Throughout this unit, you have learned about many changes and social problems that impact families. For human services professionals, it is important to be able to view social problems from multiple perspectives. There are often many people involved in a social problem. For example, in divorced families, one-parent families, and cases of family violence, the people involved include the mother, the father, and the children. All of these people will be personally impacted by social problems in a unique way, and they may have different viewpoints about what is occurring.
For this assignment, you will write an informative essay about one of the three following social problems that impact families: divorce, one-parent families, or family violence. Revisit Chapter 11 in your text to support your responses.
Using the Unit 9 Assignment Template, please respond to the following:
Begin your paper with a discussion of the social problem you have chosen and explain why you have chosen this particular social problem.
What influences this social problem?
What are the risk factors associated with this social problem?
What is the impact of this social problem on individuals and society?
Examine the social problem you selected from multiple viewpoints of each individual or family member affected.
For example, if you choose to divorce or one-parent families, discuss how the parents and the children view the issue. If you choose family violence, discuss how the abused person and the children involved viewing the issue.
Discuss how society views the social problem that you selected. How does this vary from your personal beliefs and values as a human service professional?
Conclude by discussing your role as an advocate. Include two suggested strategies for how you can create awareness in your community about the benefits of understanding diverse populations and viewpoints.
Your assignment should be a 2- to 3-page paper, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of the assignment, course and section number, and date.
Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs, reflecting appropriate personal and professional insights.
Reference page: At least three sources in APA format
Be sure to use specific information from the text and outside research to support your answers.
Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left-aligned.
Use standard 1″ margins on all sides.
Use APA formatting and citation style.
If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Academic Success Center.
This assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:
HN200-2: Identify the effects of social problems on individuals and society.
HN200-3: Describe social problems from multiple viewpoints.
PC-4.3: Apply concepts of multiculturalism and diversity to become an agent of change.
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