Paper instructions:
Instructions:  Answer each of the following items based on the information presented in the textbook. (please see attachment). Questions should be included when answering the questions.

Responses should be complete with supporting information and documentation, a good understanding of material demonstrated, Extremely well organized and good
Grammar and punctuation

  Chapters 3 – 5

Instructions:  Answer each of the following items based on the information presented in the textbook.  Refer to the writing assignment rubric for specific grading criteria.

1. What do you think the differences might be between decisions made on the basis of empirical research and those made without access to research?

2. How might you decide whether to have knee surgery or physical therapy to recover from knee pain if you did not have access to empirical research?

3. Why does the reliability of research matter?

4. Why does the validity of research matter?

5. Why does the level of generalizability of research matter?

6. Social identity includes the ways that we bring the cultures from our group affiliations into our sense of self. How might this process be positive for individuals? How might it divide people in everyday interactions?

7. Describe how at least two different agents of socialization influenced your decision to attend college.

8. Think back on your experience with gender socialization. How did it affect how you learned your gender role?

Disclaimer: I am African from Africa 😉

This assignment is designed to give you a chance to express your emotional reaction to this topic. Please provide a brief (150 – 250 word) response.

What is your reaction to the film Gone With the Wind?

Gone with the Wind was released in 1939,  just 74 years after the end of the Civil War. Meaning the events depicted in the movie were just as close in time to its initial audience as World War II is to contemporary movie audiences. Hugely popular with audiences, Gone with the Wind was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won eight. One of those awards went to Hattie McDaniel, an African American actress for her portrayal of a slave.

She became the first black person to win an Academy Award but had to sit at a table in the back of the room for the ceremony. The movie was such a commercial success that the studio re-released several times over the years. Adjusting for inflation, it remains the highest-grossing film in history.

To say that Gone with the Wind presents a romanticized view of slavery and life in the antebellum South would be an understatement. It is steeped in the mythology of the Lost Cause, which is why it is assigned viewing for this module. The movie is available from any of the online streaming services.

NOTE:
*Substantive sources include newspapers of record like the New York Times, Washington Post, major news sources and magazines. Scholarly sources include books, peer-reviewed articles from academic journals, and primary sources such as diaries or original government documents.

* Addresses question, is relevant to the topic, and draws upon assigned material.

*Also draws upon (and cites) at least one substantive or scholarly source beyond assigned material

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1.    Is abortion a good thing after all these years of examples, experiences? What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. How does it existing in the world in our society so rational ?
2.    What causes the rising unemployment rate? How has it affected the stability of the entire social structure?

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All written assignments
must be double-spaced with a 12-point font and Times New Roman.

You should provide at least three summaries, each 1/2 page minimum, addressing:
– research question(s) the article presented (2 points per article)
What is the question that the article seeks to answer in the study?
What direction does the article predict will occur?
(ex. is X expected to increase Y? Is X expected to prevent Y?)

– the variables examined and the outcome (1 point per article)
What is the independent variable? How will it be measured?
What is the outcome variables? How will it be measured?

– the results (2 points per article)
How did the results answer the research question?
Did the results support or refute any directions the article proposed?

Your summative assessment will require you to reflect on your future as a human services professional. In your paper, you must comprehensively address the following:

Evaluate your career selection that was made in Week 1. Week one will be attached (
What populations do you want to serve and in what capacity?Developmental population)
What type of organization do you want to be working for in the future? (Opne my own agency (Adams Place)
Appraise the past, current, and future societal issues facing the human services profession with your chosen population.
Evaluate a minimum of one historical issue related to your population.
What current challenges might your clients face and how might this impact your organization as well as your work?
What future societal issues might your clients and organization face?
Evaluate how you might perform your role in this field.
How might you be supervised?
What might your working relationships be with your colleagues?
How will you maintain healthy boundaries with clients?
What other services might your organization offer and how might these services interact with yours.
Assess the impact that the community will have on your clients and organization?
How will you work to serve your clients within the community?
How do you think you will have an impact on the global needs in terms of the population you have chosen to serve?
Compare the human services organization where you currently work or might work with a similar human services organization that serves the same population.
Outline the similarities and differences, evaluating which is more of an effective model of a human services agency.

Select any specific mental illness (Bipolar disorders)

Summarize the mental illness into a paragraph.
Research the possible causes of the illness, who is at risk, the symptoms, and some of the available treatments and therapies. Explain to the class in two to three paragraphs.
Continue to teach the class by training them how they could each, as human services professionals, work with an individual diagnosed with this mental illness as part of a broader treatment plan.

