For this assignment, complete and submit a PowerPoint presentation on the selected agency/organization. Include the following in your presentation:Identify the agency/organization and describe its mission statement.Describe the role or position of the human services professional interviewed.List and describe the range or types of services the agency/organization provides.Describe the population the agency/organization serves and explain the broader social needs and issues that affect this population.Describe how the agency/organization is staffed and its funding sources.Recommend training for staff based on analysis of information. Make sure you address ethical standards specific to the population/s they serve.Focusing on the population of clients served at the agency/organization, describe what you have learned about how those clients are influenced or affected by events and decisions at 1) the selected agency/organization, 2) your local community, 3) national or global society.Explain whether you would want to work at the agency and, if yes, the position you would like to hold and why.( Yes, I would work for this organization. I was a victim of domestic violence. My story of being a victim can impact other victims seeking help)Describe what you have learned about yourself in the context of completing this assignment (your preconceptions, experiences, and insights about certain populations, services, or agencies).Use the PowerPoint notes feature to include comprehensive speaker notes for your presentation. Include your references on one slide. Include graphs and tables where appropriate .

Develop an 7-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

ssignment 2: LASA 1: Issues in Premarital Counseling

Steve has asked his girlfriend Nadia to marry him. They dated for a year after meeting in college at a fraternity party. Nadia has been sexually intimate with one other boyfriend, while Steve has had multiple partners.  Both are American, but Nadia’s grandparents are originally from Egypt. Despite different religious backgrounds (Steve is Methodist; Nadia was raised as a Muslim) and cultures, they have a lot in common and both sets of parents are very happy about their engagement. As part of their preparation, they have begun premarital counseling. As Steve and Nadia’s counselor, you know that a discussion of sexuality will be important to their marital success.Describe the important aspects of sexuality (such as arousal and response, intimacy, contraception, etc.) that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors.Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnson’s work, etc.).What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks?How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?

By Wednesday, October 21, 2015, write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Also include a cover page and reference list. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and at least one other credible, scholarly source to substantiate the points you are making. You can use relevant Web sites or journal articles as sources for your presentation, but make sure that they are from reputable web and print sources such as the AU online library, or information from .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com. Please avoid Wikipedia.

Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.

The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors.Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Describe the important aspects of sexuality that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors. (CO3)40Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnson’s work, etc.). (CO2)40What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks? (CO3)40How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?(CO1)36Organization (12 points):

Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, and Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (4 points):

Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence structure

APA Elements (12 points):

Attribution, Paraphrasing, and Quotations

Style (16 points):

Audience, and Word Choice44Total: 200

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Gender Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors

Recent headlines have sparked heated debate about whether boys should be allowed to dress as girls. For example, a 5-year-old boy in Seattle who enjoys things traditionally for girls, such as jewelry, the color pink, and dresses was supported and encouraged by his mother, who wrote a book about him called “My Princess Boy”. A J. Crew ad featured a mother painting her young boy’s toenails hot pink (CBS News, 2011 April 13). Reactions ranged from outrage and disbelief to support of the mothers.

On the flipside, girls who shun traditionally “girly things” such as dresses and flowers in favor of more traditional “boy things” such as watching or playing sports, rough-and-tumble play, and choosing boys as friends are often called tomboys.

For either sex, choosing to engage in activities traditionally reserved for a specific sex can result in teasing and accusations of homosexuality.Using research gathered from your textbook, online course content, and at least 1 research article, analyze the above scenarios.Are the behaviors discussed above (i.e., preferring things traditionally acceptable for a specific sex) indicative of homosexuality? Why or why not?Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex?Develop an argument for or against concern that these children might be exhibiting a paraphilia.Which paraphilia(s) might apply and what criteria would you use based on the research?What, if any, intervention would you recommend to a parent whose little girl or boy expresses the desire to engage in behaviors typical of the opposite sex? If you do not believe intervention is necessary, explain why.

By Monday, November 2, 2015, write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Also include a cover page and reference list. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.

The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors. 

