Socw 6060: Attachment Theory Application

As you have read, theory guides the conceptualization of the client’s problem and how social workers assess and intervene relative to the problem. However, theory can also shape the self-reflective questions social workers ask themselves. Clients often come to social workers under stress or distress. This then affects how the social worker responds and thus the client-social worker relationship. As a result, Foley, Nash, and Munford (2009) employed attachment theory as a “lens in which to view the reflective process itself and to gain greater understanding and empathy for what each social worker within each unique social work-client relationship can access of that relationship for reflection” (pp. 44).

This week, you will apply attachment theory to the case study you chose in Week 2. In other words, your theoretical orientation—or lens—is attachment theory as you analyze the case study.

To prepare:

  • Review the same case study you selected from last week’s Assignment. (Remember, you will be using this same case study throughout the entire course). Use the “Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study” worksheet to help you dissect the theory. You do not need to submit this handout. It is a tool for you to use to dissect the theory, and then you can employ the information in the table to complete your assignment.
  • Review attachment theory and the following article listed in the Learning Resources: Foley, M., Nash, M., & Munford, R. (2009). Bringing practice into theory: Reflective practice and attachment theory. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 21(1/2), p39–47. Retrieved

By Day 7

Submit a 1- to 2-page case write-up that addresses the following:

  • Summarize the assumptions of attachment theory in 2 to 3 sentences.
  • Identify the problem in your chosen case study to be worked on from an attachment theory perspective.
  • Explain how attachment theory defines and explains the cause of the problem in one to two sentences.
  • Develop two assessment questions that are guided by attachment theory that you would ask the client to understand how the stress or distress is affecting the client.
  • Discuss two interventions to address the problem. Remember, the theory should be driving the interventions. In other words, you would not identify systematic desensitization since this is not an intervention guided by attachment theory.
  • Formulate one self-reflective question that is influenced by attachment theory that you can ask yourself to gain greater empathy for what the client is experiencing.
  • Explain which outcomes you could measure to evaluate client progress based theory.

Be sure to:

  • Identify and correctly reference the case study you have chosen.
  • Use literature to support your claims.
  • Use APA formatting and style.
    • Remember to double-space your paper.
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Research Paper

Requirements: Choose one research topic from “Online Sources and Research Topics”

5. Research Paper

Each student will submit a research paper on a topic of their choosing that is theological in nature. The research paper will be 7 pages in length, double-spaced, paginated, Times New Roman 12-point font, have standard default margins, and use a minimum of 6 sources. There will be a lecture devoted to researching and writing a theology paper, and a handout entitled, “Online Sources and Research Topics” is posted on Moodle for your benefit. For matters of style and form use Chicago Style (‘Notes and Bibliography style’) and refer to the handout on Moodle entitled “Chicago Style Quick Guide.” As students in a Religious Studies course you must use this format (APA or MLA will not be accepted — ignorance of this requirement is no excuse).

• The research paper will focus on a particular issue related to theology. If you are in doubt, please ask me! Many students get tripped up here and submit a paper that is not really theological in nature.

• It will be primarily descriptive in approach (describe the issue or doctrine from a theological perspective), but the paper should go beyond mere description and critically interact with the topic.

• It will have a clearly articulated thesis statement or question in your introduction. Let the reader know what you intend to do in the paper.

• Sources are absolutely essential. Select them with great care; they must be of a scholarly nature and support your topic. Be sure to utilize and cite sources that specifically address the topic directly, not indirectly. Beware of web sources. There are many excellent sources out there, but there are also many poor ones. Evaluate and discern. When in doubt, ask! For help in this area please see handout entitled “Research Using the Internet” on Moodle.

• The use of primary sources will be rewarded. Please see the handout on Moodle entitled “Primary or Secondary Sources” for definitions and tips. An “A” paper will make an honest attempt to wrestle with primary sources. Neglect them at your peril.

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Lab 3 AWS Application Programming Interfaces

PMCCA 625 Project 2: Lab 3 AWS Application Programming Interfaces

CCA 625 Project 2: Lab 3 AWS Applica!on Programming Interfaces

In this lab exercise, you will perform the following steps:

1. Explore AWS APIs and Python SDK for AWS, and install Python SDK in your ASW Cloud9


2. Analyze a Python script, provisioning an EC2 instance.

3. Run a Python script, provisioning an EC2 instance, and analyze output.

4. Verify that instance has been provisioned.

You will write a lab report describing the steps you’ve taken and include the screenshots requested.

