Current Issues in Aging

Article Review: Current Issues in Aging

[WLOs: 1, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 7: Gerontology: Human Services with Older Adults. In addition, find an article within the Ashford University Library or from the Recommended Resources listed for this course addressing the current issue of the aging adult. The aging population has issues such as being a parenting grandparent, depression, elder abuse, exposure to ageism, dementia (and levels of care), what constitutes successful aging, non-traditional and traditional retirement, aging and healthcare costs, and substance abuse in aging.

In your paper,

  • Summarize the article.
  • Discuss the service delivery explored in the article.
  • Examine how human service professionals are addressing the issues identified with the aging population in the article.
  • Analyze the recommendations for service delivery as outlined in the article.

The Article Review: Current Issues in Aging paper

  • Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) based on an article from 2011 to present and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper (bold and with a space between the title and the rest of the information)
    • Student’s name, followed by institution name (“Ashford University”)
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

 

Required Resources

Text

Martin, M. E. (2018). Introduction to human services: Through the eyes of practice settings (4th ed.). Pearson.

  • Chapter 5: Child Welfare Services: Overview and Purpose of the U.S. Child Welfare System
  • Chapter 6: Adolescent Services
  • Chapter 7: Gerontology: Human Services With Older Adults
  • The full-text version of this ebook is available through your online classroom through the Redshelf platform. This book is an introductory textbook outlining the broad discipline of human services. Chapter 5 will assist you in your Child Welfare Services Simulation this week. Chapter 6 will assist you in your Adolescence discussion this week. Chapter 7 will assist you in your Article Review: Current Issues in Aging assignment this week.

Multimedia

Portico Network. (2017, March 15). Conducting a quick screen for trauma – child interview (Links to an external site.) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/rKTYOAI65zE

Recommended Resources

Articles

Bender, K., Thompson, S., Ferguson, K., Yoder, J., & DePrince, A. (2015). Risk detection and self-protection among homeless youthJournal of Research on Adolescence, 25(2), 352–365. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12123

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the Academic Search Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about homeless youth and may assist you in your Adolescence discussion forum this week.

Brown, M., Vaclavik, D., Watson, D. P., & Wilka, E. (2017). Predictors of homeless services re-entry within a sample of adults receiving Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) assistancePsychological Services, 14(2), 129–140. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000112

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the PsycARTICLES database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about homeless youth and may assist you in your Adolescence discussion forum this week.

Gitlin, L. N., Roth, D. L., & Huang, J. (2014). Mediators of the impact of a home-based intervention (beat the blues) on depressive symptoms among older African AmericansPsychology & Aging, 29(3), 601–611. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036784

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the PsycARTICLES database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about aging African Americans and may assist you in your Article Review: Current issues in Aging assignment this week.

Ho, G. W. K., Gross, D. A., & Bettencourt, A. (2017). Universal mandatory reporting policies and the odds of identifying child physical abuseAmerican Journal of Public Health, 107(5), 709–716. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303667

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the CINAHL Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about identifying child physical abuse and may assist you in your Child Welfare Services Reflection learning activity this week.

Kero, K, & Ernst, J. S. (2019). Social services for older adults: Utilization and future directionsMEDSURG Nursing, 28(5), 323–326.

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the CINAHL Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about social services for older adults and may assist you in your Article Review: Current Issues in Aging assignment this week.

Logan-Greene, P., & Semanchin Jones, A. (2018). Predicting chronic neglect: Understanding risk and protective factors for CPS-involved familiesChild & Family Social Work, 23(2), 264–272. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12414

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the CINAHL Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about predicting neglect in CPS-involved families and may assist you in your Child Welfare Services Reflection learning activity this week.

Richardson, S. M., & Yates, T. M. (2019). Characterizing communication between transition-aged foster youth and their social workersJournal of Social Work, 19(3), 372–396. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017318762093

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the CINAHL Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about transition-aged foster youth and their social workers and may assist you in your Adolescence discussion forum this week.

Salazar, A. M., Noell, B., Cole, J. J., Haggerty, K. P., & Roe, S. (2018). Incorporating self-determination into substance abuse prevention programming for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthoodChild & Family Social Work, 23(2), 281–288. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12416

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the CINAHL Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information substance abuse prevention and the foster care transition to adulthood and may assist you in your Adolescence discussion forum this week.

Vázquez, A. L., & Villodas, M. T. (2019). Racial/ethnic differences in caregivers’ perceptions of the need for and utilization of adolescent psychological counseling and support servicesCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 25(3), 323–330. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000255

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the PsycARTICLES database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about adolescent psychological counseling and may assist you in your Adolescence discussion forum this week.

Multimedia

Thomas, S., & Thomsen, W. (Producers). (2013). Youth and drugs of abuse [Video]. Hazelden Foundation.

  • The full version of this video is available through the Films on Demand database in the Ashford University Library. This video provides information about youth and drugs of abuse and may assist you in your Adolescence discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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