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Research and submit a critique of a scholarly journal article on an evidence-ba

Research and submit a critique of a scholarly journal article on an
evidence-based intervention with a populuation-at-risk. The population at risk is
Families Headed by A Single Parent. The journal article to be
critiqued cannot be more than 5 years old. The journal article should include what was learned from the article, questions generated, what was confusing, its
relevance to social work family practice, and other pertinent issues you find in the article. Please make certain you answer th questions found in the document,
“How to Critique a Journal Article” and incorporate your responses into the body of the narrative. The critique essay must be written in narrative essay form and
meet full APA requirements including a title page, body of narrative, and
reference page with proper citations. The critique must be typed double space
using Times New Roman Font 12 using proper grammar, punctuation, spelling,
and sentence structure. The length of the critique should be a minimum of 2 to 4 pages. A journal critique article submitted with less than 2 pages will not be
graded.

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Reflection 6: Clinical Practice – Lessons Learned from Genograms Complete requi

Reflection 6: Clinical Practice – Lessons Learned from Genograms
Complete required readings about Bowen family therapy and genograms.
a. McGoldrick (2016): Ch. 1 – Using genograms in clinical practice, (pp. 1-12), and Ch. 11 – The therapist’s own family, (pp. 281-292). In The genogram casebook – A clinical companion to: Genograms – Assessment and intervention.
b. McGoldrick, M., Gerson, R., and Petry, S. (2008): Ch. 5 – Interpreting family structure, (pp. 114-156). In Genograms: Assessment and Intervention.
2. Listen to lecture: Diane R. Gehart, PhD – Bowen Family Therapy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLQOWoom2d0
3. Review the Multicultural Family Institute Genogram Symbols chart
4. Sketch out at least three generations (for your use only; does not need to be submitted with assignment) of your own family and respond to the following questions:
– What patterns or themes in your own family do you think are your best resources as a clinician?
-What patterns or themes in your family do you think are most likely to be triggers with your clinical cases?
-How did your family members deal with conflict, intense emotion, grief, anger, or other feelings, and what patterns of “going along” with the family patterns may you have absorbed?

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Hamilton, S. (2016, Jan 19). The Policy Making Process. [Video]. YouTube. Write

Hamilton, S. (2016, Jan 19). The Policy Making Process. [Video]. YouTube.
Write a brief summary on the information covered in the video.
Assignment Guidelines: Please complete in APA format that includes a title page, a reference page if external sources are used, in-text citations, quotation marks around direct quotes from external sources while also acknowledging the author of the quote/statement, written in 12 pt font double-spaced. An abstract is not required. Anything over 35% plagiarism is subjectable to an automatic reduction of points. If you need to further discuss any information covered in the video, additional paragraphs are acceptable. Title and reference pages do not count towards the minimum required length.

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1. Discuss the practice model chosen. What is the rationale for choosing this pr

1. Discuss the practice model chosen.
What is the rationale for choosing this practice model?
How does it relate to the client assessment and identified goals?
2.Discuss the theory that informs the practice model chosen, citing a minimum of three (3) sources from professional journal articles.
3. Briefly summarize the intervention process.
4.Evaluate the working alliance and factors that enhanced and detracted from engagement with your client. Briefly discuss factors that influenced the worker-client alliance. Discuss challenges and successes/growth in the client-worker relationship.
Maximum length: 4 pages

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Please see attached article Journal Article Assignment Part 2 Part II: Use the

Please see attached article
Journal Article Assignment Part 2
Part II: Use the article and then address the following information. You can simply fill in the template with the information from your article. Please use complete sentences, and please include a title page with your assignment submission (in APA of course!).
Answer the following
Provide the APA citation for the article ATTACHED
What is the research question?
Describe the research questions and the hypotheses of the current study—be sure to state this information in your own words
What is the research design?
What type of research method (case study, correlation, quasi-experimental, survey, true experiment, etc.)
What does the literature say?
How well did the authors support their study using past research?
Were the studies cited by the authors relevant?
What did you, as the reader, learn from the review of the literature?
What questions remained unanswered for you?
What are the methods?
How did the researchers find participants for the study?
What methods did the researchers use to gather their data? For example, did they use interviews, a standardized measurement, etc?
Did the authors describe their methodology well enough for you to understand?
Were there parts of the methodology that were unclear? If so, what parts?
What are the results?
What were the main findings from the study?
What were the findings?
Did they support or answer the research question?
You can discuss the statistics conducted to the extent that you understand them but some things may be beyond the scope of this class. You DO NOT need to explain the statistics conducted, rather focus on the findings of the study.
What are the conclusions?
Were the researchers’ hypotheses supported?
What were the connections to previous literature and theory?
Was previous research supported?
Any ethical implications or considerations of the study?
What were the limitations? Discuss any limitations of the current study.
What could the researchers have done differently?
What should future research focus on considering this study?

