quasi Experimental Design

Your hypothesis doesn’t have to be right – in fact, the dumber the argument, the more fun we’ll have with this. Ideally, you want a completely ridiculous argument that’s still theoretically possible. Think babies strapped to ancient warriors!
Develop an experimental design that you think can do the best job of assessing the relationship between the two variables you were assigned. Make sure you include:
IVs and levels of IVs (if applicable – some designs may just have variables that are related). You may add more IVs if you think doing so would improve the study.
DVs (again, if applicable). As with IVs, feel free to add more IVs if you think doing so would improve the study.
Design type – Will your study include random assignment to treatment conditions or not? What kind of random assignment (matching vs block vs cluster vs individual)? Will the study be posttest only? Pre-post? How many posttests? Will each variable be assessed B/S or W/S?
What are potentially relevant control variables (how will you measure them? What steps will you take to control them?
Remember to address where your participants are coming from. How will you select participants? Will it be random, or not?

Think about at least one threat to validity or alternative hypothesis inherent in your design and document it
Identify (if you can) a change you could make to address that threat to validity
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

social work with children and adolescents

An important consideration is severity of use—mild, moderate, or severe—which helps clinicians distinguish reductions or increases in frequency of use, as well as potential physiological impacts. For example, an adolescent might drink alcohol every weekend to the point of intoxication but not become chemically dependent. An adolescent who is using heroin on a daily basis is likely to develop a physiological dependency on the drug, and to require detoxification as part of the treatment process. Treatment for any level of severity can be a long process, and there are several things to consider. First, treatments must be individualized to meet the needs of the child or adolescent. Second, treatment needs to be accessible and address an array of issues beyond just the substance abuse. For example, an adolescent trauma survivor might be using substances as a coping mechanism. In order to maintain sobriety, the trauma issues must be addressed. Third, clinicians must continually monitor and update treatment plans, monitor for changes in substance use frequency and amount, and facilitate both individual and group counseling. Fourth, a child or adolescent must stay in treatment for an extended period of time, whether it is outpatient or inpatient. Treating substance use takes time, particularly if the child or adolescent does not believe he or she has a problem. Finally, substance use treatment should include monitoring of medical conditions such as infectious diseases, as many adolescents tend to become promiscuous when using substances. Keep in mind that recovery from substance use is a lifelong process. Relapse rates are very high for adolescents, and it is important to encourage them to engage in a lifelong commitment of sobriety.
For this Assignment, select one of the substance use case studies (Case Study 3 or Case Study 4) located in this week’s resources. Consider a treatment plan, including a diagnosis, intervention, and prevention technique for the child or adolescent. Think about how you might include the parents/guardians in the treatment plan.
The Assignment:
Select one substance use case study (Case Study 3 or Case Study 4).
Complete the Treatment Plan Guidelines template provided in this week’s required resources based on the case that you selected.
Week 9: Case 3, Substance Use
Marcus is a 15-year-old boy who was seen 2 weeks previously in the emergency room
for a huffing incident. While his parents were away and after Marcus had mowed the
lawn, he put the lawn mower and gasoline back into the shed and began sniffing
gasoline. His parents came home and discovered him passed out in the shed next to
the gasoline can and immediately transported him to the hospital emergency room.
Marcus was treated and released, and his parents were concerned, but Marcus insisted
this was a one-time incident. However, the next week his parents found several aerosol
cans in their son’s room.
During his first session, Marcus admits to sneaking around and huffing whatever he can
whenever he can. He reports feeling out of control. He says he loves the instant high
and cannot help himself.

Trauma and comorbidity response

Share any insights you gained from watching your colleague’s video.
Colleague 1: Britney L.
Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for the client. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention). Keep in mind a diagnosis covers the most recent 12 months.
309.28 (F43.23) Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood, acute
Z. 630. Relationship distress with spouse or intimate partner
Explain the diagnosis by matching the symptoms identified in the case to the specific criteria for the diagnosis.

