Assignment: accessing information about evidence-based practices | SOCW 6311 – Social Work Practice Research II | Walden University

The first steps toward narrowing the gap between research and practice are recognizing that one exists and educating oneself and others. Social workers must realize the benefits and eliminate the misconceptions surrounding evidence-based practice. In the Bradley episode featured in the resources, the social worker combines her assessment of Tiffani Bradley’s individual situation with her knowledge of research to evaluate her supervisor’s recommended intervention. Now that the social worker has recognized a gap, she/he/they need to access potentially relevant information for a specific case and critically analyze for its applicability to that case. This week’s Assignment allows you to practice these critical next steps in the Bradley family case.

To prepare for this Assignment, review Episode 4 of the Bradley family case study. Develop a list with 2–3 researchable questions that you could use to find evidence about the efficacy of 12-step programs or other treatments for substance abuse in adolescents. Then, using the resources provided, search for two evidence-based interventions that would be appropriate for Tiffani Bradley. Be sure to consider quality of research, readiness for dissemination, replications, and costs.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that includes the following:

  • Summaries of the two interventions and their respective research regarding effectiveness
  • Recommendations for Tiffani’s social worker that address the following:
    • Factors to consider when choosing between the two interventions
    • The social work skills that the staff would require to implement the intervention
    • The training required to implement each intervention
  • An evaluation of evidenced-based practice based on your reaction to the experience, in which you address the following questions:
    • Would you, as a beginning researcher, have enough knowledge to benefit from researching evidence-based practices? Why or why not?
    • How might the research that you conducted increase your confidence in the intervention with Tiffani?
    • Is the information provided enough to make a decision regarding interventions? Why or why not?
  • Appropriate APA citations in your writing

Transcript for the Bradley Case

Bradley Family Episode 4 Program Transcript FEMALE SPEAKER: I know it’s here somewhere. I was just looking at it. Ah. Here it is. Tiffany says that over the last several years she’s used crack, meth, oxy, marijuana. Here. The list goes on. FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, is she attending NA yet? FEMALE SPEAKER: I’ve been hesitant to have her do that. FEMALE SPEAKER: Why? FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, she already has her hands full. Three rests in two years, emotional and physical abuse growing up, and she still isn’t free of her pimp. It’s just a lot to ask of her to also start going to NA, especially since we really don’t know how effective those 12-step programs really are. FEMALE SPEAKER: What do you mean? FEMALE SPEAKER: I don’t know if I’ve seen any research to support it. Have you? FEMALE SPEAKER: You have to be kidding. 12-step programs are the gold standard. FEMALE SPEAKER: But the research– FEMALE SPEAKER: Look at the drugs she’s been abusing. You’re telling me this doesn’t make her a candidate for the primary approach for treating addiction? You can supplement it with other approaches, but the 12-step program is the foundation for everything else. FEMALE SPEAKER: I don’t agree. I think some of this depends on the client. And in Tiffany’s case, the research– FEMALE SPEAKER: No. You’re not hearing me. Research and practice are two very different things. I think you should get Tiffany into NA. And do it soon.

Required Readings

Document: Thyer, B. (2010). Introductory principles of social work research. In B. Thyer (Ed.), The handbook of social work research methods (2nd ed., pp.1–8). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (PDF)
Copyright 2010 by Sage Publications, Inc.
Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Document: Cooney, S. M., Huser, C. M., Small, S., & O’Connor, C. (2007). Evidence-based programs: An overview. What Works, Wisconsin —Research to Practice Series, (6), 1–8. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworks_06.pdf (PDF)
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension.

Document: O’Connor, C., Small, S. A., & Cooney, S. M. (2007). Program fidelity and adaptation: Meeting local needs without compromising program effectiveness. What Works, Wisconsin —Research to Practice Series, (4), 1–6. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworks_04.pdf (PDF)
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension.

Document: Small, S. A., Cooney, S. M., Eastman G. & O’Connor, C. (2007). Guidelines for selecting an evidence-based program: Balancing community needs, program quality, and organizational resources. What Works, Wisconsin —Research to Practice Series, (3), 1–6. Retrieved from whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworks_03.pdf (PDF)
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension.

