This is a REQUIRED assignment and is DUE by the date indicated in the Calendar of Activities.
This assignment is structured to evidence your personal resourcefulness. Locating a mental health agency to visit is a major component of the assignment. To complete this assignment, you are going to do the legwork to find a local mental health agency and you must make an actual in-person visit to the agency. There are two caveats: 1) If you are currently completing an internship, or 2) have already completed an internship, you are not allowed to use that agency for this assignment.
For this assignment, you are to complete the following process to locate an agency to visit:
A. Begin this assignment by thinking about what kind of mental health agency you would like to visit. For example, if you are interested in dual diagnosis agencies be sure to include this in your search. Additionally, research local agencies that provide mental health services of any description for any age group. These can include mental health counseling agencies, community agencies that provide services for mental health clients, hospitals, clinics, and drug treatment facilities that treat patients with dual diagnosis–mental health conditions in combination with substance abuse problems. (If you live in the FSCJ vicinity, you will research Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties. If you live in another area, search for the agencies in your area.) Look up the UNITED WAY website and search for agencies serving community members in Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties. If you live in a different area, search for your local UNITED WAY website. Also, complete a web search to locate additional agencies.
B. Make an in-person visit to one of the local agencies that you contacted. As a reminder, the agency you visit can include a counseling agency or counseling office, free standing hospital, or other agency that works with clients/community members who struggle with a mental health challenge or mental health/dual diagnosis challenge (mental health and substance use/addiction challenge). The agency can work with any age group.
C. If possible, attempt to set up a short interview with any person staff member who works with clients at the agency. If possible, ask to speak to the agency director, explain the assignment and ask if there is a possibility to spend 10-15 minutes with a staff member who works directly with clients so you can ask questions about the agency purpose, who their clientele are, and what kind of services they offer. All of this information will be written about anonymously because you will not provide names of any staff members.
This assignment has two separate components: A PowerPoint presentation and a paper.
The PowerPoint presentation must have a minimum of 10 slides, must be designed using a pleasing color format and type face, and must include the information below. The information for SLIDE 1 is specifically designated and it is recommended that students use the order outlined below to create the presentation. (Please note: if the staff declines to provide any information, just make a note of this. Hopefully this information is easily gathered from your visit, and that much of it can be obtained from the front office staff/website.)
Along with use of APA 6th edition guidelines, including running head, title page, abstract, reference page, in-text citations, the written component of the assignment requires 3 scholarly references. You may use your textbook as one reference. The paper must be a MINIMUM of 750 words, double spaced, Times New Roman, size 12 font, and including what is noted on the rubric, must include ALL of the information below for an exemplary score.
Important: Present your information in the same order as outlined below.
A. (Minimum 250 words) Begin your paper by discussing the overall significance of mental health agencies in local communities and the value of the services they provide to mental health, dual diagnosis clients and their families. This should include the types of services they offer. Then outline, in detail, the reasons that it is important and necessary for HUS professionals to be able to locate and have direct experience making site visits at local mental health agencies—experience that is separate from their internship. Discuss the value of an agency like the one you visited and how this agency evidenced that they provide meaningful and important services to the community. Be sure to utilize your 3 scholarly references in this first component of the assignment. As 250 words is about one page, you may find that you need more than one page to discuss all of this information.
B. (Minimum 250 words) Describe in detail what you experienced as you walked into the agency and what kinds of experiences you had while there by:
C. (Minimum 250 words) Discuss the value of in-person agency visit and what an HUS student/professional can learn from engaging in the process of:
A detailed rubric will be used to score this assignment. Students must fully address all aspects of the instructions, along with meeting the rubric requirements.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more