Examining The Pipeline From Foster Care To Delinquency And Crime

what prevention strategies exist to reduce the likelihood that children in the foster care system will experience abuse and/ or become involved in delinquency/crime?


When juveniles commit crime there are some who suggest that the parents should bear some of the responsibility for this.

By Day 4 of Week 3

Do you agree or disagree with this? Support your stance

Human Resource Management

BCO213 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Task brief & rubrics Assignment # I


This course will have 3 assignments. Please find below task brief & rubrics for Assignments #2.

Assignments #1 and #2 are based on a same company case. Please find the case in page 5.


You have just been promoted to the position of Human Resources Manager in Marbella Residential Homes (see case below).

To help prepare the yearly business plan (to be presented in December 2021), the Director has asked you to produce the Human Resources functional plan for 2022, that will become part of the general business plan.

You should prepare a Human Resources Plan (in Word format) to present to the Director of Marbella Residential. The plan will be developed in two parts (Assignments # I and II).


Task for Assignment # II


· Title of the Final assignment: “2022 Training, Performance & Compensation Plan for Marbella Residential after COVID19 pandemic”

· Content and questions

· Cover page

· Table of Contents

1. How would you develop a training strategy for the staff of Marbella Residential? Provide examples of what training you would implement and how you would implement it

2. What steps might you take to improve staff retention whilst keeping costs under control (ie: without increasing salaries)?

3. What kinds of compensation and/or benefits might you consider beyond the basic salary / pay?

4. How would you justify these additional costs to the Director?

5. Use a Gantt chart to define the training schedules and the new compensation plan.

· Annexes (optional)

· References/Bibliography


· Format: Word document

· Word count: 2.500 words

· Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded from the total wordcount.

· Font: Arial 12,5 pts.

· Text alignment: Double Justified.

· The in-text References and the Bibliography must be in Harvard citation style.

· Please apply Professor’s top tips to produce a great report.

· Similarity scores over 20% will not be accepted.

Submission: Via Moodle (Turnitin). Deadline Sunday 28 November 2021 at 23:59 CEST

Weighting: 30% of the course grade

Learning Outcomes: It assesses the following learning outcomes:

· Outcome 4: prepare strategies for training & development.

· Outcome 5: prepare retention strategies: performance management systems and compensation strategies.




  Exceptional 90-100 Good 80-89 Fair 70-79 Marginal fail 60-69
Knowledge & Understanding (20%) Student demonstrates excellent understanding of key concepts and uses vocabulary in an entirely appropriate manner. Student demonstrates good understanding of the task and mentions some relevant concepts and demonstrates use of the relevant vocabulary. Student understands the task and provides minimum theory and/or some use of vocabulary. Student understands the task and attempts to answer the question but does not mention key concepts or uses minimum amount of relevant vocabulary.
Application (30%) Student applies fully relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Student applies mostly relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Student applies some relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Misunderstanding may be evident. Student applies little relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Misunderstands are evident.
Critical Thinking (30%) Student critically assesses in excellent ways, drawing outstanding conclusions from relevant authors. Student critically assesses in good ways, drawing conclusions from relevant authors and references. Student provides some insights but stays on the surface of the topic. References may not be relevant. Student makes little or none critical thinking insights, does not quote appropriate authors, and does not provide valid sources.
Communication (20%) Student communicates their ideas extremely clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spell check Student communicates their ideas clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spell check Student communicates their ideas with some clarity and concision. It may be slightly over or under the word count limit. Some misspelling errors may be evident. Student communicates their ideas in a somewhat unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed word count excessively and misspelling errors are evident.




















Marbella Residential Homes

Marbella Residential, located in southern Spain, was originally founded in 1972 to provide skilled and caring support to the elderly. Over the years it became very successful, gaining a number of prestigious awards, especially due its focus on beautiful premises, onsite medical services and comprehensive facilities. It expanded gradually to five residencies with space for 250 patients until 2015. At that point, the company was acquired by a venture capitalist who made a substantial investment in securing 4 further residencies with a total capacity of nearly 1,000 patients.

The focus changed significantly from highly personalized care to ensuring that the residencies were continuously filled to capacity, with profitability being the prime objective. This change has meant that many of the experienced staff have decided to retire or seek work in other places, leaving many staff gaps to be filled, mostly by young, inexperienced and sometimes untrained staff.

