To get full credit on the case brief, you must use all the case questions which follow each case as headings.  In addition, you must fully answer these questions. It is not enough to state the law. You must also provide the facts that the court relied upon when reaching a decision where appropriate

Read the attached 2 case studies and answer the corresponding questions of each case, which are listed at the end of each case. 

The requirements below must be met:

To get full credit on the case brief, you must use all the case questions which follow each case as headings.  In addition, you must fully answer these questions. It is not enough to state the law. You must also provide the facts that the court relied upon when reaching a decision where appropriate. 

Below is an example of how this can be done:

  1.    Wal -Mart Stores v. Cassias (Ch 1, p 17)
    1. What was the legal issue of the case?
      1. The legal issue of this case was ….
    2. What did the court decide?
      1. The court decided to X…..
      2. Failure to do this will result in 10 points being deducted from your grade.
  • Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
  • Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

I will post my work on the sixth of January. You do not have to post your work but rather you must do the work and if you have questions use the discussion thread to sort out your difficulties. If you have questions then you must work them out among yourselves in the Discussion Board Thread dedicated to assignment 1. This is part of your class participation. Brainstorm in the thread with each other. If you understand then help someone else who is asking a question

 THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE IN 7 HOURS PLEASE DO NOT PLACE BID UNLESS YOU ARE OKAY WITH THAT

Assignment 1: Future Value Calculations

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Using Excel you should be able to calculate the future vale of $1,000 invested at X% per period for N periods. You should also be able to calculate the future value of a series of deposits that are made periodically. See attached Word file and WATCH THIS SERIES OF VIDEOS.https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/present-value/v/time-value-of-moneySee the attached files.Problems of this sort will be on exam 1. Please complete work on this by January 11:00 PM on 5th. I will post my work on the sixth of January. You do not have to post your work but rather you must do the work and if you have questions use the discussion thread to sort out your difficulties. If you have questions then you must work them out among yourselves in the Discussion Board Thread dedicated to assignment 1. This is part of your class participation. Brainstorm in the thread with each other. If you understand then help someone else who is asking a question.

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Be sure to be specific in your papers. Make sure to show an understanding of the texts we reviewed in class and make references to the texts. While this paper should be 9-12 pages long, any page length is fine so long as you delve deeply into the prompt and address it directly. Be sure to refer to the texts!

Final Paper Prompt:

For the final paper, I’d like you to reflect on the reconciliation of Platonic, Aristotelian, and Christian thought.

-Specifically, how did Augustine embrace Platonic themes to elaborate his   political thought?

-How did Aquinas embrace Aristotelian philosophy?

-What role do this-worldly concerns play in the thought of Augustine and   Aquinas?

-What role does the realm of the ideal play in their thought?

-Contrast Augustine and Aquinas by identifying the Platonic and Aristotelian   influences in their thought and how they go about reconciling these philosophical outlooks with Christianity.

Be sure to be specific in your papers. Make sure to show an understanding of the texts we reviewed in class and make references to the texts. While this paper should be 9-12 pages long, any page length is fine so long as you delve deeply into the prompt and address it directly. Be sure to refer to the texts!

) evaluate whether the programs these movements laid out in 1848 had the potential to effect revolutionary change in American life

1. 1848 was a worldwide “year of revolutions” In the United States, 1848 also marked a potentially revolutionary turning point in both the womens’ rights and antislavery movements, with the Seneca Falls Convention calling for women’s voting rights and the antislavery Free Soil Party garnering 10% of the national popular vote. In a well-organized, thesis-driven essay, students will select EITHER the women’s rights OR antislavery movement and 1) summarize the development of the movement from 1787 to 1848; 2) explain how changing political, economic, social, and/or cultural factors affected the movement’s successes and/or failures up to 1848; and 3) evaluate whether the programs these movements laid out in 1848 had the potential to effect revolutionary change in American life.

