Question and Problem Sets

Purpose of Assignment

Students should understand and be able to calculate the net present value and internal rate of return for corporate cash flows, determine project cash flows and a company’s sales, variable costs, fixed costs, and its breakeven point.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Tutorial help on Excel® and Word® functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products.

Complete the following Questions and Problems from each chapter as indicated.

Show all work and analysis.

Prepare in Microsoft® Excel® or Word.

  • Ch. 9: Questions 7 & 8 (Questions and Problems section)
  • Ch. 10: Questions 3 & 13 (Questions and Problems section)
  • Ch. 11: Questions 1 & 7 (Questions and Problems section)

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines if submitting in Microsoft® Word.

Week 7 Assignment 1 Submission

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Assignment 1: Combating Juvenile Delinquency

Due Week 7 and worth 120 points

Use
the Internet and Strayer databases to research your community’s current
efforts to deter or prevent juvenile delinquency through incarceration
programs or other sanctions.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify at least two (2) juvenile delinquency reduction efforts / programs currently in operation in your community.
  2. Determine
    the main sociological theories that underlie these interventions that
    shape your community’s public policy for delinquency prevention.
  3. Propose
    one to two (1–2) ideas that you believe would improve your community’s
    juvenile delinquency prevention efforts. Justify the response with
    examples that illustrate your ideas being used successfully in other
    communities.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be
    typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
    one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
    or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
    instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the
    assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
    and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
    the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Differentiate between various theoretical explanations for delinquent behavior.
  • Explicate the types of prevention programs that are likely to work with high-risk youngsters.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in juvenile delinquency and justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about juvenile delinquency and justice using proper writing mechanics.

Response Case Studies in Assessment 1st Boudreau psychology homework help

You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion. Was your colleague’s proposed assessment battery appropriate for the case they were referred? Evaluate the instrument(s) suggested by your colleague. Would these measures provide reliable, valid, and culturally appropriate results for the given scenario? Use your research to support your assertions. What other measure(s) would you suggest your colleague use in this situation?

1st Boudreau

The Selected Case Study

The case study I choose was 19.4’s “A Few Kinks” (Barnhill, 2014).

Background & Initial Diagnosis

In case study 19.4, Wallace Pickering is a patient who self-diagnosed himself with six paraphilias among other disorders including personality disorders and a substance use disorder (Barnhill, 2014). Wallace feels this way because he identifies as homosexual, has some sexual fetishes, uses drugs, and has some obsessive tendencies.

Barnhill (2014) defines paraphilias “as intense and persistent sexual interests outside of foreplay and genital stimulation with phenotypically normal, consenting adults” (para. 1). Per the DSM-5, there are eight identified dysfunctions that are considered paraphilia disorders: voyeuristic, exhibitionistic, frotteuristic, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, pedophilic, fetishistic, and transvestic disorders (Barnhill, 2014). Some of these are taboo yet harmless (i.e: foot fetish). However, there are ones that are illegal, harmful, and victimizing (i.e: pedophilia, voyeurism). The DSM-5 suggests that individuals may have one or more paraphilias, but that does not mean they have the disorder. For Wallace to have a paraphilia disorder, his paraphilias would have to be problematic (Barnhill, 2014).

A diagnosis of a paraphilia disorder can be complex as the topic of what is considered normal in sexuality and sexual desires have changed over the years. For example, homosexuality used to be considered a paraphilia but was removed, therefore, Wallace being homosexual does not constitute for a paraphilia disorder (Barnhill, 2014). To be diagnosed with paraphilia, the DSM suggests that the individual’s dysfunctional sexual behavior victimizes someone or that individual consistently has a non-normative sexual dysfunction (Barnhill, 2014). Because the psychiatrist saw that Wallace’s sexual experiences did not cause harm to himself, cause harm to others, or cause distress, the psychiatrist did not diagnosis him with the disorder.

Wallace also believed he may be obsessive-compulsive or narcissistic on top of the paraphilias. However, the psychiatrist believed his explanations for these behaviors could not lead to a personality disorder diagnosis (Barnhill, 2014).

The psychiatrist diagnosed Wallace solely with mild tobacco use. This was based on the clinical judgment of the psychiatrist.

Furthermore, the psychiatrist feels Wallace could use psychotherapy as he has indicated potential shame of his homosexuality and possible depression (Barnhill, 2014).

