Social Problems

Find a current event that relates to violence/crime. Relate to key concepts/theories of Racism, Discrimination, Gender, Crime, Violence, Alcohol and drugs. 3-4 pages. You will fully discuss the article/event as it relates to the overall premise of our course. Analyze it from a sociological perspective (Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, Social Action Theory and Postmodernism).
(Note: I encourage you to select a topic that you have passion/interest in).
Ex: Child abuse, death penalty, sentencing regulations, re-entry programs–etc.
APA/MLA FORMAT

Soc- Finances – a short reflection

This is a short reflection. With 1-2 pages double space
Consider the following:
Women, on average, live on about $1,125 per month in Social Security and men, about $1,447 per month. As we know, in California, this is not enough to live on if you are alone.
Put yourself in the shoes of an elderly man or woman living on a fixed income that has recently lost their home. What do you do? Are there resources out there that might help you?
Do a little Google/ internet research. What search terms lead you to resources or advice? How easy was it to find help? Could you develop a plan if you found yourself in this situation? Give a little detail on how you would approach this.
Video: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/social-security-is-…
5 Problems with Social Security and a Silver Lining: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/12/24/social-…
Myths and Facts VIDEO: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/social-security-is-…
https://generations.asaging.org/homelessness-older-adults-poverty-health#:~:text=Homelessness among older adults is increasing; among single,functional impairment—20 years earlier than their housed counterparts.

Social Work Question

Purposes: The purpose of this assignment is to gain an understanding of a different culture. You are to engage in a meaningful conversation with someone who has a culture that is different from yours. You are to learn about his/ her home culture and his/ her experiences in your culture or the mainstream U.S. culture.
Do not be under the assumption that this assignment requires you to find an exotic person from some far-away-land! Remember, there are many different cultures amongst us and you will need to explore your circle of friends, or perhaps their relatives. Also, a phone call can be a good way to interview someone of interest.
Acceptable Differences: Race, Culture, Sexual Orientation and Disability. Age will only count if the person you want to interview is 85 years and above and make sure that this age difference is captured in the interviewee’s story. E-mail me if you have a person of interest and you are not sure if the person would be acceptable for this assignment. (Gender difference will not count for this assignment)
After the interview, write a 3 to 5 page (double-spaced) paper based on the interview. Use APA format. Remember, the interview questions are not to be in the actual assignment submission. They are provided as guide to assist you!

ASSIGNMENT: Imagine you will be teaching this course to undergraduate students at College next semester. With this in mind,

ASSIGNMENT:
Imagine you will be teaching this course to undergraduate students at College next semester. With this in mind, keep a “teaching journal” for this course that will guide you as you prepare your class. Think of this teaching journal as an outline of your lecture notes for the hypothetical class you will teach. Who knows? Maybe you will teach sociological theory one day! Prepare your journal with this thought in mind.
For every week listed in the course syllabus, list the major theorists we discussed and outline their main contributions. For each theorist, list and define (in your own words) at least two of their main concepts. Then, outline a lesson plan that includes at least one social case (an example of a social issue, event, or situation, historical or contemporary) that you can use to show your students how the concepts can be used to develop a better understanding of the world. In other words:
1. Name the theorist and share some notes about their perspective.
2. Identify and define (in your own words) at least two concepts that are central to their
theoretical perspective.
3. Come up with a real-world case that you will use to explain these concepts to your students.
Be sure to clearly explain the case, and to clearly explain exactly how and why the concepts are useful to understanding the case. How will you use this case/example to teach? How will you help your students to understand?
Your objective is to provide a set of “lecture notes” that will help you to inspire your students to think theoretically. But you must clearly explain to me how you will do this by following the instructions above.
FORMAT:
Format, presentation, and clarity are just as important as the content of your entries.
All journals should be typed and well organized according to theorist. Each entry should include the different components/sections outlined above.
Each entry (for each theorist) should be roughly 1-2 pages (double spaced) in length (12-point font, one- inch margins). For each concept definition, you should provide at least a few sentences. You should provide one to two paragraphs for each case/example you list and explain.
Your journal should include entries for:
C. Wright Mills
Karl Marx
W.E.B. Du Bois (Black Reconstruction in America) Jane Addams
Pierre Bourdieu
Loic Wacquant
Emile Durkheim
Eviatar Zerubavel

*I will provide you with the class information in Power Point and other readings so that you can find the concepts and other information that you need to do assignment.

