ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY. The Unit 9 assignment provides you with an opportunity to integrate all of the concepts covered in this class. You will have the opportunity to examine different aspects of family and youth advocacy. The role of an advocate and different fields of advocacy will be explored. Your goal in this assignment is to create a hypothetical case from one of the groups listed below. Once you have created the case, you will examine the issue of need and develop a program to meet the needs of the family or youth in question.

Begin by choosing a population to create a hypothetical case about. The areas you may choose from are; Adoption services, Foster Care services, Juvenile Delinquency services, PDD/Autism services, Substance Abuse services, Educational services, Grief services, or Mental health services. You may choose only 1 of the above groups to base your case on.

Develop a case that includes a general description of the population and a 1-2 page summary of the child or family’s history that needs addressed. The history should address any pertinent information that relates to the need for an advocate. Make sure to take cultural considerations into account. Include the following required case study information in your essay:Fictitious Client NameClient’s Age, Gender, and RaceClient’s Family StructureReason for ReferralPresenting ProblemsHistory or Episodes of Client Problems

Evaluate the best way to develop advocacy services for your scenario and create a 3-4 page proposal discussing the interventions you want to pioneer. Justify the need and the models or methodologies you are going to employ based on the reading in chapter 1 and/or researching the literature.

Explain any legal and ethical considerations that are relevant to your case and how the program you have designed adheres to those legal and ethical guidelines.

Assignment Guidelines

In addition to answering the questions as described above, your paper should:Include a title page, which includes your name, the name of the class and section, and the dateUse standard margins: 1″ on all sides.Use standard 12-point font size Times New Roman or Arial.Use standard double-spacing: average of 22 lines per page, and between 20 and 24 lines per page.Be left justifiedInclude a reference page

Your final paper must be your original work; plagiarism will not be tolerated. Be sure to review the syllabus in terms of what constitutes plagiarism. Your assignment also should be written adhering to the guidelines of Standard American English. This means that your thoughts should be well-organized and original. Included in Standard American English is the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.

 

Grading Rubric for Unit 9 Assignment

 Unit 9 Grading

 

% – Points

 

Discuss and describe the basic theories or methodologies involved in advocacy and the role of the advocate in working with at risk families or youth. Contains no misunderstanding.

0 – 25

  Addresses each of the following areas: Begin by choosing a population to create a hypothetical case about. The areas you may choose from are; Adoption services, Foster Care services, Juvenile Delinquency services, PDD/Autism services, Substance Abuse services, Educational services, Grief services, or Mental health services. You may choose only 1 of the above groups to base your case on. Develop a case that includes a general description of the population and a 2-3 page summary of the child or family’s history that needs addressed. The history should address any pertinent information that relates to the need for an advocate. Make sure to take cultural considerations into account. Evaluate the best way to develop advocacy services for your scenario and create a 3-5 page proposal discussing the interventions you want to pioneer. Justify the need and the methodology you are going to employ based on researching the literature. Explain any legal and ethical considerations that are relevant to your case and how the program you have designed adheres to those legal and ethical guidelines.

 

0 – 60

   

Discuss and integrate all of the concepts that we have covered this term. Uses appropriate references to course materials.

 

0 – 25

  Writing

 

 

 

Structure: Includes complete paragraphs, proper sentence structure

0 – 10

 

Mechanics: Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and cover page. Uses accurate APA format in citations and reference. Meets the 5-page length requirement.

0 – 15

 

Total

135

 

An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.

 

 

ADVOCACY