Step 1: Explore AWS APIs and Python SDK for AWS

1. Python (h”ps:// is a programming language that has gained popularity in recent

years. Most of its implementa!ons involve a direct or indirect interpreter, so it is not compiled into the

machine-level language. Programmers like Python because it can be successfully used both for wri!ng

short scripts and also in complex so#ware systems. Python is an object-oriented language.

Programmers can create so#ware objects—units of func!onality and associated data—and use them.

Python APIs provide libraries of classes—blueprints for objects—that model en!!es in the API’s

business domain and provide opera!ons to be carried out on these en!!es.

2. AWS provides a so#ware development kit (SDK) for Python (h”ps://

python/) , which means that there is a library of Python classes corresponding to AWS resources, and

cloud developers can invoke opera!ons on objects created from these classes. The SDK is called “boto”

and the latest version is “boto3

(h”ps://!on/api/latest/index.html) .”

3. Log in to your AWS Educate account. Click on the “My Classrooms” bu”on at the bo”om of the screen,

and go to the CCA 625 classroom. Click on the “AWS Console” bu”on.

4. On the AWS Services page, under the “Developer Tools” sec!on at the bo”om, select the “Cloud9”

service. In the Cloud9 dashboard, you should see the CCA625_<your ini!als> Cloud9 Ubuntu

environment you created in Lab 1. Click on it and wait un!l the Cloud9 IDE screen opens.

5. Cloud9 comes with the Python language installed, along with the Python module installer called “pip,”

but the AWS boto3 SDK is not installed. Type “pip install boto3” in the bash console tab and wait un!l

the SDK is installed.

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Step 2: Analyze a Python Script, Provisioning an EC2 Instance

6. Download to your computer this Python script: (/content/dam/course-


7. In Cloud9, click on “File – Upload Local Files,” and upload the script to your Cloud9 environment.

8. Click on the “” file in your environment file tree on the le#. It opens in a text editor


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Analyze the script:

Lines 2, 3: The boto3 Python SDK module components are made available to the script.

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Line 9: The client object for the EC2 service is created. This object provides methods for invoking

ac!ons of the EC2 service.

Lines 12–14: Values of parameters needed for instance crea!on are defined. Image_id specifies the

Ubuntu 18.1 image. You need to type in the name of your key pair available in your student account.

Create one in the AWS console in the EC2 service under Key Pairs if needed.

Line 18: This is the call to the run_instances method of the EC2 Python service


to create a single EC2 instance. All required parameters are specified, plus an op!onal name tag to be

able to tell your instance in the instance list in the console.

Line 36: The result is printed, which is the Python dic!onary (list of key-object pairs) containing

informa!on about the instance being provisioned.

Line 39: In case of an error being raised, the error object is “thrown,” which is printed.

Step 3: Run a Python Script Provisioning an EC2 Instance and Analyze Output

9. In the editor tab, line 14, type in the name of your key pair inside single quotes. You can use the keypair

you’ve used in Project 1 Lab 3 Step 10. Take a screenshot and include it in your lab report.

10. Close the text editor tab with the modified script and save it.

11. Maximize the bash command terminal tab, type “python” at the command prompt,

and hit “Enter.” If the script executes successfully, you will see the instance informa!on dic!onary.

Confirm that the instance has the proper image, type, key pair name, and tag. Take a screenshot and

include it in your lab report.

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12. In case of an error, you will see an error message. Fix the error and run the script again.

Step 4: Verify the Instance Has Been Provisioned

13. To verify that the instance is provisioned, go back to the AWS console, select the EC2 service, and click

on the “Instances” label on the le#. Select the instance created by the Python script. Take a screenshot

and include it in your lab report.

14. Write and submit the lab report, showing the steps you’ve taken and all requested screenshots with

brief explana!ons. Submit the lab report in the Project 2 Step 4 submission box.

15. A#er you are done and your Project 2 report is graded, remember to terminate the instance associated

with the Cloud9 environment, and delete the Cloud9 environment.

