style standard.
General requirements
Approximately four pages long, double spaced, 1-inch margins for 8 and ½ by 11 inch paper, 12 point font size type (preferably Times New Roman), not counting cover page.
Submission of the paper
Research requirements: A minimum of four academic, scholarly sources should be consulted – scholarly books or scholarly journal articles; avoid blogs and web pages as sources.

This assignment requires that you identify, summarize, and analyze a contemporar

This assignment requires that you identify, summarize, and analyze a contemporary social issue and a corresponding social policy or program developed to address this social problem.
Your final paper should include the following:
Topic: School lunches in relation to child hunger and poverty- policies to waive school lunch fees
Policies to look up-
NSLP (national school lunch program)
School Pantry Program
BackPack Program
Website to look into for more info and use as a resource-
An introduction that describes how the social problem is defined:
 What are the observable signs by which this problem can be known?
 What is the prevalence of the problem (locally, statewide, nationally)?
 Who is affected by the problem? What specific groups or individuals?
 Is the problem increasing or decreasing? Why?
 How does the problem obstruct social justice?
 Does this problem relate to your agency? If so, how?
An historical overview of the problem:
 How did it become a recognized social problem?
 What values or ideology led the issue to be defined as a problem?
Identify the purported causes of the social problem, and the most serious issues associated with it:
 How is the social problem identified and defined? By whom?
 Are there alternative ways to define this problem? Provide an example.
 Do different interest groups and stakeholders disagree over the causes and extent of the social problem, and
the best way to resolve this issue?
(Keep in mind that different groups/stakeholders may define the problem and its cause differently).
Identify the primary gainers and losers with respect to the problem:
 What kinds of gains and losses are involved?
 What is the amount or value of the gains and losses?
Discuss the strengths of the affected population (the persons who are experiencing the social problem) and what impact do these strengths have on the social problem.
 Do others acknowledge these strengths?
 How can these strengths be incorporated into problem-solving measures?
 What strengths of the social system exist that pertain to this social problem?
Identify a social policy or program developed to address the social problem and conduct an analysis on the policy or program including:
 Latent and manifest goals
 Benefits and services provided
 Eligibility rules; service delivery systems
 Financing; attention paid to social justice/equity issues
Provide evaluation and recommendations for policy modifications/changes.
 Be sure to include the degree to which the policy is strengths-based, and strategies or recommendations to
make it more reflective of the strengths approach.
8. Discuss specific steps you would bring about changes to identified policy or program.
 What would you focus on and why? What would be your initial activities?
 Where might you find human and monetary resources to help you?
 Who would be you political allies and from where would you expect opposition in this effort?
Your paper must follow APA format (12-point font, double-spaced, standard margins) and include proper references and a bibliography. The paper must be a minimum of 9 pages and a maximum of 11 pages long, not including references or the cover page.
Your final paper must cite as your primary resources at least five references, including at least one of each of the following: academic articles, books references, and websites dealing with social problems and social policy. One of these book references can be the textbook chapter related to your topic. You may also incorporate mainstream/popular media sources.
Because you are expected to summarize and analyze competing perspectives about the problem, finding ―conservative‖ and ―liberal‖ sources of information may help highlight the way different groups/stakeholders view the same issue.

*Paper must be on a social welfare policy issue such as suicide prevntion, Homel

*Paper must be on a social welfare policy issue such as suicide prevntion, Homelessness, Marginalized populations…etc. It is okay to think outside of the box and use topics that you find interesting just please be sure that it is an issue within the social work arena.
*An outline and examples of what exactly is required has been provided. Please follow the outline and examples closely.
Learners will prepare a Position Paper, 2-4 pages in length,
on an issue of real and substantive concern to them. Please note that an
excellent sample outline can be found on the site listed below. Simon
Fraser University School of Communication (n.d.) Writing a position
paper. Retrieved from: (http://www.sfu.ca/cmns/130d1/WritingaPositionPaper.htm (Links
to an external site.))
A position paper is a written form of debate. It presents
one side of an arguable opinion about an issue. Your goal in a position paper
is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and your reasoning
defensible. You want to address all sides of an issue and present it in a
manner that is easy for your audience to understand. Your job is to take one
side of the argument and persuade your audience that you have well-founded
knowledge of the topic being presented. It is important to support your
argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims, to refute the
counterclaims, and to demonstrate that you are well informed on the issue
overall. In choosing your issue, consider these questions: 1) Is it a real
issue, with genuine controversy and uncertainty? 2) Can you identify at least
two distinctive positions? 3) Are you personally interested in advocating one
of these positions? 4) Can you manage the scope of the issue?