The human service professional serves the needs of patients and families in a healthcare setting by providing crisis counseling. Reflect on a news story that involved crisis. Briefly explain the crisis. Using Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, analyze your chosen crisis issue for the individual (and the family, if applicable) in one of these specific settings. Determine an appropriate intervention and defend your selection.

In your paper,

Describe a specific crisis involved a person or family.
Apply Maslows Hierarchy of Needs to the lives impacted by the crisis.
Analyze a crisis-related issue that the in individual is facing/will or may face.
Defend an appropriate crisis intervention strategy.

Minimum 2 scholarly sources

An autoethnography is a self-reflective, scholarly analysis that connects personal experience to deeper theory. Here, you will be exploring your own ideas and experiences of gender. Well learn that you arent just male or female, but that there is a whole spectrum of gender identity. In this paper, youll connect your personal story to theories of sex/gender discussed in class. Unlike a traditional research paper, the point of reference for this assignment is you and your own personal experience.
Requirements:
Step 1. The Scene. In a 4-6 page paper (1 margins; double-spaced; Times New Roman, 12point font), you should describe (in careful detail) a scene from your life as it relates to gender, sex, sexuality, and/or identity. This scene does not have to be complex or even that excitingmeaning comes from the mundane, as well! This scene should relate some aspect of the course content (textbooks and/or outside readings/materials). This section should be written in an engaging way that invites the reader in. The section should comprise roughly 30%-40% of your paper.

 Step 2. The Analysis. Using the theories and concepts we have discussed thus far this semester, provide an analysis of the situation. Your analysis should employ at least two cited concepts or theories from the textbook. Additionally, you must cite at least two outside professional research articles in your analysis.Helpful Hints:

The scene and the analysis should not be understood as two separate blocks. Each should inform the other. You must pay careful attention to your writing style; the goal is for this to read almost like a scholarly story.

You need to use proper APA format. If you do not understand how to properly document sources, please consult the Writing Center.

The outside sources you use need to come from scholarly research journals. If you do not understand how to properly find research articles, please consult the library or the Information Commons.

Although the following paper is not necessarily related to this course content, check out this example for some ideas about how to compose an autoethnography: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/175/175autoexample.html

Policy Identification

Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and its implementation at the federal, state, and local levels. Social workers understand the history and current structures of social policies and services, the role of policy in service delivery, and the role of practice in policy development. Social workers understand their role in policy development and implementation within their practice settings at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and they actively engage in policy practice to effect change within those settings. Social workers recognize and understand the historical, social, cultural, economic, organizational, environmental, and global influences that affect social policy. They are also knowledgeable about policy formulation, analysis, implementation, and evaluation. Social workers:

Identify social policy at the local (Jacksonville, Fl), state (Florida), and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services;
Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services;
Apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
This assignment is intended to help students demonstrate the behavioral components of this competency in their field education.

To prepare: Working with your field instructor, identify, evaluate, and discuss policies established by the local (Jacksonville, Fl), state (Florida), and federal government (within the last five years) that affect the day to day operations of the field placement agency.

The Assignment (1-2 pages):

Describe the policies and their impact on the field agency (Northwest Behavioral Health).
Propose specific recommendations regarding how you, as a social work intern, and the agency can advocate for policies pertaining to advancing social justice for the agency and the clients it serves

Remember that a discussion board post should make connections between the case(s) and key course
concepts. You should also provide your own reflection/opinion on the material. See the Discussion Board
Assignment Guidelines for more details.
You are also encouraged to pose a question for your peers either asking about something youre unclear
about, or seeking their opinion/thoughts on an issue as a way of getting discussion going. Feel free to
bring in insights from outside materials, your own life experiences, or current events!
OPTION 1: How does racism get perpetuated through water service provision and management? You
might also consider: How might we understand the week 5-6 cases and readings in light of this years
protests against anti-Black racism and the dispossession of Indigenous peoples (e.g. the Wetsuweten
pipeline protests)? How do you think we might work to advance racial justice through water
governance? Answer with reference to the Detroit case (guest lecture, readings) AND/OR the case of First
Nations water in Canada. In your response, draw on at least two course readings from weeks 1-6.
o One strategy might be to link to a key course theme(s):
Institutions
Access & control
Infrastructure, knowledge, & power
o When thinking of how we might advance racial justice, you can select an actor(s) of your
choice: policymakers/planners, activists, etc.