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Holistic Nursing Approach To Care And Facilitate Healing

Holistic care refers to approaches and interventions that address the needs of the whole person: body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Consider the following case study:

You are caring for a first-time mother in a health clinic. While assessing the woman, you notice she is becoming visibly upset. When you ask, she notes that her mother, with whom she was very close, died last year and that she really would have loved to have shared this pregnancy with her. You empathize with the patient, as your own mother just died 6 months ago. She also notes that she and her partner have been bickering a lot lately on top of her feeling generally sore, tired, and overwhelmed.

Define holistic care in your own words. Describe four ways you can implement a holistic nursing approach to care and facilitate healing. In addition, you may consider the intersection of holistic care and caritas principles from Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science from Week 1.


Initial Post:

  • Due: Thursday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
  • Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years

Religion Class

Class: Religion Class

You are writing a reply to forum posts made by my classmates.

2 replies. 200-words in each reply.

The main forum post[1] is at the bottom.

What you are replying to:

First reply:

Major religions or philosophies all require their message to spread in some way, Islam is no exception to the rule. Christians send off missionaries around the world to spread the word of Jesus. Buddhists send monks to expand the teachings of Buddha. Dawah translated to “invitation” in English, but it goes further than just inviting people to practice Islam. Dawah involves a Muslim inviting someone who doesn’t practice Islam, into their home for a meal, or to be generally hospitable to them before engaging in a conversation about Islam. Within Islam, Dawah could be more closely related to giving good advice to fellow practitioners on how to live more closely to the teachings of the Quran. The idea is that before you talk about why that person should practice Islam, you show compassion and kindness to your fellow human. Muslims believe it is not their job to try and convert people to Islam since the fate of each person is in Allah’s hands, Dawah is more like a push in the right direction. When engaging in Dawah, Muslims do their best to promote the true peace of Islam and clear up any misconceptions someone might have, and find common ground when addressing those topics. So, to bring it back to my initial example, instead of a missionary knocking on your door to talk about religion, Dawah is more like inviting people closer to you and talking about Islam through more of a hospitality mindset. An article from Learn Religions states the Quran instructs believers to: “Invite (all) to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. For your Lord knows best who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance” (16:125).

P.S. the YouTube video was really helpful in wrapping my brain around Dawah and is worth the watch its only a couple minutes long.


Huda. (n.d.). What Does Da’wah Mean for Muslims? Learn Religions.

NAKcollection. (2016, June 18). What is Dawah? | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled. YouTube.

Second Reply:

Da’wah, translated from Arabic to English, roughly means to make an invitation (Huda, 2018). However, Da’wah is more than just an invitation it is the word that Muslims use to describe how they teach Islam to those outside of their religious community. Da’wah is not about trying to convert people to Islam but more about spreading information and knowledge about their religion and beliefs. There are many different variations on how Muslims may practice Da’wah. It has been used as a tactic in order to force other Muslims to act based on someone else’s view of purity, but among the masses Da’wah is used in a sincere way to encourage discussion (Huda, 2018). Da’wah is especially used when explaining Islam to non-Muslims in order to explain the Quran.

I think that this process is used in many different scenarios throughout religion and secularly. I agree with the use of Da’wah in an act to spread information about something that Muslims feel strongly about and want to help others understand their beliefs. I think there is something quite beautiful about sharing beliefs and taking part in someone else’s culture. However, like many religions do, Da’wah can be used as a scare tactic and I do not agree with that. I think scaring someone into being your version of pure or authentic is proving that you are not pure or authentic.

I think we have all seen versions of Da’wah practiced. While serving in the military I had friends from all different backgrounds and during late nights or long days we would share those different backgrounds. Often finding common ground between cultures or religions. This act is Da’wah being practiced. We were never trying to convert each other but instead giving each other knowledge and sharing something we loved with someone we cared about.

Huda. (2018, July 22). The Meaning of Da’wah in Islam. Learn Religions.


[1] Initial Forum Question:

One of the little-known concepts found within the Islamic belief system is the common practice often referred to as, “Da’wah.”

  • Based upon your studies and research of Islam this week,      identify and define the purpose of “Da’wah” and then elaborate upon the      process by offering your reaction to it and demonstrate in practical ways      how you have witnessed the implementation of it in the world today.

