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Human Growth And Development Advocacy Project

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Instructions: Assignment

EDPS 210 covers nearly every facet of life, including challenges we experience physically, emotionally, and/or socially. For this project you will select an issue of personal interest and explore local resources to deal with that issue from a community perspective. You will then create an informational resource to distribute to your classmates.

The purpose of this project is to apply topics covered in this course and create helpful resources for community members.

Examples of issues:

  • Poverty
  • Addiction
  • Literacy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Physical Illness (cancer diabetes, infertility, Alzheimer’s, etc.)
  • Mental Illness
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Systemic Racism
  • Digital divide
  • Food Insecurity

Parameters of the Assignment

You must create a useful resource. This can be an essay, a pamphlet, a video, a presentation, any multi-media informational item can be considered. Creativity and accessibility is valued in this assignment. Whatever you decide to create, it must include the following:

  • A summary of the issue with at least 2 references and citations from reputable sources
  • Statistic and information about how this issue impacts the residents of Frederick County and/or the students at FCC – citation required
  • An examination of possible solutions to resolve the issue on a local level
  • A list of support resources available in Frederick County in Maryland, at FCC and/or statewide
    • Support groups
    • Local/State organizations
    • Treatment resources
    • Online resources
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