This paper is a reflection and discussion on the major research projects you hav

This paper is a reflection and discussion on the major research projects you have engaged in throughout this course:
making the familiar strange, 2) observation, 3) content analysis, 4) interviewing 5) surveying.
Research is cumulative process where we are always building on our experiences and enhancing our skills so that each successive project is building on the last.
Discuss how your perspective, skills and experience changed with each project and how those changes effected the next one.  Make note of how you might have done things differently with the knowledge and skills you acquired later.  Finally discuss how the course as a whole has affected your skills and perspectives as a researcher and where this might lead your future perspective.  Pay to attention to your choices and explanations of your methodology for each project.
(This is essentially a walk through or your director’s commentary on the major course assignments)
1600-2000 words

Students will develop a one page (double-spaced) proposal for their larger term

Students will develop a one page (double-spaced) proposal for their larger term paper for the semester. In this proposal, you will explain what communication phenomena or artifact that you would like to examine as well as explain what communication theory you would like to apply to your phenomena/artifact. As part of this proposal, you will isolate one or two reasons why your application will be worthwhile or interesting.

What are the different kinds of authority in society and how would you use them?

What are the different kinds of authority in society and how would you use them?
Critical Thinking assignments require the student to write an essay with three paragraphs that equal one page, demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the material read.
All work submitted should identify the author of the material you are using, and be cited.
Please google “How to Cite” an Author’s Material, you will lose points on your work if this not done correctly.

Discussion: Research Questions and Literature Reviews In this week’s video, you

Discussion: Research Questions and Literature Reviews
In this week’s video, you meet Eboni Logan, a teenager who reveals that she is pregnant. Eboni explains to her social worker that no one at her school talks about methods of birth control, as their only focus is on abstinence. Imagine that you are a social worker in Eboni’s school and you begin to notice an increase in teen pregnancy. This causes you to wonder about the effectiveness of abstinence-only education. This curiosity propels you to investigate further, but you are not sure what you should do first—develop a research question or conduct a literature review.
For this Discussion, review the literature on abstinence education. View the Sessions episode on the Eboni Logan case.
By Day 3
Post your explanation about what should come first—the development of a research question or a thorough literature review. Justify your answer by adding your thoughts about which process you believe to be more realistic and/or appropriate, and why. Finally, describe potential consequences of deciding on a research question without conducting a review of the literature. Please use the resources to support your answer.
Logan Family Episode 1
Program Transcript
MS. WARRICK: Hi, Ebony. It’s good to see you. I saw you at the track meet. Nice
job on the 100 meter dash.
EBONY: Oh, thanks. Thanks for seeing me, Ms. Warrick.
MS. WARRICK: So what’s on your mind?
EBONY: I’m pregnant.
MS. WARRICK: Are you sure?
EBONY: Two months.
MS. WARRICK: Oh, Ebony. Why? Did you want to get pregnant? Didn’t you use
protection?
EBONY: Nobody talks about birth control here. All they teach is abstinence. I
made a mistake.
MS. WARRICK: Do you know who the father is?
EBONY: Darion, my boyfriend. We’ve been going together for about four months.
MS. WARRICK: Have you told him?
EBONY: He told me to do whatever I want to do. I know what that means,
though, but he won’t say it. He thinks we’re too young to have a baby.
MS. WARRICK: Have you told your family?
EBONY: My mom. She wants me to have an abortion. Says I’ll ruin my life if I
have a baby now. But not my dad. He says it’s god’s choice, not mine. I don’t
know what to think. I’m all mixed up. What do you think I should do?

2 paragraphs for both questions 1 and 2. Describe two situations that might be e

2 paragraphs for both questions 1 and 2.
Describe two situations that might be eustressors—positive events—to one person but distressors to another. Can you think of examples when, at different points in life, eustressors can become distressors or that distressors can become eustressors? Describe two examples and suggest healthy coping strategies.
2. What behaviors do you follow to get a good night’s sleep? When is it hardest to follow these behaviors? Why? Describe a way to deal with barriers to a good night’s sleep.

Discussion: Trends in Addiction Treatment Helping professionals entering the add

Discussion: Trends in Addiction Treatment
Helping professionals entering the addiction profession are doing so on the cusp of a new era. Significant changes are taking place in treatment approaches, technology, funding, public policy, and perceptions of addiction and recovery.
Underlying these trends is the emergence of a paradigm shift in the way addiction and recovery are perceived. The new paradigm grasps the chronic nature of addiction. It uses long-term approaches that address all areas of one’s life with the goal of improving the quality of life throughout the lifespan. As a helping professional, you should stay abreast of trends in addiction treatment and understand how they impact your profession.
For this Discussion, research and find two articles from academic journals that discuss future trends in the treatment of addictions.
Provide a 400-word discussion Post 
–  Provide a brief description of two current and two future trends that you found in your research in the treatment of addiction. 
– Explain what impact these trends may have on the field of addiction treatment and social change. 
– Support your response using the resources and the following current literature. Must contain at least 3 references and citations.
Required Readings
Doweiko, H. E. (2019). Concepts of chemical dependency (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.
· Chapter 27, “The Substance Use Disorders As a Disease of the Human Spirit” (pp. 376-388)
· Chapter 35, “Support Groups to Promote and Sustain Recovery” (pp. 493-505)
· Chapter 38, “The Debate Over Legalization” (pp. 543-555)
Heinrich, C. J., & Cummings, G. R. (2014). Adoption and diffusion of evidence‐based addiction medications in substance abuse treatment. Health services research, 49(1), 127-152.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Evidence-based practices resource center. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-resource-center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). Implementing change in substance abuse treatment programs (DHHS Publication No. SMA 09-4377). Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA09-4377/SMA09-4377.pdf Read pages 1–18.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 42. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 05-3922. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005.
Vanderplasschen, W., Vandevelde, S., De Ruysscher, C., Vandevelde, D., & Broekaert, E. (2017). In search of evidence-based treatment in TCs for addictions: 40 years of research in TC De Kiem (Belgium). Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 12(2-3), 177-195.
Madson, M., & Schumacher, J. (2010). Motivational interviewing and alcohol. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 10(4), 13–17.

