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EDU 644 Week 2 DQ 2 Role-Play! Which Programs Will We Keep
In this discussion, you will continue examining child protection services by evaluating the effectiveness of child protection resources from organizations that provide information and support for at-risk families. Specifically, we assess the outcomes of parenting programs for at-risk families using role-play. To prepare for this discussion, review any of the various chapters from Rubin (2012) listed in the Recommended Resources for Week Two, as well as the Week Two Instructor Guidance. When responding to this discussion, depending on the first letter of your last name, you will select either the California Department of Health Care Services website or the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services website and speak from a specific role about whether to keep or terminate a specific program that supports at-risk children and families.
• If your last name begins with A-M, speak from the role of a Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services official who wants to maintain an existing parenting program that supports at-risk children and families.
• If your last name begins with N-Z, speak from the role of a State of California Director of Health Services who wants to eliminate a specific parenting program that supports at-risk children and families to reduce costs for the state.
Initial Post: Speaking from the role you are assigned, write an initial post about whether to keep or eliminate a specific program that supports at-risk children and families. Use the two websites listed above, the recommended Rubin (2012) readings for Week Two, and at least one additional scholarly source to provide support for your argument. Be sure to state which role you are assuming in this role-play activity and the specific program you are discussing at the beginning of your initial post. Next, write your argument as a formal letter to the citizens of your assigned locality (i.e., either LA County or the State of California). Your letter should be written succinctly (i.e., it should not be lengthy) and persuasively and include a specific call to action (i.e., to either keep or eliminate a specific program).
Guided Response: Respond to a minimum of two peers. In each response, assume the role of a press agent for a local newspaper and interview your peer. You can do so by asking questions about the ramifications of keeping or terminating the program. This will elicit further critical thought from peers about their arguments. Though personal opinions may be expressed in the replies, it is expected that you will write an objective response that is designed, again, to promote further critical thinking by peers about their arguments. Please keep personal opinions about the programs discussed to a minimum and focus on evidence-based responses. As with other discussions, though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have provided for you to further the conversation and demonstrate critical thinking on this topic.
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