The protagonist of THTC is not a hero in the epic sense of the word, but a self-centered young man bred of economic oppression and cultural dependency. The characters in this film have no real psychological depth, but are markers for a society of consumption and momentary glory.   (You might then go on to exemplify from the text and argue in favor or against this interpretation: your essay need not hold to only one perspective.)   What single, clear QUESTION does the above THESIS attempt to answer? 

Write a outline  of political  science  essay! It’s about one of these two movies “ Do the Right Thing, 1998′ Directed  by Spike Lee or Smoke Signals, 1998; Directed by Chris EyreAssignment Objectives:  Enhance and/or improve critical thinking and media literacy skills by:                                 1. Developing a clear and concise thesis statement (an argument) in response to the                                     following question: Does the film have the power to transform political sensibilities?                                2. Writing an outline for a five paragraph analytical essay building on a clear and                                     concise thesis statement, including topic sentences and secondary supports.                                3. Identifying and explaining three scenes from the film text in support of the thesis                                     statement/argument.                                4.  Writing an introductory paragraph for the outlined analytical essayBe sure to read thoroughly the writing conventions below before beginning this assignment.  Note: You are NOT writing a full essay; rather, you are outlining an analytical essay by completing the dialogue boxes below.Writing a Critical Review (analytical) Essay

  1. Every essay that you write for this course must have a clear thesis, placed (perhaps) somewhere near the end of the introductory paragraph. Simply stated, a THESIS (or ARGUMENT) expresses, preferably in a single sentence, the point you want to make about the text that is the subject of your essay. A THESIS should be an opinion or interpretation of the text, not merely a fact or observation.  The best possible THESIS will answer some specific questions about the text. Very often the THESIS contains an outline of the major points to be covered in the essay. A possible thesis for an essay on character in Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come might read somewhat as follows:   The protagonist of THTC is not a hero in the epic sense of the word, but a self-centered young man bred of economic oppression and cultural dependency. The characters in this film have no real psychological depth, but are markers for a society of consumption and momentary glory.   (You might then go on to exemplify from the text and argue in favor or against this interpretation: your essay need not hold to only one perspective.)   What single, clear QUESTION does the above THESIS attempt to answer?
  2. Each essay should be organized into five (5) paragraphs, each based on one of two to four major ideas, which will comprise the BODY of the essay. Each paragraph must have a topic sentence, often (but not always) towards the beginning of the paragraph, which clearly states the ARGUMENT or point to be made in the paragraph. Following the thesis set forth above, the first paragraph might begin with a sentence like “Ivan’s desires and his destiny are signaled in the opening shots of the film, where the friendly, jumbled interior of the bus is contrasted with Ivan’s first view of the outer world: a world of shiny white cars and beautiful women.” Avoid topic sentences that fail to make an interpretative statement about the work or that merely state something any reader might observe; for example, “The first characters we see are country people on a bus to town.”
  3. Underline the THESIS and each TOPIC SENTENCE in every critical review essay you submit. This exercise will force you to make certain that you have expressed and developed the ideas in your essay clearly and logically.  (In other words, do not do this exercise five minutes before you submit the essay but, rather, as you are working on the very first draft.)
  4. Always use present tense verbs in your critical review essays about film texts.  Present tense is the verb tense of analysis.  Past tense, on the other hand, is the tense of narration. In each essay, you will be analyzing a particular text, not retelling or summarizing the story.  If you find yourself slipping into past tense as you compose, you are probably narrating rather than analyzing.
  5. Use specific passages from the text to support each point that you make in your essay. You may simply refer to an event in the text, or you may paraphrase what a character or the narrator says. But the best EVIDENCE will most often be direct quotes from the text.

The Introductory Paragraph – Some ApproachesIn your essay, an opening or introductory paragraph may not always be the first one you write.  But it will be the first one your readers read and you need to engage your readers’ attention and interest and present all you need to make your thesis clear and convincing.

