Dudley (2020) points out that social work practice is usually embedded in progra

Dudley (2020) points out that social work practice is usually embedded in programs. While you looked at practice evaluation using single-subject design in Week 3, this week, you shift focus to program evaluation. Program evaluation serves many purposes, including accountability to funders and to the public. Often, funding sources such as government agencies or private foundations requires periodic program evaluations. These evaluations can help provide answers to many different questions, and can contribute to improvement of services. There are a variety of program evaluation models that are appropriate for addressing different questions as well as facilitating the collection and analysis of many different types of data.
To prepare for this Discussion, identify a program within an agency with which you are familiar, which could benefit from process evaluation and outcome evaluation. You do not need to identify the agency in your post. Also, review the different evaluation models highlighted in this week’s resources (needs assessment, program monitoring, client satisfaction study, outcome evaluation, or cost benefit study).
By Day 3
Post a brief summary of the program that you selected. Recommend a program evaluation model that would answer a question relevant to the program. Explain the potential benefits of the program evaluation that you proposed (both process and outcome). Identify 2–3 concerns that stakeholders might have about your proposed evaluation and how you would address those concerns. Then explain 2–3 concerns that stakeholders may have about your proposed program evaluation and how you would address those concerns.
By Day 5
Respond to a colleague by doing all of the following:
Identify the stage or stages of the program to which your colleague’s selected question relates.
Suggest an additional question or concern that stakeholders may have about program evaluation.
Recommend an alternative model for the evaluation.

Directions Over the years, health and human services have evolved to meet the ne

Over the years, health and human services have evolved to meet the needs of the population. As the population and environments continue to grow and change, so do health and human services. What worked well 50 years ago, may not be appropriate now. For this essay, you will discuss the changes that health and human services have undergone through the years and different situations that impact the services.
Write an approximately 550-word essay responding to the following prompt. A template has been provided for you below.
· Identify and describe one change that took place within the health and human services system and discuss how that change impacted the delivery of care and health outcomes.
Requirements & Formatting
– Times New Roman or Arial 12-point font
– 1-inch margins
– Double-spaced
Include at least one scholarly reference with at least one in-text citation

The Research Paper should include the Following: Definition and description of

The Research Paper should include the Following:
Definition and description of chosen diagnosis.
Definition: How does the DSM-5 describe the particular diagnosis? Has this changed from previous versions of the DSM? Are there alternative definitions in the literature or in the DSM-5?
Characteristics of Presenting Behavior/Primary Symptoms: What are the majors features of this diagnosis?
Etiology: What is the case of this illness/disorder?
Prevalence: What are the prevalence rates? Are there differences based on particular characteristics (culture, gender, age, etc.)?
Age of onset
Treatment options: Briefly describe major treatment options that are most commonly used to treat this disorder?
Outcome: What is the life like for a person living with symptoms of this diagnosis? Does a person with symptoms of the disorder experience any challenges?
Please provide a clear description of the “Hot Topic” research information.
Discussion of the chosen diagnosis in light of the “Hot Topic” research information.
Include a discussion on the implication of your findings in terms of social work practice.
Conclusion: Do not forget to provide a summary of the paper.
Reference page(s)

Many of you will find yourself working in a medical hospital role for your pract

Many of you will find yourself working in a medical hospital role for your practicum. This can be particularly scary given the current Pandemic, subsequent over-crowding of hospitals, and decrease in staff. Please listen to the podcasts and post a 150 word reaction/response to the Discussion Board (DB).
Use the link below…..
Ep50: Hospital Social Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Links to an external site.)
Please remember Discussion Board Posts are considered academic writing and will be evaluated as such.