Sociology; Activity 3

https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/05/… to read the Pew Research Center article titled: As Millennials Near 40 They’re Approaching Family Life Differently Than Previous Generations (Barroso, Parker, and Bennett, 2020). and be sure to look over the charts.
Instructions Second Paragraph (up to 8 points)In the second paragraph and another 8-10, grammatically correct and meaningful sentences explain your own thinking or views about the information you wrote about in paragraph one. You can use evidence from your own life to support your thinking and views. For example, does the data reflect your own thinking and experiences? What social factors reflect your family planning and how does this relate to what you wrote about in paragraph one? Instructions Third Paragraph (up to 8 points)In the third paragraph and another 8-10, grammatically correct and meaningful sentences written in your own words, write an analysis focusing on the following topic. Do you think the data you summarized in paragraph one reflective of the Millennial generation will continue with the younger Z-Generation? Why or why not? Support your thinking with evidence either from Chapter 14 and/or current societal trends and issues (not your personal experiences and not personal experiences of someone you know). For example, how might COVID-19, the current inflation trends, or other economic, political, and cultural social factors influence family formation and types of living arrangements being formed?
The point of paragraph three is for you to demonstrate your development of sociological critical thinking skills. This means that as a sociologist in training you are beginning to put together (just like puzzle pieces) the different components of society including current social issues and their impact or influence on individual behaviors (in this case young adults making family-related decisions). You might recall in Chapter 1 and the Lecture we learned about the sociological imagination and the interrelationship between macro-sociology (society) and micro-sociology (individuals).

Social Work Question

Due Sunday by 11:59pm
Points 20
Submitting a text entry box or a file upload
Unit 8Early Adulthood Presentations

Instructions
Using course materials, articles, and other scholarly resources, create four PowerPoint slides that will include information learned in Unit 7. This activity will require you to review content in the course as well as outside resources. The purpose of this assignment is to help you develop creative ways to learn, apply social work theories and develop the skill of presenting. The goal is for you to be able to reference this project in the future in preparation to practice in the field of social work. Therefore, consider this assignment as an outline of the information learned in the course thus far.
Requirements
In this assignment, there must be at least one slide that includes information about the cognitive and social development in this stage of life.
You will need to create three slides for this week.
Include HBSE Theories for Early Adulthood. Real world examples and life experiences are encouraged, if comfortable.
Refer to the Instructions for the final project for more information.
Complete this assignment and upload it to this assignment dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 pm CT.
Estimated time to complete: 4 hours
RubricMSW500 Presentation Rubric
MSW500 Presentation Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

Social Work Question

Due Sunday by 11:59pm
Points 20
Submitting a text entry box or a file upload
Unit 8Early Adulthood Presentations

Instructions
Using course materials, articles, and other scholarly resources, create four PowerPoint slides that will include information learned in Unit 7. This activity will require you to review content in the course as well as outside resources. The purpose of this assignment is to help you develop creative ways to learn, apply social work theories and develop the skill of presenting. The goal is for you to be able to reference this project in the future in preparation to practice in the field of social work. Therefore, consider this assignment as an outline of the information learned in the course thus far.
Requirements
In this assignment, there must be at least one slide that includes information about the cognitive and social development in this stage of life.
You will need to create three slides for this week.
Include HBSE Theories for Early Adulthood. Real world examples and life experiences are encouraged, if comfortable.
Refer to the Instructions for the final project for more information.
Complete this assignment and upload it to this assignment dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 pm CT.
Estimated time to complete: 4 hours
RubricMSW500 Presentation Rubric
MSW500 Presentation Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

