The Black Perspective On Addictions And Mental Health

Dimensions: knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective reaction) 

This paper and presentation is an integrative and culminating assignment. Select a contemporary social issue (e.g. addictions and mental health). Describe the history, the demographics, and any salient factors in regards to the issue. Discuss social work practice from a generalist perspective (multi-levels of intervention: micro, mezzo, macro, and ecological perspective) inclusive of social work values, ethics, and roles in relationship to the selected issue. Integrate empowerment, strengths perspective, but most importantly incorporate the Black Perspective into the paper. When you are planning your intervention, look to Chapters 13-15 for guidance, with regard to evaluation. This is a detailed discussion and should not be taken lightly. Therefore, the student is urged to begin research, conceptualization and development early in the semester. The instructor is available to assist you on an individual level. The level of completeness and detail will be essential to the grading of this assignment, along with the utilization and synthesis of current literature, the correct bibliographic sources and style, and the presentation itself. Be specific with your use of references. If books are used, identify the exact page(s) of reference. Literature should be current, relevant with a greater reliance on social work articles. 

The presentation must be 10 minutes in length and provide a summary of the information learned.

Each student will be assessed using the following criteria

• Understanding of the material, including fielding questions

• Ability to present with confidence and authority

• Creativity of your presentation

• Thoroughness of the presentation

• Overall appearance

All written/Powerpoint assignments must adhere to American Psychological Association

(APA) publication guidelines.

Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior Dimensions: Knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and

affective reaction

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