The Second Opinion & Assessment Plan

  1. Clinical Interview & Observations of the Client
    1. I would like to expand upon the original psychiatrist’s interview and observations as it seemed a depressive disorder may have been revealed.
  2. Mental Status Exam
    1. It is important to assess Wallace’s mental status through examination of his attention, orientation, memory, language, calculations, sequencing tasks, mood, and delusions (Blumenfeld, 2012).
  3. Intellectual Assessment
    1. I will need to measure Wallace’s intellect to validate the first psychiatrist’s assessment that he was cognitively adept.
  4. Assessment Instrument #1: The Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD)
    1. This test will be used to examine possible sexual dysfunctions as it examines inappropriate behaviors and sexual disinhibition (while testing for dementia in adults) (Gregory, 2014).
  5. Assessment Instrument #2: Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe)
    1. Wallace was eager to self-diagnosis himself after reading the DSM-5, however, using the FrSBe, I will be able to have a family member or friend assess Wallace which could be more reliable and valid as suggested by Gregory (2014).

Comparing Instruments

In my chosen case study, the psychiatrist relied only on clinical judgement from an interview to diagnose Wallace. Because I am using a standard assessment plan and using two different assessment instruments, I should be able to conclude a valid diagnosis for Wallace. The pros of the BPAD is the many domains the assessment covers which includes:

  • Psychopathological Symptom Cluster
  • Perceptual Delusions
  • Positive Mood/Anxiety
  • Negative Mood/Anxiety
  • Behavioral Symptom Cluster
  • Aggressive
  • Perseverative/Rigid
  • Disinhibited
  • Biological Symptom Cluster
  • Biological Rhythms (Gregory, 2014).

A con about this assessment is the focus on finding symptoms of dementia (which does not necessarily need to be ruled out in Wallace’s case).

A pro about the FrSBe is the ability to use family members or friends to assess the patient. Wallace could be exaggerating on his behaviors so having a third party describe Wallace’s behaviors can give a lot more insight. A con about this assessment is Wallace may not have anyone close to him that could take this test. A coworker may be more promising since he stated he works a lot.

References

Barnhill, J. W. (Ed.). (2014). DSM-5 Clinical Cases. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.

Blumenfeld, H. (2012). Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.[Video files]. Retrieved from http://neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=3

2nd Scott

Case # 16.3 Addiction – Case Studies in Assessment

Case 16.3 Addiction:

Oliver Vincent is a 35-year-old male who owns a successful business, and who is openly gay. He is a weekend partier, who with the help of a few drinks, has begun to frequently use cocaine, and on occasion has used crystal methamphetamine (tina) and a mixture of synthetic stimulants in powder form known as bath salts. He has sought out help because he has experienced many failed attempts to curtail, what he now sees as, his drug problem during the past six months. Dr. Levounis has diagnosed him, according to DSM-5, as having a moderate cocaine use disorder since Mr. Vincent has started using cocaine regularly, lost weight, is having trouble sleeping and is having unsafe sex while under the influence.

Evaluate and describe the ethical and professional interpretation of any assessment information presented in the case study.

Because Mr. Vincent is gay, he is stereotyped as living a lifestyle (drinking, using drugs, and sex) that is normal to the subculture in which he is placed. The case study even mentions that his parents are under the assumption that he is destined to live miserable and lonely life. Being stereotyped in this manner can lead to the clinician to be ineffective in his/her role. Mr. Vincent was diagnosed as he was due to the fact that his behaviors while under the influence were becoming risky and dangerous. The doctor also mentioned that he did not appear to be suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, or a personality disorder, however, the doctor did not note that he was tested for any of these.

Assessment plan:

According to the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse’s DAST‐10 Questionnaire, further investigation is required.

Assessment of Executive Functions – using The Tinkertoy® Test –

This test consists of giving the examinee pieces, 50 to be exact, and asking them to construct something from them. According to Gregory (2013) “the test seems particularly well suited for demonstrating the presence of deficits in executive functioning, which have proven to be difficult to demonstrate with clinical tests even though they have catastrophic sequelae in daily vocational or psychosocial endeavors” (sect. 10.19).

I feel that this test will help to determine if Mr. Vincent is experiencing problems with his way of thinking and processing. This could help in determining a treatment plan for his cocaine use disorder, and/or determining if further psychological testing is needing to address other disorders that he may be suffering from.

This test may be seen as testing his intellect, or abilities, and may pose a problem in that he may develop self-doubt in his ability to run his business.

While I agree with the original doctor’s diagnosis, I do not feel that he looked deep enough into other areas that may be contributing to Mr. Vincent’s disorder. The doctor stated that he was “living it up,” and not like his parents assumed he would be living, however, he could be merely living in a manner befitting to the stereotype of male gay so that he would fit in.

References

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Online assessment measures for the diagnostic and

statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

(5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Barnhill, J. W. (Ed.). (2014). DSM-5 Clinical Cases. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric

Association.