Sociology Question

This midterm assignment asks you to reflect on Chapter 2 of Ai-Jen Poo’s book, The Age of Dignity and on Module 6: Friends, Family and Community. We have watched the introductory remarks video with Ai-Jen Poo. Now, please read “The Sandwich Generation, pp 43-69” The midterm is a short essay and a chance for you to critically analyze the reading, This is a take home essay so I’m expecting that you will take time with it.
Please a title for your essay. Keep it very organized and label each section as noted in the prompts below. Please double-space your essay. You do not need to cite references unless you cite sources outside of the assigned reading.
The midterm should be approximately 4 pages DOUBLE SPACED written in your own words from your perspective.
1; Write a short introduction paragraph based on the 16-minute video featuring Ai-Jen Poo talking about her grandparents. (posted in the module) In her video, Ai-Jen Poo describes two very different stories about how her family cared for her grandfather compared to caring for her grandmother. What were the main differences between these accounts of caregiving? Why does Poo say her grandfather’s story is more tragic than her grandmother’s story?
2. In the Sandwich Generation chapter (pp. 43-69), Poo says that ” spoken or unspoken, a desire for the elder or sick relative to die is incredibly common.” No matter their level of income or education, no matter the size of the family or the region in which they live, no matter the cultural background of the family, Poo tells us that the adult children of aging parents often describe these same emotions -“torn, strapped, resentful, stressed and sometimes even furious” After reading this chapter in Poo’s book, write 2 or 3 paragraphs on the following:
a-First, describe “the sandwich generation” from this chapter. What does that term mean? Second, explain at least two or three systemic barriers or circumstances that make caring for an elder so difficult. Reference one or two of the stories in the chapter to illustrate why caretaking is so hard.
b. In the second half of the Sandwich Generation chapter “From Super Hero to Super Friends (starting on page 56), what changes in government or health care policies do you think could help make it easier to care for elders in the home?
3. Think about the division of unpaid labor described in the chapter and about the role of women as “social network keepers” as described in HIllier’s Chapter 6. . Poo says “women make up 2/3 of today’s caregivers and the average caregiver is a 50-year-old woman who works up to 20 hours a week for an average of four years This work is on top of her paid job and caring for her own children. Even when other relatives help, they do less than 10% of the work”
a. Why is caregiving “women’s work”? Should sons and fathers be expected to contribute more equitably in this unpaid labor? Why or why not?
b. Do you think cultural, social, and traditional gender norms around caregiving have or will change when Millenials and Gen Z assume the role of caregivers for their aging relatives?
5. Write a final short paragraph. summing up the issues presented here around caregiving. Take into account that by 2030, 20% of Americans will be over the age of 65. Does your family have a plan for when aging relatives need caregiving? Are you part of that plan? If so, how do you envision your role?
Note: Part of your grade will be on organization and writing mechanics. Be sure to put a title, your name, date, and class on the first page. Use MS Word or Adobe pdf or else I won’t be able to read your paper. This paper should not exceed 4-5 double-spaced pages (not counting the title page). Please be thoughtful. Write a draft and edit it so that you have spell checked and worked on the grammar.

Social Work Question

Case Study Assignment One INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK IS REQUIRED
This is a major assignment in this class and is worth 100 points toward your final grade. This case study assignment must be written in APA format (title page, references, etc.) and you must include at least three outside references. This assignment must be at least five pages not including the title and reference pages. If you address each question properly, this will not be difficult. I will deduct points for grammar and spelling errors! Please proofread prior to submitting.
1) Read Chapter Six (“The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog”) from the book The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.
2) Answer the following questions thoroughly in APA paragraph format:
a. Why is it a bad idea to surprise or suddenly interact with traumatized and neglected children? How can you use awareness of this in order to improve the environment and approach you take to working with these kids?
b. Why is taking a good case history so important in working with children with behavior problems? How can you learn more about the children you work with in order to understand their behavior?
c. How can brain changes associated with neglect be misunderstood as pre-existing brain damage and what implications does this have for traumatized children?
d. Why is it critical when working with traumatized children to let them control the pace and intensity of the therapy?
e. Why can helping children understand brain development help their recovery?
f. How might living with dogs actually have provided some of the social stimulation Justin needed as a young child? How can animals and interactions with animals be used to help similar children?
g. What are two concepts you learned from this case study?
g. How did this case study impact you on both personal and professional levels?
3) You must use at least three scholarly references (journal articles, textbooks, etc) NOT google, wikipedia, etc. Only reliable internet sources such as .gov or .org websites can be used as references.