University of Wisconsin Extension. (2007). Research to practice report briefs. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/Pages/1researchbriefs.html

Document: Small, S. A., Reynolds, A. J., O’Connor, C., & Cooney, S. M. (2005). What works, Wisconsin: What science tells us about cost-effective programs for juvenile delinquency prevention. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworkswisconsin.pdf (PDF)
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Evidence-based practices resource center. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-resource-center

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. (2018). Program registry. Retrieved from http://www.cebc4cw.org/home/

Social Work Policy Institution (2018). Evidence-based practice. Retrieved from http://www.socialworkpolicy.org/research/evidence-based-practice-2.html#resources

Whittaker, J. (2009). Evidence-based intervention and services for high-risk youth: A North American perspective on the challenges of integration for policy, practice, and research. Child & Family Social Work, 14(2), 166–177.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013d). MSW homepage [Interactive media]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a). Bradley family episode 4 [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload TranscriptCredit: Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.

Investigate development case: theory of mind/autism

Investigate Development Case: Theory of Mind/Autism.  

MAKE A DECISION: Do you think Harrison has Autism Spectrum Disorder?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Why? Give reasons for why you chose the way you did. Consider the following factors in your reasons:

  • Theory of Mind
  • Harrison’s play behavior
  • His parent’s separation

 Please see attachment for instructions

Rubric

PSY 1821 Case Development Rubric 2.1PSY 1821 Case Development Rubric 2.1CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent20.0 to >15.0 ptsAdvancedAll key components of the Case Development questions are addressed. Proper terminology to describe concepts in the vignette are used (3 or more terms).15.0 to >10.0 ptsProficientMost key components of the Case Development questions are addressed. Proper terminology to describe concepts in the vignette are used (2 terms).10.0 to >5.0 ptsDevelopingSome key components of the Case Development questions are addressed. Proper terminology to describe concepts in the vignette are used (1 term).5.0 to >0.0 ptsPoorFew or no key components of the Case Development questions are addressed. Proper terminology to describe concepts in the vignette are not used.0.0 ptsNot Present20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFocus10.0 to >9.0 ptsAdvancedWriting remains focused on the topic assigned throughout, bringing each paragraph back to the thesis and making connections to sources. Paper also meets all length requirements (250 words or more).9.0 to >8.0 ptsProficientWriting mostly focuses on the topic assigned but misses some connections between sources and thesis. Paper meets at least 80 percent of the length requirement.8.0 to >7.0 ptsDevelopingWriting focuses on topic throughout but loses focus or digresses in individual paragraphs. Paper meets at least 70 percent of the length requirement.7.0 to >1.0 ptsPoorWriting struggles to focus on the topic in individual paragraphs and in the paper as a whole. Paper meets at least 65 percent of the length requirement.1.0 to >0 ptsNot PresentWriting was not submitted, is about a topic other than the one assigned, or meets less than 65 percent of the length requirement.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Style10.0 to >9.0 ptsAdvancedAssignment correctly follows APA formatting, including a title page, abstract, header, page numbers, and reference page. Sources are cited correctly in the document.9.0 to >8.0 ptsProficientAssignment is mostly correctly formatted and/or sources are cited, but there are a few errors in the format.8.0 to >7.0 ptsDevelopingAssignment exhibits many errors in APA formatting and/or sources are cited, but there are several errors in the format.7.0 to >0.0 ptsPoorAPA formatting is attempted, but several elements are missing or incorrect, an/or some of the sources are not cited and/or the format is incorrect.0.0 ptsNot PresentSources are not cited at all/format is not correct and/or APA is not attempted.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling and Grammar10.0 to >5.0 ptsAdvancedSpelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Paragraphs contain appropriately varied sentence structures.5.0 to >3.0 ptsProficientThere are some spelling and grammar errors. Some sentence level errors are present as well. Paragraphs contain some varied sentence structures.3.0 to >2.0 ptsDevelopingSpelling and grammar errors distract from meaning. Paragraphs are poorly formed.2.0 to >0.0 ptsPoorMultiple spelling and grammar errors. Sentences are incomplete or unclear.0.0 ptsNot Present10.0 pts 

Volunteer journal entry | Nursing homework help

 