Criteria A: The development of emotional or behavioral symptom in response to an identifiable stressor(s) occurring within 3 months of the onset of the stressor (s).
Identify the first area of focus you would address as client’s social worker and explain your specific treatment recommendations. Support your recommendations with research.

The first area I would address with Marvin as a Social Worker would him acknowledging that he cheated on his wife and realized that he got HPV from being intimate with his colleagues, I would also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a treatment plan, along with Psychotherapy, which is talk therpay because I would work on him with building up the courage to tell his wife that he cheated on her with a colleague. According to Vinopal twenty percent of men cheat compared to 13 percent of women. According to the U.S. General Social Survey men cheat, due to causal infidelity .
Explain how you would manage client’s diverse needs, including his co-occurring disorders.

I would encourage that Marvin attends a support group so he could share his story, and gain insight from other men on why he chose to have an affair on his wife with his colleague. Marvin has no co-occurring disorders.
Describe a treatment plan for client, including how you would evaluation his treatment.

A treatment plan for Marvin would include weekly therapeutic session twice a wee individually, then I would encourage couple’s session after Marvin needs are met pertaining to individual session. I would evaluate his treatment by using an assessment sheet on his moods, depression and anxiety using a rating scale. I would also evaluate his treatment plan by using stress management, coping skills and social support.
Colleague 2: Kimberly
The client is a 35-year-old African American man with an occupation of journalism and resides in Nashville, Tennessee. The client is in a marriage with his wife of two years and has no children. He has not had psychiatric help in the past and reports his maternal grandmother of having depression. The client was carried away and had sex with someone other than his wife during a business trip and has HPV. The client feels he does not relate to his wife and has not told her about the event taking place during the business trip and about having HPV.
995.85 (T74.01XA) Suspected partner neglect due to the client feeling they do not relate to his spouse and cannot open up to her. The client also shows signs of PTSD 309.81 (F43.10). Reason for this diagnosis is due to the feeling of sadness, having fatigue and headaches, which may have manifested from the flash backs, and guilt for not talking to his wife about the activity taken place during the business trip and contracting HPV. Another diagnosis is generalized anxiety disorder (300.02) (F41.1). The client shows symptoms of fatigue, distress, and rumination about the outcome of sharing about the event to his wife. The client feels he would “act out and maybe negatively impact” his wife and marriage with her.
The first area of focus I would address to the client is the importance of communicating to your spouse about an infection before having unprotected sex. To approach this, it is obvious the client does not have the courage to talk to his wife about the incident happening during a business trip. I would recommend therapy focusing on the client’s marriage and ways to avoid infidelity. The client having therapy with his wife may show teach them how “committed they are to the relationship” (GoodTherapy, n.d.). There is also an opportunity for the encouragement of talking about the strengths and the weakness of the relationship and recall patterns they would like to change. Another to address is the action of infidelity. Before it occurs, it may be helpful for the client to understand about an aspect of themselves they are trying fulfill, such as feelings of loneliness and trying to connect or low self-esteem (GoodTherapy, n.d.).
CBT may help manage with the flashbacks and the anxiety the client is exhibiting. CBT may be used to challenge the client’s thoughts about themselves and get into depth with themselves before performing an action with negative consequences (GoodTherapy, n.d.).
Along with marriage counseling, CBT, after 8 sessions, shows effectiveness with or without medication (Therapist Aid, n.d.). The Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) can be used to measure the quality of a relationship between a couple. According to Huston (2017), the DAS has been used since 1976 and provides a good comparison of success rates now versus those from past decades.
GoodTherapy. (n.d.). Affair recovery. Retrieved from https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-
therapy/issues/infidelity/recovery#:~:text=They may help the couple,also
help clarify the relationship.

pa discussion

As we learned in the lecture on the European Union the EU has free flow of labor and abode between the 27 member states. The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) does not have this provision. Do you think this would be a good thing for the North American trading block or not giving reason(s)?

