Social Change Portfolio: Part 4: Diversity and Ethical Considerations

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resources on your own before you bid. You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 07/08/20 at 8pm. McLennan County is my county. I have attached the project paper.

Discussion – Week 6

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Social Change Portfolio: Part 4: Diversity and Ethical Considerations

As you consider your community problem, is there a segment of the community that may be impacted more than others? Are there issues related to the diversity of this group, and does this raise ethical considerations?

For this Discussion, you will explore the challenges related to evidence-based and culturally relevant prevention as it applies to diverse populations within your targeted community problem. You also will uncover any ethical considerations you might need to further examine as it relates to the practice of prevention for your targeted problem.

To Prepare

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week and      consider Diversity and Ethical      Considerations as they relate to the diverse      population in your targeted community problem.
  • Create a section in your Social Change Portfolio      called “Part 4: “Diversity and Ethical      Considerations”
  • Conduct a literature review and/or a review of local      public health data to identify a specific population (such as LGBT, ethnic      minority, etc.) that is affected by the target problem in your community.      Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed sources. For example, if your target problem      is teenage substance abuse then your broad population is teens. Then,      include the following:
    • Identify a particular subgroup       within that population (e.g., males, a specific ethnic minority group,       etc.) that is impacted by this problem in a different way or at increased       rates.
    • Describe the unique impact or       different rates of the problem among this group.
  • Based on your research, briefly describe 2 to 3      mechanisms to increase the cultural relevance of a prevention program with      the identified population.
  • Briefly describe some of the core ethical      considerations in prevention programming for this target problem in your      community including stakeholder collaboration, informed consent, and      confidentiality.

Note: For the purposes of this course, your focus is to develop a plan, but not to actually implement the project. In goal setting, consider what is truly achievable. A vast goal such as, “eliminate teen substance abuse in my community,” is unrealistic.

Instead, a goal such as “increase awareness of teen substance abuse and identify resources and a plan to reduce teen substance abuse” is more realistic.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

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Required Resources

Hage, S., & Romano, J. L. (2013). Best practices in prevention. In R. K. Conyne & A. M. Horne (Eds.). Prevention practice kit: Action guides for mental health professionals (pp. 32-46). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Vera, E. M., & Kenny, M. E. (2013). Social justice and culturally relevant prevention. In R. K. Conyne & A. M. Horne (Eds.). Prevention practice kit: Action guides for mental health professionals (pp. 1-59). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

American Counseling Association (2014). 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved from

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (2018). How healthy is your community? Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from

Required Media

Walden Scholars of Change (2016). Giving incarcerated women a second chance.