Identify a policy or programmatic intervention that focuses on children or youth, using the issue as the presenting concern and identify the shared needs of a population.

Policy Advancement: Children/Youth Assignment.  Identify a policy or programmatic intervention that focuses on children or youth, using the issue as the presenting concern and identify the shared needs of a population.  Make an assessment formulation of the policy need or intervention intention and then write a description of how a policy or intervention will address the needs of children represented in your assessment.  Select a theory and evidence based research intervention(s) and apply.  In the case plan, discuss steps towards implementation as well as obstacles to service delivery. Lastly, describe the mental health vulnerabilities for this population (consider diversity), and the protective factors that may offset risk. Last, use this opportunity to consider your experience in this developing this assignment.  Consider your social work role, and what you realized as you did this work.  Use this opportunity to practice professional self-awareness.  (3-4 pages double-spaced)

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Background Information

identifying information, A good description of the policy you have selected (policy name & number, when was it developed what is the basic premise of the policy…..


Identify the Problem

The most basic function of the assessment is to determine what the social worker is trying to accomplish. (What is wrong what the policy? Why does it need to be changed?)

Identify Goals

  • What is your ultimate goal
  • Is there a timeline

Identify Resources

  • What resources might be needed (this could be other entities, people, agencies, etc…)

Identify Barriers- obstacles

  • What might hinder your progress
  • Give examples

Identify Mental Health Vulnerabilities for this population (at least 2)

Research

Select a theory that supports your assessment for change

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