SOCW 6530 WK 3 Peer Responses

SOCW 6530 WK 3 Peer responses

Respond to the blog posts of three colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.

Make a suggestion to your colleague’s post.


PEER 1: Candise Mitchell

It is easy to look at someone and base judgement on the perception they display to the world. However, judgement is not an assessment. An assessment is conducted by intermixing their outer display with their opinions, thoughts, background, and current lifestyle. Therefore, it is beneficial to use the humanistic approach when engaging with others. Social work is a profession strongly anchored in Western humanistic values emphasizing the worth, autonomy, and right to self-determination of the clients (Savaya & Gardner, 2012). Social workers should practice using humanistic assessment skills to provide non-judgmental observations that help those who come into our services. This has been demonstrated within my field placement at Grace Abounds Counseling. Client referrals do not give a clear picture regarding the needs of those who come into the organization. Often therapist (interns) conduct assessment intakes that ask questions as far as the grandparent’s mental health history. This is not to be invasive but rather demonstrates the use of the humanistic approach by creating dialogue to identifying connecting factors towards the client’s physical or mental health as well as gives them a chance to reflect on their individual need more as well. People are often unaware of the values that underlie and guide their behaviors and using the humanistic approach in conversation is key to an effective and informed assessment (Savaya & Gardner, 2012).


Savaya, R., & Gardner, F. (2012). Critical reflection to identify gaps between espoused theory and theory-in-use. Social Work, 57(2), 145–154.

PEER 2: David Jones

An explanation of how you have addressed assessment or how you might address assessment during your field education experience

When beginning the field experience, it is important to assess the client and their needs. The needs of the client are multidimensional and can be identified through a need’s assessment. A need assessment is a “is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or “gaps” between current conditions and desired conditions or “wants” (Bulanda & Jalloh, 2017, p. 385). Next the client’s history and records should be reviewed. Understanding the client’s history and their currents needs is the best way to provide them with effective assistance. The assessment process beings with understanding the client’s path to service. This means understanding how the client ended up at the agency including their social and mental health problems.

During the field instruction, the assessment continues. Observation is a good assessment tool. An interview is another effective tool is assessing the client’s strengths and resources (Birkenmaier & Berg-Weger, 2018). Level of risk to the client should also be assessed. Some clients are in more dangerous situations than others. Understanding their level of risk will help develop the most appropriate intervention. The social worker applies knowledge and theory to assist the client in developing an appropriate plan (Birkenmaier & Berg-Weger, 2018). When conducting the assessment, it is also important to understand the ethical implications. Through the field experience, I can gain sound social work assessment practice.


Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work:

Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

Bulanda, J. & Jalloh, S. (2017). A needs assessment for school social workers in Sierra Leone.

International Social Work, 62(1), 385

PEER 3: Omoyinka Orekoya

An explanation of how you have addressed assessment or how you might address assessment during your field education experience

Assessment involves the gathering of information about the problem in order that decisions will be reached for the solution or intervention at any level of practice. It involves identifying a client, assessing the client in a situation from micro, mezzo, and macro, citing information about the clients’ problems and needs, identifying the clients’ strengths (Kirst-Ashman, & Hull, 2018, p.43). Assessments in generalist practice focus on the understanding of many aspects of a problem (Kirst-Ashman, & Hull, 2018, p.45).

While identifying the clients, as a social worker, I will also note the circumstances surrounding the clients like the family, the environment, friends, and peers at school or work, the religious body, and the community the client interacts with. In a nutshell, I will view the clients as a person in the environment (Kirst-Ashman, & Hull, 2018, ). According to Birkenmaier, & Berg-Weger, (2018), working with individuals and families involves a focus on interactions between individuals and families and their environments. Therefore, interning students who engage with individuals and families will develop competencies in assessment and this entails the ability to effectively communicate with the clients using strategies that include asking, clarifying questions, reflecting, validating, paraphrasing summarizing framing, and interpreting what the client says during the assessment, and the appropriate use of open, and close-ended questions (p.118)

After establishing the client system, I will continue with the assessments of concerns about the clients’ situation which includes the ability to find relevant issues linked to the client’s problems and also emphasizing strength. With the information I have gathered, I would begin to plan the appropriate intervention by making a necessary judgment about the information I have gathered and be sure that after each level, problems are defined and strengths identified.

