First: read chapter 2, and make sure you understand how these theories are used

First: read chapter 2, and make sure you understand how these theories are used and applied in the field of Family Science.
For example, the attachment theory is often misapplied; so make sure you understand how it is used when observing and explaining relationships and family dynamics.
Next, identify and describe an example you in your own family or personal relationship with someone else (cannot be hypothetical) or from a movie/TV show that highlights the themes associated with 3 of the 9 different perspectives and frameworks.
Therefore, you will present 3 examples.
Each example must come from a different situation, interaction, relationship, or observation. In other words, don’t use the same interaction/relationship or movie/show for every example.
Here are the theoretical options from Chapter 2:
Family Ecology Perspective
Family Life Course Development Framework
Structure-Functional Perspective
Interaction-Constructionist Perspective
Exchange Theory
Family Systems
Feminist Theory
Biosocial Perspective
Attachment Theory
This is not to be an arduous assignment, but to give you the opportunity to apply what you are learning to everyday life and use these different “lenses” from the theoretical perspectives presented in chapter two to explain and understand relational dynamics. Most students complete this assignment in one to two pages. As long as the criteria are met, the length is not an issue.
This is an example from a previous student:
According to the textbook, the Family Ecological Perspective studies how the family unit is impacted by the social environment surrounding it (Lamanna, et al., 2021, insert page#). This concept can be seen from how the work of parents affects their schedules, and in turn, how that affects their children and therefore, “…although society does not determine family members’ behavior, it does present constraints for families as well as opportunities…” (Lamanna, et al., 2021, insert page# ). An example of the Family Ecological Perspective can be observed in the show “Everyone Hates Chris.” The show demonstrates how a young man is impacted by his social environment. Chris’s father works long hours and as a result, Chris is always scared to get into trouble when his father gets home. The young man lives in a slightly impoverished neighborhood where his father is a mechanic. The show focuses on Chris’s life and how all of these environmental factors affect him: his father’s demanding work schedule that leaves him with an opportunity to be more influenced by his neighborhood and as a result potentially get into trouble.
Upload your paper as an attachment after you have met the criteria.
Be sure to follow the criteria outlined above and the expectations for written work provided below.
In your paper, be sure to provide 3 examples that illustrate the various theoretical perspectives from chapter 2. Do not simply state the example but describe HOW the example can be explained and understood by your chosen theoretical perspective/framework. Remember to paraphrase information from our textbook and limit direct quotes.
Always use proper APA citations and textbook references when needed.
Four points for each illustration (examples worth 4 pts. each for a total of 12pts.)
Be specific in your entries to share what you saw and how it aligns with that perspective or theory.
Evaluation of Written Work
All course work will be evaluated with regard to the following: writing mechanics, grammar, originality, quality of integration of relevant literature and perspectives, clarity, organization, and development. Papers are expected to be well written and organized, in essay format, grammatically correct, and original. The paper must be double-spaced, using Times New Roman preferably, in 12 pt. font and pages numbered. ALL written assignments should be proofread for proper grammar and spelling so that you always submit your best work.
*Remember for Turnitin: Papers with an originality report above a 20% match will receive a lower score* Please check your Turnitin Report in the submission details in the assignment to make sure that what might be flagged in your report needs to be fixed.
Grading Rubric Breakdown:
• Was the student’s work posted on time and well-written and developed using proper spelling and grammar so as to demonstrate the student’s best work?
• Did the student present three appropriate examples from the nine theoretical frameworks through effective use of course material (Lamanna text, chapter 2) so as to demonstrate comprehension of the course information presented in the chapter two reading; as well as thoughtfulness and reflection?
• Did the student address criteria thoroughly and directly?
• Did the student provide proper citations and references for all sources used in their work using APA formatting?
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!