CBS News. (2011, April 13). Boy in pink nail polish sparks online outrage. Author. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/13/earlyshow/living/parenting/main20053508.shtmlAssignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Are behaviors discussed such as preferring things traditionally acceptable for a specific sex indicative of homosexuality? Why or why not?48Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex.48Develop an argument for or against the concern that these children might be exhibiting a paraphilia.48Which paraphilia(s) might apply and what criteria would you use based on the research?44What intervention would you recommend to a parent whose little girl or boy expresses the desire to engage in behaviors typical of the opposite sex? If you do not believe intervention is necessary, explain why.48Organization (16 points): Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, and Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (8 points): Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence structure

APA Elements (16 points): Attribution, Paraphrasing, and Quotations

Style (24 points): Audience, and Word Choice64Total: 300 

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You have learned that Mr. Potts does not drink alcohol in the mornings. He does not binge drink, and he does not drink on Sundays. He does, however, drink the other 6 days of the week. Mrs. Potts explains his pattern of drinking Monday through Friday with his partners as stated in the scenario, but he does not drink at home on those days. She also informs you that he does drink on Saturdays at home, often starting in the afternoon and passing out by dinnertime. He has a history of being loud, frightening, and angry when under the influence of alcohol. You also learn that Mr. Potts’s father was a winemaker from Italy. Your supervisor, Officer Rexford, suggests that you apply your knowledge of issues surrounding alcoholism and alcohol addiction to this case and write a memo to him. The memo should include the proper headings: “To,” “From,” “Date,” and “Re:.” The docket number and probation case file number should be included in the “Re:” section. You are beginning to determine whether Mr. Potts has an issue with alcohol that needs to be further addressed.

In the memo, do the following:Submit the assignment in the format of a memo.Include the proper headings: “To,” “From,” “Date,” and “Re:.” The docket number and probation case file number need to be included in the “Re:” section.Apply the facts of Mr. Potts’s case to the definitions of alcoholism and alcohol addiction.Apply these facts to the differences between alcohol use and abuse.Apply these facts to the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse.Apply these facts to the disease model of alcohol abuse.

Apply these facts to the role genetics and heredity may play in the transmission of alcoholism from one generation to another.

Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Assignment

Environmental Footprint

Carefully review the Grading Rubric before beginning the assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about how connected you are to the ecosystems and biosphere that you inhabit. You will learn how your everyday choices impact our environment. Most importantly, you will learn about the benefits of joining the increasing number of people who are making choices that reduce their environmental impact.

First, calculate your ecological footprint (If you are having difficulty getting any of the proper information from the calculator, you may need to try a different web browser.  For instance, if you are using Google Chrome, you may need to use Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla, etc.  If you are using one of these and are experiencing difficulties, you may need to try Google Chrome, etc.).Use the Footprint Calculator to measure your ecological footprint and learn “how many Earths” it takes to support your lifestyle. Be sure to choose the “detailed response” option for each question.Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record your answers and results in the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form.

Second, calculate your household carbon emissions.Use the Household Carbon Footprint Calculatorto measure your carbon emissions and determine your environmental impact and the benefits of solutions.Section 1: Estimate your current total household emissions (from home energy use, vehicle use, waste).Section 2: Explore actions you can take to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and waste disposal costs.Section 3: See how much you can save (in dollars and emissions) by taking the actions you chose in Section 2.Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record your answers and results in the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form. Complete Tables A and B as well as assignment questions 1 through 4 in complete sentences on the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form.

Complete Tables A and B as well as Questions 1 through 4 in complete sentences on the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form and submit the document via Waypoint. The document does not need to include a title page or other APA formatting; however, if you utilize any outside sources in your answers, you must reference these sources in proper APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Two Versions of Independent Samples t Test

Analyze why there are two different versions (“Equal variances assumed” and “Equal variances not assumed”) of the t test on the SPSS printout and how you decide which one is more appropriate.

t Tests

See the Resources area for links to resources that you will use for this assignment:

You will complete this assignment using the DAA Template.

Read the SPSS Data Analysis Report Guidelines for a more complete understanding of the DAA Template and how to format and organize your assignment.

Refer to the IBM SPSS Step-By-Step Guide: t Tests for additional information on using SPSS for this assignment.

If necessary, review the Copy/Export Output Instructions to refresh your memory on how to perform these tasks. As with your previous assignments, your submission should be in narrative format with supporting statistical output (table and graphs) integrated into the narrative in the appropriate places (not all at the end of the document).

You will analyze the following variables in the grades.sav data set:

gender

gpa

Step 1: Write Section 1 of the DAA.

Provide the context of the grades.sav data set.

