Week Nine: Creating a Social Program Details Due PointsObjectives 1.1 Develop proposals for the creation of social programs. Readings Read Appendix A regarding the final project…

Week Nine: Creating a Social Program Details Due Points Objectives 1.1 Develop proposals for the creation of social programs. Readings Read Appendix A regarding the final project requirements. Participation & Capstone Discussion Question Participate in class discussion and Respond to weekly discussion questions. Ongoing (4 days per week) 40 Final Project Creating a Social Program Complete your 1,750- to 2,100-word final proposal paper. Refer to Appendix A for project requirements. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Include at least three sources. Post your paper as an attachment. Post a signed certificate of originality Day 7 (Sunday) 190

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Appendix A

Final Project Overview and Timeline

Creating a Social Program

The final project for

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is a 1,750- to 2,100-word proposal paper on a social program that you create. Pretend that you have the power and capacity to create an agency or organization and decide to create a new social program. You need funding and decide to write to a national organization that provides grants for programs such as the one you want to create. Write a proposal addressing questions the organization would ask. The final paper should be formatted according to APA guidelines and should contain the following elements:

· An introduction and a clear thesis statement

· A body with at least three pieces of supporting evidence and in-text citations

· A conclusion

· A reference list

Your proposal should also include the following:

· Problem to be addressed

· What is the problem?

· What are the demographics?

· Why do you want to address this problem?

· Timeline

· Analysis

· What are the causes and consequences?

· What are the ideologies and values, if any?

· Who are the gainers and losers?

· Policy Elements

· Mission, goals, and objectives

· Benefits and services

· Eligibility rules

· Service delivery

· What is the theory and specification? (Create either an outline or a program design using the examples on pp. 142-144 of Social Policy and Social Programs as a guide.)

· Financing

· What will your budget be?

· Staff, training, and salary

· Supplies and equipment

· Travel

· Rent or lease payment and utilities

· Benefits and services for program recipients

· How will you pay for the program?

· How will you be accountable for funds?

· Staffing

· What types of employees will you look for?

· What are the rules for employees or social workers?

· Evaluation

· How will you evaluate success or failure?

Include any other information you think would be relevant to understanding and analyzing your program. Use centered headings (according to APA formatting) so your categories are organized. Use at least three reliable sources to support your proposal.

Final Project Timeline

You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. It is suggested that you use the below timeline to designate an appropriate amount of time for your research and writing.

· Suggested in Week One: Begin doing some minor research on social policy and programs related to human services. Make notes of possible topics you would like to cover.

· Suggested in Week Two: Narrow down your topic choice and continue doing research, finding your three reliable sources.

· Suggested in Week Three: Brainstorm and write notes based on your proposal ideas, on your research, and on the questions your proposal will address.

· Suggested in Week Four: Create an outline for your proposed paper.

· Suggested in Week Five: Begin drafting your paper.

· Suggested in Week Six: Insert resources in your paper and check your citations.

· Suggested in Week Seven: Self-edit and proofread your draft, and then make corrections and changes. Check to make sure you followed all of the directions and that you have the requirements specified in this Appendix.

· Suggested in Week Eight: Have someone else edit your paper and then make the changes.

· Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.

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