Gregory, R. J. (2014). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (7th ed.). San

Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015). Received from:

http://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals (Links to an external site.)Links

Questgion and ansewers

Question 1

Which of these strategies is the best advice to podium speakers who are using slide presentations?

Question 1 options:

a) Use several different fonts and font sizes throughout the presentation

b) Present as much written material as possible on each slide

c) Vary the slide background from slide to slide

d) Change slides not less than every 30 seconds

Question 2

Which of the following areas is the least important to address when choosing a journal for a manuscript submission?

Question 2 options:

a) The readership profile of the journal

b) Whether the article will have an accompanying commentary

c) The lag time between manuscript acceptance and its publication

d) The average length of time it takes for peer review

Question 3 (1 point) Question 3 Unsaved

Poster presentations allow for more interaction between colleagues in the area of clinical

interest, enabling the sharing and learning that otherwise would not have been possible with a podium presentation.

Question 3 options:

True

False

Question 4

Factors that help determine the news value of research evidence include: (choose all that apply.)

Question 4 options:

a) Interest

b) Relevance

c) Title Length

d) Quotability

Question 5

Conference presentation materials can be converted into a manuscript for publication with additional effort. A good practice is for presenters to set a goal of turning a presentation into a presentation within

Question 5 options:

a) 90 days of presentation

b) 5 years of research being complete

c) 10 days of presentation

d) 2-3 years of project end

Utilization of Public Data Sets

Select or generate a dataset that is meaningful to you and your interests in the health care industry by using one of the links below:

Evaluate the dataset and determine how it is valuable for improving health care operations or policies. (This might require the creation of a chart or graph to interpret the data.)

Write a 700- to 1,050-word report with your evaluation of the dataset and what value can be gained from it. Include the following:

  • The source of the data
  • Why the data is important
  • What trends it documents
  • What changes in operations or policies can be made to improve quality or efficiency.

Cite 3 reputable references to support your report (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Include a copy of the dataset along with your report.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

please be on time or do not take my question

use our own words

1:Casting is an important aspect of the director’s job, since it has such an effect on the way the play is perceived by an audience. Directors frequently cast according to type in order to make the audience’s perception easier. Is this good for the play? The actors? The theatre as a whole?

2:It is important for the director to be true to the spirit of the play as well as the author’s intent. In the case of an author who is dead, how might the director go about doing this?

3:While the director is very important to the success of a production, his or her work is not easily identified by audiences. Discuss how a critic or a reviewer might be able to evaluate a director’s contribution.

Respond to 2 classmates post for Social Work Course

RESPOND WITH AT LEAST 300 WORDS EACH…ONLY USE PEER REVIEWED REFERENCES….WRITE AS IF YOU ARE SPEAKING TO THE STUDENT

POST 1:

If I were to be an intern at my ideal place of practicum, it would be at a hospital working alongside a medical social worker in a children’s hospital. The patients I would see would be children who were diagnosed with some illness. However, as the medical social worker for the children’s unit, the children would be offered services in the hospital that will take their mind off of their illness and try to bring joy into their lives. Meanwhile, working with their parent(s) to get services that would benefit their child when they are discharged from the hospital.

In this week’s reading, Gliner, Harmon, and Morgan (2000) discussed a plotted chart, which can also be used as a Single Subject design. This plotted chart will create a design that displayed the baseline of the client, treatment used, and their follow up. The baseline is an observation of how the clients are doing prior to treatment. However, the treatment involves methods used to decrease the symptoms of whatever the client is experiencing during their baseline. Nonetheless, the follow up is conducted after the client has completed their treatment and is determining their baseline again for post treatment. (Gliner, Harmon, and Morgan, 2000).

While collecting data on these children and parents, it would benefit the evaluation by handing out surveys to the parents for their experience being in the hospital and what was offered to them and then a survey in the end prior to discharging, which will be the same survey on their experience getting help. However, a questionnaire would be used on the children which will consist of a few questions that measure their mood. It would be ideal to have the children be apart of play therapy with other children, which is aimed to increase their mood after being diagnosed with an illness. Prior to discharging the child, the same questionnaire will be used on them. The goal of this study is to see if play therapy establishes better moods for the children after hearing bad news and providing the best opportunities for the parents after their child is discharged.

References:

Gliner, J., Morgan, G., & Harmon, R. (2000). Single-Subject Designs. Journal of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(10), 1327-1329.

