Application Of Systems Theory To A Case Study 19940933

In this course, you will be asked to select one case study and to use it throughout the entire course. By doing this, you will have the opportunity to see how theories guide your view of a client and the client’s presenting problem. Although the case may be the same, each time you use a different theory, your perspective of the problem changes, which then changes how you go about asking the assessment questions and how you intervene.

The first theoretical approach you will use to apply to a case study is systems theory. In other words, your theoretical orientation—your lens—will be systems theory as you analyze a social work case study.

Different theories can be used to take a systems approach. For example, Bertalanffy’s General Systems Theory considers how a system is made of smaller subsystems that influence each other and seek homeostasis, whereas Brofennerbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory focuses on how an individual’s experience is influenced by different system levels (micro, meso, exo, macro, and chrono). Systems theory is commonly used to understand the interrelationships of the systems (e.g., family, community, organizations, society) of the client. If you are working with families, communities, and organizations, it is also beneficial to use systems theory to get a holistic picture of all the interrelated parts of the system.

To prepare: Select and focus on one of four case studies listed in the Learning Resources. You will use this same case study throughout the course. Focus on the identified client within your chosen case ( Tiffani Bradley  ) Analyze the case using a systems approach, taking into consideration both family and community systems. Complete and submit the “Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study” worksheet based on your analysis.

12 03 2020 Case Study


Write a 4–6 page paper in which you: Examine the pros and cons from the perspective of Crestview Hospital of the placement of its new billboard directly adjacent to Briarwood Medical Center. Interpret the reaction of customers and other community stakeholders to the billboard postings. Use competitive marketing entry strategies to suggest the action that Briarwood Hospital should undertake to counter the messages in the new Crestview Hospital Billboard postings. Recommend the marketing communication strategy or strategies that both Crestview and Briarwood Hospitals should employ. Justify why the Governing Board of both hospitals should take a proactive role in promoting and implementing effective marketing strategies. Assess the value of the various marketing research tools that Briarwood and Crestview hospital could use to promote effective marketing communication strategies. Justify your response. Use at least five quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment: Propose competitive marketing entry strategies, communication strategies and marketing research tools for health care organizations.

Cultural And Ethnic Contexts

Cultural And Ethnic Contexts

Use this week’s readings to assist in completion of the written assignment. Imagine that you have been contracted to modify an existing program to assist new mothers return to the work force in a culturally and ethnically diverse metropolitan city in the United States. The existing program does not encompass specific needs of diverse cultures or ethnicities within the community. For example, the program does not incorporate the cultural beliefs related to paternalism, gender stereotypes, or child rearing practices as they relate to diverse cultures. This program would be in need of modification. In a three- to five-page paper, discuss how you would go about modifying this program to make it more culturally appropriate for a racial or ethnic minority group of your choosing.
Resources Required Text

Netting, F.E., O’Conner, M.K., & Fauri, D.P. (2008). Comparative approaches to program planning (1st ed.). Retrieved from Chapter 6: Program Planning in Diverse Cultural Contexts Required References

Directorate for Education and Human Resources. (2010). The 2010 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation. Chapter 7. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.) 

Fierson, H.T, Hood, S., & Hughes, G. Strategies that address culturally responsive evaluation. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.) 

Manoogian, M., Jurich, J., Sano, Y., & Ko, J. (2013). “My Kids Are More Important Than Money”: Parenting Expectations and Commitment Among Appalachian Low-Income Mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 34(5), doi: 10.1177/0192513X13490402 Sage Database  Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)  (Click while logged into your course). Also available in the University of the Rockies library. 

Class Divided Film Analysis 19953787

Watch the following Ted Talk by Julien S. Bourrelle ‘Learn a New Culture’ take 2 points from the Ted Talk (10 points each) that you felt were significant and discuss why (approximately a paragraph for each point) another paragraph ( 10 points) about your overall thoughts about the Ted Talk.

Social Change Portfolio Prescription Drug Overdose



Review the Learning Resources and consider Theories of Prevention related to prescription drug overdose using this template;


Scope and Consequences 

Social-ecological Model

Theories of Prevention 

Diversity and Ethical Considerations


Your goal statement needs to be 1) prevention focused and 2) within the scope of this portfolio (i.e., we don’t have a lot of control over what the medical establishment might do). Consider what YOUR specific prevention goal is within the scope of this assignment.

Provide a summary of the Social-Ecological Model to start this section (2-3 sentences are plenty). This is where you demonstrate your mastery of the course content, so explaining the SEM accomplishes that goal. Be sure to cite the learning resources as you describe the model in your paper.

Describe the risk and protective factors at each of the five levels of influence in the Social-Economical Model: individual, family, peer, school, and community/cultural. Provide specific examples relevant to your social problem (i.e., you may have to do additional research of scholarly sources). Also, the Swearer and Hymel article in the Week 3 resources provides an overview of these levels.

Create a section in your Social Change Portfolio called “Part 3: Theories of Prevention” and add an applicable theory(ies) and include the following:

1 or 2 theories that you can apply to a prevention program to address PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE and justify why this theory(ies) is/are appropriate for the problem and population you have identified

Briefly summarize research support for the theory or theories you chose

Identify an existing evidence-based program for this target problem

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Raczynski, K., Waldo, M., Schwartz, J. P., & Horne (2013). Evidence-based prevention. In R. K. Conyne & A. M. Horne (Eds.). Prevention practice kit: Action guides for mental health professionals (pp. 1-83). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

National Cancer Institute (2005). Theory at a glance: A guide for health promotion practice. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health.

