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Bshs407 family violence across the lifespan a multi-strata problem

Week 1 Causes and Consequences of Family Violence

As a human services professional, it is important to recognize what constitutes family violence, what its causes and consequences are, and how to recognize it.

Write a 750- to 1,000-word paper, including the following information:

  • Include a basic definition of family violence.
  • Describe what indicators a counselor should be aware of when assessing a child and his or her family.
  • Explore what long-term effects violence has on the family.
  • Determine what triggers could be associated in family violence.
  • What are the implications associated with abuse and neglect.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Week 2 Scenario Analyses

The following scenarios present various cases related to child abuse and neglect. Evaluate each one and write a response to the corresponding questions.

Write a 350- to 500-word response to the question for each scenario.

Read the following Practicums from Family Violence:

  • Practicum on p. 101 in Ch. 4
  • “Emotional Neglect or Bad Parenting?” on p. 105 in Ch. 4

Answer the following:

  • Determine if the scenarios constitute child neglect or bad parenting.
  • What are the types of child neglect?
  • What are some indicators of child neglect in these and other cases?
  • As a human services professional, what are some misconceptions to consider when evaluating such cases?

Read the following Practicums from Family Violence:

  • Practicum on p. 54 in Ch. 2
  • Practicum on p. 48 in Ch. 2

Answer the following:

  • Based on the scenarios, do you think the mothers are responsible for their children’s physical abuse? Justify your answer.
  • What are some indicators of physical child abuse in these and other cases?
  • What are the long-term effects of physical abuse on a child and his or her family?

Read the following scenario:

You have been asked to work with a 12-year old girl who was tearful and reported that she was “touched” by her cousin during a sleepover last weekend. After some investigation and a physical examination, you find out that she was approached by her 16-year old cousin and fondled.

You report the case to law enforcement and the older cousin is charged with sexual abuse.

Answer the following questions:

  • What could be some consequences of sexual abuse on the individual because of this event?
  • What role should the family play in the healing process of a sexually abused victim?
  • What could be sexual abuse indicators in cases where abuse is not evident?

Format your summaries consistent with APA guidelines.


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Week 3 Child Exploitation

Child exploitation is a critical form of abuse, which may derive from within the family structure, but primarily occurs outside the family.

  • Explain in a 1,050- to 1,300-word paper the effect each of the following types of child exploitation has on the child and the family and how they differ:
    • Child pornography
    • Child prostitution
    • Child labor
      • How technology may contribute to child exploitation
      • The role of the human services professional in identifying and intervening in child exploitation cases
  • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
  • Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.


Week 3 Child Protection Interview Questions

Collaborate, as a team, to create five questions to interview a professional service provider from a local child protection service center. Avoid the following types of questions:

  • Closed-ended, resulting in “Yes” or “No” answers
  • Leading
  • Biased

Conduct your interviews between Weeks Three and Four.

Ensure that the questions include the following information:

  • The most frequent abuse allegations
  • The process the agency uses for identifying sexual child abuse and child neglect
  • The agency’s required interventions for protecting children
  • The court process
  • Five questions the team deems relevant to the topic

Each member will conduct an interview using the questions the team created. Have one team member post the questions to the Assignments tab.

  • Note. The results of these interviews will be used for Weeks Four Learning Team assignment.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.


Week 4 Abuse Paper

Many defenseless members of society are abused. We have examined abuse directed at children; however, other victimized individuals from specific populations are mistreated.

Refer to this week’s videos and readings.

Write a 1,200- to 1,450-word paper discussing the following:

  • What issues are associated with intimate partner abuse? How have these issues changed in recent times?
  • What role does the criminal justice system play in protecting abuse toward intimate partners?
  • Why do you believe elder abuse exists? Explain the extent of abuse, types, and theories associated with elder abuse.
  • Describe types of victimization special populations experience in society.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Week 4 Child Protection Interview Summary

Write a summary of your individual experience, including the following information:

  • The professional role of the interviewee in the organization
  • The responses to each question

Combine the team’s summaries into a 1,000- to 1,250-word paper. Include the following information:

  • An introduction and conclusion
  • How the team developed the questions and if there were any questions that could have been asked that were not
  • At least two key points of what each team member thought was significant and why
  • A summary of what you learned about child abuse prevention and the interview process

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your interview questions along with your summary using the Assignment Files tab above.


Week 5 Sexual Violence Presentation

You have been asked to deliver a presentation on sexual violence to community activists who are determined to understand the causes and effects of such violence. You have also been asked to provide an executive summary outlining your ideas and recommendations for a prevention program to end family violence.

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation, with substantial speaker notes, describing the following:

  • The issues affecting victims and their families of sexual violence
  • The process a sexual violence victim goes through when seeking compensation and restitution from his or her assailant
    • Factors that may prevent individuals from reporting and prosecuting sexual violence
  • The primary elements and myths associated with sexual violence

Write a 500- to 750-word executive summary presenting your ideas and recommendations for the prevention program. Include the following:

  • As a human services professional, describe your personal and professional responsibilities toward the movement to end family violence.
  • Present your recommendations for possible prevention programs:
    • Ending family violence
    • Ways in minimize or eliminate sexual violence

Format your presentation and paper consistent with APA guidelines.


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