I will assess the client also through the aspect of diversity which would determine the placements in the designated group and the aspect of confidentiality will also be considered while assessing the clients, and a consideration of social work ethics, and values (Kirst-Ashman, & Hull, 2018, p.45).

In my field practice, The Biopsychosocial of every client is paramount in assessment and this is necessary to understand the combination of factors that may be affecting the clients. Other assessments. to determine the level of alcohol and drug addiction follows, being a residential facility for the treatment of clients with substance use disorder. I also try to remove the frustrations clients have during assessment when the same questions are asked in different ways. Some of the questions in the assessment tools are repetitive. Some clients get frustrated and are not willing to cooperate during the assessment. To curb this problem, I group similar questions together, and if the client gives an answer to one of the questions, the same answer will be applied to similar questions; rather than asking the question all over again. This has helped to improve assessment and clients’ participation.


Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

Chapter 6, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Individuals and Families” (pp. 117-154)

Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th ed.)Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a). Assessment [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.ed

Economic Analysis

For the writing assignment, I give you a policy issue or situation that you are asked to comment on using economic analysis. You may submit no more than 2 pages. It must be typed, double-spaced with 10-12 point font and 1-inch margins all around. Please use Times or Times New Roman font. If you want to use graphs to support your arguments they may be on additional pages but should be drawn with a program like MSWORD or PowerPoint, and pasted in as pictures.


In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase.  According to an article by Joyce Rosenburg,,

one restaurant may have owners pick up food at a counter instead of delivering it to tables.  It may also have workers do more tasks, for example, a cashier doing some administration.  Rosenberg notes some businesses are cutting staff, others are raising prices.  Meanwhile a pizza chain in Washington DC is giving raises without raising prices because of solid revenue growth.  A smoothie business in NYC suburbs has raised prices 30%, as has a seafood restaurant chain in Seattle. It is also a fact that a manufacturing firm in Seattle is replacing some labor with technology.  Using production and cost theory, and profit maximization rules, contrast and discuss these different reactions, and perhaps discuss how the different responses gives us some insights about how much market power the different businesses have.

10 Slide Power Point On Russia Terrorism


In this assignment, you will use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a detailed presentation with a minimum of 10 slides on the impact that the Soviet Union had on global terrorism until its fall in 1991.

Include the war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan within your presentation.

Secondly, you will also be required to discuss the change in global terrorism in modern-day Russia from 1991 to today. Include the current terrorist groups that target Russia as well as what led to their creation.

Please be sure to add notes and commentary on each slide of your presentation. Your submission should also include photographs, graphs, charts, data analytics, and examples of terrorist attacks within the borders of Russia.

You are required to use at least two outside scholarly or government sources. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA guidelines.

Dissertation: Manifestation

I want help with this

Description of the process and tools used in survey experiment to prove topic in detail list, provide results of research survey experiment supported by books, periodicals and other sources. Development of case in support of thesis statement. Paraphrase information, Strongly supportive direct quotes to expand on thesis topic, relevant case study, survey and interview results used,

My topic is manifestation

Project length 10,000 words, APA format, 7 days or less for project completion

See the guidelines below.  Will give you a thesis after.

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“Internet has become a Sex Education Class”

In their article, “Sex, Sexuality, Sexting and Sex Ed,” researchers Brown, Keller, and Stern (2009) state that the Internet has become a sex education class. Based on this article, identify a website that a teen may view to learn more about dating, sex, or romantic love, taking care to not include pornographic sites. Analyze how a teen may interpret the information presented on the website and discuss whether you view this site as having a positive or negative impact on the sexual developmental process of a teen. What would you change on the site? What do you see as beneficial?

The Assignment (2- to 3-page paper):

  • Analyze a website (not pornographic) that may educate an adolescent on dating, sex, and/or romantic love. Make sure to provide the website address (URL). (
  • Identify and discuss implications of the website on an adolescent’s view on relationships and sexuality.
    • What impact would these messages have on the sexual developmental process of a teen?
    • How might this website influence an adolescent’s understanding of adult sexuality and romantic relationships?

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the resources for this course.

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