The student will write an 8–10-page (including title page, abstract, and reference page) research-based
paper in current APA format that focuses on social work with military, veterans, or their families in one of
the following areas:
Deployments, Trauma, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Traumatic Brain Injury, Homelessness, or Reintegration.
The paper must include at least 10 scholarly references (text book or journal articles) in addition to the
course textbook and the Bible. After selecting a topic, the student will evaluate this topic with a focus on:
understanding the person in the environment, assessing an individual’s strengths and needs in these
circumstances, and preparing to work with a military veteran, or military family facing one of these
circumstances. The Christian faith must be integrated into this paper.
This paper needs to demonstrate an ability to assess the client, including the client in the environment, and
develop a strong conceptualization of the client. A client conceptualization is simply how you view that
client, considering all of the information that is available at that time.
Along with client conceptualization, the paper must include how you (the social worker) would prepare to
work with this family as well as what work could be done. The paper should show that you’ve thoughtfully
analyzed the client and determined some ways that you could help as the social worker. Please work to
ensure that your approach also addresses potential spiritual needs, as well as an integrated approach that
demonstrates how your own faith influences the work.