The final grade will be based on each student’s ability to meet the writing criteria listed below. Students are required to cite a minimum of 3 scholarly sources both in the paper and reference page. Students are required to cite resources accordingly. The body of the reflective paper must be a minimum of 8 pages typed in APA style. The signed memorandum of understanding is to be handed in with the paper.
This paper will include information about the professor-approved agency as it pertains to the course.
— The name of the community organization and the clientele served
— The mission and vision statement of the organization
— Overview of resources the organization provides to families at-risk
including a brief description that demonstrates the student’s’ understanding
of the type of resources and how they meet the needs of families.
— The student will summarize and evaluate the organization from an
“outsiders” perspective. The summary should address observations about
the organization. Also, based on your research and observations
would you recommend this organization as a beneficial resource for
— The student will integrate course material as it relates to the organization.
Tips for Selecting a Community Agency:
Begin the process by considering what you are currently interested in and/or do not have experience in. Listed below are some topics to begin the process of brainstorming:
Child Abuse -Homeless Families
Alcohol and Drug Abuse -Families with Disabilities
Poverty & Low Income Families -Individual and Family Illness
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence -Single Parent Families
Immigration (assimilation, family reunification)
Elderly (elder abuse, Care giving, family isolation)
Resource Brochure Group Assignment
Students will begin to utilize their knowledge of family resources through the development of a resource brochure. Students will apply their understanding of issues for families at risk and their experiences obtained within their field of work toward the developing of the brochure.
Students, in their assigned groups, will develop a resource brochure by selecting an at-risk population and “creating” an agency to address the needs of that population. The brochure is to be a PR resource promoting the agency. The brochure is to include a list of resources offered (a minimum of 3) that demonstrates the development and allocation of resources for families at risk. Each group will lead a brief presentation providing an overview of the project outcome. Students will need to be prepared to answer questions from participants related to how the resources meet the needs of individuals and families to promote quality of life. The group will submit the brochure to the course instructor on the designated due date. The brochures are to be typed in a tri-fold format. The brochure must demonstrate proper grammar and punctuation.
Grading Rubric will include:
• Visual of Resources Developed
1. Range of resources visually displayed, organized
2. Development and Allocation supporting a holistic approach incorporating the individual, family and community
1. Introduce topic
2. Describe resources allocated
• Explanation of how needs are met
• Responding to Questions
1. Instructor, Peers, Other Attendees