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Unit 7 Assignment Program Justification

Due Date:
Points: 100
In this assignment, you will assume the role of a member of the executive team for a community organization serving children and families. You have been asked to explore options for new programs to support children in your community and are
working on preparing a report about the issue your program will address.
Select a topic/issue affecting children and families in the United States. You may
select one of the following topics to focus on for your program proposal report:
• Adoption
• Neglect
• Parenting styles
• Child sexual abuse
• Educational neglect
• Medical neglect
• Emotional/psychological abuse
• Poverty
• Family Violence
• Community Violence
• Children of incarcerated parents
• Youth aging out of foster care
• Engaging immigrant families
• Missing and exploited youth
• LGBTQ+ youth
• Kinship care
• Substance abuse
• Human Trafficking
• Mental health issues
• Prevention of child abuse
• Teen parenting

Your report will need to address the following elements (feel free to use sub-headings if
you prefer):
1. The problem: Present the facts about the problem you selected (definition, legal
issues, prevalence, special needs of the identified population)
2. Risk factors: Identify the individual, familial, and/or community risk factors that
have contributed to the problem you are discussing
3. Policies: Explain any relevant policies or laws that may exist around the problem
4. Justification: This is where you make your case! Explain why it is important for
the community to support the population/problem you are discussing.
5. Protective Factors: Identify the protective factors that may be missing in the
families your program would support. Be sure to also identify what protective
factors this program would help to build/grow. Make connections to what other
issues this program will help to prevent.
6. Program Models/Resources: Research and discuss at least two program models
that already exist to support the population you are selecting. These may be
evidence-based treatment models or best practice recommendations to address
the problem/issue.
7. Conclusion: Summarize the most important points and discuss the positive
impact your proposal may have on children and families in the future.
• At least 2 pages in length, 4 pages max.
• At least 3 resources including the textbook.
• APA format, including an in-text citation for referenced works. APA FORMAT
Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before
you write and again after you write.

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