First, you will need and are required to read chapter 1 in our textbook. Within

First, you will need and are required to read chapter 1 in our textbook.
Within chapter 1, our authors presented a study from 2010 that the Pew Research Center conducted regarding American attitudes towards social trends changing the American family located under the heading: “Relaxed Institutional Control over Relationship Choices: “Family Decline” or “Family Change”? in chapter 1.
In this discussion, you will have the opportunity to review a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 and then its 10-year follow-up in 2019.
2010 Report: The Public Renders a Split Verdict On Changes in Family Structure
It consisted of six questions and based on how people responded placed them in one of three groups: Acceptors, Rejectors, or Skeptics. The questions are posed as you will see within the report: scroll down to around the halfway point of the webpage.)
If you are interested in finding out more about the data sets and research methods, you will find them available for review on the right-hand side of the report under Report Materials. Note: you will have to create an account to gain access which is why I do not require this as part of the discussion assignment.
After reading the Pew 2010 report, answer the following questions:
What did you find intriguing or stood out to you concerning American attitudes and what the Pew Research study found AND/OR did not find? DO NOT restate the findings but reflect and react to them.
Even consider which group you think you might have fallen into based on the questions posed and the options.
What were your thoughts and impressions about the findings when looking at the “Demographic Differences” section among the three groups?
Now, fast forward to 2019 when the study was done again, and read the follow-up report by the Pew Research Center regarding American attitudes currently:
2019 Report: As family structures change in the U.S., a growing share of Americans say it makes no difference
After reading the Pew 2019 report, answer the following questions:
What did you think and find interesting (maybe even surprising) about what the study shows 10 years later concerning American attitudes?
What do you think has caused a greater shift in attitudes?
Finally, as we learned in chapter 1, there are two varying perspectives regarding how to view the trends and changing dynamics of the family: the “Family Decline” perspective and the “Family Change” perspective.
Where do you think you fall on this spectrum based on what you learned in chapter 1 and the Pew Research reports and why? Are you one or the other or maybe a little of both? Please provide specific reasons or examples of trends that support your position with information and facts from chapter 1 in addition to relevant personal experience and observations such as what the Pew study showed about changing attitudes.



Module 3 Discussion Forum 2 Discussion Topic Considering Choice Theory, how woul

Module 3 Discussion Forum 2
Discussion Topic
Considering Choice Theory, how would the knowledge of the “7 Caring Habits” vs the “7 Deadly Habits” be useful in working with adults who have developed negative communication styles?
• 7 Caring Habits: Supporting, Encouraging,
Listening, Accepting, Trusting, Respecting,
• 7 Deadly Habits: Criticizing, Blaming,
Complaining, Nagging, Threatening,
Punishing, Bribing/ Rewarding
No Cover page is required.



Module 3 Discussion Forum 1 Discussion Topic Abraham Maslow’s Theory is very app

Module 3 Discussion Forum 1
Discussion Topic
Abraham Maslow’s Theory is very applicable to the field of social work, especially when working with very low-income individuals. Consider how this is so, and as a social worker working with a low-income client how might you use this theory to determine goals with your client. Please develop a scenario or choose a case you are familiar with.



For your midterm paper you are to choose one of the below topics to research and

For your midterm paper you are to choose one of the below topics to research and write about. The paper must be at least 5 full pages (not including a cover page and APA formatted reference page), 12 point font, APA format, 1 inch margins. You must use at least 5 sources outside of your text, 2 of which must be peer reviewed journal articles. How you approach the topic is up to you, but make sure it is focused (for instance: history & progression, compare and contrast, increase awareness, social change policy implications…..).