  1. Some Pitfalls to Avoid
    1. Dictionary definitions:  Define key terms and concepts in your opening paragraph, but don’t quote directly from the dictionary to do so. Use a dictionary – more than one dictionary – to formulate the definition in your own words.
    2. Generalizations about “life,” “society,” “people today,” etc.: You don’t want to begin your essay with the kind of statement that teeters on that fine line between opinion (those ideas you will go on to prove) and belief (those ideas unprovable with the evidence offered by the text).  Rather than a statement like, “Almost every man has a sense of pride and will go to war to prove it,” try something more specific to the text you are analyzing.  “The character of Roland exemplifies how personal pride and personal valor do not always lead to the most fortunate conclusion.”
    3. The painfully obvious:  Avoid opening statements like “Dante’s Inferno is about a journey to hell,” or “Roland is the hero of The Song of Roland,” unless such statements are in some way controversial and challenging to traditional interpretations of the text. Try to avoid any kind of tautological formula – “something is something else” – in the opening sentence, especially, but also elsewhere as an “argument.”
    4. Try to distinguish between historical or biographical fact: “Dante’s Inferno was written in fourteenth-century Italy,” and interpretation, especially when you are considering the intention of an author:  “Dante wrote his Inferno to expose the problem of Florentine political corruption to the world.” The latter may be a part of your theory or thesis (or conclusion) but if you use it as a statement of fact (an “intentional fallacy”) you will have to prove it rather than merely argue it – a slippery and difficult and perhaps not particularly useful task. Beware also of using vague or imprecise generalizations of terms such as “dramatic,” “realistic,” or “critical,” which differ in their literary and historical significance.
  2. Challenges to Meet
    1. Try for a (syntactically) shapely and relevant opening sentence: be thoughtful and original and persuasive.  Always look for interesting ways into your essay: an epigraph, perhaps, or an important episode that seems to set the stage for what you want to say, or a succinct comparison with another well-known work, which will help your reader understand the point you want to make.
    2. Always (particularly in a comparative essay) identify your texts early on. (Usually with full title, full authors’ names, and date/period of publication.)
    3. Think of your thesis statement as the logical goal of the first paragraph. Everything you say here should lead towards (or from) that thesis. Anything that doesn’t lead in that direction – unless you are presenting a view different from yours, which you want to argue against—doesn’t belong in your paragraph.  Think of the paragraph as a funnel, where the contents are being concentrated and filtered to one end.

In a 2-page paper (double spaced – 12pt font) research the rich Geological History of how the Appalachian Mountains were built and eroded away over the past ≈500 million years.  

In a 2-page paper (double spaced – 12pt font) research the rich Geological History of how the Appalachian Mountains were built and eroded away over the past ≈500 million years.  Provide detail into how the Gap itself formed (specifically from what geological time period & process) and how the layers in the photo below depict the differences that are seen now-a-days and how they relate to the paleo-environment.  The paleo-environment discussion should include the absence of types of ocean forming strata, as well as other strata that was uplifted during this time. Use at least 2 of the 4 sources provided below to provide scientific relevance of this topic.  Please site references correctly, and DO NOT plagiarize (will result in automatic zero). Paper should be organized as follows: Introduction, Literature Review, Discussion, Conclusion, References.

When completed, save the Ecology Laboratory Reporting Form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as a Word document. No title page or headers are necessary. If you include any outside resources to complete the questions, then they should be formatted according to APA

Measuring species interactions and resulting population changes can be challenging. It often requires intensive field work over several seasons and locations, extensive funding, and numerous skilled scientists. Simulations allow us toTHIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE IN 7 HOURS PLEASE DO NOT PLACE BID UNLESS YOU ARE OKAY WITH THAT

