SW 120 Cuyamaca College The Department Of Child and Family Services Case Study

SW 120 Cuyamaca College The Department Of Child and Family Services Case Study

SW 120 Cuyamaca College The Department Of Child and Family Services Case Study




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Question Description

I’m studying and need help with a Social Science question to help me learn.

With this term paper you will be required to watch the Netflix docuseries, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.” We will be transitioning your volunteer term paper requirements to this docuseries. This term paper is a combination of your research of child welfare social workers, examination of the systems involved in Gabriel’s life, along with reflections of the textbook, class lectures, and small group discussions. In this term paper, please consider the following: were the social workers involved in this case practicing their job duties in alignment with the NASW code of ethics? What do you think you would have done differently if your supervisor instructed you to do something against your ethics? What did this film teach you both personally and professionally and how will you apply this to your role as a future social worker.

You are expected to

use a minimum of 3 quotations/citations

from the Netflix Docuseries “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, “course textbook/outline, to define and support the use of social work theories, approaches, values, and practice methods in this term paper.


Please note:

All term papers must be word processed in APA format and between 6-7 pages NOT including the Title Page and References. Please see the


SAMPLE VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT TERM PAPER


on canvas for a reference. Each paper is to address the following:


Agency Introduction:

  1. Briefly describe the

    agency and their mission statement


    .

    (

    Apply this to the department of Child and Family Services DCFS in LA County). You will find a lot of information using the following link: (


    (https://dcfs.lacounty.gov/about/who-we-are/).
  2. Describe the

    target population

    in detail, including pertinent information related to age, gender, socio-economic status, race, culture, ethnicity, etc.

    (What population does Department of Child and Family Services Serve)?
  3. Does the agency respect

    self-determination


    ?

    Describe how the agency does or does not uphold self-determination.
  • Give

    one specific example

    to support your point of view.


Theories and Interventions


  1. Social Work Theories and Approaches:
  • Choose

    two

    of the following

    social work theories or approaches

    and apply them to the work being done at The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). (Which theory do DCFS social workers utilize in their work?) Give at least

    one specific example for each theory

    to illustrate your applications.

    • 1) The Strengths Perspective, 2) Ecological Systems Theory, 3) Systems Theory, 4) Person-in-the-Environment

  1. Social Work Interventions:

    • Choose at least

      one social work interventions

      from your observations of the documentary.

      Based on the documentary and your research of Gabriel’s case, what interventions did the Social Workers utilize? What Interventions would you have utilized to better service him)?

      List the intervention and give at least

      one example of the intervention.

      • 1) Individual Casework, 2) Case Management, 3) Individual or family counseling, 4) Group work, 5) Client advocacy, 6) Community organizing (to include outreach work and attempts to change social policy or legislation)

  1. Effectiveness of the Interventions
  • What was your impression of the social worker’s involved in Gabriel’s case?

    • Were these interventions effective or ineffective? Why or why not? If you listed an intervention you would use for Gabriel, why do you think it would be effective?
    • Be sure to support your statements with at least

      one example

      from each of the interventions that you have chosen.


Reflections


  1. Recommendations for the Agency

    • Which code of ethic did the social workers not abide by?

      Provide one example

      (refer to the NASW code of ethics on canvas).
    • What do you think you would have done differently if your supervisor instructed you to do something against your code of ethics?
    • What changes would you suggest to make this agency

      (Department of Child and Family Service’s)

      more successful at delivering services?

      Give one example.

  1. Interview with a Social Worker

    • Discuss the interview you conducted with your social worker.
    • Provide a brief summary 1-page max of your interview, identify the name of your social worker and credentials. A transcript of your interview with not be accepted.

  2. Self-Reflection

    • What did you learn about yourself from watching this docuseries?
    • Discuss how you would have demonstrated social work practices and ethics.
    • What did this film teach you both personally and professionally and how will you apply this to your role as a future social worker.


Formatting Requirements

  1. 6-7 pages in length
  2. Formatting: 1-inch margins, page numbers, double spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman and Word processed
  3. APA Specific Format: Title Page with Running Head, Reference page, Quotations/Citations properly formatted, In text citations match Reference page.


Organization, Grammar and Spelling

  1. Sentences convey meaning clearly and are grammatically correct
  2. Spelling and punctuation are accurate
  3. Organization with clear introductory and conclusion sentences



Plagiarism

  1. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and will be treated seriously.
  2. According to the 2016-2017 Cuyamaca College Catalogue, plagiarism is defined as “the act of taking ideas, words or specific substantive material of another and offering them as one’s own without giving credit to the source.
  3. Writers give credit to sources by using citations. According to Richard Nordquist, a citation is a source quoted in an essay, report or book to clarify, illustrate, or substantiate a point (About.com).
  4. A detailed description of plagiarism and accompanying consequences is available in the Cuyamaca College Catalogue under “Academic Honesty”. Here are some common examples of plagiarism:
  • Submitting a paper with someone else’s ideas, opinions, or research without citing the appropriate source
  • Paraphrasing without citing the appropriate source
  • Submitting the same paper in more than one class
  • Submitting a paper as your own work that was written by another student or person
  • Submitting a paper that was purchased from the Internet or elsewhere

  1. When in doubt, use a citation!
  • Citations show that you made the effort to do the research for your essay or term paper.
  • Always have a References page at the conclusion of your work.
  • Consult the instructor if you are unsure about an issue related to plagiarism.


 

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