The market for skilled care of the elderly is growing apace as baby boomers from northern Europe decide to spend their final years in the sun of the Mediterranean and there is no shortage of people seeking a place at one of the Marbella residencies.

However, the rapid expansion of the company has created a number of problems and now, as a newly hired HR Director for the company, you are interviewing some of the 50 ‘core’ staff to assess the extent of the challenges you are facing:

1. Gerda, a 35-year old licensed nurse from Germany says: “I’ve been here for 5 years and I’ve seen management do what it can to fill positions, but I don’t always agree with who they recruit. Some of the basic skills can taught, of course, but you can’t teach someone to care . So I find myself really stressed out, looking after so many patients who often just want more attention”

2. Phillipe, a Belgian carer with a BA degree in Psychology tells you: “I came here a year ago thinking that it would be fun to work in southern Spain – you know, sun, sea and sangria …But it isn’t like that at all. There are constant crises to deal with and I’m the one everyone turns to first it seems, so I’m constantly running from situation to situation dealing with outbursts, arguments and even fights! And this goes on every day, including weekends, so I hardly have any time to myself at all. I’m already applying for other jobs…”

3. Peter, a German doctor: “Well I’ve been living in this area for over 10 years, and I spend most of my time divided either at my surgery in Estepona or one of the Marbella residencies. I visit each residence once a week to check on patients and prescribe medicines and so on. If there’s a medical emergency, then I get called out to that as well. That worked fine until 2015 but now, it’s just impossible to get around all the residencies and see all the patients that need me. It’s totally ridiculous to think that only one doctor can deal with everything! We did have a second doctor, but he left almost as soon as he realized what the workload consisted of and frankly, I’m thinking of doing the same .. “

4. Laura, a 17-year-old recent hire says: “I just started three months ago straight out of school. I’d really like the job if only I had more time to spend with each person. But there are so many patients, I can only clean them up, make the bed, and tidy the room and then I have to run off to the next patient. We’re supposed to be ‘carers’ but we’re just maids on the lowest minimum pay. The conditions are pretty bad and until now, we’ve had nobody to go to – I’m so glad you’re here now. Perhaps you can increase our pay and give us more time to look after the patients properly rather than just chase around until we’re exhausted?”

5. Charles, Director of Marbella Residential: “Welcome to your new role and I’m very happy you’re here! I’ve spent most of my time interviewing people for vacant jobs and I told the owner it’s about time we had a professional HR person to help me out… Yes, we have 50 full-time nurses and carers spread around the various residencies and sometimes we have to shift them from one to the other to fill gaps. We outsource things like the cleaning and the catering because the owner wants to keep the organization as lean as possible. He only comes every now and again to check on things .. he expects us to keep the company going on the minimum possible cost base and he really isn’t interested in how we do it, because there’s a waiting list of over 50 people at the moment and it gets longer and longer every month … we just don’t have the places available. Enough staff, you ask? Well, frankly, there’s always people who want to come and work in this part of Europe and unemployment is high in the area, so we always have lots of applicants for any jobs that come up. Unfortunately, very few of them are qualified or interested in the job itself, so they don’t stay long. Our turnover is 30% a year, which keeps us busy recruiting… and the ratio of carers is 1: 25 patients or so, which is standard for the industry in Spain ….”

In addition, the 2020-2021 COVID pandemic has complicated Marbella’s HR situation, implementing new ways of managing its employees to effectively serve the patients.



Blog 2: Contemporary Leadership Styles: How relevant are they in today’s changing world? Blog 2: background context Please respond to the following statement: “Leadership models of the last century have been products of top-down, bureaucratic paradigms.

These models are eminently effective for an economy premised on physical production but are not well-suited for a more knowledge oriented economy” (Uhl-Bien et al., 2007: 298). Uhl-Bien et al (2007) suggest that the leadership theories from the 20th century are not appropriate for knowledge based economies. Others have critiqued how leadership theories are mostly masculine theories based on Western working practices.

Your task for this blog is to debate how you think leadership theories need to be developed in the future. Should research be conducted on feminine leadership? On leadership practices in Asian or African or Middle Eastern Contexts?