Assignment 1: Future Value Calculations
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Using Excel you should be able to calculate the future vale of $1,000 invested at X% per period for N periods. You should also be able to calculate the future value of a series of deposits that are made periodically. See attached Word file and WATCH THIS SERIES OF VIDEOS.https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/present-value/v/time-value-of-moneySee the attached files.Problems of this sort will be on exam 1. Please complete work on this by January 11:00 PM on 5th. I will post my work on the sixth of January. You do not have to post your work but rather you must do the work and if you have questions use the discussion thread to sort out your difficulties. If you have questions then you must work them out among yourselves in the Discussion Board Thread dedicated to assignment 1. This is part of your class participation. Brainstorm in the thread with each other. If you understand then help someone else who is asking a question. learn about species interactions and population dynamics through play and exploration. This ecological simulation is an opportunity to experiment with species interactions in order to learn about different potential outcomes. Responses to follow-up questions should be based on the simulation results and content from your textbook, as well as other scholarly or credible sources.  To complete the ecology laboratory assignment for this week, follow the steps below: •Read this week’s assigned chapters •Download and review the Ecology Laboratory Instructions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and follow the steps indicated. •Download the Ecology Laboratory Reporting Form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. All of the data will be reported and the questions answered directly on this form. This is the form that you will submit to Waypoint for grading.  When completed, save the Ecology Laboratory Reporting Form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as a Word document. No title page or headers are necessary. If you include any outside resources to complete the questions, then they should be formatted according to APA

Post an explanation of the types of skills the social work administrator demonstrated as she addressed the problem of Carla’s absence at work and the trauma-related events that followed. Be sure to include an analysis of the administrator’s use of conflict resolution skills. Finally, identify one aspect of the case study that would be most challenging to you if you were the administrator, and explain why.

How do you deal with the aftermath of a tragedy? Working with staff to return to a sense of “normalcy” after a traumatic event can be difficult and challenging. In addition to providing support for staff, you must consider the event’s impact on clients as well. As an administrator, you can integrate your clinical and administrative social work skills for intervention at multiple levels within an organization when you address trauma, as well as conflicts in the workplace. As an administrator, you must also be able to develop a plan of action that will include conflict resolution and support for staff, clients, and other appropriate stakeholders to enable them to move forward after their traumatic experience.

For this Discussion, you focus on the Social Work Supervision Trauma Within Agencies case study.

By Day 3

Post an explanation of the types of skills the social work administrator demonstrated as she addressed the problem of Carla’s absence at work and the trauma-related events that followed. Be sure to include an analysis of the administrator’s use of conflict resolution skills. Finally, identify one aspect of the case study that would be most challenging to you if you were the administrator, and explain why.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

 

Reference (use 3 or more)

Northouse, P. G. (2018). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.

  • Review Chapter      10, “Listening to Out-Group Members” (pp. 217-237)
  • Chapter 11,      “Managing Conflict” (pp. 239-271)
  • Chapter 13,      “Overcoming Obstacles” (pp. 301-319)

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing [Vital Source e-reader].

  • “Social Work      Supervision: Trauma Within Agencies” (pp. 7–9)

Zelnick, J. R., Slayter, E., Flanzbaum, B., Butler, N., Domingo, B., Perlstein, J., & Trust, C. (2013). Part of the job? Workplace violence in Massachusetts social service agencies. Health & Social Work, 38(2), 75–85.

Social Work Supervision: Trauma Within Agencies

I was a program coordinator of a multiservice agency providing mental health services to children, adolescents, teens, and older adults. I supervised five programs as well as a staff of 45.

I had been home sick for 2 days when I received a phone call reporting that one of my therapists, Carla, had not shown up for work the previous day and had not yet arrived that morning. There was a client in the waiting room who had an appointment with her. The receptionist said she had not called in sick, which was unusual because Carla was a hard working and reliable staff member. I asked the receptionist to look at Carla’s master schedule, which she reported was full that day. I told the receptionist that I would call Carla at home to see if maybe she was ill or had requested time off, and I apologized for a possible oversight on my part. There was no answer at Carla’s home, however, so I left a message. I then called the agency back and told the receptionist to wait another 15 minutes, after which she should apologize to the client, see if they would like to see someone else (if in crisis), and tell them that Carla would call to reschedule the appointment.

