Howard Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Research Paper AGENCY REPORT (7 pages double spaced)
Option A: Write a report (7 pages) about an agency you visited. Local agencies you might visit include: daycare, elder care, counseling centers, family support centers, domestic violence centers, substance abuse rehabilitation programs (AA), group homes, recreation centers, developmental disabilities programs. Start your paper by giving the historical perspective of the agency. How did assistance for this population come to fruition? Include description of agency service and target population , cultural competence skills needed to provide effective service (see Hogan textbook chapters 4 & 5); and what else may be needed to address the needs of future clients. Lastly, include your personal reflections on the agency you visited (give at least three reasons as to why you would/would not work there).
Option B: Write a report on a Human Services website by exploring human services on the internet. After reading several human service websites, choose one to describe in a written report. First, give the historical perspective of the agency. How did assistance for this population come to fruition? Second, describe the services offered and the population it serves ; Third, describe the cultural competence skills needed to provide effective service (see Hogan textbook chapters 4 & 5); Fourth, what else may be needed to address the needs of future clients. Lastly, give your personal reflections on the website you visited (give at least three favorable/unfavorable impressions of the site you visited).
When submitting your assignments, please name the document with last name, first name initial. Please submit in a Word document. Please be sure to use proper citations as Vericite, our plagiarism software will review your report for plagiarism which is a form of academic dishonesty.
Research Paper Rubric
Research Paper Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat- Title page, essay is double spaced, proper citations
Excellent-Meets all APA/MLA criteria. All sources cited and conform to APA/MLA citation requirements.
Good- Two areas are not in APA/MLA format
Fair-3 to 4 areas are not in APA/MLA format
Poor-More than 4 areas are not in APA format
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction
Excellent- Introduction is included and tells the reader why the paper is created and what is included
Good- Introduction is included, but does not tell the reader why the paper is created or what is included
Fair-Introduction is included but is very unclear
Poor- No introduction is included or the document begins in some other format
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLengthLength
Excellent- The essay is at least 7 pages in length
Good-The essay is 6 pages in length
Fair-The essay is 5 to 4 pages in length
Poor- The essay is less than 4 pages in length
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThoroughnessThoroughness
Excellent-The topic is thoroughly explained/described and supported by valid details/examples from credible sources. Topic answers all questions
Good- The topic is adequately explained/described and supported by valid details/examples. Topic answers all questions
Fair-The topic is not adequately explained/described. Topic answers most questions
Poor-The topic is not explained/described or supported by details and examples. Topic does not answer most questions
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization/Unity
Excellent- Essay is well organized, and uses transitional devices to create unity and fluidity.
Good- Essay is mostly organized and uses transitional devices to create unity and fluidity.
Fair- Essay is somewhat organized, with limited use of transitional devices for unity and fluidity.
Poor- Essay lacks sufficient organization and few if any transitional devices are used to create unity and fluidity.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/Punctuation/Spelling
Excellent- There are 0 grammatical or usage errors. Sentences are well constructed and flow well.
Good- There are few errors in spelling/grammar/punctuation and the sentences flow well
Fair-Fair to basic communication. There are errors that interfere with the ability to follow the essay.
Poor-Poor-confusing. Grammar and/or spelling and/or punctuation errors greatly interfere with the reader’s ability to easily read the essay.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion
Excellent-It is included and is 100% clear and comprehensive. It also concludes with a reflective style/tone in which the student relates what was learnt from completing the assignment.
Good- It is included and is about 50% clear and/or comprehensive. It also concludes with a reflective style/tone in which the student relates what was learnt from completing the assignment.
Fair-It is included but is unclear. There is some apparent reflective style/tone but it is not sufficient.
Poor- Conclusion is not included. There is no reflective style/tone.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSLO1view longer description
threshold: 5.0 pts
5.0 ptsFully Met
3.0 ptsPartially Met
0.0 ptsNot Met
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