Blog instructions (word count: 1,250) Your task in this blog is to conduct independent research that will require you to:

1. Describe how scholars and practitioners have challenged these leadership theories.

2. Identify the challenges current leaders are experiencing in leading in a changing world.

3. Use relevant examples from your chosen industry in order to evaluate the impact it has on people / organisation.

4. Discuss how you think leadership theories should develop in the future based on academic research. Understanding the key words In this blog, you are asked to think and write in specific ways as a MBA student.

Below are some short explanations about these keywords:

Describe – Using your knowledge of the theories on leadership you have learnt so far, begin to think about how people have challenged these theories.

Introduce the argument critiquing modern leadership theories.

When did this critique start? Who were the main scholars contributing to this argument? What are their main arguments?

Identify – Using your research skills gather information on the challenges current leaders in the world are experiencing in adopting Western Leadership Styles.

Use – Use real examples in your chosen industry to support your views on challenges current leaders are experiencing in leading in a changing world.

Discuss and develop – how you think leadership theories should develop in the future based on academic research.

Use real examples and conclude using your own words and views, backed up by the theory. Reviewing your work After you have written your blog, read it all the way to the end to check that you have:

1. Used appropriate theories or models of leadership studied in this module.

2. Discussed the broad argument which critiques modern leadership theories.

3. Made recommendations for how leadership researchers should conduct research in the future.

4. Used in-text citations throughout your blog to show where your knowledge of leadership comes from.

5. Actively engaged with your followers on the WordPress blog. Taken screen shots of the conversations and inserted it in the final word document which you will submit on Moodle. What you must not do: Do not simply use direct quotes to explain your point. Think carefully about what the author is arguing, do you agree?

References Uhl-Bien, M., Marion, R., and McKelvey, B. (2007). Complexity Leadership Theory: Shifting leadership from the industrial age to the knowledge era. The leadership quarterly, 18(4), 2

: Alternative to the Museum Visitation

If you decide you do not want to go to an Art Museum due to COVID 19, please choose ONE OPTION from the assignments below instead. Please do NOT complete all of them.


Essay Directions (Read all directions carefully before you start.)

1. Your essay should follow the guidelines stated under the Written Assignments section of your syllabus. Your paper must be typed in a 10 – 12-point font, double-spaced with margins that are no more than 1 inch.


2. No matter which of the three options you choose below, your report should be at least 700 words.

3. If you don’t have Microsoft Word, you can click here to download Microsoft Office for free as an MDC student.

4. Don’t forget to title your document. 5. Please upload your paper to the Museum Paper dropbox by clicking on the Visitation link in the side

menu of Blackboard.

6. Then, read your Turnitin originality report. If your paper is above 5% copied (excluding quotes) make the necessary changes before re-submitting it into the dropbox. You can re-submit your paper only up until the due date, so please upload early to have enough time to edit your paper if necessary. For more information click: Using the Turnitin dropboxes in Blackboard and understanding originality reports.


7. Please make sure to turn in your own work. Use your own words, not summaries or descriptions written by someone else about a film, song, or video. See the syllabus link – Academic Honesty for more information on paraphrasing, using quotes, and summarizing. Make sure to cite your sources where necessary.


8. This report is an individual project. It should not be done with other students.

9. Any papers that are plagiarized will be turned back to the student and not graded. A grade of zero will be assigned.




OPTION ONE- TikTok: Creativity, Collaboration, and the Art of Effecting Change Blogger Eugene Wei astutely states that TikTok relies on a network effect of creativity, meaning “…that every additional user on TikTok makes every other user more creative.”

TikTok has a strong form of this type of network effect. They explicitly lower the barrier to the literal remixing of everyone else’s content. In their app, they have a wealth of features that make it dead simple to grab any element from another TikTok and incorporate it into a new TikTok. (Wei, “American Idle.”)

