Adulthood Analysis

Assignment (Adulthood Analysis )


The purpose of this assignment is to have students engage in the use of

Human Behavior Social Environment theories and frameworks to assess and evaluate early childhood experiences on later development.


Apply conceptual frameworks and developmental theories in describing human development and behavior for Early adult, middle Adult, and Later adulthood. **Explain how biological, psychological, and sociological developmental dimensions affect one another throughout the lifespan.

Requirements and Guidelines

· Please read the case below and construct a 4-5-page paper responding to the below five questions.

· Please note that all work must follow APA 7th edition format. It is expected that you will include at least two references from the course material (book chapter and a journal article, for example) and at least two outside peer-reviewed journals to support your response.

· Please adhere to the academic integrity policy of the university and the expectations on avoiding plagiarism. Work must be submitted in a Word document with an APA 7th edition cover page and a reference page.

· You are to identify an adolescent adult (young or middle) *who is known or was known to you, upon which you will base your assignment. *

Criteria 1

The individual should be well known to you. He or she can be a present or past client, but does not need to be. He/she can be a current acquaintance, a relative, or a friend from the past. It is critical that you know, or knew, details about this individual’s life. You will not be able to do the assignment if you do not/did not know this individual well.

Criteria 2

This child or adolescent, or family with children and/or adolescents, should have, or have had, a clear interaction with a large system, such as the medical system, school system, penal system, foster care system, welfare system, social service system, psychiatric service system, or housing system. The assignment is most easily done if the nature of the relationship with the system is either notably problematic or notably helpful.

Criteria 3

This individual should identify as a member of a group that has experience with prejudice and discrimination based on, for example,:: Socioeconomic Status, health status, immigration status, race, ethnicity, psychiatric history, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religious affiliation,.

To understand the impact of the system on the life course of the individual, we will need to know the following:

A description of who this individual is based on biological, psychological, and social issues, and an identification of a theoretical framework appropriate for the individual’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, family constellation, and/or other significant events in the individual’s life. What is the physical environment in which this individual resides? This will be more relevant to some than to others, but in a nutshell, all of your “subjects” reside somewhere—where is it, literally? Does it matter that they reside in Southern California or Northeastern U.S.? Urban or rural?

Share something substantive about the system and how it works and doesn’t work for the individual.

Describe how the individual interacts with the system and his/her environment. How do the system and the environment influence the individual’s behavior? What is different before and after the system became involved, OR, in what way has the system changed the individual? Organize the information you garnered for your review in terms of other cultural factors, environmental concerns, governmental policies, and environmental issues and their impact on the individual.

Begin your conclusion with how this informs your understanding of the importance of a life course perspective.

What is the implication for practice based on this evaluation?

Category Points Description
Introduction 5 Introduce the case and present it as you would in a case conference.
Application of theoretical framework 30 · Describe the individual based on biological, psychological, social, and theoretical framework appropriate for the age.

· Apply an appropriate framework for the case with a good description.

Review the system


25 Review all the systems that the individual is interacting with and explain how systems influence the individual. Explain what works and doesn’t work for the individual.
Interaction with the system and the environment 10 Describe how the individual interacts with the system and his/her environment.
Link life course to the case analysis 10 Link the life course to case analysis.
Outline implication for social work practice 5 What is the implication for practice based on your evaluation of the case? Use critical thinking skills in self-reflection on the usability of the theories applicable to cases and their advantages and disadvantages.
Summary 5 Provide a summation of thoughts and understanding of various skills.