Week 11: The Ending Stage and Evaluation The ending stage of a group is just as

Week 11: The Ending Stage and Evaluation
The ending stage of a group is just as important as the beginning stage. Effective termination is an important part of the therapeutic process and an expectation of the NASW Code of Ethics (1996). Some members of the group may need further therapy or services, and it is the responsibility of the clinical social worker to assess every member’s needs. Also, the members should feel that some type of closure has occurred, and this is often done through ending exercises. These exercises help the members of the group say goodbye to one another and acknowledge the group’s accomplishments. Another important part of the ending stage is the evaluation of the group intervention. The NASW Code of Ethics (1996) requires that some type of evaluation method is implemented in clinical practice. The social worker should evaluate the group’s goals and the level of success of the group process.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze termination process      with families and groups
Evaluate appraisal methods      for group process
Learning Resources
Required Readings
Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An introduction to group work practice (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
· Chapter 13, “Ending the Group’s Work” (pp. 395-416)
· Chapter 14, “Evaluation” (pp. 417-443)
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing [Vital Source e-reader].
· “Working With Organizations: The Southeast Planning Group” (pp. 51–52)
London, M. (2007). Performance appraisal for groups: Models and methods for assessing group processes and outcomes for development and evaluation. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 59(3), 175–188.
Discussion: Termination with Families and Group
Intervention endings are a critical part of social work practice.  Because endings may create strong emotional reactions, the termination process starts from the first session.  Successfully terminating family sessions or group sessions promotes learning for clients to take with them moving forward.
Provide a 400-word discussion Post 
–  A comparison of the termination process between treatment groups and family sessions. 
– Explain how you would evaluate readiness to terminate group and family treatment, identifying similarities and differences between the evaluation of the two types of treatment. 
– Describe the techniques you would use to terminate a treatment group and how these may be the same or different than the techniques you would use to terminate a family intervention.
· Must contain at least 3 references and citations

How does an economics framework, specifically scarcity and rational decision mak

How does an economics framework, specifically scarcity and rational decision making, help us understand the 2008 Great Recession? How does a purely economic frame limit our understanding of what went wrong?  
Do you agree or disagree with Thomas Piketty that governments should intervene with monetary and fiscal policies through short term stimulus and long term wealth tax?
For both questions, refer to concepts presented in the textbook or lecture to help discuss an economic framework. Be sure cite appropriately. Citations are always found under the main module overview page for this module.
Important instructions below
Make sure to read: Predatory Lending, Wealth Inequality, and the Great Recession of 2008.pdf watch this Daily Show interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtahuPcsNVM before posting on the GBD.
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Reading material file attached below 

Assignment: Life Span Interview Throughout the HSBE I and II courses, you have e

Assignment: Life Span Interview
Throughout the HSBE I and II courses, you have explored the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of different phases of the human life span. You have explored life-span development theories that help to explain human behavior. You also have considered how the social environment influences individuals and their behavior.
Gathering facts about a client’s life span through the interview process is an important social work skill. This week, you practice this skill by interviewing an older adult using the questions in the Life Span Interview document available in this week’s resources. For this week’s Assignment you transform your interview notes into a narrative—that is, a life story—of the older adult ­you interviewed. You interweave within this narrative an analysis of the life story by applying person and the environment concepts to your understanding and interpretation of that story.
By Day 7
Submit a 3- to 5-page paper in which you provide a narrative analysis of the Life Span Interview you completed. The paper should:
Provide a chronological history of the individual’s major life experiences.
Identify specific biological, psychological and sociological influences that shaped the individual’s experience.
Analyze the individual’s experiences by applying theory and concepts learned throughout both HBSE courses.
Provide your reflection of the experience, both in interviewing the individual and analyzing their narrative.
Explain what you learned and how you will apply this to future social work practice.
Support your Assignment with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Week 5 Discussions: Parenting older children Previous Next  Consider the followi

Week 5 Discussions: Parenting older children
Previous Next 
Consider the following scenario: 
You are a working single parent of a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. Your son has an 11 PM curfew on weekends, but recently, he has been ignoring curfew and coming home after midnight. When you try to address this with him, he either ignores you or gets angry and starts screaming at you. When he’s at home, he tends to shut himself away in his room. His latest report card shows that his grades are slipping. You are getting very concerned, but you work full-time and parent by yourself, so you are getting frustrated as well. 
At the same time, your daughter has been telling you that she doesn’t feel well and doesn’t want to go to school. After some prodding, she shared that she has been getting teased at school and bullied online. 
After reviewing the learning resources for this week, come up with a strategy for dealing with your children that is supported by the literature on adolescent discipline. What are some of the things that you need to take into consideration? What actions would you implement to try and address the problematic behaviors you are witnessing? What actions would you avoid?
For this discussion, an excellent response will be well written and at least 2-3 paragraphs in length, incorporating at least 3 of the learning resources provided. You may also include other resources that you find outside of the classroom. Remember to use in-text citations and a reference list to identify the ideas that you learned from your sources. Any idea that came from something you read must be cited. When in doubt, cite it!