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BSHS 355    ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1

BSHS 355 Week 1 Individual Assignment Field Experience Agency Profile Analysis

 

Instructions: Resources: Student Field Experience Guide Background: Imagine you are responsible for connecting people to agencies. In this role, you must be knowledgeable of what services the agencies offer, who can qualify, how resources are disseminated, and the availability of the resources. Since your program of study requires a Field Experience element, it is important to start the task early, and know what the experience will incorporate. During your program, there will be two Field Experiences. This assignment will start the critical thinking process related to selecting an agency. Read the Field Experience Guide. Research thoroughly several agencies of interest to you. It is suggested that you review 2-4 agencies (more if you live in a remote, rural environment which potentially may require travel.) Complete the Field Experience Agency Profile Analysis Worksheet after completing your research. Submit to the Assignments Files Tab.

 

BSHS 355 Week 1 Individual Assignment Human Services Needs Assessment

Instructions: Read the instructions for the Human Services Needs Assessment Worksheet (located to the left). Complete the worksheet using complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling, etc. Document all resources used. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 1 Individual Assignment Week 1 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussions by posting at least 8 substantive messages to any of the designated learning activities. Remember that full credit requires that substantive messages be posted over at least 3 different days during the discussion week. While there is no word count requirement, in order to be substantive messages must:    

  • be on-topic
  • add significant content to furthering exploration in the discussions,
  • be supported with scholarly sources, and
  • all sources must be fully documented. That means researches your response and document your research. While personal experience may be used to illustrate your point, it may not serve as your reference. Messages omitting full documentation will be marked U and will not earn points. In order to maintain focus of weekly learning objective, only messages posted to the current weekly designated discussions count toward participation for the current week. Ex: During week 3, if you post messages to week 2 or week 4 discussions, those messages will NOT earn points. (NOTE: Learning Team discussions and Class Messages do NOT count toward Participation.).

 

WEEK  2

BSHS 355 Week 2 Learning Team Charter

 

Instructions: Use the Learning Team Toolkit to discuss and complete the team charter. Read Tips for working in your Learning Teams Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 2 Individual Assignment Specialization vs. Generalization: Side by Side Comparison

 

Instructions: Complete the chart provided. Word count is 900-1100 words. Formatting as an APA paper is not required. However, all other standard conventions must be followed: full, complete sentences and proper paragraphing; correct grammar, spelling, etc.; use of in-text citations; properly formatted references list following APA guidelines; etc. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

BSHS 355 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Prevention Program Brochure

 

Instructions: Background: You are part of a community task force which is advertising the various prevention services available in the community. Your task is to create a brochure which will education the community about the selected program and will promote the program and its services. Research existing social agencies in your community which provide prevention programs that address one of the following issues: 

  • Youth crime prevention
  • Violence against women prevention
  • Child-abuse-prevention
  • Substance-abuse-prevention
  • Child welfare (such as hunger prevention) Chose one (1) of those programs which provides prevention services. Create a brochure outlining the prevention program. Include the following. Use section headings to match these topics:
  • The program's history (include how the program started)
  • The program's purpose
  • The population served by the program
  • Describe how the program serves locally, nationally, or globally
  • Identify the obstacles the program faces in providing services
  • Describe whether the agency is a primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention program
  • Explain why the program is primary, secondary, or tertiary Word count - content of the brochure is 700-900 words in length Document all resources following APA requirements, by submitting a separate WORD document. Create/Format the brochure using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint brochure feature. (Do NOT submit a PDF file format.) Follow these parameters:
  • landscape page orientation
  • 3 columns each page
  • 2 pages
  • Use graphics as appropriate Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 2 Individual Assignment Week 2 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussions by posting at least 8 substantive messages to any of the designated learning activities. Remember that full credit requires that substantive messages be posted over at least 3 different days during the discussion week. While there is no word count requirement, in order to be substantive messages must:    

  • be on-topic
  • add significant content to furthering exploration in the discussions,
  • be supported with scholarly sources, and
  • all sources must be fully documented. That means researches your response and document your research. While personal experience may be used to illustrate your point, it may not serve as your reference. Messages omitting full documentation will be marked U and will not earn points. In order to maintain focus of weekly learning objective, only messages posted to the current weekly designated discussions count toward participation for the current week. Ex: During week 3, if you post messages to week 2 or week 4 discussions, those messages will NOT earn points. (NOTE: Learning Team discussions or Class Messages do NOT count toward Participation.)

