In this course, you had an opportunity to examine some of the specific areas in which human services professionals intervene in the lives of families and children to help keep children safe. Throughout the term, you used the readings, the audiotape shows, and the websites to do research in your specific area targeting specific populations. You also developed strategies throughout the term that could improve the condition of children who receive services. In some units, you were asked to reflect on your role as a human services professional. One of the most important aspects of your job is knowing what services are available for your clients.
Begin your evaluative essay with a discussion about your knowledge of intervention resources in your area prior to completing this assignment. Did you think it would be difficult to access them? Why or why not?
Next, you will locate an agency in your area that provides services for each of the following social problems:
- Child Abuse/Family Preservation
- Domestic Violence
- Substance Abuse
Once you have located an agency for each of the social problems, you will write a summary (at least 1 paragraph) of the services that each agency provides. Be sure to identify the pros and cons of the services provided. Do NOT copy/paste from the agency’s website. Remember to use in-text citing and to cite your references.
In the next paragraph, explain how clients access those services. (If that information isn’t available online, you need to call the agency and ask.) For example, do they apply online, make an appointment over the phone, or go in to the office to fill out paperwork?
Finally, based on the course material, discuss the influences that might lead a family to not seek out services when they are in need for the above social problems. What do you think can be done to change that?
Requirements for this assignment paper:
Be sure to use specific information from the text to support your answers.
(APA formatting and in-text citation must be used for each source referenced.)
- You will write a 2-3-page evaluative essay on the four social problems.
- Include a title and reference page (not included in the 3-page count essay).
- Double-spaced with 12 point Times New Roman.
- Be sure to incorporate information from course readings, textbook, or other library sources to support their discussion and directed to properly cite all sources of information by including in-text citations and a list of references.
The viewpoint and purpose of this assignment should be clearly established and sustained. The assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
Crosson-Tower(2013). Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective