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TOPIC: Factors Affecting Utilization of Mental Health in Fort-Bend County, Texas

Literature Review Resources

Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires significant amounts of independent reading on the research topic. This allows the doctoral learner/researcher to become familiar with the scope of the topic and to identify gaps or tensions within the existing literature on the topic. These gaps and tensions become the source of the dissertation research. In this assignment, you will read and annotate potential sources in your dissertation field of interest. Those demonstrating the most merit to the best of your understanding of the topic at this time should be added to your RefWorks list for potential inclusion in the literature review section of your dissertation.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Locate the assignment submission for “Literature Review Resources” from your previous class. You will be adding to this document to begin building a running literature review.
  • It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.
  • Instructors will score your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.
  • Download “Literature Review Resources Tool” and use it to complete the assignment. ATTACHED
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments.

Directions: 

Read at least 10 peer-reviewed articles in your general dissertation field that you have not read previously.

In the “Literature Review Resources” document that you submitted previously, provide the following for each source you are adding to the document:

  1. The APA formatted citation.
  2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source.
  3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks list.
  4. Highlight the additions to the document so the instructor can readily identify them.

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ANALYZING GENDER, ETHNICITY, TYPE OF OFFENSE, AND AGE https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/analyzing-gender-ethnicity-type-of-offense-and-age/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:28 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80274 Final ProjectIn the Final Project for this course, due by Day 7 of Week 11, you will demonstrate your understanding of—as well as apply and critically evaluate—the major concepts presented in this course. For your Final Project, you will apply concepts and approaches presented in the course to a scenario featuring an offender with multiple related factors (e.g., […]

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Final Project
In the Final Project for this course, due by Day 7 of Week 11, you will demonstrate your understanding of—as well as apply and critically evaluate—the major concepts presented in this course.

For your Final Project, you will apply concepts and approaches presented in the course to a scenario featuring an offender with multiple related factors (e.g., gender, ethnicity, type of offense, and age). The case scenarios are located in the “Course Info” tab for this assignment.

Your Final Project must be presented as a 12- to 15-page (not including references, title page, or abstract), double-spaced, APA-formatted paper. Please use 10 or 12 point, Times New Roman or Courier font. Reference citations should come from peer-reviewed journals, reputable periodicals, and non-commercial Web sites. Please note that Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly reference and is not accepted as a citable source.

In your Final Project, you must:

  • Identify which scenario you selected to use for your Final Project.
  • Explain the offender category(ies) that concurs with the scenario client and discern the treatment considerations inherent in this category(ies).
  • Describe the multicultural factors (e.g., age, gender, and ethnicity) evident in the scenario and explain how these factors affect treatment and treatment approach(es).
  • Describe the treatment approach(es) and/or programs you would use with the offender and explain why.
  • Describe any legal and ethical issues that might be involved in the treatment of your selected offender and explain how you would address these issues.
  • Describe the model you would use to measure treatment outcomes and explain why you selected this model.

Your Final Project will be graded on a 20-point scale and is worth 30% of your final grade.

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INFOTECH IMPORT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/infotech-import-and-strategic-planning/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:27 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80262 The final portfolio project is a three- part activity. You will respond to three separate prompts but prepare your paper as one research paper. Be sure to include at least one UC library source per prompt, in addition to your textbook (which means you’ll have at least 4 sources cited). Start your paper with an […]

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The final portfolio project is a three- part activity. You will respond to three separate prompts but prepare your paper as one research paper. Be sure to include at least one UC library source per prompt, in addition to your textbook (which means you’ll have at least 4 sources cited).

Start your paper with an introductory paragraph.

Prompt 1 “Data Warehouse Architecture” (2-3 pages): Explain the major components of a data warehouse architecture, including the various forms of data transformations needed to prepare data for a data warehouse. Also, describe in your own words current key trends in data warehousing.

Prompt 2 “Big Data” (1-2 pages): Describe your understanding of big data and give an example of how you’ve seen big data used either personally or professionally. In your view, what demands is big data placing on organizations and data management technology?

Prompt 3 “Green Computing” (1-2 pages):  One of our topics in Chapter 13 surrounds IT Green Computing. The need for green computing is becoming more obvious considering the amount of power needed to drive our computers, servers, routers, switches, and data centers. Discuss ways in which organizations can make their data centers “green”. In your discussion, find an example of an organization that has already implemented IT green computing strategies successfully. Discuss that organization and share your link. You can find examples in the UC Library.

Conclude your paper with a detailed conclusion section.

The paper needs to be approximately 6 pages long, including both a title page and a references page (for a total of 7-10 pages). Be sure to use proper APA formatting and citations to avoid plagiarism.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

• Be approximately 6 pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page.

• Follow APA6 guidelines. Your paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion.

• Support your answers with the readings from the course, the course textbook, and at least three scholarly journal articles from the UC library to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook. The UC Library is a great place to find resources.

• Be clearly and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of your writing.

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DISCUSSION ON RISK ASSESSMENT IN THERAPEUTIC PROCESS https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/discussion-on-risk-assessment-in-therapeutic-process/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:25 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80258 As a counselor, being competent and familiar with risk assessment is essential to the therapeutic process; both in giving a client’s context related to treatment of their psychological symptoms and in helping the clinician prioritize short- and long-term treatment outcomes. This assignment contains three parts, as identified and described below. Please complete each part with […]

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As a counselor, being competent and familiar with risk assessment is essential to the therapeutic process; both in giving a client’s context related to treatment of their psychological symptoms and in helping the clinician prioritize short- and long-term treatment outcomes. This assignment contains three parts, as identified and described below. Please complete each part with a combined essay of 950-1,700 words.Part 1: Write a 300-700-word scenario that involves a client that you believe requires a risk assessment. Part 2: Write a 150-250-word summary, discussing specific behaviors that lead you to create a risk assessment.Part 3: Write a 500-750-word summary, discussing how you would assess the client. Include the following in your discussion:Questions you would ask to determine the client’s level of riskProtocol you would follow based on the client’s answers, including documentationInclude at least three scholarly references in your paper.Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric 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.This assignment meets the following NASAC Standards:24) Establish rapport, including management of crisis situations and determination of need for additional professional assistance.26) Screen for alcohol and other drug toxicity, withdrawal symptoms, aggression or danger to others, and potential for self-inflicted harm or suicide.70) Describe and document treatment process, progress, and outcome.87) Apply crisis management skills.94) Describe and summarize client behavior within the group for the purpose of documenting the client’s progress and identifying needs/issues that may require modification of the treatment plan.

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LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/life-imprisonment-for-juvenile-offenders/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:22 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80261 In Chapter 5 of the textbook, the author examines retributive justice   from the standpoint of the means of punishment (Section 5.2). He calls   attention to the length of prison sentences and, in particular, the issue of   mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court declared laws that require judges to   impose […]

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In Chapter 5 of the textbook, the author examines retributive justice   from the standpoint of the means of punishment (Section 5.2). He calls   attention to the length of prison sentences and, in particular, the issue of   mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders.

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court declared laws that require judges to   impose life-without-parole sentences for juveniles to be in violation of the   Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of “cruel and unusual punishments.” The   decision (Miller v. Alabama) was a 5-4 split   in the Court – which is typical of many such decisions that apply the cruel   and unusual punishment provision.

Your initial post must analyze the retributive justice issues of   mandatory, life-without-parole sentences. Consider the facts of Miller v. Alabama: Defendant Miller, a 14-year old   boy, with an accomplice beat the victim with a baseball bat and set his   trailer on fire with the victim inside. Defendant Miller was tried as an   adult for capital murder while committing arson.

Is a mandatory, life-without-parole sentence just in such   circumstances? Remember that “just” may or may not be the same as   “constitutional.” Summarize both the pros and the cons of your answer to   this question, and critically evaluate these pros and cons, applying   principles of retributive justice discussed in the text. Your evaluation must   respond to the pros and cons, giving persuasive reasons why you agree with   some and disagree with some.

Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support   your claims with examples from at least two of the required resources for   this discussion, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of   your classmates’ posts by Day 7 whose viewpoints are different from yours.   Each peer response must be at least 125 words. Stimulate critical thinking by   contrasting your perspective with your classmate’s and explaining yours, or   by asking your classmate a question and explaining why your question is   significant.

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SELF PROFESSIONAL DISPOSITIONS https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/self-professional-dispositions/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:20 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80267 Professional dispositions have been defined as the “values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behavior toward candidates, families, colleagues and communities and affect candidate learning, motivation and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth” (NCATE, 2000). Dispositions can also be described as attitudes and beliefs about counseling, as well as professional conduct and […]

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Professional dispositions have been defined as the “values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behavior toward candidates, families, colleagues and communities and affect candidate learning, motivation and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth” (NCATE, 2000).

Dispositions can also be described as attitudes and beliefs about counseling, as well as professional conduct and behavior. Not all dispositions can be directly assessed, but aspects of professional behavior are assessed during classes and field experiences in counseling settings.

To prepare for professional dispositions assessments in this program, write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you:

  • Reflect on your personal strengths in connection to the dispositions. Support your ideas with examples.
  • Identify areas for personal growth in connection to the dispositions. Support your ideas with examples.
  • Outline an action plan for developing the identified areas for personal growth.
  • Describe why it is important to adhere to the dispositions. How do they support professionalism in counseling? How do they make a counselor effective?

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DESIGNING A PLAN FOR OUTCOME EVALUATION https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/designing-a-plan-for-outcome-evaluation/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:13 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80259 To prepare for this Assignment, review “Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation)” from this week’s resources, Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Retrieved from http://www.vitalsource.com , especially the sections titled “Outcomes-Based Evaluation” and “Contents of an Evaluation Plan.” Then, select a program that you would like […]

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To prepare for this Assignment, review “Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation)” from this week’s resources, Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Retrieved from http://www.vitalsource.com , especially the sections titled “Outcomes-Based Evaluation” and “Contents of an Evaluation Plan.” Then, select a program that you would like to evaluate. You should build on work that you have done in previous assignments, but be sure to self-cite any written work that you have already submitted. Complete as many areas of the “Contents of an Evaluation Plan” as possible, leaving out items that assume you have already collected and analyzed the data.