Social Work Question

Please read the following article and reflect on three things you learned
:https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/clin…
2) Please read the following article and reflect on what you learned and how you plan to go above and beyond in the challenge to maintain professional competence as a social worker or human services worker.
https://www.socialworker.com/extras/social-work-mo… to an external site.
apa format

Watch the video case study found in the Learning Resources. Then, consult the Learning Resources and/or

Watch the video case study found in the Learning Resources.

Then, consult the Learning Resources and/or go to the Walden Library to find information related to interventions for this type of client or problem.

Use this information to help develop an individual or family treatment plan for the identified client (Amy, Mrs. Bargas, or Bargas family) with whom you have chosen to work from the case study.

For help with this assignment, refer back to the Library recommendations in Week 3.

Helpful tip: Try other keywords including: 

treatment programs 

intervention 

Try using the AND and OR connectors. For example: 

drug addiction OR drug abuse OR substance abuse OR drug use 

senior citizen OR older people OR elderly OR aging 

intervention AND alcoholism 

Learn more about AND, OR, and NOT (Boolean operators) in the guide below. 

Guide: Keyword Searching: Boolean

By Day 7

Write a generalist treatment plan that includes all of the following:

Identify the client.

Describe the problems that need to be addressed.

Explain how you would work with the client to identify and prioritize problems.

Identify the related needs based on the identified problems.

Describe how you would utilize client strengths when selecting a strategy for intervention.

Identify at least two treatment plan goals.

Create at least one measurable objective to meet each goal.

Explain the specific action steps to achieve objectives.

Describe what information is important to document in a treatment plan, and explain why.

Submission and Grading Information

Social Work Question

Case Study Assignment One INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK IS REQUIRED
This is a major assignment in this class and is worth 100 points toward your final grade. This case study assignment must be written in APA format (title page, references, etc.) and you must include at least three outside references. This assignment must be at least five pages not including the title and reference pages. If you address each question properly, this will not be difficult. I will deduct points for grammar and spelling errors! Please proofread prior to submitting.
1) Read Chapter Six (“The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog”) from the book The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.
2) Answer the following questions thoroughly in APA paragraph format:
a. Why is it a bad idea to surprise or suddenly interact with traumatized and neglected children? How can you use awareness of this in order to improve the environment and approach you take to working with these kids?
b. Why is taking a good case history so important in working with children with behavior problems? How can you learn more about the children you work with in order to understand their behavior?
c. How can brain changes associated with neglect be misunderstood as pre-existing brain damage and what implications does this have for traumatized children?
d. Why is it critical when working with traumatized children to let them control the pace and intensity of the therapy?
e. Why can helping children understand brain development help their recovery?
f. How might living with dogs actually have provided some of the social stimulation Justin needed as a young child? How can animals and interactions with animals be used to help similar children?
g. What are two concepts you learned from this case study?
g. How did this case study impact you on both personal and professional levels?
3) You must use at least three scholarly references (journal articles, textbooks, etc) NOT google, wikipedia, etc. Only reliable internet sources such as .gov or .org websites can be used as references.