Include a definition of the specified variables (predictor, outcome) and corresponding scales of measurement.

Specify the sample size of the data set.

Step 2: Write Section 2 of the DAA.

Analyze the assumptions of the t test.

Paste the SPSS histogram output for gpa and discuss your visual interpretations.

Paste SPSS descriptives output showing skewness and kurtosis values for gpa and interpret them.

Paste SPSS output for the Shapiro-Wilk test of gpa and interpret it.

Report the results of the Levene test and interpret it.

Summarize whether or not the assumptions of the t test are met.

Step 3: Write Section 3 of the DAA.

Specify a research question related to gender and gpa.

Articulate the null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis.

Specify the alpha level.

Step 4: Write Section 4 of the DAA.

Paste the SPSS output of the t test.

Report the results of the SPSS output using proper APA guidelines (refer to the Unit 8 Introduction and the “Results” example from the Warner text in Chapter 5). Include the following:

t.

Degrees of freedom.

p value.

Effect size.

Interpretation of effect size.

Means and standard deviations for each group.

Mean difference.

95% confidence interval of the difference of sample means.

Interpret the results against the null hypothesis.

Step 5: Write Section 5 of the DAA.

Discuss the implications of this t test as it relates to the research question.

Conclude with an analysis of the strengths and limitations of the t test.

Submit your DAA Template as an attached Word document in the assignment area.

Resources

t Tests Scoring Guide.

DAA Template.

SPSS Data Analysis Report Guidelines.

IBM SPSS Step-by-Step Guide: t Tests.

Copy/Export Output Instructions.

APA Style and Format.

Application of t Tests

For this discussion:

Identify a research question from your professional life or career specialization that can be addressed by an independent samples t test.

Indicate why a t test would be the appropriate analysis for this research question.

Describe the variables and their scale of measurement.

Discuss the expected outcome (for example, “The Group 1 mean score will be significantly greater than the Group 2 mean score because…”)

Application of F Tests

For this discussion:

Identify a research question from your professional life or career specialization that can be addressed by a one-way ANOVA.

Indicate why a one-way ANOVA would be the appropriate analysis for this research question.

Describe the variables and their scale of measurement.

Discuss the expected outcome.

One-Way ANOVA

As with your previous assignments, you will complete this assignment with the DAA Template. Links to additional resources are available in the Resources area.

Reminder: The format of this SPSS assignment should be narrative with supporting statistical output (table and graphs) integrated into the text in the appropriate places (not all at the end of the document).

You will analyze the following variables in the grades.sav data set:

section

quiz3

Step 1: Write Section 1 of the DAA.

Provide the context of the grades.sav data set.

Include a definition of the specified variables (predictor, outcome) and corresponding scales of measurement.

Specify the sample size of the data set.

Step 2: Write Section 2 of the DAA.

Analyze the assumptions of the one-way ANOVA.

Paste the SPSS histogram output for quiz3 and discuss your visual interpretations.

Paste SPSS descriptives output showing skewness and kurtosis values for quiz3 and interpret them.

Paste SPSS output for the Shapiro-Wilk test of quiz3 and interpret it.

Report the results of the Levene test and interpret it.

Summarize whether or not the assumptions of the one-way ANOVA are met.

Step 3: Write Section 3 of the DAA.

Specify a research question related to the one-way ANOVA.

Articulate the null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis.

Specify the alpha level.

Step 4: Write Section 4 of the DAA.

Begin by pasting SPSS output of the means plot and providing an interpretation.

Also report the means and standard deviations of quiz3 for each level of the section variable.

Next, paste the SPSS ANOVA output and report the results of the F test, including:

Degrees of freedom.

F value.

p value.

Calculated effect size.

Interpretation of the effect size.

Finally, if the omnibus F is significant, provide the SPSS post-hoc (Tukey HSD) output.

Interpret the post-hoc tests.

Step 5: Write Section 5 of the DAA.

Discuss the conclusions of the one-way ANOVA as it relates to the research question.

Conclude with an analysis of the strengths and limitations of one-way ANOVA.

Submit your DAA Template as an attached Word document in the assignment area.

Resources

One-Way ANOVA Scoring Guide.

DAA Template.

SPSS Data Analysis Report Guidelines.

IBM SPSS Step-by-Step Guide: One-Way ANOVA.

Copy/Export Output Instructions.

APA Style and Format.