Linking Theory to Practice Within Different Backgrounds
Linking Theory to Practice Within Different Backgrounds Assignment Introduction In this assignment, we will explore the developmental norms of your sample population from the Topic Selection and Rationale assignment. However, we will use a different sociocultural family than you presented in previous assignments. For example, if you previously looked at European American children involved in divorces, then you might look at Latino children involved in divorces for this assignment. Understanding how to approach sample populations in research is important because culture significantly impacts families in terms of values, communication strategies, and practices, so providers must be mindful of these differences. Note: Remember to review the requirements for your final project before you begin each assignment. As you begin each assignment, consider how the research and thinking you do might contribute to your work in the final project. Assignment Instructions Conduct a brief review of national data for your selected population groups, again using the Statistics & Government Resources library guide linked in Resources. Refer to additional library guides linked in Resources as needed to aid you in your research. Synthesize the findings of research literature from the Capella library to describe normative behavior for your selected population by age, gender, and cultural group. Also, describe nonnormative behavior or development conflicts for your family sample group. Apply at least two family theories that align with or work well for your selected population group. (You are encouraged to choose different theories than those you applied in the previous assignment.) Describe your approach in working with this family system and address the following points in your discussion: •Distinguish between normative and nonnormative behavior for a family sample group. •Apply family theories that relate to a family sample group. •Describe potential ethical challenges of working with diverse family populations. •Examine the similarities and differences of working with population groups from different sociocultural backgrounds. •Compare and contrast similarities and differences for the population groups in the assignment for Unit 7 and the assignment for Unit 9. What are the unique opportunities and challenges of working with family clients from your selected cultural background? What ethical considerations must be addressed? Â‹Assignment Objectives Your assignment should fulfill the following objectives: 1.Synthesize research findings applicable to family studies. 2.Distinguish between normative and nonnormative behavior for a family sample group. 3.Apply family theories that relate to a sample population. 4.Describe ethical challenges and practices when working with diverse family populations. 5.Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions. Additional Requirements In addition to the requirements above, your assignment must include the following: •Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. •Sources: At least two peer-reviewed articles. •Length: 3–5 pages. •Formatting: Current edition APA style and format. •Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points. Resources Linking Theory to Practice Within Different Backgrounds Scoring Guide. Statistics & Government Resources. Tests and Methods Searching. Analyze Results. Library Research Skills: Searching Effectively. APA Style and Format.