Social Work_Alvarez Family Case Assessment_Signature Assignment

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Assignment requirements:
***This paper should be approximately 5-7 typewritten pages, not including title and reference pages, written in correct APA format and should cite no less than (3) scholarly references. All sources used should have in-text citations as well as a correctly formatted face and reference page. Assignment will be tested for plagiarism using Turnitin grading system. Do NOT plagiarize. The total points in this assignment will be earned in two ways: 1) 150 points for the content of the paper and 2) 25 points for writing skills. Review grading rubric attached to this question.

Case of the Alvarez Family

Albert and Maria Alvarez, a married couple both 40 years of age, and their two children (Albert Jr. known as Albie, age 20, and Juan Carlos, known in the neighborhood as JC, age 16), live in a predominantly Hispanic middle income community. Albert is the shop owner and manager for a successful auto repair shop and Maria recently got a promotion at a retail department store in the local galleria. They live in a an area that is on the edge of their old neighborhood, where Albert and Maria grew up. Albie went through a difficult period involving drug use and gang activity in his early teens, but now has a good job as a senior printer for a local print company and has pulled away from his old gang associates. He takes classes at the local university at night after work, to complete his degree in journalism.

JC has recently become more heavily involved with the same gang and he is the reason the family has come for help. A close friend of JC’s was fatally stabbed and the entire family has been in turmoil, trying to dissuade him from engaging in revenge or violence. In spite of the family’s protests, JC pledges to “get even” with a local young man known in the community - in retaliation for the death of his friend.

The family has considered moving away from their community, but is reluctant to move away from close extended family and friends, and away from the family business housed in the old neighborhood. The family is strongly connected in the community of their childhood through church attendance, community projects and mentoring activities. Mr. Alvarez works with the youth center to provide apprenticeships to at-risk youth from the local high school. The Alvarez’s expressed a wish that the church would take a more active role in addressing community concerns and desire for someone to help their community fight the increasing gang violence that is now moving into their middle class neighborhood.

Assignment Instructions:
Assessment:
***Describe and discuss the two (2) social issues that are impacting this family and other members in this community. Discuss five (5) questions you can ask this family that can help you assess the social issues that are impacting their well-being as a family and community members.

***Identify two (2) critical goals for this family and discuss why they are critical.

Interventions:
***Describe and discuss two intervention strategies you will utilize to enhance the capacity and functioning of this family system (your answers should be supported by a social work authoritative source). 

***Describe and discuss two interventions you would implement to address the 2 social issues you identified in the assessment section that this community is experiencing, that would improve member capacity or well-being. 

***Pick one member of the family and discuss the following:
-Identify and discuss two (2) components of human behavior and the social environment and apply them to the family member selected (you must use your social work text to discuss this component).
-Discuss two (2) aspects of the Person-in-environment perspective that applies to the family member selected.
-Select one from the following theoretical frameworks: 
*Family Life Cycle 
*Strengths Perspective 
*Family Systems
-Discuss how the selected theoretical framework applies to the family member highlighted. (You must site social work authoritative sources to discuss all of the theoretical frameworks and support your discussion on each)

***Discuss your plan to successfully terminate with this family and return them to effective, self-reliant functioning. Identify two (2) statements you will make, and five (5) questions you will pose, to the family that promotes goal attainment in which the family members will have an investment.

Collaboration:
***Define what inter-professional collaboration is. Discuss two (2) ways you will engage in inter-professional collaboration to improve and enhance the well-being of these clients and other community members. Identify the top three (3) beneficial outcomes of engaging in inter-professional collaboration on behalf of these clients and the community (you must discuss both).





