In each of your Assignments in this course, you will select the path that relates to your specific concentration of study. The Assignment and grading rubric are the same regardless of your concentration though the actual scenario content differs.
In this Assignment, you will use your knowledge of ethics and best practices to identify the main issue presented by the client and develop a 4-page paper. In the paper, you will create an assessment and treatment plan for your client that includes his/her main problems (including any ethical issues), a prioritization of needs, an intervention plan and potential obstacles, and a plan to evaluate progress and next steps.
Choose the path of your career interest. Use the strength-based model in your planning. Remember the importance of a social support system in helping the client become more self-reliant. As your client becomes more confident, he/she will feel more confident in accepting more responsibility for filling his or her own needs. (Many clients initially lack these skills or confidence.)
Your Assignment should reflect professional writing standards using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct, accurate, and reflect knowledge of human service theories. The paper should be a minimum of four pages, double spaced, and in APA format.
Path 1: Child and Family Welfare Scenario
For this assignment, create a child client who has lived in foster care for most of his/her life. The client was recently adopted and has struggled to adjust to the new family. Recently, an experienced foster family adopted him/her, and the client seems to be having adjustment problems;
Assignment Grading Rubric
Unit 3 Assignment – Grading Criteria
% – Points
Completes a 4 page needs assessment plan that consists of the following:
An introduction and description of the client scenario, demographics, presenting problem and needs, including any relevant ethical values or legal issues.
Explanation of proposed intervention based upon a prioritization of needs using a strength-based theory.
Description of possible obstacles that could prevent access to services.
Plan for evaluation of interventions.
Plan for next session/homework.
Structure: Writing is clear and accurate reflecting a professional tone
Mechanics: Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and APA format. Free of typographical errors.