Please write a five-paragraph essay on the topics below. Please make sure your essay is at least 700 words:

1. Paragraph One: “Innovation compounds as more ideas from more people collide.” (Wei, “American Idle.”) Describe a series of videos on TikTok that are a collaboration between three or more people. Discuss the ‘network effect of creativity’ as explained above. Explain why the collaboration works. Some things to think about: a. Are the creators using the duet feature to create collaboration? b. Are the creators collaborating by reacting to each other or reacting to feedback from the TikTok

community? If so, how? c. Is the collaboration original content or a reproduction/remix/update of already existing content

or an already existing meme or trend? d. Does music play a part in the collaboration? e. Include links to the videos you discuss.


2. Paragraph Two: Describe a series of videos on TikTok that tell a story. Discuss why the story was meaningful to you. Include links to the videos you discuss.

3. Paragraph Three: Many of the videos on TikTok are ‘explainer’ videos that are trying to change the world for the better. Analyze a video or series of videos on TikTok that created change, raised awareness of a social issue, or made the world a better place, (or at least tried to create change.) Identify the issue and how the creator attempted to create awareness. Include link(s) to the video you discuss.

4. Paragraph Four: How many truly original ideas are there? Analyze a video on TikTok you think is creative, original, or innovative and discuss how/why it is different or unique. Some things to think about: a. Did the creator use a video filter or the duet feature in a creative or innovative way? b. Is the idea in the video unique in of itself or is it the way the idea is presented? c. Is the material being presented original or a creative/unique take on already existing material (a

remix, and update, or reinvention)? d. Include a link to the video you discuss.

5. Paragraph Five: Conclude by describing what TikTok means to you and then analyze your favorite

TikTok video and discuss why it is your favorite. Include a link to the video you discuss.

(Wei, Eugene. “American Idle.” Remains of the Day, 26 Mar. 2020, https://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2021/2/15/american-idle. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.)




Option Two – Film: Transformation

Step One: Please start by watching BOTH videos: Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle and A Character Has 4 Pivotal Moments To Change In A Movie


Step Two: Then, please write a four-paragraph essay about one movie–preferably your favorite–that you watched and learned from the transformation of the main character (whether the hero or villain). Please do not use a Disney movie for this essay. Please make sure your essay is at least 700 words:


1. In the first paragraph:

Provide the title, date, and director of the film, as well as a brief summary of the film in your own words.

2. In the second paragraph:

Choose one character. Describe the character before his/her/their transformation.

3. In the third paragraph:

• Describe the exact scene or scenes when the character transforms him, her, themselves.

• Describe the obstacles he/she/they overcome.

• Is there a recognition or reversal as described by Aristotle? If so, describe.

• What were the lessons learned by the character?

5. In the fourth paragraph:

• Does the observer experience a catharsis, as described by Aristotle when watching this film? • What can an observer learn about the character and the transformation? Provide examples

using scenes in the film.

• Did the character’s transformation relate to your own life? If so, how?

• Can you apply any of the lessons learned to your own life? If so, how?




OPTION THREE – Music: Doctrine of Ethos

Both Plato and Aristotle believed that music should be used in such ways to better oneself, whether it is to build character and promote virtuous behavior (Plato) or by imitating human action for pleasurable or practical ends (Aristotle).


Step One: Please start by watching BOTH videos: The Greatest Theater and Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece


Step Two: Do some more research online on Aristotle and Plato’s ideas about music as briefly discussed above.

Step Three: Find a song in which the lyrics portray either or both philosophers’ ideas


Step Four: Write a five-paragraph essay on the song you chose. Please make sure your essay is at least 700 words:


1. In the first paragraph:

Provide the musician’s name, title of song, and genre. Provide the URL to a video or website containing the song with its lyrics.

2. In the second paragraph:


Explain how your song leans more toward a Platonian (Plato) or an Aristotelian (Aristotle) type of song.

3. In the third through the fifth paragraphs:


Quote specific lyrics from the song to explain how the song inspires one to transform one’s character and behavior to become a better person. You must use part of the lyrics–a minimum of three–to show how the song influences one to become a better person. Each quote must be followed by a full paragraph of detailed explanation. Three quotes; three paragraphs.