SOWK 495 SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT PLO 8 – INTERVENE WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS , ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES Alvarez Family Case PLO 8 - Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities      Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies; Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies; Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes; Negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies; and; Facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals. Case of the Alvarez Family Albert and Maria Alvarez, a married couple both 40 years of age, and their two children (Albert Jr. known as Albie, age 20, and Juan Carlos, known in the neighborhood as JC, age 16), live in a predominantly Hispanic middle income community. Albert is the shop owner and manager for a successful auto repair shop and Maria recently got a promotion at a retail department store in the local galleria. They live in a an area that is on the edge of their old neighborhood, where Albert and Maria grew up. Albie went through a difficult period involving drug use and gang activity in his early teens, but now has a good job as a senior printer for a local print company and has pulled away from his old gang associates. He takes classes at the local university at night after work, to complete his degree in journalism. JC has recently become more heavily involved with the same gang and he is the reason the family has come for help. A close friend of JC’s was fatally stabbed and the entire family has been in turmoil, trying to dissuade him from engaging in revenge or violence. In spite of the family’s protests, JC pledges to “get even” with a local young man known in the community - in retaliation for the death of his friend. The family has considered moving away from their community, but is reluctant to move away from close extended family and friends, and away from the family business housed in the old neighborhood. The family is strongly connected in the community of their childhood through church attendance, community projects and mentoring activities. Mr. Alvarez works with the youth center to provide apprenticeships to at-risk youth from the local high school. The Alvarez’s expressed a wish that the church would take a more active role in addressing community concerns and desire for someone to help their community fight the increasing gang violence that is now moving into their middle class neighborhood. Assignment: Assessment:  Describe and discuss the two (2) social issues that are impacting this family and other members in this community. Discuss five (5) questions you can ask this family that can help you assess the social issues that are impacting their well-being as a family and community members.  Identify two (2) critical goals for this family and discuss why they are critical. SOWK 495 SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT PLO 8 – INTERVENE WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS , ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES Interventions:  Describe and discuss two intervention strategies you will utilize to enhance the capacity and functioning of this family system (your answers should be supported by a social work authoritative source).  Describe and discuss two interventions you would implement to address the 2 social issues you identified in the assessment section that this community is experiencing, that would improve member capacity or well-being.  Pick one member of the family and discuss the following: o Identify and discuss two (2) components of human behavior and the social environment and apply them to the family member selected (you must use your social work text to discuss this component). o Discuss two (2) aspects of the Person-in-environment perspective that applies to the family member selected. o Select one from the following theoretical frameworks:  Family Life Cycle  Strengths Perspective  Family Systems o Discuss how the selected theoretical framework applies to the family member highlighted. *(You must site social work authoritative sources to discuss all of the theoretical frameworks and support your discussion on each)  Discuss your plan to successfully terminate with this family and return them to effective, self-reliant functioning. Identify two (2) statements you will make, and five (5) questions you will pose, to the family that promotes goal attainment in which the family members will have an investment. Collaboration:  Define what inter-professional collaboration is. Discuss two (2) ways you will engage in inter-professional collaboration to improve and enhance the well-being of these clients and other community members. Identify the top three (3) beneficial outcomes of engaging in inter-professional collaboration on behalf of these clients and the community (you must discuss both). Assignment requirements: This paper should be approximately 5-7 typewritten pages, not including title and reference pages, written in correct APA format and should cite no less than (3) scholarly references. All sources used should have in-text citations as well as a correctly formatted face and reference page. The total points in this assignment will be earned in two ways: 1) 150 points for the content of the paper and 2) 25 points for writing skills as measured by SOWK 495 SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT PLO 8 – INTERVENE WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS , ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES The Universal Standard of Critical Thinking (see handouts file in course shell on Blackboard).
SOWK 495 Field Practicum Seminar III Signature Assignment Rubric PLO 8 - Intervention with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities Alvarez Family Case EXEMPLARY PROFICIENT DEVELOPING EMERGING Assessment: Q1 10 Cleary describes two social issues impacting the case family and community members. Clear identification of five (5) questions to ask the case family that are clearly relevant to the social issue impacting the family and community members. 8 Mostly describes two social issues impacting the case family and community members. Primarily identifies five (5) questions to ask the case family that are mostly relevant to the social issue impacting the family and community members. 6 Somewhat describes two social issues impacting the case family and community members. Incompletely identifies five (5) questions to ask the case family that are somewhat relevant to the social issue impacting the family and community members. 4 Poorly or limited description of two social issues impacting the case family and community members. Poorly identifies five (5) questions to ask the case family that is lacking relevance to the social issue impacting the family and community members. Assessment Q2 10 Clear identification and discussion of two critical goals and precisely identifies why these goals are relevant to the case family 6 Incompletely identifies and discusses two critical goals and somewhat identifies why these goals are relevant to the case family 4 Poorly identifies and discusses two critical goals and inadequately identifies why these goals are relevant to the case family Intervention: Q3 20 Clearly describes and discusses two (2) intervention strategies to utilize. Discussion clearly addresses how the intervention enhances the 8 Primarily identifies and discusses two critical goals and almost entirely identifies why these goals are relevant to the case family 17 Mostly describes and discusses two (2) intervention strategies to utilize. Discussion mostly addresses how the intervention enhances the 14 Somewhat describes and discusses two (2) intervention strategies to utilize. Discussion somewhat addresses how the intervention enhances the capacity and 11 Poorly describes and discusses two (2) intervention strategies to utilize. Discussion poorly addresses how the intervention enhances the capacity and function of the family system. capacity and function of the family system. The answers are clearly supported by social work authoritative source. Intervention Q-4 20 Clear description and discussion of two interventions to implement that address the identified social issues of the family and community members. Discussion clearly addresses how these interventions will enhance community member’s capacity and wellbeing. capacity and function of the family system. The answers are somewhat supported by social work authoritative source. 