 

WEEK  3

 BSHS 355 Week 3 Individual Assignment MHF Helping Skills Case Study


Instructions: Resource: Mental Health Facilitator module "Helping Skills in Mental Health Facilitation" Read the University of Phoenix Material: MHF Helping Skills Case Study Paul. Explain each of the steps of the Mental Health Facilitation process. Write a plan outlining how you would help Paul. Include the steps of the Mental Health Facilitation process in your plan. Word count is 500- to 700-word. APA formatting is not required but all composition conventions must be followed (e.g. full sentences, proper grammar and spelling, introduction and conclusion, full documentation of all resources, etc.) Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

BSHS 355 Week 3 Individual Assignment Human Services Professional Worksheet

 

Instructions: Complete the Human Services Professional Worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Human Services Professional Case Study

 

Instructions: Read the "Real Life Human Services Work" section in Ch. 5 of Human Services in Contemporary America. Discuss the reading. Write a 750- to 1,000-word summary of the article and of the Learning Team's discussion. Include the following       

  • Which specific Characteristics of an effective helper did the social worker display? How?
  • Which of the Basic helping skills did the social worker demonstrate? How?
  • Which Factors that influence the use of skills can be observed?
  • Which of the types of roles of a Worker in the community does she demonstrate in her community as a human service professional?
  • How would you (the team) address one of the difficulties faced by social workers? The case study used the example of the death of a resident. The team must choose a different challenge/difficulty (i.e. do not discuss the death of a resident). Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Use section headings to clearly identify each of the discussions in response to each of the questions above. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 3 Individual Assignment Week 3 Participation

Instructions: Participate in class discussions by posting at least 8 substantive messages to any of the designated learning activities. Remember that full credit requires that substantive messages be posted over at least 3 different days during the discussion week. While there is no word count requirement, in order to be substantive messages must:    

  • be on-topic
  • add significant content to furthering exploration in the discussions,
  • be supported with scholarly sources, and
  • all sources must be fully documented. That means researches your response and document your research. While personal experience may be used to illustrate your point, it may not serve as your reference. Messages omitting full documentation will be marked U and will not earn points. In order to maintain focus of weekly learning objective, only messages posted to the current weekly designated discussions count toward participation for the current week. Ex: During week 3, if you post messages to week 2 or week 4 discussions, those messages will NOT earn points. (NOTE: Learning Team discussions or Class Messages do NOT count toward Participation.)

 

WEEK  4

 BSHS 355 Week 4 Individual Assignment Social Policy and Human Services Delivery Paper


Instructions: Write a formal paper which addresses the following:      

  • Define the concept: social policy.
  • Choose a social policy and identify a human services program in your community which provides services addressing that social policy. Example (from the textbook): MADD provides prevention and referral services as a result of alcohol/substance abuse and driving social policies. (NOTE: You may not use the example organization MADD for this assignment.)
  • Describe the issue underlying the social policy and include an explanation about how it became a social policy, and the impact of the issue upon the community (effects of or consequences experienced).
  • Briefly describe the program and explain how the program fulfills (meets) the social policy.
  • Describe the obstacles the program faces - what things get in the way of the program meeting its goals? Explain how the program is working to overcome each of the obstacles. Provide two (2) specific examples.   Format as a formal paper, following APA formatting requirements, Use section headings to identify each section noted above. Word count is 750-1000 words. Use at least 2 resources beyond the text book. At least one resource must be a peer-reviewed article from a professional journal. A reference list following APA guidelines must be included. Cite every source used within the text, when used. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Factors Influencing Social Policy Annotated Bibliography

 

Instructions: Resource: Annotated Bibliography resources and links Create an annotated bibliography using peer-reviewed articles which address the following important factors regarding social policy in human services:   