Social Work Question

This week the assignment is to create an ecomap of your own family to explore relationships between yourself and your community. Please click on the link to read about how to create an ecomap and watch the video in the course content for additional information. You may use the template to create an ecomap of your family, or you can draw one on a separate piece of paper. Be sure to include relationship lines and a key to interpret the ecomap. Write a brief reflection over what you learned by examining the systems in your life. How was this activity helpful to you and your understanding of your family? How would you use this with clients in a field agency or in your place of work? Upload your completed ecomap and reflection in canvas.
Assignment Resources
EcoMap Activity Resources

Social Work Question

Lifestory Paper Guidelines
There are many goals of this assignment including to increase your understanding of generational differences, diversity, experiences as well as to increase your awareness of yourself as an interviewer and develop your skill in asking questions, receiving information, building rapport, leading discussions, and documenting information, thus producing a written memoire for your partner. You will select a senior citizen over the age of 70 to interview and partner with for this project. Usually, we partner with a local nursing home, however due to Covid-19, this is not possible. You may select a family member to do this project with. This assignment will be conducted completely virtually. You will need to set up several times to meet with the individual as or correspond in writing via email with them. Your goal is to create a professional relationship with the individual and gain information through several meetings to develop a comprehensive, complete, and accurate picture of their experiences. This assignment will be broken into two parts. Part I is due Week 7 and part II is due Week 14. The total assignment is worth 200 points.
Lifestory research prep assignment – Part I due Week 7 – Worth 100 points
Research the timeframe in which your partner grew up. What social problems were the most pressing? What health problems were the biggest factors? Research their community and economy. How did this influence their lives? What types of jobs and employment opportunities were prominent? Research education system and the opportunities for people to go to college or job training. What groups were left out? Summarize this information in a 4-page APA formatted document and submit to course management system. This needs to be completed before you begin interviewing your partner.
Once you have gathered the information and completed your interviews, you will write up their life story using large font and inserting photos of their life and timeframe. You may use the internet to find photos of their community, places of employment, significant events they describe and any personal photos they let you use. The paper can be written using Microsoft word or PowerPoint. The finished product should include a title page and a thank you page at the end. Grading will be based on thoroughness of the information, details, thoughtfulness storytelling of their lifestory, and overall appearance of the finished product.
All work on this project is to be done individually – do not rely on family to do the work and preparation for you.
Assignment Resources
Interview TopicsDownload Interview Topics
RubricMSW500 Assignment Grading Rubric 1
MSW500 Assignment Grading Rubric 1
CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

Social Work Question

Lifestory Paper Guidelines
There are many goals of this assignment including to increase your understanding of generational differences, diversity, experiences as well as to increase your awareness of yourself as an interviewer and develop your skill in asking questions, receiving information, building rapport, leading discussions, and documenting information, thus producing a written memoire for your partner. You will select a senior citizen over the age of 70 to interview and partner with for this project. Usually, we partner with a local nursing home, however due to Covid-19, this is not possible. You may select a family member to do this project with. This assignment will be conducted completely virtually. You will need to set up several times to meet with the individual as or correspond in writing via email with them. Your goal is to create a professional relationship with the individual and gain information through several meetings to develop a comprehensive, complete, and accurate picture of their experiences. This assignment will be broken into two parts. Part I is due Week 7 and part II is due Week 14. The total assignment is worth 200 points.
Lifestory research prep assignment – Part I due Week 7 – Worth 100 points
Research the timeframe in which your partner grew up. What social problems were the most pressing? What health problems were the biggest factors? Research their community and economy. How did this influence their lives? What types of jobs and employment opportunities were prominent? Research education system and the opportunities for people to go to college or job training. What groups were left out? Summarize this information in a 4-page APA formatted document and submit to course management system. This needs to be completed before you begin interviewing your partner.
Once you have gathered the information and completed your interviews, you will write up their life story using large font and inserting photos of their life and timeframe. You may use the internet to find photos of their community, places of employment, significant events they describe and any personal photos they let you use. The paper can be written using Microsoft word or PowerPoint. The finished product should include a title page and a thank you page at the end. Grading will be based on thoroughness of the information, details, thoughtfulness storytelling of their lifestory, and overall appearance of the finished product.
All work on this project is to be done individually – do not rely on family to do the work and preparation for you.
Assignment Resources
Interview TopicsDownload Interview Topics
RubricMSW500 Assignment Grading Rubric 1
MSW500 Assignment Grading Rubric 1
CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