Evidence-Based Interventions Used in Trauma Response

Explain skills your colleague could develop to address the traumas described in their articles.
Colleague 1: Tiffany
Mass shootings appear to be happening more and more these days. With that being said the treatment needed by individuals involved is only going to continue to increase. “Simply by definition, mass shootings are more likely to trigger difficulties with beliefs that most of us have, including that we live in a just world and that if we make good decisions, we’ll be safe” (Novotney, 2018). “Research also suggests that mass shooting survivors may be at greater risk for mental health difficulties compared with people who experience other types of trauma, such as natural disasters. “The National Center for PTSD estimates that 28 percent of people who have witnessed a mass shooting develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and about a third develop acute stress disorder” (Novotney, 2018). A study conducted after the 2008 shootings on NIU’s campus, “found that although a large percentage of mass shooting survivors were either resilient or displayed only short-term stress reactions, about 12 percent reported persistent PTSD, a number that’s higher than the average prevalence of PTSD among trauma survivors as a whole” (Novotney, 2018). After the initial shock wears off survivor’s typically develop a number of symptoms such as fear, anger, anxiety, difficulty paying attention, depression and disturbed sleep. This is the phase where we can step in and provide the much needed supports. There are two programs out there that help survivors rebuild the skills needed to cope with the trauma. These programs help people not only with coping skills but also how to rebuild their faith in the community as a whole. The “two evidence-based programs are often used to help survivors manage their stress are: the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) programs” (Novotney, 2018).
Now when it comes to interpersonal trauma such as childhood sexual abuse, things are much different. According to a recent study its estimated that “8%−12% of children and adolescents in the United States have experienced at least one type of sexual assault in their lifetime” (Hanson

Strayer week 4 Discussion

below is a example of how the professor wants us to format the discussion,

Mini Lesson PlanLength
4 hours
Learning Objectives:Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own research), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:Define ‘digital citizenship’
Categorize types of digital citizenship
Apply digital citizenship parameters to personal use of technology
Key VocabularyDigital citizenship
Digital literacy
Digital safety
Digital etiquette
InstructionsBegin by asking students to tally up the number of times they have used technology today. Write those numbers on the board.
Next, ask the students what ‘citizenship’ means to them. Once again, write those definitions on the board.
Ask students about digital citizenship. Is it the same as citizenship? If not, what are the differences? Write students’ ideas on the board as well.
Now have students read the Introduction and Digital Citizenship sections of the text lesson, What is Digital Citizenship? – Definition

Process recording of client and social worker

The Assignment (2–4 pages):
Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client.
Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue,
including social work practice theories, and explain how it might relate
to diversity or cultural competence covered this week.
Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording

Process Recording of client interaction

The Assignment (2–4 pages):
Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client.
Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue,
including social work practice theories, and explain how it might relate
to diversity or cultural competence covered this week.
Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording

Columbia Southern University week 4 American Homeland Security

Your outline should include the following information:
your thesis statement,
a listing of all six sections that are required to be covered in your paper along with a brief description of information you have discovered thus far regarding each section, and
a rough draft of the conclusion of your paper.
Ensure your outline identifies any left-wing, right-wing, or special-interest terror groups that may be encountered at your chosen level of government. In addition, determine ways in which these groups can threaten homeland security at your chosen level.
Your outline must be at least two pages in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced. Paraphrased and/or quoted materials must have accompanying citations in APA style.
I can submit my prior annotated bibliography and

Federal Budget Challenge

federalbudgetchallenge.org (Links to an external site.)
This assignment has two parts. First, complete the Federal Budget Challenge found at the weblink above and Attach your results to the assignment (use the pdf function) or if you can’t attach it provide a complete summary of your results. Second, in a one- two page descriptive paper address the following questions:
1) What can be done to reduce the budget deficit? explain
2) What does having a budget deficit mean to the average American? explain
3) After you completed the Federal Budget Challenge what conclusions did you draw about the budget process? Reflect on the experience of having to make difficult decisions?
4) What conflicting social values (pp13-22) are exhibited in the budgeting process?
You will lose points for misspelling, poor grammar and/or poor syntax.
Grading (0-1) unacceptable; (2-4) incomplete; (5-7) partially supported answer; 8 acceptable; 9 well done; 10 outstanding.