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In classroom, we covered reliability and validity. Cases listed below relate to

In classroom, we covered reliability and validity. Cases listed below relate to Cronbach’s Alpha level and Criterion-related Validity. I have 3 case examples of reliability and validity test results. Please try to answer the questions regarding each case by using your knowledge learned in the classroom. You can always review the PPT slides that I used in the classroom.
Case #1:
When you establish the validity of a new scale by administering it to a sample of individuals comparing your new scale to an old scale already validated and computing a correlation.
Q#1: Which validity test did the researcher use?
Q#2: In the example, the correlation coefficient (Alpha Level) was .44. What does this value tell you about validity of the measurement? What if it was .84?
Case #2:
Suppose you developed a new scale to measure satisfaction with work. After you administer it to 100 people, you divide the sample into a.) those who answered happy and will stay at the agency, b.) those who answered neither happy or unhappy, and c.) those who answered unhappy and will probably leave.
You check with the personnel office 10 months later and find…
75% of those happy at work are still at work
50% of those neither happy nor unhappy were still at work
85% of those unhappy at work had taken other jobs.
Q#1: Which validity test did the researcher use? Why?
Case #3:
Anita is developing an instrument to measure caregiver burden among the spouses or partners of those who are living with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Anita found that the caregiver burden is higher in the group with Alzheimer’s in the home than among parents of college students or among parents incarcerated for not paying child support or parents sending a child to boarding school.
Q#1: Which validity test did the researcher use? Why?

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Please check the assessment tool attached in a word document and some reading fr

Please check the assessment tool attached in a word document and some reading from class. I will attach a sample. Please keep in mind that this is only to guide you.
SOWK Organizational SWOT Analysis
In order to deliver competent service, social work practitioners must understand the organizational mission, goals, structure, culture, and behavior of the agencies in which they work. The purpose of this assignment is to describe and critically analyze the structure and culture of your field placement agency. Assuming the role of a “consultant” to your field agency, you will assess your agency’s strengths/assets and limitations and offer ideas for improvement. (*NOTE: If your placement is in a large organization, you can focus your assessment on your department as the unit of analysis. If you are not currently in a field placement, please speak to your instructor about alternatives, such as your current/former workplace or an agency with which you volunteer or have significant connections).
During the semester students will examine agency documents, observe agency processes, and have conversations with their field instructor and agency staff. The Agency Assessment Tool in Appendix A of this assignment description dovetails with course sessions on human service organizations and will be used during these sessions to gather information and
facilitate critical conversations.
Output: SWOT Analysis (Approx. 3-5 pages not including the title, reference pages, and Assessment Tool appendix.) Students will use information gathered in the Agency Assessment Tool to complete a 3-5 page SWOT analysis (identifying key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) for their organization and propose a set of feasible, concrete action steps for organizational improvement.
The 3-5 page SWOT analysis should follow the outline below using the following subheadings:
a. Introduction
· Provide a brief introduction to the agency, summarizing its history, mission, staffing and services.
b. Strengths
· Describe your assessment of the organization’s key strengths. Refer to and use specific data/examples you gathered for the Agency Assessment Tool to support your critique of the agency’s core strengths.
· Strengths might include: strong leadership and planning, fundraising or staff leadership development etc.
c. Weaknesses
· Describe your assessment of the key weaknesses and areas for organizational improvement. Refer to the Agency Assessment Tool and use specific data/examples you gathered to support your critique of the agency’s core weaknesses.
· Weaknesses might include: minimal performance measurement systems, limited Board engagement, or room for moving the agency toward being an anti-racist multicultural organization.
d. Opportunities and Threats
· Identify and describe key aspects of the agency’s external environment (e.g., funding sources, public policies, inter-organizational relationships) that have already or have potential to significantly impact the agency’s everyday operations.
· What should the organization’s leadership and staff keep in mind as they think about new client needs, strategic planning and programming, fundraising goals, new technology needs etc?
e. Proposed Actions
· Propose a few core goals/action steps the agency can take that build on the agency’s strengths/opportunities and address challenges/threats faced by the agency. These actions should include specific recommendations and concrete steps that the earlier sections of your analysis inform and support.
· Identify the barriers you perceive that may resits or hinder the organization’s ability to implement the action steps for improvement you have identified.
f. Conclusion
· Provide a brief (approximately 1 paragraph) summary of the main points of the paper to wrap up the paper.
Evaluation Criteria
The assignment will be evaluated based on the following criteria (see the more detailed rubric in Blackboard):
a. How thoroughly and critically you address questions for each section of the Agency Assessment Tool;
b. The extent to which you integrate clear examples/evidence to support your SWOT analysis and proposed action steps for organizational improvement;
c. The extent to which you effectively integrate and critically apply the theories/models/concepts from the course readings and/or other peer-reviewed sources from the literature (a minimum of 3 sources should be cited) throughout your paper; and
d. The clarity and organization of writing (use appropriate spelling, sentence structure, and grammar; meet required page limit; and appropriately use APA style.)