Access an organization for the black community

Select a human service organization/agency that serves the community you profiled in earlier assignments. Then, develop a written critique of the agency to address the following:
Describe the organization and its fit within the community.
Include the organization’s mission statement.
Explain the services provided through this organization.
Identify the primary populations served by the organization
Determine if the organization is culturally competent. Be specific in your explanation and provide examples as necessary.
Drawing on theories of human behavior and the social environment, describe characteristics of the organization that impact its ability to engage its clients.
Explain the technology this organization uses to serve its clients.
Support your assignment with at least three additional scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Steketee, G., Ross, A. M.,

SOC301: Identity and Social Inequality (SOA2242A) week 2 discussion

The mass media act as an agent of socialization, teaching individuals the social and cultural ideals of their society. As individuals, the media not only teach us about society’s expectations and desired behaviors, but we also learn which social identities our society values the most and which are seen as less desirable.
For this discussion, you will examine what role the mass media play in replicating and reinforcing the stratification systems connected to a variety of social identities. Read the article, The Objectification of Women in AdvertisingLinks to an external site., and review The Role of the Mass Media in Representations of Age, Social Class, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and DisabilityDownload The Role of the Mass Media in Representations of Age, Social Class, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability to address the following:
For the first part of this discussion, select two of the following social identities: age, class, physical ability, body size, sexuality, and/or ethnicity. For each of the two identities you select:Describe the system of stratification for that identity in the United States.
How do the media generally portray this identity group? In particular, do the media representations convey any messages about which members of this group society values most? Please provide an example for why or why not.
Explain how the media representations either reinforce or challenge the associated stratification system.

Next, consider gender and beauty ideals.
Your initial post should be at least 600 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or scholarly resources, and properly cite any references both in textLinks to an external site. and in a references listLinks to an external site. at the end of the post.
Newman, D.M. (2016). Identities and inequalities: Exploring the intersections of race, class, gender,

vergas case study

Review the Vargas Family Case Study located in the class resources. Write a 750-1,000-word paper in which you analyze how counselors apply psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral theories to analyze the presenting problem(s) and choose appropriate interventions.
Be sure to answer the following questions in your paper:
What are the two main presenting problems for the Vargas family? (a) How are the problems maintained? (b) How from the psychoanalytic perspective? (c) How from the cognitive-behavioral perspective?
What interventions would you plan to use in your next session? (a) From the psychoanalytic perspective (identify and describe your plan for one intervention) (b) From the cognitive-behavioral perspective (identify and describe your plan for one intervention)
What is the role of the counselor in the change process? (a) Include the role from the psychoanalytic perspective (b) Include the role from the cognitive-behavioral perspective
Include at least three scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journal articles, books, etc.).
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
I have attached the case study and the assignment that was done the week prior to ensure that it is flowing. It is a continuation.

Research Project Annotated Outline 400-word outline

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review all prior reading assignments from the Leedy and Ormrod text as needed.
It is now time to begin putting it all together for your culminating Research Proposal Project. You will be using some or all of these resources (if sources are approved by your instructor) in your final Research Proposal Project. If you have any questions as to what your annotated outline should contain, reach out to your instructor, and see this I have the link to the annotated outline. Create a detailed, annotated outline (full sentences, complete thoughts) of your final project for review by your Instructor. Provide a summary of any challenges that you have encountered and successes in your journey to the midway completion of your Research Proposal Project. Your instructor will provide feedback based on your submission to assist with your Research Proposal Project. As part of your grade for this assignment, you will be required to submit this outline to Grammarly and provide a screenshot of the results as part of your submission. Refer to the week 3 checklist evaluating an early draft of a research proposal and complete questions 1 through 7 to self-evaluate these areas to ensure that they are incorporating what is needed so far into your work for the Final Proposal Project. Before you submit your written assignment, you are encouraged to review Grammarly a free proofreading tool You will need to set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so) and use Grammarly to check for grammar and punctuation errors. Carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and edit your work as needed.