Unit 9 assignment

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The Unit 9 assignment provides you with an opportunity to integrate all of the concepts covered in this class. You will have the opportunity to examine different aspects of family and youth advocacy. The role of an advocate and different fields of advocacy will be explored. Your goal in this assignment is to create a hypothetical case from one of the groups listed below. Once you have created the case, you will examine the issue of need and develop a program to meet the needs of the family or youth in question.

Begin by choosing a population to create a hypothetical case about. The areas you may choose from are; Adoption services, Foster Care services, Juvenile Delinquency services, PDD/Autism services, Substance Abuse services, Educational services, Grief services, or Mental health services. You may choose only 1 of the above groups to base your case on.

Develop a case that includes a general description of the population and a 1-2 page summary of the child or family’s history that needs addressed. The history should address any pertinent information that relates to the need for an advocate. Make sure to take cultural considerations into account. Include the following required case study information in your essay:

  • Fictitious Client Name
  • Client’s Age, Gender, and Race
  • Client’s Family Structure
  • Reason for Referral
  • Presenting Problems
  • History or Episodes of Client Problems

Evaluate the best way to develop advocacy services for your scenario and create a 3-4 page proposal discussing the interventions you want to pioneer. Justify the need and the models or methodologies you are going to employ based on the reading in chapter 1 and/or researching the literature.

Explain any legal and ethical considerations that are relevant to your case and how the program you have designed adheres to those legal and ethical guidelines.

Assignment Guidelines

In addition to answering the questions as described above, your paper should:

  • Include a title page, which includes your name, the name of the class and section, and the date
  • Use standard margins: 1" on all sides.
  • Use standard 12-point font size Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Use standard double-spacing: average of 22 lines per page, and between 20 and 24 lines per page.
  • Be left justified
  • Include a reference page

Your final paper must be your original work; plagiarism will not be tolerated. Be sure to review the syllabus in terms of what constitutes plagiarism. Your assignment also should be written adhering to the guidelines of Standard American English. This means that your thoughts should be well-organized and original. Included in Standard American English is the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure

Tutor Answer

School: Duke University



Substance Abuse Services





Substance abuse population
The world health organization defines substance abuse as harmful or hazardous use of
psychoactive substances including alcohol and illicit drugs. Substance abuse population refers to
the population that is addicted to using of the harmful and hazardous substances which have dire
consequences to their physical, mental health and general well-being. According to a survey
conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 27 million
Americans above 12 years were reported to be using illicit drugs in 2014. Substance abuse in the
United States costs the healthcare system approximately 11 billion dollars with overall costs
amounting to approximately 200 billion dollars (American Addiction Centers, 2018).
The substance abuse population has been on the rise in the United States abusing
substances such as alcohol, stimulants including cocaine and amphetamines, Marijuana, Opioids
such as oxycodone, morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, Hallucinogens such as diethylamide,
phencyclidine and some naturally occurring substances such as mescaline and psilocybin which
cause hallucinations, and Tobacco (American Addiction Centers, 2018).
The client’s history
The essay will employ William Goodman as a fictitious name for a white, single male
aged 25, raised by a single parent, the mother, who was a drunkard and spent most of her time
working as a waitress at a restaurant in the city and rarely spent time with her son. The son was
addicted to alcohol and tobacco abuse while he was a teenager which affected his physical,
mental and general wellbeing but underwent through counseling and treatment to become a
better man in the society to fulfill his dreams. The reason for referral is because of the problems
encountered by the likes of Goodman including discrimination and stigma that deny them



opportunities in the society to foster human dignity. Goodman is being faced with a problem of
finding a job to cater to his ne...

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