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Review the Vargas Family Case Study located in the class resources. Write a 750-

Review the Vargas Family Case Study located in the class resources. Write a 750-1,000-word paper in which you demonstrate how counselors apply narrative family counseling theory to analyze the presenting problems and choose appropriate interventions.
Be sure to answer the following questions in your paper: What are two current presenting problems for the Vargas family?
How are the presenting problems maintained according to the narrative therapy perspective?
What narrative therapy interventions would you plan to use in your next session? Make sure to identify and describe your plan for two interventions.
What is the role of the counselor in the change process according to the narrative therapy perspective?
Include at least three scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journal articles, books, etc.).

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Review evidence-based or integrative models of couples or family therapy. Select

Review evidence-based or integrative models of couples or family therapy. Select a couples or family therapy model from your research and create a 5-10-slide PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the selected model. Be sure to include the following elements for the model: An overview of the theorist(s) who developed the model
An overview of the major concepts in the model
An overview of the skills and/or interventions in the selected model
A description of the population and mental health concerns in which the model has been shown to be effective
Include a minimum of three scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journal articles, books, etc.)
Title slide and reference slide are not included in the slide count. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 150 words.

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Discuss what “family-centered medical care” involves. Be sure to identify and de

Discuss what “family-centered medical care” involves. Be sure to identify and describe how a family counselor would integrate his or her work into the medical care of a family member. 150 words (150 word response) Based on your research and textbook readings, what three trends do you believe are evolving the practice of couple and family counseling and why? How does culture impact these trends? Address evidence-based counseling practices in your discussion.150 words (150 word response)

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Program Evaluation (Dr. Rachel E. Swope, DSW, MS, LICSW-PIP) Part A: Find an ex

Program Evaluation (Dr. Rachel E. Swope, DSW, MS, LICSW-PIP) Part A:
Find an example of a program evaluation study published in a professional journal and briefly describe the following: 1) How were key variables defined in the study?
2) How was the program’s success measured?
Please attach your article/study to your assignment submission.
Part B:
1) Reflect on what you would request in the way of an evaluation if you were in a position to require the evaluation of a national program?
2) Select a national program, and identify what information you think would be needed in order for an unbiased panel of experts to conclude that the program was successful.

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What are the types of clients, client problems, and counselor interventions do y

What are the types of clients, client problems, and counselor interventions do you think are best suited for solution-focused therapy? What types of clients, client problems, and counselor interventions are best suited for narrative therapy?

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Your field experience requirement for this course can be completed virtually as

Your field experience requirement for this course can be completed virtually as a modification from the in person observation. The list of videos you will watch will allow you to see family engagement and take notes.
A video library is available for you to use to find videos related to course topics. You will complete the required field hours (4 hours) by watching a series of videos, taking notes with the video review worksheets,
When you have completed the required number of hours, you will use the notes you compiled from the review worksheets to write a final Reflection paper showing how the videos collectively helped you see and learn more about the course topics as they relate to families and family engagement(Please use the instruction document to guide you as you compete your reflection paper).



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For this final presentation activity, you will consolidate your previous slides

For this final presentation activity, you will consolidate your previous slides into a single presentation. Please combine and revise all slides you have created to this point in the course to create one cohesive presentation. This activity will require you to review content in the course as well as outside resources. The purpose of this assignment is to help you develop creative ways to learn, apply social work theories and develop the skill of presenting. The goal is for you to be able to reference this project in the future in preparation to practice in the field of social work. Therefore, consider this assignment as an outline of the information you have learned in this course. The compilation and submission of this final power point project is worth 100 points.
RequirementsA minimum of 20 slides
A cover slide and final References slide
The References slide should contain all of the resources used in the entire presentation.
Use proper APA formatting for all resources.
Submit your completed presentation to this assignment dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 pm CT.
Estimated time to complete: 4 hours

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Identify a social injustice or human rights violation faced by the homeless popu