Journal Entries

For each day that you volunteer, create a new journal entry in which the first line is the day, date, and time period that you worked that day. Please put this information in bold font. Write a paragraph that describes the type of duties you carried out that day (what you did, who else was there, whether you were a part of a team or were working alone, etc.). Once each week, focus on one particular event or aspect of your work that week and describe why you found this particular task or event to be unusual or of special interest. In a 250-300-word entry, relate this aspect of your volunteer experience to some specific knowledge that you have previously gained in your coursework to this point.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

Liberty university biol 102 quiz 2

 

Liberty University BIOL 102 Quiz 1

·         BIOL 102 Quiz 1

Course

201840 Fall 2018 BIOL 102-B17 LUO

Test

Quiz 1

Started

8/30/18 10:55 AM

Submitted

8/30/18 11:45 AM

Due Date

9/3/18 11:59 PM

Status

Completed

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·         Question 1

3 out of 3 points

​A pure substance that cannot be broken down into another substance is known as a(n) ____.

·         Question 2

3 out of 3 points

​The bonding of two or more atoms creates a(n) ____.

·         Question 3

3 out of 3 points

​Fats that stay liquid at room temperature are ____.

·         Question 4

3 out of 3 points

​Atoms or clusters of atoms that are covalently bonded to carbon and influence the behavior of organic compounds are known as ____.

·         Question 5

3 out of 3 points

The most basic level of organization is the ____.​

·         Question 6

3 out of 3 points

The first step of the scientific method is to ____.​

·         Question 7

3 out of 3 points

​Plants store large amounts of carbohydrates in the form of ____.

·         Question 8

3 out of 3 points

When the body is exposed to dangerously low temperatures, shivering and surface capillary vasoconstriction occur. This is an example of ____.​

·         Question 9

3 out of 3 points

​Animals store carbohydrates in the form of ____.

·         Question 10

3 out of 3 points

​Positron emission tomography (PET) utilizes ____ to yield results of a scan.

·         Question 11

3 out of 3 points

​A protein inside cells that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction is a(n) ____.

·         Question 12

3 out of 3 points

​The structural building blocks for proteins are ____.

·         Question 13

3 out of 3 points

A systematic way of obtaining knowledge about the natural world is ____.​

·         Question 14

3 out of 3 points

​The basic unit demonstrating all the characteristics of life is the ____.

·         Question 15

3 out of 3 points

​A lipid is a(n) ____.

·         Question 16

0 out of 3 points

​A dissolved substance in water is a(n)____.

·         Question 17

3 out of 3 points

Homeostasis refers to ____.​

·         Question 18

3 out of 3 points

​What fat is the building block for cell membranes?

·         Question 19

3 out of 3 points

​Each carbon atom can share pairs of electrons with as many as ____ other atoms.

·         Question 20

3 out of 3 points

The heart muscle belongs to which group?​

·         Question 21

0 out of 3 points

​A free radical takes what particle from a stable molecule?

·         Question 22

0 out of 3 points

Populations of different species comprise a(n) ____.​

·         Question 23

3 out of 3 points

​If a chlorine atom has 7 electrons in its outer energy level, which of the following is true about chlorine?

·         Question 24

3 out of 3 points

​A tracer is a substance with what attached to it?

·         Question 25

11 out of 13 points

As a living being, which characteristics of life do you exhibit?

Infotech in a global economy (its-832-06) discussion 8 (week 7):

Figure 9.1 shows five stages of process development.  Can you explain the  five and how they can apply to your daily life?  Additionally, there is a dotted line between Policy evaluation and production identification, Policy evaluation and Policy implement, and Policy evaluation and Policy formulation.  Can you explain this line and why they are important?

Please make your initial post and two response posts substantive. A substantive post will do at least TWO of the following:

  • Ask an interesting, thoughtful question pertaining to the topic
  • Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor
  • Provide extensive additional information on the topic
  • Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
  • Share an applicable personal experience
  • Provide an outside source (for example, an article from the UC Library) that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA)
  • Make an argument concerning the topic.

At least one scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion thread. Be sure to use information from your readings and other sources from the UC Library. Use proper citations and references in your post.