After an hour passed, I called the agency again and was told that Carla had not come in, and another client had shown up to see her. I again told the receptionist to see if the client needed to see someone that day, apologize for the inconvenience, and tell them that Carla would call to reschedule an appointment. Because this was unusual behavior for Carla, I contacted the local police to do a welfare check to ensure that she was okay. Carla was found dead in her home. The sheriff stated that her death was being investigated as a homicide, and he would contact me soon to gather information.

I immediately contacted my supervisor, the mental health director, to notify him of Carla’s tragedy and to plan how to address this issue with both the staff and, more important, her clients. I contacted a local organization that dealt with crisis situations, Centre for Living With Dying, and asked if its staff would come to the agency the next day to help notify our staff of Carla’s death. I contacted my receptionist to send out both a voice mail and an e-mail to all staff requesting that they come to the agency the next day at lunchtime for a mandatory meeting.

The next day, the majority of staff gathered at the agency, and I notified them of Carla’s death. Carla was well liked and each staff member was overwhelmed with this tragic news. The director and staff from the Centre for Living With Dying provided crisis and grief counseling. Staff were also given information related to the organization’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services in case they desired continued support to address their emotions and feelings of grief.

I then needed to decide how to notify each of Carla’s clients and how much to share about her death. The local newspaper had covered this tragedy, but I did not know if her clients had seen the article. Her clients were divided up among the staff, and a team of two (a social worker and psychiatrist) set up appointments to share the news with each client. We decided to tell the clients only that Carla had died suddenly and that in order to maintain confidentiality, we could not share details. Fortunately, each of the clients handled the news as well as possible, and no one decompensated as a result.

The local police reported that Carla was shot multiple times. They suspected her neighbor with whom it was reported she had an ongoing argument related to land rights. The police had to check out other possible leads and asked for the names of her clients to rule them out as possible suspects. I mentioned confidentiality and explained that Carla saw primarily women and children who, following ethical standards, did not know where she lived. The police, however, insisted on Carla’s clients’ information, so I told them I would consult with the agency’s lawyer. That consultation resulted in the decision not to give the information to the police, and I requested a subpoena for any information related to Carla and her clinical work. Fortunately, this was not needed; evidence was found in the neighbor’s home, including a gun and bullets matching Carla’s injuries, paperwork related to a lawsuit Carla planned to file against this neighbor, and a computer stolen from Carla’s home. Carla’s neighbor was arrested, charged, and ultimately convicted of her murder.

Three months after Carla’s death, the staff, her family, and her clients gathered for a memorial at the agency. A tree was placed at the center of the room, and each person made an ornament that represented what Carla meant to them and how she had helped them. The tree was eventually planted in the agency parking lot in memory of Carla

Poverty is a major social problem in our society. Nearly 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the United States, with prevalence varying by region and state. As you read in Chapter 3, the human services field has a long history and value of addressing the needs of the poor in society.

Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmates’ responses. After you have completed the reading, and without reviewing your classmates’ responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 350 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your classmates. Refer to your Discussion Board Rubric in your Syllabus for specific grading explanation.

Poverty in Human Services

Poverty is a major social problem in our society. Nearly 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the United States, with prevalence varying by region and state. As you read in Chapter 3, the human services field has a long history and value of addressing the needs of the poor in society. Now, imagine that you are a human service professional in a community non-profit agency that provides case management services to a diverse demographic of low-income families. As a case manager, you apply ecological systems theory in your biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment and treatment planning with children and families.

After completing the reading, please respond to the following:

  • In what ways could you advocate for children and families in poverty in this role, taking into consideration key concepts from ecological systems theory?
  • In particularly, how could you help to positively impact the child’s micro, mezzo, and macro systems to lessen the negative effects of poverty?

Your paper will be 3–5 double-spaced pages, or approximately 900–1,500 words. 

Your paper will be 3–5 double-spaced pages, or approximately 900–1,500 words.

MLA Format

Must Include Works Cited Page

Topic: History of the Jury System

Specifically, who helped create the jury system, and how it developed.

Questions to be answered:

Who created the jury system?

What was their role in the courts?

How have jury systems evolved over time?

What were early juries like?