OPTION FOUR- ART: VIRTUAL MUSEUMS Step One: Please watch both of these videos on analyzing art: Formal Analysis and Contextual Analysis. Also, view these questions. Step Two: Visit any or all of the online museums listed here. • Guggenheim-Bilbao • Guggenheim Museum Online Collection • Louvre Museum • Getty Museum • Musee D’Orsay • Tate Modern Museum • Vatican Museum • If you would like to use a different museum, please send the link to the museum for approval

to your professor at least a week before the paper is due. Step Three: Choose works of art that represent (4) four of the categories below, one work of art per category. The works of art can come from different museums. Do NOT choose images that are listed in our textbook. ♦ One image of war/violence ♦ One image of love ♦ One image of mythology ♦ One sculpture or art installation ♦ One image of nature ♦ One image of food ♦ One image of happiness ♦ One image of loneliness ♦ One image of friendship ♦ One image of a religious nature ♦ One image of a domestic scene ♦ One images of commerce ♦ One piece of environmental art Step Four: Write a (5) five paragraph essay on the works you have chosen. Please make sure your essay is at least 700 words:

4. In the first (4) four paragraphs: First, list the title of the work, artist’s name, year, genre, the museum’s name where the work is located, and a hyperlink to the work you are describing. Follow this with a detailed paragraph that analyzes the work of art both formally and contextually: one paragraph per work of art/category. You may have to do more research online to describe the work contextually.

5. In the fifth paragraph: Discuss your favorite work out of the four and why it is meaningful to you.


  • OPTION ONE- TikTok: Creativity, Collaboration, and the Art of Effecting Change
  • Option Two – Film: Transformation
  • OPTION THREE – Music: Doctrine of Ethos

Project Risks, Monitoring, Communication And Training Plan

Assignment 3: Project Risks and Monitoring Points
Project Risks:

Student completed a risk analysis for the project and completed the risk table.

Project Risks:

Student identified at least five risks, summarized the results of the risk analysis and discussed the top two risks.


Communication Plan:

Student created a communication plan to include how the results from the project will be communicated to all stakeholders and project team members.

Vendor Selection and Recommendation:

Based on the vendor RFIs and all the information gathered throughout the project, student select one of the vendors; and summarized the reasoning and rationale for the selection.

Vendor Selection and Recommendation:

Student explained choice in how it will address the facility’s issues, reflecting on risks, resources, and other problems.

Vendor Selection and Recommendation:

Student explained how to negotiate the contract for purchase of chosen vendor.



Total 100 points

Crisis, Trauma, And Disaster Response

As a Human Services Professional Practitioner, you will often have to deal with service users experiencing crisis. Knowing how to best help a service user requires that you understand what constitutes a crisis and how different types of crises may require different kinds of responses from you.

For example, each of these service users in the following examples may be in crisis stemming from the loss of their father. However, each crisis is different:

Jacob, age 11, has not seen his father since his parents divorced one year ago.

Clarissa, age 72, just lost her father after a prolonged illness.

Samuel, age 32, just lost his father last night in a devastating earthquake.

Kenda, age 25, is about to get married. Her father died while serving in the army when she was two years old.

Your role and responsibility to each of these service users may change based on the type of crisis each is experiencing. In your Discussion this week, you will describe and compare different categories of crises as well as examine how your roles and responsibilities can change depending on the crisis.\


Post the following:

  • Define what constitutes a crisis and provide an example of a critical incident in each of the following categories of crises: developmental, ecosystemic, existential, and situational.
  • Select two of the examples you provided and:
    • Explain the similarities and differences in the two critical incidents you selected.
    • Compare the roles and responsibilities you would have in each of the critical incidents you selected.

Project Ideas

A grant can be a powerful tool for achieving what might otherwise be impossible, or at least very difficult, to accomplish. What are some project ideas you have in mind for addressing a specific problem or need? If you were to apply for a grant, what would you pursue? What might your organization pursue?

With project ideas in mind, read the literature and familiarize yourself with evidence-based practices associated with the problems you are seeking to address. Determine what is currently being done to solve or mitigate these problems. This step is extremely important in determining how or if to proceed with your own project idea.

For this Discussion, critically think through your project ideas and concepts, as well as the literature, and select one to further develop for your grant proposal. Use the Process Development Template, located in this week’s Learning Resources, to organize your ideas regarding the purpose of the project and the research you have conducted.

Note: Use the Process Development Template as an iterative and cumulative worksheet for keeping notes and ideas about the different elements that will be addressed in your grant proposal. While this document will not be submitted for grading, it will inform assignments that are submitted. You are encouraged to use this template as both a guide for, and record of, the work you are doing.