By Day 7

Submit a 4- to 5-page paper that outlines a plan for a program evaluation focused on outcomes. Be specific and elaborate. Include the following information:

  • The purpose of the evaluation, including specific questions to be answered
  • The outcomes to be evaluated
  • The indicators or instruments to be used to measure those outcomes, including the strengths and limitations of those measures to be used to evaluate the outcomes
  • A rationale for selecting among the six group research designs
  • The methods for collecting, organizing and analyzing data

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DISCUSSION: SUBSTANCE ABUSE https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/discussion-substance-abuse/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:19:42 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80257 Substance abuse may include alcoholics and drug users, their behavior will be different than other workers on the job. In what ways can alcohol and drug use affect job performance and career success? What are some ways that employees with alcohol and drug problems deal with their problems and in your opinion, what can employers […]

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Substance abuse may include alcoholics and drug users, their behavior will be different than other workers on the job. In what ways can alcohol and drug use affect job performance and career success? What are some ways that employees with alcohol and drug problems deal with their problems and in your opinion, what can employers do to assist employees?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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The need and rationale for using this resource for diverse learners including accommodations for adaptive and assistive technologies https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/the-need-and-rationale-for-using-this-resource-for-diverse-learners-including-accommodations-for-adaptive-and-assistive-technologies/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:19:35 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80254 If you are not currently working in a school or university, assume you are a classroom teacher at a level and type of networked school of your choice. Create a plan for a classroom with four networked computers, a computer lab with 25 networked computers, or a portable wireless lab with 25 laptops/netbooks/mobile devices. From […]

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If you are not currently working in a school or university, assume you are a classroom teacher at a level and type of networked school of your choice. Create a plan for a classroom with four networked computers, a computer lab with 25 networked computers, or a portable wireless lab with 25 laptops/netbooks/mobile devices. From information gleaned from course materials and online research. You will present an idea for using computer resources that your workplace has not yet purchased. After identifying the target student audience; grade level, individual, small or large group, etc., use information about technology solutions with high relative advantage for teaching/learning Technology Solutions with Potential for High Relative Advantage (Table 2.7, p. 56 of the text). Is the technology resource for problem-solving, drill and practice, simulation, etc.

Discuss how this new technology resource will give students opportunities to gain new content, reinforce and enhance skills through drill and practice, use higher order thinking skills through creation of multimedia, problem solve through simulation etc.

Explain the need and rationale for using this resource for diverse learners including accommodations for adaptive and assistive technologies. How does the resource align with it’s district and state curricula and district and state content and technology standards?

Then, in paragraph form, use Phases 1 through 3 of the technology integration planning model

(Figure 2.8, and Phase 1 – Phase 3 focus, p. 53 of the text), to describe how you would go about deciding how to integrate the technology into a grade level or subject area classroom activity. Make sure to include technical and budget sections in which you discuss costs and outline plans and guidelines to configure software/computer/technology systems in the classroom cluster and labs to use and share this resource. Discuss scheduling and cost issues. Meet with the school or district technology specialist get information to answer the following questions:.1) How are local mass storage devices and media to store and share information and resources installed? Address relevant issues regarding support personnel and policies for selecting, installing, and maintaining wide area networks for the school district and/or facilitated integration of a WAN in the plan. Mention needed provisions for software packages used to operate a computer network system and/or local area network (LAN).For the technology use you described above, in paragraph form, use Phase 3 of the technology integration planning model (Figure 2.8, and Phase 3 focus, p. 63-64 of the text), to outline a detailed action research plan that will help you determine whether or not your technology use is having the impact you hoped. How will you manage student learning and progress using this resource? Be sure to include a description of the data to be collected and collection methods and instruments you would need, as well as the procedures for using them to assess the impact of the technology-based strategy.2) How will this information be shared, and which stakeholders need to be informed? This written plan will be presented to the curriculum committee for approval.

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THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC) https://masterlyessays.com/2020/10/22/the-uniform-commercial-code-ucc/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:19:30 +0000 https://masterlyessays.com/?p=80253 Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. The   Uniform Commercial […]

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

The   Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Read the Ace Heating and Cooling scenario in your text and answer the following questions:
a.    Under UCC 2-302, who has the best chance of getting out of the contract due to unconsionability?
b.    The symbol for justice features a woman wearing a blindfold illustrating that the law should be applied the same way regardless of who the parties are. Does the UCC rule seem to contradict this? Which approach do you think is more ethical?
c.    Note that both Glamour and Shady Rest are businesses, and courts rarely find that contracts between two businesses are unconscionable. The rationale is that a business is a sophisticated entity, familiar with transactions and able to protect itself. Do you think Glamour and Shady Rest are in a comparable position in regard to this contract? Why or why not?
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates, explaining your position and why you agree or disagree with their comments. Do you think the contracts are fair or unfair considering the parties had a disproportionate ability to bargain? Under UCC Section 2-302 the court has the discretion to find the contract unconscionable. Do you think this is a good approach? What other methods to resolve this issue is appropriate?

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