The LSU School of Social Work seeks MSW applicants who wish to work with individ

The LSU School of Social Work seeks MSW applicants who wish to work with individuals representing diverse populations, as well as those who are impoverished, marginalized, and vulnerable. Applicants should exhibit a strong potential for developing ethical and professional competencies and demonstrate the academic abilities needed to perform at the graduate level. Applicants should demonstrate a readiness to engage in classes and the field internship, as both are important components of the MSW degree.
The MSW Letter of Intent (LOI) is a critical part of the application process. Reviewers will consider both the content and the writing skills of the applicant. Respond to all points 1 to 7 listed below in paragraph format using headings. The length of your LOI should be approximately 3-5 typed and double-spaced pages using a 12-point font. It should not exceed 5 pages in length. Once completed, the LOI should be uploaded electronically to the Graduate School Admissions Portal.
Understanding the Profession
The social work profession is guided by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and it serves as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers.
After reviewing the NASW Code of Ethics Core Values, discuss a core value that you have demonstrated in the past, as well as a core value that you would like to develop while completing the MSW program. Please use specific examples.
The NASW Code of Ethics includes working with diverse populations and communities whose values and beliefs may be different from yours. Discuss two previous experiences that are relevant to individual differences and/or diversity, as described within the NASW Code of Ethics.
Describe a specific aspect or issue in social work that interests you most and explain how you became interested in this issue.
Experience Related to Social Work
Discuss any volunteer/unpaid staff or paid experiences in human services, community work, or any other experiences that have contributed to your choice of social work as a profession. What specifically influenced your decision to pursue a Master of Social Work degree at LSU?
Briefly describe your professional goals. Consider your own strengths and what you would need to learn or develop to become an effective social worker.
Graduate School Readiness & Field Education Requirements
Graduate school is an academically challenging time. How will you manage the academic demands of graduate school?
All MSW programs require experiential learning via field education courses that take place in an agency setting, which is an integral component of the MSW degree. Due to the experiential nature and supervision requirements mandated by the Council on Social Work Education (the national accrediting body for social work education), field education courses must be completed in an agency setting during normal business hours(evenings and weekends are the exception).
Please describe your plan to be available to intern in an agency at a minimum of 2 full business days during normal business hours, typically 8-5, for 16-18 hours per week, or at a maximum of 40 hours per week to ensure that your field internship is a successful part of your educational experience. In preparing your response, we recommend that you review the field education requirements and criteria on the LSU MSW program website. (Please note that a proposal for an agency worksite placement must meet all criteria stipulated by the LSU Office of Field Education and it is NOT guaranteed.)
Upload Your Letter of Intent



Purpose The purpose of this editorial assignment is to have students articulate

The purpose of this editorial assignment is to have students articulate their understanding of how social media is used to support or oppose controversial social issues for vulnerable population. Students will use social media platforms to locate a strongly worded article or blog, with a very specific viewpoint. The students will use recent research evidence, facts, and relevant statistics to identify elements of fake news, misinformation, alternative facts and disinformation campaigns.
Course Outcome
CO 3: Analyze the impact of social media on public perception regarding social policies, advancement of human rights, social, economic and environmental justice.
CO 4: Assess the integrity and authenticity of the information promoted by various social media outlets.
This assignment is worth 100 points.
Due Dates
Please see the due dates below. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
You are to submit the Editorial for grading.
This assignment is worth 100 points and will be graded on use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
Create your exercise using Microsoft Word.
Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your assignment may be posted under the Q & A Forum.
The length of the exercise is to be no less than 750 words excluding title page and reference pages.
APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface):
Criteria for the Content (Guidelines)
Write a 750-word Editorial addressing the following elements:
Select a controversial contemporary socio-political issue.
Locate an impassioned social media post (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs), focused on the controversial social-political issue. The post must be recent, no more than one month old.
Critically analyze the social media post and identify any information that may not be factual and not grounded in research evidence from credible sources.
Select a credible newspaper or magazine outlet and write a 750 word (Count does not include reference text) editorial counter argument to the post. The editorial should present your viewpoint (advocate or opposer) on the controversial social issue. Please note that you must take a position in your editorial. You cannot argue a “middle of the road” approach that supports both an advocate and opposer positions.
Your editorial must be written in the following format:
A short one sentence headliner, that succinctly describes the editorial content.
An introduction paragraph briefly summarizing the social media post’s viewpoint on the controversial socio-political issue. This paragraph should briefly introduce your viewpoint and state your position.
2-3 paragraphs clearly articulating a well-constructed argument, substantiated by research evidence, facts and relevant statistics to support your position. The editorial must present a counterargument, refuting any disinformation or misinformation you credibly identify as propaganda presented in the social media post. The editorial must use relevant quotes from your research to support or refute the arguments presented in the newspaper article.
The editorial must include a conclusion paragraph that identifies social policies meant to combat the social issues. The policies discussed can be helpful or harmful.
See the detailed directions and grading criteria in the table below.
Directions and Grading Criteria
Category Points Description
Controversial Social Issue 25
Select a contemporary controversial social issue. Locate an impassioned social media post, focused on the controversial social-political issue.
Evidence-Based Argument 25
Write an evidence-based 750-word newspaper editorial advocating or opposing the content in the social media post. Use
Social Policy 20
Identify and describe social policies intended to combat the social issue.
Clarity of Writing 15
Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure. No spelling errors or typographical errors.
APA Style 15
All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be appropriately cited in problem Statement and listed in the references using APA format:
Document Set up
Title and reference pages
Citations in the text and references
Total 100 A quality essay will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.