Here is a sample:
Racism gets perpetuated through water service provision and management because of systemic racism that has been entrenched into a society where lawmakers and regulators create a system that is based on white supremacy which disproportionately exploits people of colour (POC) (W5 module 1B). The failure of states and governance is what creates an urban water crisis (Bakker). This is done based on social reproduction, which are essential things we need to live, thrive, and be productive like water (W5 Module 2). Systemic racism deprives people of colour from these necessities which prevent social reproduction in those communities which advance white supremacy because they continue to grow while the POC diminishes.

We can see this in the Detroit case, where statistically Detroit has an 85% black population and the suburbs have a 90% white population (W5 notes). Back in the 1900s when black people started migrating to Detroit to escape racial persecution from the south and in search of employment, the white residents started leaving for the suburbs with the federal government offering subsidies and low-income mortgages as incentives (W5 notes). The black people could not afford these incentives because they had no money. Also, the federal government started investing more in water/sewer infrastructure in the suburbs rather than Detroit (W5 notes). Banks also created something called redlining which highlighted high/low-risk neighbourhoods for investment/lending, and unsurprisingly the black neighbourhoods were labeled as high risk (W5 notes). It was outlawed in the 1960s but still left the city with poor investment and infrastructure.

The State of Michigan had ordered Detroit to extend its water to the suburbs, and they did so based on projections that their population would exponentially grow (W5 notes). This raised water prices and the suburbs eventually filed a lawsuit against Detroit because they believed they were being unfairly charged. This occurred during the time Detroit elected their first black mayor, Coleman Young, in 1973. Suburbanites attacked his administration and city saying they were incompetent, corrupt, and dangerous (Kornberg). Since then, it has been decades-long conflicts trying to take away control of the water management from Detroit and into the hands of the suburban municipalities. In 2013, Detroit was bankrupt because its residents could not afford to pay their water bills and an emergency manager took undemocratic control over the city (Cramer). In 2014, the official started to shut off water to those who had unpaid bills, and this received backlash from the residents and the United Nations (Cramer). This relates to social reproduction because these dominantly black residents cannot maintain good hygiene due to lack of water which makes them susceptible to diseases. This paused during the coronavirus pandemic (Germanos), but it should not take a pandemic for this happen.

Considering the Black Lives Matters (BLM) protests, the black people in Detroit are experiencing the same racism as black victims of police brutality. I think they should continue to protest and exercise their right to vote to let the politicians know there needs to be change because it is the institutionalized racism that has led to the water crisis in Detroit. The solution is not turning off the water but investing in Detroit and reversing the damage done over the decades. Investing can only be possible if people view black people as victims of injustice and not as criminals that exploit the system as the suburban communities thought.

A question for my peers is, why do you think it has been so difficult to remove systemic racism in essential resources like water that has been condemned by organizations like the UN?

Remember that a discussion board post should make connections between the case(s) and key course
concepts. You should also provide your own reflection/opinion on the material. See the Discussion Board
Assignment Guidelines for more details.
You are also encouraged to pose a question for your peers either asking about something youre unclear
about, or seeking their opinion/thoughts on an issue as a way of getting discussion going. Feel free to
bring in insights from outside materials, your own life experiences, or current events!
OPTION 1: How does racism get perpetuated through water service provision and management? You
might also consider: How might we understand the week 5-6 cases and readings in light of this years
protests against anti-Black racism and the dispossession of Indigenous peoples (e.g. the Wetsuweten
pipeline protests)? How do you think we might work to advance racial justice through water
governance? Answer with reference to the Detroit case (guest lecture, readings) AND/OR the case of First
Nations water in Canada. In your response, draw on at least two course readings from weeks 1-6.
o One strategy might be to link to a key course theme(s):
Institutions
Access & control
Infrastructure, knowledge, & power
o When thinking of how we might advance racial justice, you can select an actor(s) of your
choice: policymakers/planners, activists, etc.
OPTION 2: In what way are water justice struggles about ideas and knowledge, as much they are about
access to and control over water as a material resource? What do you think the implications of this are
for how we work towards more just water governance? Unpack this idea with reference to the Detroit
case in Week 5 AND/OR the discussions of settler colonial waterscapes and First Nations water
management in Canada from Week 6. Make sure to draw on at least two course readings from weeks 1-
6.
E.g. think about ideas about imaginaries of places and peoples (such as stigma); forms of
water knowledge; different ways of defining equity/justice, etc.
OPTION 3 (OPEN REFLECTION): Reflect on the Week 5 Detroit AND/OR Week 5 First Nations water cases
in relation to course theme(s) or concepts of your choice from weeks 1-4. Make sure to draw on at least
two course readings in total (from weeks 1-6).