This assessment assignment is designed to have you thoughtfully and critically c

This assessment assignment is designed to have you thoughtfully and critically consider individual and family patterns from a systemic, intergenerational perspective.
Requirements: References are required for this paper. The materials required (texts and articles) for this course are sufficient and there is no need to use other sources. Please make sure to cite your sources both within your paper and on the reference page in APA format. Please use scholarly journals, texts, articles, etc. in your references if you decide to use sources other than the class texts and articles on Blackboard. A webpage is not considered a scholarly source.
Length of Assignment: A one-page Genogram diagram with legend plus a five (5) page analysis and insightful assessment of you and your family relationships that is based in theoretical perspectives. When creating your genogram diagram do not forget to include a legend to identify symbols and their meanings. Use the resources in Blackboard to create the diagram and legend.
The Assignment:
Following from assignment one, prepare your own family Genogram by consulting (when possible) various members of your nuclear and extended family. Gather a careful history of as many family members covering three generations if possible. Whenever possible I ask that you speak to family members to ask for information that you do not or cannot remember. I ask that you include either a name or initials for those listed in the genogram schematic so that I can understand whom you are discussing in the written analysis and narrative.
For those of you with large families indicate only those who had a direct influence on you and your parents. Gather a careful history of each family member (covering three generations – grandparents, parents, their siblings, your siblings, cousins, your own children etc.). Again, you need only indicate on the genogram those members of your immediate and extended family who had an effect on who, and how you are today.
Note names (initials will do), ages, gender identity, education, significant events i.e. marriage, death, immigration, illness, job loss, major relocations/displacement and/or immigration, loss, incarceration, divorce, remarriage, etc. Add as much information as possible.
Also, indicate history of relationship disruptions such as intimate partner violence, substance misuse/abuse, divorce or separation of any sort and any other relevant factors and/or issues.
· As we discussed, anxiety in relationships can have a tremendous influence on the family process. An indication of the level of anxiety within the family and how that might have been transmitted through the generations and might be at work in shaping our family processes, can be uncovered by exploring triangles, alliances, coalitions, cut-offs, fusions, enmeshments, etc. In completing your genogram look for these indicators and discuss the origin and effects of each. Were you able to see patterns in your family relationships that have affected your own beliefs, perspectives and relational patterns?
· Incorporate theory – Bowen Family Systems and other theoretical model we covered into this assessment and analysis of your Family Genogram.
Be sure to consider both micro-and macro-level influences on you, your family system and your family process. Incorporate the lenses of Bowen’s Multigenerational Transmission of Process and the Family Life Cycle perspective as you consider your Genogram. Finally, note the sort of experiences you had in constructing your Genogram, as well as your experience of contacting family members to obtain information to complete your Genogram. Ask your family members what the experience might have been like for them as well.
· Note carefully factors such as: race, culture, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic and political beliefs, ability, orientation and any other possible attributes of discrimination. Discuss the effects of that discrimination on you and your family system as a whole. How has that shaped you and your perspective on your relationship with your family, in your partner choices and in your life experiences?
The Goal: To identify healthy and unhealthy patterns in interpersonal relationships within your family system. To explore how those patterns might have influenced family relations through the generations and still be influencing your current relationships both within and outside your family system.

For this assignment, you will demonstrate your knowledge of case management prac

For this assignment, you will demonstrate your knowledge of case management practice by reviewing the case of Maria and then completing the following tasks:
– Providing a social history of maria
-creating a treatment plan with at least 2 goals and 2 objectives
– creating a list of referrals that would be appropriate for her
– creating a contact/case note of the transcribed sesssion utilizing either the SOAP or DAP format

For this week’s discussion, please share your experiences with working on the ge

For this week’s discussion, please share your experiences with working on the genogram assignments, what you might be discovering about using this process as a counseling tool and how it may have impacted your development of a genogram of your own family or that of your friends. If you chose to do a different family, please provide a small description of the family members and what some of the patterns were within that family.

