This assignment gives the student the opportunity to conduct further research on a critical child welfare issue. Students will be required to IDENTIFY a specific way that a child can experience child maltreatment as they DISCOVER knowledge about real problems experienced within families. Students will utilize various methods of presenting their information in a way that ENGAGES the audience that will be reading their papers as well as watching their presentation. Students should also IDENTIFY how the discovered material is relevant to the course they are currently completing. Students will ANALYZE at least 5 articles related to their child maltreatment topic and the culture related to the perspective they write their paper/presentation. The paper should be 5 pages in length. Also, ANALYZE why the information that was discovered is important. Last, students will EVALUATE the following questions:
- What have I learned? Is it different than what I thought it was?
- What would I do different?
- What new goals/tasks do I have?
Working in a small group, you will submit a powerpoint presentation on your issue and associated policy and practice implications within the child welfare system. Grading will also be based on the group’s ability to determine and include the major points and research on their assigned topic, as they relate to child abuse and neglect, in a concise powerpoint.
Each member of the group will prepare a brief typewritten statement outlining their contributions to the project. It may be helpful for each member of the group to maintain a log to document their efforts throughout the semester. Be sure to include details of your assignment. Each student will be graded on their part. Students will not receive a group grade but an individual participation grade.
Group Presentation Topics
- Poverty & Child Maltreatment
- Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment
- Alcohol, Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Child Physical Abuse
- Child Neglect
- Child Psychological Abuse
- Treatment Modalities
- The Legal systems responsibilities