Millie is the victim of a home invasion in your home state. During the invasion,

Millie is the victim of a home invasion in your home state. During the invasion, she was beaten badly and tied to a chair while her home was robbed. She does not believe that a Victim Advocate would be helpful to her because she has an attorney she knows and trusts.
Imagine that you are a Victim Advocate assigned to assist Millie should she wish to accept your help. Stepping into the role of Millie’s advocate, describe:
1) How you would approach Millie and try to convince her to use your services?
2) How you would explain your role to Mille, including what you can and cannot do for her?
3) How you would explain the rights Millie has a victim to her and how you would help her implement those rights?
For purposes of this assignment, you can assume that this crime took place in any state.
Length and Style: Two to three double-spaced pages (approximately 500 to 750 words), excluding the title and reference page, any charts, graphs, and so on. Be sure to write in short, crisp sentences using an introduction and conclusion. Good organization, including short paragraphs and subheadings, helps to make your paper easy to follow and understand. You may use Bluebook, APA or other formal citation style consistent with your program.



Analyze the impact of missing/absent parents on childrens lives . In this analys

Analyze the impact of missing/absent parents on childrens lives . In this analysis, please work on the Grand Challenges problem/issue you began addressing in Week 1. Because the earlier assignments lead to this one, it is vital to integrate the feedback you have received from your professor into this assignment.
1 — Write an introduction that describes how the chosen social problem is defined
What are the observable signs by which this problem can be known?
What is the prevalence of the problem (locally, statewide, nationally)?
Who is affected by the problem? What specific groups or individuals?
Is the problem increasing or decreasing? Why?
Does the problem obstruct social justice?
Does this problem relate to your agency? If so, how?
2 — Provide a historical overview of the problem
How did it become a recognized social problem?
What values or ideology led the issue to be defined as a problem?
Discuss your chosen problem/issue within the context of social welfare and identify particular agencies that could best help the individual/family experiencing the social problem/issue.
3 — Identify the purported cause(s) of the social problem and the most serious issues associated with it
How is the social problem identified and defined? By whom?
Are there alternative ways to define this problem? Provide an example.
Do different groups disagree over the causes and extent of the social problem, and the best way to resolve this issue?
4 — Discuss the strengths of the affected population (the persons who are experiencing the social problem) and what impact do these strengths have on the social problem
Do others acknowledge these strengths?
How can these strengths be incorporated into problem-solving measures?
What strengths of the social system exist that pertain to this social problem?
5 — Identify a social policy or program developed to address the social problem
6 — Provide a brief overview of the literature
Examine the relevant literature and the best ways to intervene in this issue at the micro-level of social work practice.
Examine the relevant literature and discuss ways to intervene in this issue through mezzo social work practice.
Examine the relevant literature and discuss ways to intervene in this issue at the macro-level of social work practice.
7 — Identify social work values and ethical standards that are relevant to this issue. Describe a potential ethical dilemma and discuss how you would resolve that dilemma.
8 — Conclude by indicating how you as a future Master Social Worker would advocate on behalf of the family or individual (e.g., what would you advocate for, what dimension (level of practice) would you advocate at (micro, mezzo, or macro), and what would your advocacy entail).
Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 10-12 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards.