1. Paper Choose a topic in which you are interested related to a developmental i
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Choose a topic in which you are interested related to a developmental issue (e.g. mental retardation, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, blended families, midlife crises, or Alzheimer’s disease). The purpose of the project is for you to gain more knowledge or skill in an area that you can use in your current or future work. You must include a minimum of ten references, five of which must come from refereed research journals, and two of which must come from professional Social Work journals. You are responsible for writing an 8-10 page, APA style, research-based paper and include the following sections:
a. Description of the problem / topic of investigation (review of the research literature)
b. Why is this problem / topic important?
c. Application of Developmental Theoretical Frame of student’s choice with clear
discussion of theory relevance and reasoning for theory selection.
c. Relevance of this problem / topic to or impact on minority and/or marginalized
d. How is this problem addressed by the Social Work profession broadly (via
professional preparation expectation (CSWE EPAS), social ethics and social
e. What is the current professional literature promoting as the best practices or
most effective practice strategies? (Review of practice literature)
f. Give a real-life exemplar of the issue by illustrating the issue and its
implications in an identified community or population in Alabama.
g. Summarize by presenting your personal perspectives and thoughts about the
future of this issue. Predict how this issue might be addressed in the near
future based on specific related federal policy.
h. Are there any nuanced or unique methods which might be used to address the
issue? Discuss the likelihood of such an approach being pursued and the resources that would be necessary to implement said approach.