Liberty university coun 501 quiz 16

 

Liberty University COUN 501 Quiz 16

·         Question 1

1 out of 1 points

A counselor’s self-disclosure in a counseling session

·         Question 2

1 out of 1 points

Counselors who work in the military may encounter unavoidable dual relationship issues because

·         Question 3

0 out of 1 points

A definition of a “boundary” that is offered in the text is

·         Question 4

1 out of 1 points

All of the following statements regarding dual relationships are true, EXCEPT

·         Question 5

1 out of 1 points

The typical counselor who enters into a sexual relationship with a client is

·         Question 6

0 out of 1 points

Friendships with former clients

·         Question 7

0 out of 1 points

Counselors who hug their clients

·         Question 8

1 out of 1 points

Alice is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has counseled Thomas for several months.  An issue to which they have devoted considerable time is Thomas’ fear of failure, particularly in terms of his ability to succeed academically and complete his G.E.D. When Thomas learns that he has passed his G.E.D. exam, he asks Alice to attend the ceremony at which he will receive his G.E.D. diploma, and she accepts the invitation. This is an example of

·         Question 9

1 out of 1 points

Boundaries serve to protect the welfare of clients because

·         Question 10

1 out of 1 points

To be a culturally sensitive counselor, when a client from a different culture offers a counselor a gift, the counselor

Was it the result of satisficing or intuition? how would your

 Decision making is the process of identifying and choosing alternative courses of action. While we want to make rational decisions, sometimes we don’t . . . sometimes we make non-rational decisions.

There are four steps in rational decision-making:

Recognize and define the problem or opportunity-In business the problem can come in the form of customer complaints, supplier breakdowns, staff turnover, sales decline, etc. Organizations proactively seek opportunities to exceed goals, surpass the industry expectations and to expand and grow the business.
Identify and analyze alternative courses of action-Leaders should seek input from multiple sources to interpret and analyze the problem/opportunity to come up with as many options as possible to solve the issue.
Choose a preferred course of action-The group want to answer the following: (1) Is the action ethical?; (2) Is it feasible? (costs, technology availability; (3) Is it effective? If your answer to this question is the resolution is “good enough” you want to rethink this solution it will cause more harm than good.
Implement the preferred course of action-You need to the participation from all teams to successfully implement the action.
On the other hand, non-rational decisions are generally the result of either Satisficing (going with the first available option without much research) or Intuition (using your “gut” or just your own feelings to make decisions).

For this week’s discussion, think about a time when you made a non-rational decision on the job or in your personal life.

Was it the result of satisficing or intuition?
How would your decision have been different using the four steps for rational decision-making?
How would the steps have helped you to make a better, or more sound, decision? 

Coun 501 quiz 1 | Education homework help

 

COUN 501 Quiz 1,COUN 501 Quiz 2,COUN 501 Quiz 3,COUN 501 Quiz 4,COUN 501 Quiz 5,COUN 501 Quiz 6,COUN 501 Quiz 7

Quiz 1

Question 1

1 out of 1 points

Counselors who function according to mandatory ethics

Question 2

1 out of 1 points

When a counselor is making an ethical decision and asks the question, “Would I recommend this course of action to another counselor in the same situation?”, the counselor is:

Question 3

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The priniciples adopted by the American Counseling Association include

Question 4

1 out of 1 points

Developing a professional identity as a counselor involves:

Question 5

1 out of 1 points

External forces that can support counselors in their efforts to practice ethically include all of the following EXCEPT

Question 6

1 out of 1 points

When attempting to make an ethical decision, it is recommended that counselors take all of the following steps EXCEPT

Question 7

1 out of 1 points

The prinicple that addresses the counselor’s obligation to honor commitments and promises to the client is known as

Question 8

0 out of 1 points

Virtue ethics:

Question 9

1 out of 1 points

Internal forces that can support counselors in their efforts to practice ethically include all of the following EXCEPT

Question 10

0 out of 1 points

The personal values of counselors

Quiz 2

Question 1

1 out of 1 points

The ethics code associated with professional counseling is:

Question 2

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Certification is a process

Question 3

0 out of 1 points

All of the following statements about advertising one’s services in an ethical manner are true, EXCEPT

Question 4

1 out of 1 points

Counselors with a strong professional identity are able to do all of the following EXCEPT

Question 5

1 out of 1 points

The most significant problem within the counseling profession today, according to the authors of the text, appears to be

becoming a united and societally recognized profession.

