The assignment gives you the opportunity to situate the organization (structure and social issue that is targeted) identify an organizational problem, challenge, or opportunity in your field placement (or human service organization you know well), determine a solution grounded in theory or practice model, strategize for implementing the solution (organizational change), and specify how you will evaluate/assess the change.
Your choice for the assignment/topic MUST BE AN ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUE (e.g. staff turner over, agency-wide communication dysfunction, etc.). You will follow the logic model format for this change provided in this syllabus.
ALL assignments should have the following: (1) The writing should be clear and concise. (2) Cite all references in the text. (3) Include a complete list of references at the end of the assignment. (4) Cite all references in standard American Psychological Association format. (5) DO NOT include identifying names of persons.
The 5 written assignments are parts of the whole – each assignment will include the assignment that preceded it. You are required to revise the preceding assignment according to the instructor’s recommendations before adding it to the next assignment.
Assignment I (3-4 pgs, not including the cover pg, reference pg, and appendix A chart) – provides the basis for analysis and understanding of the organization, describing the context of the organization within its marketplace, and the social issue it is tasked with addressing. (See Appendix A)
Organization: Baltimore City Child Protective Services
Social Problem: Not enough placements for children in foster care
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