POST 2:

According to the article provided, A single-subject design, which is also known as a single-case research design, provides a rigorous approach for documenting experimental effects. Single-case research has been used to establish basic principles of behavior, document the impact of specific interventions, and more recently, and establish evidence-based practices. The defining feature of single-case research is the use of each participant (subject) as his or her own experimental control (). A client that I have worked with is in reference to my past professional experience. A student was on the verge of snapping. He had been in trouble all day do to his supposed behaviors. Instead, when the client was asked to come into my room he was the total opposite of what everyone else had proclaimed him to be. They had proclaimed him as being rude, destructive, and defiant. I believe he ended up feeling much more calm in my room because not only was he in a different environment, but was also given a chance to actually say what was wrong with him or why he had been doing those things and displaying those different types of behaviors with other staff ().

An underlying principle of a single-subject design as a social work research method is that if an intervention with a client, agency, or community is effective, it should be possible to see a change in status from the period prior to intervention to the period during and after the intervention. As a social work research tool, this type of design minimally has three components: repeated measurement, baseline phase, and treatment phase. Furthermore, the baseline and treatment phase measurements are usually displayed using graphs (). The repeated measurement of the com- munication issues could begin prior to that specific intervention focus.There are times when it is not possible to delay the intervention either because there is a crisis or because to delay intervention would not be ethically appropriate. Yet you may still be able to construct a set of preintervention measures using data already collected or asking about past experiences. My students records may have information from which a baseline can be constructed. Some client records, such as report cards, may have complete information, but other client records, such as case files, may or may not. When using client records, you are limited to the information that is available, and even that information may be incomplete (). The numerous repeated measures on each participant and the initiation and withdrawal of treatment ().

I would evaluate my social work practice by using the process of assessment, establishing intervention goals and specific outcomes, providing the intervention, and eval- uating progress (). Also, I would have direct parallels to the structure of design established with that student and agreed upon (). The student and I would be identifying target problems, taking pre intervention measures, providing the intervention, taking additional measures, and making decisions about the efficacy of the intervention (). Because of these parallels, social work educators have increasingly described how single-subject design can be used to evaluate practice and improve client outcomes through monitoring a client’s progress.

References

Gliner, J., Morgan, G., & Harmon, R. (2000). Single-Subject Designs. Journal of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(10), 1327-1329. Retrieved August 29, 2018.

Salkind, N. J. (2010). Encyclopedia of research design Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications

Assignment on Literature

Here is the assignment instruction from the professor.

I need please two different papers for me and for my friend regarding this assignment.

Here is the interview that the assignment based on: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/ada-lim%C3%B3n/

I need you please to answer the three points listed below.

This week we’ll continue thinking about the interview with poet Ada Limón and use it to get us started writing.

Limón says that her new collection, The Carrying, includes some poems that are letters between her and another poet, fellow writer Natalie Diaz, and that their correspondence speaks “to the marrow of our everyday condition.”

1. Right now, write a letter to a friend about your life, what’s going on, what you’re thinking about, etc. Then print it out. Once it’s printed, turn it into a poem by simply using what you’ve given yourself, but instead of sentences isolate the ideas into poetic lines. Where to break the line? That’s your decision. But remember that most poets break it where they want to take a breath or to emphasize a thought before moving into the next line. You might not want to use all the words, phrases and punctuation you used in the prose version of the letter simply to streamline your thoughts.

2. Limón says that poetry gives “us a little way of noticing” the world that shows us there is “also beauty in surviving and living and even thriving.” What about your ”letter poem” describes your noticing the world? It doesn’t have to be great shakes, just some small moment or state of being. Describe that moment or state of being in a few words.

3. Ada Limón says that she often thinks of all the “things that are good, that are worth living for, that make me laugh,” and that these DETAILS allow her to focus on the “microcosm” rather than the unyieldy macrocosm called “life.” Make your own list of what makes you laugh, what is worth living—in other words, your own “microcosm.” These details may become future poems or flash fictions.

CAREER CONNECTION: Values and Strategy Paper

Choose an organization according to the following:

Please use either Lands’ End, Sears, or Kitchen Collection

Avoid choosing an organization that is so large that historical data would be difficult to apply. Firms in the Russell 2000® index may fit well, whereas firms in the Dow 30 Industrial index probably do not.

The organization can be a start-up that you or a significant other may create in the future. For a start-up, focus on an entrepreneurial idea that is of substantive interest, so this project leaves you with a product you may leverage in the future.

Write a 1,050-word paper in which you address the following:

Identify the major components of the strategic management process.

Discuss how these components work together to create value for the organization.

Evaluate the company’s mission statement, vision statement, motivation strategy, innovation strategy, and people strategy. If the organization does not have one or more of these, how does that affect the organization and its people?

Explain the role of ethics and corporate social responsibility in strategic planning. How does this direct their strategy? How does the organization’s vison and mission align with your own values and vision? If you are currently working for the organization, how does your role influence this and vice versa?