Identify a social injustice or human rights violation faced by the homeless population (Homeless Population) Define why the issue you describe is a case of social injustice or a human rights violation. Refer to the NASW Code of Ethics or another definition provided in course readings to justify your application of the term to the social issue you describe. Draw on outside sources to describe the prevalence of this problem and how the nature or prevalence of the problem has changed over time. Argue that you are describing an important social justice issue and that as social workers we should pay attention to it. (1 page)
Current Policy Evaluation Describe one current policy (either federal or local legislation, an executive order, or a judicial ruling) that is designed to address this social justice issue, and evaluate it. You may focus on a particular provision and do not need to take on all aspects of a large, complicated policy. To evaluate the policy, address the following issues: To what extent is the policy addressing the social problem described above? Ex: the number of people who gained health insurance after the ACA passed. To what extent is the policy falling short in addressing the social problem? Ex: the high cost of premiums on ACA marketplace insurance plans. Provide statistics and evidence for your characterization of the current policy. (1-2 pages) Policy Implementation How is this policy being implemented? Depending on the policy, there could be a number of ways you could address this question, including but not limited to: what funding is associated with this policy? how are people or organizations held accountable for adhering to this policy? how does this policy impact the way that services are delivered and evaluated? Finally, address whether and how this policy impacts your organization and/or its client population? (1 page) Policy Recommendation Recommend a policy change to better address the social injustice you have described than current policy does. This could be a small change, like a change in the eligibility or funding levels of current policy (ex. extending eligibility for Medicaid to 200 percent of the federal poverty level), or a large change like a completely new policy that would take a different approach to addressing the issue (ex. passing the Medicare for All Act). Explain your recommendation and articulate reasons, supported by facts and evidence, why the policy proposal you have chosen would be the best avenue for addressing the issue in question. (1-2 pages) Advocacy Recommendation In order to promote the policy change you recommend, what would it take to make the change happen? Describe one specific advocacy strategy that would increase the likelihood of your proposed policy change to happen. Consider how you will collaborate with clients to advocate for and with them, and to incorporate their voices into advocacy efforts. Also describe challenges that may be encountered in trying to advocate for social change and how you might problem-solve those challenges. (1 pages)

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Richard Nixon used the term “the silent majority of law-abiding citizens” to des

Richard Nixon used the term “the silent majority of law-abiding citizens” to describe white people who rebelled against civil rights. How does this compare to the Donald Trump presidential campaign and election of 2016? What are similarities and differences to the plights of vulnerable groups in 2016 compared to those in the 1970s? What messages did Nixon give conservative voters that were echoed by Trump? What were similar and different responses of liberals, social reformers, and vulnerable populations of the 1972 election compared to the 2016 election? (300 words)
How did Reagan’s policies reinforce the views and stereotypes that many white American had about social programs and the welfare state? What did the Reagan administration do to promote those stereotypes and beliefs? What stopped Democrats from being able to refute these stereotypes? What beliefs and stereotypes from this era still exist today? (300 words)
The welfare reform portion of the Contract with America included the following provisions:Denial of welfare to mothers under age 18
Denial of higher payments to mothers who give birth to additional children while on welfare
A strict 2-year-and-out provision for recipients
More stringent work requirements, to promote individual responsibility
A cap on spending for AFDC, SSI, and public housing programs
Consolidation of nutrition programs such as Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the school lunch program into a block grant to states
Permission for states to opt out of the current AFDC program by converting their share of AFDC payments into fixed annual block grantsWhat ethical dilemmas can you imagine could occur given these parameters? How could these parameters impact the children of these adult recipients? How might the children’s experiences with these benefits possibly lead to their future needs (as teens then adults then possibly parents)? (300 words)
What long-term outcomes did the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan have on the current pulse of the Middle East? How is the current administration healing, staying neutral, or antagonizing this pulse? (300 words)
What conflicts, political differences, philosophies, and ethical dilemmas come into play as people talk about the ACA and America’s health care needs? What is different or similar about those discussions today compared to when they were first raised during the Obama administration? Who benefits and loses from changes to health care? (300 words)

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Richard Nixon used the term “the silent majority of law-abiding citizens” to des

Richard Nixon used the term “the silent majority of law-abiding citizens” to describe white people who rebelled against civil rights. How does this compare to the Donald Trump presidential campaign and election of 2016? What are similarities and differences to the plights of vulnerable groups in 2016 compared to those in the 1970s? What messages did Nixon give conservative voters that were echoed by Trump? What were similar and different responses of liberals, social reformers, and vulnerable populations of the 1972 election compared to the 2016 election? (300 words)
How did Reagan’s policies reinforce the views and stereotypes that many white American had about social programs and the welfare state? What did the Reagan administration do to promote those stereotypes and beliefs? What stopped Democrats from being able to refute these stereotypes? What beliefs and stereotypes from this era still exist today? (300 words)
The welfare reform portion of the Contract with America included the following provisions:Denial of welfare to mothers under age 18
Denial of higher payments to mothers who give birth to additional children while on welfare
A strict 2-year-and-out provision for recipients
More stringent work requirements, to promote individual responsibility
A cap on spending for AFDC, SSI, and public housing programs
Consolidation of nutrition programs such as Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the school lunch program into a block grant to states
Permission for states to opt out of the current AFDC program by converting their share of AFDC payments into fixed annual block grantsWhat ethical dilemmas can you imagine could occur given these parameters? How could these parameters impact the children of these adult recipients? How might the children’s experiences with these benefits possibly lead to their future needs (as teens then adults then possibly parents)? (300 words)
What long-term outcomes did the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan have on the current pulse of the Middle East? How is the current administration healing, staying neutral, or antagonizing this pulse? (300 words)
What conflicts, political differences, philosophies, and ethical dilemmas come into play as people talk about the ACA and America’s health care needs? What is different or similar about those discussions today compared to when they were first raised during the Obama administration? Who benefits and loses from changes to health care? (300 words)