Promising Practices Network (2014). What works for children and families. Retrieved from

Institute of Education Sciences (n.d.). What works clearinghouse. Retrieved from

Social Programs that Work (2018). What works in social policy? Retrieved from (n.d.). Preventive care. Retrieved from


Physical Anthropology Phenotype And Genotype Environment Correlation

  Evaluate how the forces of evolution produce genetic and phenotypic change over time. 

APA format

5 pages long not including cover page and reference page

Income And Revenue Projections Disscussion 2

  Income and Revenue Projections

Part of the budget justification process involves the ability to project income or revenue. This information comes from the projected clientele by payer source. Explain why this aspect is so important in the development of an operating budget. Your initial post should be at least 300 words.

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The components of an annual organization-wide operating budget will be delineated with emphasis on identifying and evaluating revenue sources and considering the ethical issues involved. You will also continue with Part 2 (Identification of Projected Revenue Sources & Ethical Issues) of your real or hypothetical organization-wide budget for a mental health facility of your choice.

The textbook readings for the week will guide you through the development of an operating budget which you should use as you respond to the 10 steps to an operating budget question. Both the readings and the videos should help you increase your understanding of projecting income and revenues which should prepare you for your written assignment.

Learning Outcomes Evaluate the steps to creating, implementing, and managing an annual organization-wide operating budget. Identify projected revenue sources and ethical issues.


  Assignment Due Date Format Point Value   10 Steps to an Operating Budget Day 3 (1st post)   Discussion 2   Income and Revenue Projections Day 3 (1st post)   Discussion 2   Self-Assessment None  Quiz/Test 0   Projected Revenue Sources and Ethical Issues Day 7  Assignment 10        Resources Readings

1. Textbook:
 Dropkin, M., Halpin, J., & LaTouche, B. (2007). The budget-building book for nonprofits (2nd ed.). Jossey-Bass.
        Chapter 7: Start with the Budget-Building Checklist
        Chapter 8: Designing your Budgeting Policies and Procedures
        Chapter 9: Creating your Budgeting Calendar
        Chapter 10: Orienting Program and Department Managers and Staff to Budgeting
        Chapter 11: Contents of the Annual Budget Preparation Package
        Chapter 12: Developing Organization-Wide Operating Budgets
        Chapter 13: Developing Operating Budgets for Individual Programs, Units, or Activities

2. Article:
   Calley, N. (2009). Comprehensive program development in mental health counseling: Design, implementation, and evaluation. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31(1), 9-21.

3. Websites:
   American Counseling Association, (n.d.). 2014 ACA Code of Ethics Resources. American Counseling Association. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)

American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct: Including 2010 and 2016 Amendments. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from  (Links to an external site.)

4. Videos:
   financevideos, [financevideos]. (2008, October 2). What is the income statement? [Video File]. Retrieved from

Paper On Race And Culture

Turn your critical eye to one manifestation of popular culture: a magazine, a website, a television show, a movie, or a product line. Taking your case in its entirety, explore how it reproduces or challenges racial and ethnic categories. Consider: Who is the audience? Who is represented? How are they represented? What racial and/or ethnic categories are being reproduced or challenged? How? Where is whiteness? Are relations between different groups presented? How? What lessons do you think a reader/viewer/consumer is likely to learn?

Humanities 19760021

  Imagine you had known Plato and Aristotle and you had a conversation about how we fall in love. Provide an overview of how Plato would explain falling in love, and then provide an overview of how Aristotle might explain falling in love. Compare and contrast the two poems below:


I find no peace, and all my war is done;
I fear and hope, I burn and freeze likewise
I fly above the wind, yet cannot rise;
And nought I have, yet all the world I seize on;
That looseth, nor locketh, holdeth me in prison, And holds me not, yet can I ’scape no wise;
Nor lets me live, nor die, at my devise,
And yet of death it giveth none occasion.
Without eyes I see, and without tongue I plain;
I wish to perish, yet I ask for health;
I love another, and yet I hate myself;
I feed in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain;
Lo, thus displeaseth me both death and life,
And my delight is causer of my grief.


After great pain a formal feeling comes—
The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
The stiff Heart questions—was it He that bore?
And yesterday—or centuries before?

The feet mechanical go round
A wooden way
Of ground or air or ought
Regardless grown,
A quartz contentment like a stone.

This is the hour of lead
Remembered if outlived
As freezing persons recollect
The snow—
First chill, then stupor, then
The letting go

Emily Dickinson Compare and contrast these two pieces of music:

Beethoven’s Violin Romance No. 2
Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag Explain in classical terms why a modern character is a hero. Choose from either Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Ender Wiggins.

Ethics And Responsibilities

As we continue to consider the nuances of researching sexuality, one issue of vital consideration is research ethics, particularly given the sensitive nature of the kinds of issues sexuality researchers are studying, and the often vulnerable status of the people with whom they may be collaborating on this research (i.e. sexual minorities, sex workers, etc.).  


Choose one of the course readings

TOPIC:  Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study 


Explain the potential ethical considerations/complications/challenges of doing research on that particular community or subject.  

a)  How might power dynamics between the researcher and “human subjects” impact the data collected, whether in interviews, surveys, or ethnography? 

b)  How would the context in which research might be done impact the researcher and/or human subject? 

c)  Explain why, despite these challenges (ethical and logistical), scholars should still study the community or subject in the selected reading.  What insights does it offer about sexuality not only in that particular community or context, but also more broadly? 

d)  Finally, as a broader question, what are the responsibilities of the sexuality researcher when working with vulnerable/marginalized populations, and how might he or she go about ensuring that those responsibilities are met? our course schedule, and explain the potential ethical considerations/complications/challenges of doing research on that particular community or subject.