The goal of a research paper is not to inform the reader what others have to say

The goal of
a research paper is not to inform the
reader what others have to say about a topic, but to draw on what others have
to say about a topic and engage the sources to thoughtfully offer your own perspective on the question. Nobody but you can
answer whether you have chosen the right career!
This paper
is an exceptional opportunity to increase your knowledge of your chosen field
or profession, while validating the choice you have made by enrolling in your
current program.
You may be
answering questions, but the answers to those questions can come from different
sources. Your job is to integrate what
you learn from the sources and then come up with answers that broadly reflect
your findings.
Required Parts of the career research paper
You need to
submit each of the following items
in this order:
· Body of Paper (4-5 double-spaced
In the top left-hand corner of page one:
Weds 1:00
of submission
Give your paper a title, skip two spaces, and the body of the paper
begins on page 1.
· Works Cited Page as an additional
page with at least three sources (1 page
with the centered title, Works Cited)
1. One source, for example, could be an
interview with an instructor from your program, or if you did not conduct an
interview, a Madison College Library data base article. The MLA citation for an interview looks like
Jane. Personal interview. 19 May 2014
The second source
can be The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Here is the citation:
Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Dec. 2020, www.bls.gov/ooh/
3. The third source should come from our
Madison College Library data base article.
These often include the MLA citation so you may copy that. (Once more, you might have two of these if
you did not complete an interview.
Darryl K. “Tales From the Help Desk: Six Crazy Horror Stories.” EWeek, Nov. 2014, p. 1. EBSCOhost
How Do I Write This Paper?
Because this
is likely the first academic research paper you’ve written, it differs from our
previous writing a little. Therefore, I’m asking you to put it together using
specific questions you need to answer, which is easier than creating a document
from scratch.
REsearch Questions and Structure:
questions and prompts will become the main sections (or paragraphs) your paper:
Introduction: Why did you initially choose this
professional area? State your thesis at the end of the introduction [eg. “Because of the nature of the job,
being a ________ (fill in the career name) is (or is not) the right career for
me to pursue.”]
Body Points: Then, answer the following
questions in the body of your paper. You may answer them in any order that seems logical to you [use this link for a helpful way to
organize this info,
after you’ve written it]:
What are the typical job duties?
What are the necessary personal interests,
personality types or skills required?
What are the educational requirements? Is there
variation in the requirements?
How much will your education cost? How long will
it take you to complete your education?
What (if any) other ongoing training or
professional development is required or helpful?
What are some professional organizations people
in this career belong to?
What are the publications or professional
development resources commonly used in this career?
What are the typical Earnings (obtain local and
national data)? Starting vs. experienced wages?
Is this job generally paid hourly, by salary, or
as an independent contractor? What is the starting wage? Is compensation
commonly given in anything other than wages (like paid ongoing
professional development, etc.)
Will you have room for advancement in this job?
What is the employment outlook for this job?
What is a challenge in this field? OR
What are
some advantages and/or disadvantages of working in this field? You may use your
interview information to answer this question or search for another
source in the Library Database.

You will identify a focus of inquiry from one specific policy area as negotiated

You will identify a focus of inquiry from one specific policy area as negotiated and further refined between the student and the instructor. These are generally in the policy areas of healthcare, mental health, substance abuse, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, family advocacy, education, immigration, or criminal justice.
You will identify a population of concern. Each student will locate some data related to these policies’ potential impact on people living in Miami-Dade County, such as the population primarily impacted and what information you can find to tell us about the people affected by these laws. Include a summary as well as the citation and location of the information.
You will identify the primary and relevant laws and administrative policies that impact your area of inquiry. These include federal, state, and local resources. You will provide the citation and reference and summarize what information you have located and why it is relevant. This step will demonstrate that you know how to seek guidance and clarification from governmental laws, codes, and other external guidance forms.
It would help if you looked at these policy areas from a global perspective. Identify empirical research articles, books, videos, and other forms of information addressing social welfare policies and issues concerning this policy area. Remember, we need to engage diversity and difference in practice and advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice – so think broadly. Provide a table, summarize your findings, and tell us why these resources are useful to you as a professional social worker.
What is the potential impact of this legislation on human rights, social and/or economic justice for the client population?
The paper should follow APA format and be between 8 and 10 pages.
Students will be graded on the accuracy of their work and the clarity of their written documen

The first section of your paper will provide an introductory description of your

The first section of your paper will provide an introductory description of your family unit (however you are defining it). This should include information you deem relevant to provide me with an understanding of your family unit and its internal dynamics (e.g., marriages, divorces, ages, births, roles, responsibilities, etc.) (This section should be 1-2 pages.)
The second section should contain detailed information describing each of the 5 mandatory (and other) social systems you referred to in your ecomap. You should have at least 1 detailed paragraph for each family-system dynamic. You should use subheadings to delineate between family-system interactions. (This section should be 2-4 pages.)
The third section should contain a theoretical analysis of your family unit from at least two different theoretical perspectives covered in this class. The two perspectives should need to be outlined and a breakdown of the theory should be applied to your family unit. Be sure to include metaphors that have been discussed and finally how the perspectives your chosen highlight the strengths and weaknesses of your family unit. (This section should be 4-5 pages)
The final section should contain a feasible and appropriate intervention and resources specifically addressing one (1) problematic family-system interaction that you identified in the previous section(s). For example, it is insufficient to state “Person X should receive a referral for therapy related to her binge drinking.” A well-crafted intervention plan should describe each of the following:

This is your cognitive assessment of the client. In this assessment you describe

This is your cognitive assessment of the client. In this assessment you describe at least three (3) core beliefs held by the client, gives examples of those beliefs and how they are triggered by specific situational stressors, accompanying feelings and automatic thoughts, and behavior patterns that result. These should be fully described in paragraph form with a separate heading for each core belief.