  • Defining Social Policy
  • History of Social Policy
  • Current Social Policy Issues
  • Purpose and Types of Social Policy
  • Making Social Policy
  • Identifying Unmet Needs
  • Who Identifies Social Problems
  • Who Determines Social policy - Decision Makers
  • Factors in Establishing Social Policy
  • The Role of Lobbying in Social Policy
  • The Role of the Media in Social Policy
  • Opposition to Social Policies
  • Implementation of Social Policy
  • Funding Social Policy Choose 8 of the 14 factors (topics) listed above. Books, book reviews, editorials, newspaper human-interest stories, etc. are not acceptable. Only peer-reviewed articles published in professional journals will be accepted. Choose two (2) articles for each selected factor (a total of 16 articles). Read and briefly summarize (100-150 words) each peer-reviewed article. The goal is to capture the content and meaning of the article, not to offer a critique of the article. Do not copy the abstract. Label each section with the factor (topic) and then list the 2 respective articles. See the example provided (right-hand column.) Format your bibliography consistent with APA documentation guidelines. (NOTE: Typically, bibliographies are listed in alphabetical order according to the author's last name. However, that is not required for this assignment. Because articles will be listed according to the topic and each topic will have only 2 articles, it is not necessary to alphabetize the list by author's last name.) Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

BSHS 355 Week 4 Individual Assignment Week 4 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussions by posting at least 8 substantive messages to any of the designated learning activities. Remember that full credit requires that substantive messages be posted over at least 3 different days during the discussion week. While there is no word count requirement, in order to be substantive messages must:    

  • be on-topic
  • add significant content to furthering exploration in the discussions,
  • be supported with scholarly sources, and
  • all sources must be fully documented. That means researches your response and document your research. While personal experience may be used to illustrate your point, it may not serve as your reference. Messages omitting full documentation will be marked U and will not earn points. In order to maintain focus of weekly learning objective, only messages posted to the current weekly designated discussions count toward participation for the current week. Ex: During week 3, if you post messages to week 2 or week 4 discussions, those messages will NOT earn points. (NOTE: Learning Team discussions or Class Messages do NOT count toward Participation.)

 

WEEK  5

 BSHS 355 Week 5 Individual Assignment Comprehensive Final Exam

Instructions: Resources: Exam Questions Pages, Answers Sheet, all course reading assignments, class discussions, and all supplemental materials, assignments, and respective feedback. Complete the exam following the instructions provided. Submit the Answers Sheet only by clicking on the Assignment Submit tab, as usual. Remember: this assignment can NOT be submitted late. Work submitted after the last day of class cannot be accepted and the assignment will earn 0 points, without exception.

 

NOTE: Exam will be available DAY 1 of Week 5.

 

BSHS 355 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Key Concepts Study Guide

 

Instructions: Use the Key Concepts Study Guide to create your own study guide for the key concepts for this learning module, using the worksheet provided. Responses should be 100-300 words each. Follow usual composition standards for all responses (i.e. Use full sentences, not phrases or key words. Use proper grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraph transitions.) Cite the source(s) used for each response using proper in-text citation formatting. Include a reference list following APA formatting requirements. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Remember: this assignment can NOT be submitted late. Work submitted after the last day of class cannot be accepted and the assignment will earn 0 points, without exception.

BSHS 355 Week 5 Individual Assignment Week 5 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussions by posting at least 8 substantive messages to any of the designated learning activities. Remember that full credit requires that substantive messages be posted over at least 3 different days during the discussion week. While there is no word count requirement, in order to be substantive messages must:    

  • be on-topic
  • add significant content to furthering exploration in the discussions,
  • be supported with scholarly sources, and
  • all sources must be fully documented. That means researches your response and document your research. While personal experience may be used to illustrate your point, it may not serve as your reference. Messages omitting full documentation will be marked U and will not earn points. In order to maintain focus of weekly learning objective, only messages posted to the current weekly designated discussions count toward participation for the current week. Ex: During week 3, if you post messages to week 2 or week 4 discussions, those messages will NOT earn points. (NOTE: Learning Team discussions or Class Messages do NOT count toward Participation.)

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