Part A:

Describe your previous grant-writing experiences and explain what are, in your opinion, the most challenging aspects of grant writing. If you have not had previous grant-writing experience, what are some challenges you might anticipate and why? Describe the work you are currently involved in for which you might pursue funding.

Part B:

Post your project idea, explaining the needs it will meet. Explain why this project might be attractive to potential funders, and distinguish it from others that have addressed the same problem.

Funder Search

You have determined a project idea and are ready to begin the research to find the RFP that is the best match for your project.

There are many viable approaches to searching for and locating project funding, but the most effective are those that utilize appropriate technologies. With the specifics of your project in mind, look for RFPs using the state, federal, and foundation grants databases/search engines listed in this week’s Learning Resources. This is an important step, so take your time in identifying grant providers that issue grant awards that align to your organization’s specific cause or need. Bookmark these websites and keep notes in the Process Development Template. Each website offers a wealth of varied information for grant seekers that can greatly enhance your developing understanding of grantsmanship.

When reviewing RFPs, look specifically for the following information:

  • Who is eligible to apply?
  • How many awards/grants are being given?
  • What is the dollar amount of the grant/award?
  • What are the collaboration/partnership requirements?
  • What is the length of the grant period?
  • For private funders, who is on their board and does the applicant have any existing relationships with anyone?

Keep in mind:

  • RFPs that refer to online applications may tend to be less complicated.
  • RFPs for multi-year projects will be more complicated than those for a 1-year period.

Note: For purposes of this course, please adhere to the following parameters:
• You may use RFPs from federal agencies.
• You may use RFPs for a research project.
• Do not worry about submission dates that appear on the RFP.

As you examine various sites, document where you searched and the keywords you used. Keep in mind that if you do not find an appropriate and applicable RFP (there isn’t always a funder for every project), you may need to adjust your project or your project plan. Assess your project honestly to determine whether you need to explore another course of action.

For this Discussion, analyze your search results for state, federal, and foundation grants, and select the RFPs that best match your project.


Post a link (URL) for each of the three RFPs that best align to your project. Include a summary that provides a rationale for each of your choices. The rationale should address the alignment of the RFP to your project idea as well as alignment of the funder itself. Why is this a good match?

Be sure to support your analysis and conclusions with citations and references in APA format from the Learning Resources and your own research.

Ashworth Semester Exam BZ42S Human Resources Management


BZ42S : Human Resources Management

Question 1

Human resource management:

comprises the concepts and techniques used to control people at work.

is the process of organizing work activities.

is the process of identifying countries with cheaper labor costs and relocating jobs to those countries.

refers to the practices and policies you need to carry out the personnel aspects of your management job.

Question 2

_________ refers to the tendency of firms to extend their ownership to new markets abroad.

Strategic human resources

Trend analysis



Question 3

Traditional job analysis focuses on:

job duties and responsibilities.

how work is accomplished.

who accomplishes the work.

where the work is accomplished.

Question 4

Executive recruiters are also called:



alternative staffing companies.

All of the above

Question 5

James is currently identifying the specific job performance skills needed, analyzing the skills of prospective trainees, and developing knowledge and performance objectives based on the deficiencies he finds. James is working on the __________ step in the training and development process.





Question 6

Which of the following goals is the focus of diversity training?

To create cross-cultural sensitivity

To foster harmonious working relationships

To improve interpersonal skills

All of the above

Question 7

Which of the following is a way to increase 360-degree appraisals?

Anchor the 360-degree items with behavioral competencies

Assess the costs of the program and carefully train the people giving and receiving feedback

Make sure the feedback given is productive, unbiased, and development-oriented

All of the above

Question 8

Assessing interests, seeking out career information, and utilizing development opportunities are all part of the __________ role in career development.





Question 9

Jason is an information systems technician in a town in North Carolina with a population of 100,000. He earns $35,000 a year. He recently found out that a nearby town with a similar population pays people in the same position $40,000 a year. Jason is concerned with the __________ form of equity.





Question 10

Which health benefit listed below is offered by almost all employers?

Mental health insurance

Chiropractic insurance

Medical care insurance

Wellness program