17 Mostly describes and discusses two interventions to implement that address the identified social issues of the family and community members. Discussion mostly addresses how these interventions will enhance community member’s capacity and wellbeing. Intervention Q-5 30 Clearly identifies a family member. Clearly discusses two (2) components of HBSE and provides a welldefined application of how these components apply to the family member. Clearly discusses 2 aspects of the Person-in-environment perspective as it applies to the family member. Clearly discusses an identified theoretical framework and application to the family member selected. Cites clearly relevant social work 26 Mostly identifies a family member. Mostly discusses two (2) components of HBSE and provides a mostly well-defined application of how these components apply to the family member. Mostly discusses 2 aspects the Person-in-environment perspective as it applies to the family member. Mostly discusses an identified theoretical framework and application to the family member function of the family system. The answers are not entirely supported by social work authoritative source. The answers are not or are only partly supported by social work authoritative source. 14 Somewhat describes and discusses two interventions to implement that address the identified social issues of the family and community members. Discussion somewhat addresses how these interventions will enhance community members capacity and wellbeing. 11 Poorly describes and discusses two interventions to implement that address the identified social issues of the family and community members. Discussion poorly addresses how these interventions will enhance community members capacity and wellbeing. 21 Somewhat identifies a family member. Somewhat discusses two (2) components of HBSE and provides a moderately defined application of how these components apply to the family member. Somewhat discusses 1-2 aspects of the Person-in-environment perspective as it applies to the family member. Somewhat discusses an identified theoretical framework and application to the family member selected. . Cites somewhat relevant social work 17 Identifies a family member. Inconsistently or poorly discusses two (2) components of HBSE and provides a poorly defined application of how these components apply to the family member. Poorly discusses 1 or no aspects of the Person-inenvironment perspective as it applies to the family member. Inconsistently or poorly discusses an identified theoretical framework and application to the family member selected. Does not cite relevant authoritative sources or the sources are not relevant. authoritative sources. selected. . Cites mostly relevant social work authoritative sources. authoritative sources. Termination Q6 20 Clearly discusses their plan to successfully terminate with the family. Clearly identifies two (2) statements they will make and five (5) questions they will pose to the family that clearly promotes goal attainment and family investment . 17 Mostly discusses their plan to successfully terminate with the family. Mostly clear identification of two (2) statements they will make and five (5) questions they will pose to the family that mostly promotes goal attainment and family investment . 14 Somewhat discusses their plan to successfully terminate with the family. Inconsistent identification of two (2) statements they will make and five (5) questions they will pose to the family that somewhat promotes goal attainment and family investment . 11 Poorly discusses their plan to successfully terminate with the family. Poor identification of two (2) statements they will make and five (5) questions they will pose to the family that poorly promotes goal attainment and family investment Collaboration Q7 25 Clearly and accurately defines inter-professional collaboration in social work. Clearly discusses two ways they will engage in interprofessional collaboration that effectively promotes improvement and enhancement and the wellbeing of the clients and community members. Clearly identifies the top three (3) beneficial outcomes of engaging in interprofessional collaboration on behalf of the clients and community. Both are clearly discussed. 11 Somewhat accurate definition of inter-professional collaboration in social work is provided. Somewhat discusses two ways they will engage in inter-professional collaboration that effectively promotes improvement and enhancement and the well-being of the clients and community members. Somewhat identifies the top three (3) beneficial outcomes of engaging in interprofessional collaboration on behalf of the clients and community. Both are somewhat discussed. 9 Poor or limited definition of interprofessional collaboration in social work. Poorly discusses two ways they will engage in inter-professional collaboration that effectively promotes improvement and enhancement and the well-being of the clients and community members. Limited identification of the top three (3) beneficial outcomes of engaging in inter-professional collaboration on behalf of the clients and community. Both are poorly discussed. Mostly accurately defines inter-professional collaboration in social work. Mostly discusses two ways they will engage in inter-professional collaboration that effectively promotes improvement and enhancement and the wellbeing of the clients and community members. Mostly identifies the top three (3) beneficial outcomes of engaging in inter-professional collaboration on behalf of the clients and community. Both are mostly discussed. Paper formatting and writing/APA 15 Paper is in correct APA format for content, in-text citations are used for specified questions, has a proper title and reference page. Content is limited to 5-7 pages (excluding title and reference page) and has appropriate headings for each question answered. Each section of the question is fully answered. Proper use of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and transitions are utilized effectively throughout the paper. 13 Paper is mostly in correct APA format for content, in-text citations are mostly used for specified questions, has a proper title and reference page. Content is limited to 5-7 pages (excluding title and reference page) and mostly has appropriate headings for each question answered. Each section of the question is mostly answered. Proper use of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and transitions are mostly utilized effectively throughout the paper. 11 Paper is somewhat in correct APA format for content, in-text citations are inconsistently used for specified questions, has a proper title and reference page. Content is limited to 5-7 pages (excluding title and reference page) and inconsistently has appropriate headings for each question answered. Each section of the question is somewhat answered. Proper use of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and transitions are inconsistently utilized effectively throughout the paper. 9 Paper is limited in correct APA format for content, in-text citations are poorly used for specified questions, has a title and reference page but may demonstrate inconsistent APA format. Content exceeds to 5-7 pages (excluding title and reference page) and has inappropriate or no headings for each question answered. Each section of the question is poorly answered. Proper use of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and transitions are poorly utilized and ineffective throughout the paper.