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1. Discuss the practice model chosen. What is the rationale for choosing this pr

1. Discuss the practice model chosen.
What is the rationale for choosing this practice model?
How does it relate to the client assessment and identified goals?
2.Discuss the theory that informs the practice model chosen, citing a minimum of three (3) sources from professional journal articles.
3. Briefly summarize the intervention process.
4.Evaluate the working alliance and factors that enhanced and detracted from engagement with your client. Briefly discuss factors that influenced the worker-client alliance. Discuss challenges and successes/growth in the client-worker relationship.
Maximum length: 4 pages

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Social work

Please check the assessment tool attached in a word document and some reading fr

Please check the assessment tool attached in a word document and some reading from class. I will attach a sample. Please keep in mind that this is only to guide you.
SOWK Organizational SWOT Analysis
In order to deliver competent service, social work practitioners must understand the organizational mission, goals, structure, culture, and behavior of the agencies in which they work. The purpose of this assignment is to describe and critically analyze the structure and culture of your field placement agency. Assuming the role of a “consultant” to your field agency, you will assess your agency’s strengths/assets and limitations and offer ideas for improvement. (*NOTE: If your placement is in a large organization, you can focus your assessment on your department as the unit of analysis. If you are not currently in a field placement, please speak to your instructor about alternatives, such as your current/former workplace or an agency with which you volunteer or have significant connections).
During the semester students will examine agency documents, observe agency processes, and have conversations with their field instructor and agency staff. The Agency Assessment Tool in Appendix A of this assignment description dovetails with course sessions on human service organizations and will be used during these sessions to gather information and
facilitate critical conversations.
Output: SWOT Analysis (Approx. 3-5 pages not including the title, reference pages, and Assessment Tool appendix.) Students will use information gathered in the Agency Assessment Tool to complete a 3-5 page SWOT analysis (identifying key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) for their organization and propose a set of feasible, concrete action steps for organizational improvement.
The 3-5 page SWOT analysis should follow the outline below using the following subheadings:
a. Introduction
· Provide a brief introduction to the agency, summarizing its history, mission, staffing and services.
b. Strengths
· Describe your assessment of the organization’s key strengths. Refer to and use specific data/examples you gathered for the Agency Assessment Tool to support your critique of the agency’s core strengths.
· Strengths might include: strong leadership and planning, fundraising or staff leadership development etc.
c. Weaknesses
· Describe your assessment of the key weaknesses and areas for organizational improvement. Refer to the Agency Assessment Tool and use specific data/examples you gathered to support your critique of the agency’s core weaknesses.
· Weaknesses might include: minimal performance measurement systems, limited Board engagement, or room for moving the agency toward being an anti-racist multicultural organization.
d. Opportunities and Threats
· Identify and describe key aspects of the agency’s external environment (e.g., funding sources, public policies, inter-organizational relationships) that have already or have potential to significantly impact the agency’s everyday operations.
· What should the organization’s leadership and staff keep in mind as they think about new client needs, strategic planning and programming, fundraising goals, new technology needs etc?
e. Proposed Actions
· Propose a few core goals/action steps the agency can take that build on the agency’s strengths/opportunities and address challenges/threats faced by the agency. These actions should include specific recommendations and concrete steps that the earlier sections of your analysis inform and support.
· Identify the barriers you perceive that may resits or hinder the organization’s ability to implement the action steps for improvement you have identified.
f. Conclusion
· Provide a brief (approximately 1 paragraph) summary of the main points of the paper to wrap up the paper.
Evaluation Criteria
The assignment will be evaluated based on the following criteria (see the more detailed rubric in Blackboard):
a. How thoroughly and critically you address questions for each section of the Agency Assessment Tool;
b. The extent to which you integrate clear examples/evidence to support your SWOT analysis and proposed action steps for organizational improvement;
c. The extent to which you effectively integrate and critically apply the theories/models/concepts from the course readings and/or other peer-reviewed sources from the literature (a minimum of 3 sources should be cited) throughout your paper; and
d. The clarity and organization of writing (use appropriate spelling, sentence structure, and grammar; meet required page limit; and appropriately use APA style.)

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Research and submit a critique of a scholarly journal article on an evidence-ba

Research and submit a critique of a scholarly journal article on an
evidence-based intervention with a populuation-at-risk. The population at risk is
Families Headed by A Single Parent. The journal article to be
critiqued cannot be more than 5 years old. The journal article should include what was learned from the article, questions generated, what was confusing, its
relevance to social work family practice, and other pertinent issues you find in the article. Please make certain you answer th questions found in the document,
“How to Critique a Journal Article” and incorporate your responses into the body of the narrative. The critique essay must be written in narrative essay form and
meet full APA requirements including a title page, body of narrative, and
reference page with proper citations. The critique must be typed double space
using Times New Roman Font 12 using proper grammar, punctuation, spelling,
and sentence structure. The length of the critique should be a minimum of 2 to 4 pages. A journal critique article submitted with less than 2 pages will not be
graded.