Interview paper: Interview a social worker to discover their joys and challenge

Interview paper: Interview a social worker to discover their joys and challenges in the profession. Discover why social work was a chosen profession, discuss ethical issues, and add other questions to which you want answers. Put your questions and answers into a narrative format. This paper will be approximately 5 pages in length. 25 points
I will start off with the joy of being a social worker. I grew up raising my
nephews and niece due to their fathers not being around. I enjoyed spending
time with them and offering them guidance before joining the Air Force. They
all went to college or joined the Air Force. Once I joined the Air Force I
noticed so many troops who were not properly supervised meaning their
supervisors were not connecting with them. I believe it is imperative to get
to know people and find out what their passions are. I invested into my troops
and those who were not being supervised by creating career plans with them and
a life after the military plan. I enjoyed seeing them succeed with going to
college and meeting their other life goals we set. This is where I started
using Solution Focused Therapy on a one on one basis to help troops solve
their own problems with just a touch of guidance. I was medically retired from
the Air Force at 15 years for the impact combat had on me with severe PTSD and
memory loss. After struggling to adapt to civilian life without military
guidance or the same pay I knew I wanted to do something to help military and
their families who would also go through the process I went through departing
the military. For my combat veterans I call it repurposing the mission. I did
this by working combat veteran retreats helping veterans understand they still
have a mission to help other veterans come home from the battlefield mentally.
I have worked for 10 years with combat veterans to help them reconnect with
their families and help them counter their the impact of their PTSD. I worked
35 retreats and over that five day span 90% of the time we saw the magic
happen. The magic was after spending time with the families doing recreational
therapy and bonding together through family game nights, fishing, rafting,
snow mobiling, and bonfires we had given the families a map and example on how
to reconnect and stay together. It is my greatest work and I measure success
by seeing them happy and together. One of my favorite MSW professors once told
me that he felt you can change the world one empathic relationship at a time.
I believe that to be true. Be present with your client, show empathy, and
transparency so they are open to trust and illustrate what they really need. I
currently help veterans transitioning from the military with employment and
any financial assistance they may need. With each client I let them know I
have been through a similar situation to show they are not alone. When I first
was diagnosed with PTSD I thought I was the only one. Every research paper I
wrote about PTSD and realized I was not alone. It encouraged me to figure out
the best way to help my clients deal with the shadows of war. I have found
that empathy, recreational therapy, exercise, and bonding with others who have
endured similar situations is the best medicine to heal those wounds.
One of the Social work ethics issues I faced was developing healthy boundaries
with clients and telling them no. When I first started working the retreats I
would overextend myself trying to fix every problem my client was dealing
with. I had to realize there is only so much I can do and that there has to be
client accountability. Also my organization really did not promote healthy
boundaries by allowing Facebook connections with clients and promoted us to do
so. This allowed our clients 24 hour access to us via messenger. I was
receiving messages at 2 A.M. about needing help, just want to talk, and I was
being hit on by some spouses. I decided to draw the line and block all who had
access to my Facebook and no longer advertise that I accept friend requests. I
quickly noticed this changed my work life balance to become more stable. I let
my clients know post-retreat that they can call me from 9-5 and no texting.
I love social work for many reasons but also because if you get burnt out in
one field there are so many other areas you can make an impact in. I also
enjoy working with teens and those with special needs. I chose high school
social work for my two years of internship while working on my Masters. I was
in charge of the Title X homeless program for a local high school. I was
assigned 32 homeless teens to ensure they had somewhere to live, money to eat,
and kept their grades up. Each case was different with different circumstances
and needs. There really is not a checklist in these situations to fit every
client so with each kid I conducted a needs assessment. I was empathic and
advocated for each student with their teachers and administration. 31 of 32
kids stayed in school and passed that year. I also ran groups for kids on the
spectrum or who had ADHD. Once again every case was different as each kid had
different triggers and trauma I had to treat.
I wanted you to see a glimpse of some of the fields you can make on
impact in within social work. I know you have a great heart and empathy for
other humans. I have witnessed your passion for military and kids first hand.
I know you will be a fantastic social worker. Please let me know if I can help
in any other way.
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Sent: Friday, June 24, 2022 6:51 AM

CasTheCase Study Paper: Models of family therapy (200 points) [EPAS 2015 Advanc

CasTheCase Study Paper: Models of family therapy (200 points)
[EPAS 2015 Advanced 1.1, 8.2 and 9.2]
will view a film such as “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993) from an
identified list of approved films (provided by the instructor) prior to
starting this assignment. These films
will be widely available on iTunes, Google, Amazon, YouTube and various other
online sources for free, rent or purchase at a reasonable cost. Following the format provided in D2L, the student will
present and apply a theory
included in the course work to assess, develop goals and objectives, intervene,
and evaluate clinical work with this family. Make sure to distinguish the
difference between THEORY and THERAPY. Do not
get them confused. The paper will be
8-10 pages in length plus a
Cover Page and References. At least 5 peer reviewed journal article or text
references should be included in the paper. The paper will be typed,
doubled-space, with a 12 point font, and follow APA format (6th
ed). Paper is due in week 10. Use the core value of Responsible stewardship in the paper.
Also dont forget th strengtyhs and resources and barriers to treatment.