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Running Head: ALVAREZ FAMILY ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY

Alvarez family assessment case study
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ALVAREZ FAMILY ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY
Social issues are positive or negative issues that families are faced with which may bring
a greater effect to the families. For instance, in the family of Albert and Maria, each and every
person is seen actively looking for means and ways of looking for cash, leading to children more
especially JC going astray despite the family being deeply rooted in Christianity. From the case
study, there are two social issues that emanate, leading to the family to go back to the drawing
board of understanding where things went wrong. These include substance abuse, financial
problems etc (Adams, et al. 2006).
Albert himself before he reformed he used to abuse substances, and gangs groups during
the time he was growing. But currently, Albert is comfortable working with one the leading shop
as a manager. His son JC has as well joined the group of gangs and that of substance abuse. The
peer influence can be due to the family lacking enough time with the family because they are
ever busy in search of money for the family. It can also be caused by the family roots because the
father used to abuse the substances. Many families and young children have been affected
socially through the kind of company they engage themselves in and at the same time making
many of them to stop schooling.
The family as well is experiencing some financial problems making them work hard to
bring food to the table. Mr. Albert is a manager in one of the shops while Maria has been
promoted to the retail shop of the village that they grew. The reason for them being aggressive is
to source for cash to help them in raising their children. But in the long run, it has been a source
that has to lead to the family being stared apart. Mr. Albert due to his involvement in drug abuse
during the young age, he might have not invested, making them struggle now (Adams, et al.
2006). Therefore an individual is ought to struggle and make the ends meet during the early
years and this is through savings and investments

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ALVAREZ FAMILY ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY
Questions to asses family social issues
How worthy is their investment?
This will help in understanding if they used to safe or they are just employed in other
peoples businesses. If the family has no investment, this will be the reason as to why they are
aggressively looking for cash without having time for the family.
How old was JC when Albert stopped abusing substances?
Albert being at a tender age and the last born of the famil...

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