Question 6

1 out of 1 points

The states that license counselors

Question 7

0 out of 1 points

A fundamental tenet of the wellness model is that

Selected Answer:       

the primary goal is to alleviate suffering

Question 8

1 out of 1 points

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Question 9

1 out of 1 points

All of the following are steps toward professionalization EXCEPT

Question 10

1 out of 1 points

Professionalism in counseling includes all of the following EXCEPT

Question 1

1 out of 1 points

Counselors who work with female clients should have an understanding of the high-prevalence  problems and issues experienced by women, including each of the following EXCEPT

Question 2

0 out of 1 points

Among the competencies counselors need to work with clients of lower socioeconomic status are;

Question 3

1 out of 1 points

The term “culturally encapsulated counselor” refers to a counselor who

Question 4

0 out of 1 points

Clients of lower socioeconomic status are:

Question 5

1 out of 1 points

Counselors who are multiculturally competent

Question 6

1 out of 1 points

When counseling a client from a racial, ethnic, or cultural group different from the counselor’s, it is important for the counselor to remember that

Question 7

1 out of 1 points

To be effective when counseling clients with physical disabilities, counselors should

Question 8

1 out of 1 points

A new and notable development in the 21st century has been

Question 9

1 out of 1 points

The form of discrimination against physical or mental disabilities is known as

Question 10

0 out of 1 points

Multicultural considerations were not given extensive attention in the ACA Code of Ethics until

professors for tenure, promotion, and merit pay increases is based largely on their records of

Question 2

1 out of 1 points

University committees that review research proposals to ensure that human participants are protected are called

Question 3

0 out of 1 points

Students can ensure that they do not commit plagiarism by

Question 4

1 out of 1 points

Before students agree to serve as research assistants, counselor educators should discuss and provide

Question 5

0 out of 1 points

In regard to giving credit to contributors to research projects in published reports

Question 6

1 out of 1 points

Concealing from individuals that they are being studied and deceiving individuals with false information during a study

Question 7

1 out of 1 points

It is ethically questionable for a university professor to

Question 8

1 out of 1 points

The requirement that universities establish committees to review research proposals to ensure that human participants are protected is

Question 9

1 out of 1 points

Most written materials are legally protected from the time they are created until _____ years after the author’s death.

Question 10

1 out of 1 points

Plagiarism

Quiz 5

Question 1

1 out of 1 points

According to the ACA Code of Ethics, when counselors go on vacation they must:

1 out of 1 points

It is vital for counselors to become aware of their own personal needs and values so that they

Question 3

1 out of 1 points

Because clients may have emergencies between counseling sessions, it is usually wise for counselors to

Question 4

1 out of 1 points

The court cases in Bruff and Walden demonstrated that

Question 5

1 out of 1 points

To avoid being sued by a client for abandonment, counselors are advised to

Question 6

1 out of 1 points

It is ethically permissible for counselors to terminate a counseling relationship for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

Question 7

0 out of 1 points

The ACA Code of Ethics recommends that counselors include in their informed consent document:

Question 8

1 out of 1 points

In two recent court cases, students in counseling master’s degree programs were dismissed from their training programs because they failed to

Question 9

0 out of 1 points

With respect to a client’s right to choose the time and means of his or her death, the ACA Code of Ethics

Question 10

1 out of 1 points

Informed consent documents that clients sign before counseling sessions begin

The role of the leader in governing

 

400-500 words

Throughout their history, community colleges have embraced the opportunity to support their local communities with quality higher education and workforce training. Through the governance of a local, regional, or state-level board, the institutions have thrived or struggled. This unit explores the roles of community college leaders, governing boards, external agencies, and media relations.

Respond to the case scenario as a college leader addressing the issue threatening the institution’s accreditation. Answer the questions as a community college leader and explain your answers.

Case Scenario

You receive a memorandum from your college’s faculty union president informing you that she is directing faculty not to comply with your request to address the recommendations from the previous college accreditation report because labor negotiations have been stalled. The accrediting commission has given college leadership six months to submit a report that details how the college is complying with the recommendations.

What issues does the scenario create? What leadership competencies are involved? Who should be involved in addressing the situation? What actions would you take? Are there lessons to be learned? (Boggs & McPhail, 2016, p. 135).

Reference

Boggs, G., & McPhail, C. (2016). Practical leadership in community colleges: Navigating today’s challenges. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass.