Explain why it might be important to distinguish between typical development, developmental disability, and emotional disturbance for Anne Marie.

Many exceptionalities in children have a high comorbidity, which can make identification and intervention challenging for professionals. This is why, aside from legal and ethical requirements, multifaceted assessment is essential.

Review the following scenario:

Anne Marie is a thirteen-year-old girl who has always struggled socially and behaviorally. Although she has a few friends, she often argues with them, as well as with adults. Despite these challenges, she has always been successful academically, and so a formal evaluation was never conducted. However, Anne Marie’s parents are concerned that her behavior has become more pronounced this year and that she is spending even more time alone. Her parents are not sure if her problems are due to typical development (that is, puberty), a developmental disability such as an autism spectrum disorder, or an emotional disturbance.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research multifaceted assessment.

Incorporate what you learned in your readings and respond to the following:

  • Explain why it might be important to distinguish between typical development, developmental disability, and emotional disturbance for Anne Marie.
  • Evaluate the roles each of the following would play in addressing Anne Marie’s challenges:
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004
    • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
    • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
  • Identify any other information that might be important when assessing Anne Marie’s difficulties and designing an intervention for her. Discuss why this information would be important and how would you go about obtaining that information?

Describe the steps the counselor should follow if he or she finds it necessary to break confidentiality.

A counselor has been treating a client, Jay, who was recently in a bad accident that left him bedridden and partially paralyzed. With sustained physiotherapy and medication, the paralytic effect has gone, but motor movements are still affected.

Jay’s steady girlfriend left him when she could not cope with the demands of a paralytic partner. Jay lost his job too. These left a heavy dent on his self-esteem, and he was slowly letting his life slip past. He began attending therapy at the insistence of friends.

One day, he discloses to his counselor that he is contemplating suicide because there is nothing he looks forward to in life. He announces that he has had enough of living and plans to shoot himself that evening. The counselor knows he has access to an old hunting rifle and that he has attempted suicide in the past. He has been under treatment for major clinical depression for the past three months.

  • Discuss the ethical issues presented in this scenario.
  • Identify the relevant ethical standards from the ACA Code of Ethics and the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists Code of Conduct. Provide the number, title, and definition of each relevant standard from those codes.
  • Justify whether or not the counselor would need to break confidentiality.
  • Describe the steps the counselor should follow if he or she finds it necessary to break confidentiality.

explain how you, as the human services professional, would support the clients in the case study.

Values, culture, and underlying beliefs of human services providers may raise dilemmas when handling cases involving issues such as infidelity, domestic violence, and parenting matters. In this week’s media program, “Barbara—The Human Services Professional: Chapter 3,” a number of issues impact the family, which raises questions that might be influenced by your own personal values. For this Discussion, review the media program and consider the dilemmas affecting the family. Reflect on who is involved and what values and cultural influences might impact the case.

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 4

Post a brief description of the dilemmas portrayed in the media presentation, including the individuals involved in the case. Then, identify the values and cultural influences that are presented in the case. Explain how these values and cultural influences might be impacting the dilemmas portrayed. Finally, explain how you, as the human services professional, would support the clients in the case study.

Consider how the realities of slavery is strategically avoided in most classrooms, even at the collegiate level

Mid Term Essay

Select ONE of the following questions for your Mid Term essay:

1)  Consider the evolution of segregation in American churches throughout history.  Discuss how religion could be used to both support and abolish slavery simultaneously.  Can this contradiction be reconciled?  Discuss the development of Black Churches in America and explain why the two most racial segregated institutions in America are churches and prisons.

2)  You are the superintendent of a public school system in a predominantly white, wealthy school district.  After taking this course, you have decided that every student in your district will take a mandatory African American Studies course as a requirement for graduation.  Discuss your argument for getting this mandatory course approved and how you will encourage your constituents to understand that African American Studies is relevant to their education.  In your discussion, you will also need to explain why the only mandatory course you are proposing is African American Studies.  There are those who will also want mandatory:  Asian Studies, Latino Studies, Women and Gender Studies. etc.  What is your criterion for the selection of just one minority culture and excluding others?

3)  Consider how the realities of slavery is strategically avoided in most classrooms, even at the collegiate level.  Many feel that the discussion and study of slavery is too upsetting, – it makes people “uncomfortable” and should be avoided as much as possible.  Even when someone successfully produces a motion picture that truly depicts slavery, it quickly disappears from the theaters.  Consider:  Sankofa, Amistad, Twelve Years A Slave, and more recently Birth of a Nation.  Should the horrific truths of American chattel slavery be presented.  If so why?  If not – then why not?  Are the victims of slavery dishonored when slavery is “watered down” to make us more comfortable.  The Jewish culture is adamant that no one will forget the horrors of the Holocaust and that it will not be tainted n any way.  Why is is that African Americans do not take the same stance as it relates to slavery?

4)  Compare and contrast the significance of the murders of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray.  If Ida B. Wells could speak to you today – what do you think she would say?  Would she believe that her life’s work was in vain?  Do you think she would have supported the civil unrest and rioting that took place after the Freddie Gray court ruling?  Why or why not?

The Mid Term will be an essay exam.  Your essay should be a minimum of 5 pages (does not include documentation), but should not exceed 7 pages.  Your essay must include documentation using the MLA style.

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