The final Research Proposal assignment for this course contains multiple parts that are due at different intervals in the course, with the final assignment due in Topic 8. Access and read the “Research Proposal Assignment Criteria” to understand each section of the assignment.
Social work students need to be able to explain the cultural aspect of a social issue. In order to understand this concept, complete the “Needs Assessment Worksheet 2.”
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the “Needs Assessment Worksheet 1” scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Submit to instructor for feedback and use the feedback to revise this section.
This assignment is due by the end of Topic 2.
It is essential for social workers to understand the cultural influences on the community in order to develop an effective proposal that addresses social health issues. This assignment will help you learn this skill.
For this assignment, you will assess culture and subculture in your selected community. For instance, some students may select the community here at GCU or another university campus. You may decide to select your neighborhood community. Answer the following prompts to assist you:
|Topic 2: Cultural Competency in Practice and Research|
|Describe the environmental influences on your selected community (food infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, recreational facilities, etc.). How are these environmental influences affecting the mental and physical health in your community? (50-75 words)
|What is the culture (ethics, values, customs, traditions, religious practices, etc.) of your community? (50-75 words)
|Next, explain how the environment and culture in your community are affecting your target population/client. (50-75 words)
For example, if the target population or client is dealing with obesity, one would explain how the fast food infrastructure, lack of recreational facilities, and culture (food preparation, festivities, customs, traditions, etc.) in the community affect this population or client.
|Explain how the selected social issue affects your community. What risk factor might be driving patterns and behaviors related to your selected social issue? (75-100 words)
|Next, use the Strategic Prevention Framework to guide you in assessing your community.|
|Although you will not be able to utilize all the information presented in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), you will be able to use it as a guide. Summarize the Cultural Competence step in the SPF (50-75 words):|
|How will you utilize this information when planning your proposal? (50-75 words)
|Describe the characteristics and resources of your selected community (schools, faith-based resources, health and human service providers, etc.). Explain if these resources are easily accessible or not. (50-75 words)
|Who are the stakeholders (police, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, universities, etc.) in your community?
|How can you, as a social worker, engage stakeholders in your community to help prevent the social issue that affects your community? What are the benefits to stakeholders for participating in your proposed program? (75-100 words)
|Lastly, after reading about Cultural Competence , citing two scholarly sources, explain how the culture of the community (ethics, values, customs, traditions, religious practices, religion, income level, education levels, geographical location, or professions) can be involved in all areas of preventing your selected social problem. (150-200 words).|