W‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ELF2019 Assignment 3 Word Count (approx. 1900 words—this includes in-text references, but does not include the reference list) The task Imagine you are a mental health worker and, after working with (the person/people at the centre of the case study you addressed in assignment 1) (Angela is in her late twenties. She has a daughter who is 4 and also has a 12-week-old baby. During her recent pregnancy, she left her partner, Michael due to increasing levels of control and abuse. Recently her GP diagnosed her with post-natal depression. Michael has used this diagnosis as ‘evidence’ to argue that Angela is not capable of parenting, as he is mounting a case in the Family Court wanting to be granted full-time custody of their children. Angela is scared of losing her children but is also struggling with day to day demands of parenting 2 children while living in her friend’s garage. You work at SA Health’s Women’s Health Service and today, Angela will be coming to see you for the first time. When you phoned Angela to organise the appointment, she mentioned that she would need to bring her children with her. ) you raised this experience for discussion at a recent team meeting. Feedback from your colleagues suggests that they had similar stories and experiences with service users over the last year. After discussing this at length, your supervisor asked if you might consider writing a submission to the Australian Government’s Inquiry into Mental Health & Suicide Prevention. You have agreed to write a submission, especially because the AASW talks about the importance of advocacy and writing submissions, saying: “In our commitment to social justice and human rights, the AASW advocates for key social issues and the profession at many levels, including responding and presenting evidence to government inquiries and royal commissions” (AASW, . para 1). Before you start: • Return to the feedback given by your marker from assignment 1 as well as the ‘all of class’ feedback • Read the marking rubric which will be used to assess this work • Look through the resources linked below. • When you are ready to write, use the following proforma ‘how to set out the assignment’ to structure your writing. • You must reference your work with a minimum of 8 peer reviewed sources (eg books, book chapters and journal articles, especially those used in this course) and a minimum of 3 other reputable sources (for example: AASW Code of Ethics, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, Australian Productivity Commission, government documents or reports, Organisational Website etc). • Ensure that your submission is written and informed by a recovery oriented approach • Read this document by the AASW about making a policy submission • Read the Terms of Reference of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Committee How to set out the assignment: *you can change these headings to something more creative I am a xx and work at xx (Name of Organisation, this is indicated in the Case Study) Existing Services: Max 150 words What services does your organisation currently provide and to which groups of people? Why do they provide that service? For example, does the service provide a prevention approach, an early intervention approach, a crisis approach or something else? *Do not just copy and paste information from the organisation’s website, paraphrase the information and accurately reference the organisation’s website in your reference list. If the available information about the organisation is minimal, discuss the possibilities with your tutor BEFORE submitting this assignment. Ensure that you check your Turnitin Report before submitting your work. Research which helps explain the mental health concerns of the person you worked with in the Case Study Assignment: 500 words Succinctly outline the main mental health challenge/challenges facing this population group as a whole and say why; explain using relevant research and statistics about this target group (eg young men using performance enhancing drugs, or women who are recently released from prison). Ensure that you use academic, peer reviewed resources to support your claims that are appropriate in terms of location (Australia), discipline (eg social work) and that are recovery oriented approach focussed. The social and lived-experience consequences of these mental health challenges: Max 500 words This should be a mixture of personal reflection and research and can be structured like this: When working with this group/person/case-study, I (or me and my colleagues) have seen the following social consequences… As a mental health practitioner/social worker who uses a recovery-oriented approach to working, here are some of my concerns or the concerns of workers in my organisation… This is not unique situation, here is the research to support what I am seeing… This is what I think needs to happen: 700 words If your organisation could receive funding to provide an early intervention program, community response or approach which could specifically target people like (those in your chosen case study), what might that be? Here you need to support your idea with current research and examples of existing program approaches. Indicate if your suggested approach/approaches are primary, secondary and/or tertiary interventions (these were discussed in week 2). You are welcome to focus on one type of intervention or can suggest 2 types of intervention (eg 1 x primary & 1 x tertiary) Sign off in a professional manner appropriate to your role and the submission (50 words) Kristy Wong Mental Health Worker WELF2019: Mental Health & Mental Wellbeing: Assignment 3 Marking Rubric: Reflective learning Report Marking Criteria Fail 2 (39-0%) Fail 1 (40-49%) Pass 1 (50-54%) Pass 2 (55-64%) Credit (65-74%) Distinction (75-84%) High Distinction (85-100%) Does the submission respond to the in the case study? Articulating a Recovery Oriented Approach (ROA) using the framework drawn upon in this course. No connection made with the meaning of ROA as it has been discussed in this course. No obvious connection made with the meaning of ROA as it has been discussed in this course. Author attempts but does not convincingly use a Recovery Oriented Approach. Author has attempted to convincingly use a Recovery Oriented Approach, although this is not always successful. Author shows that they have implemented a Recovery Oriented Approach in their submission. Author has demonstrated how using a Recovery Oriented Approach has been implemented in their submission. Author has drawn upon Recovery Oriented Approaches to inform their submission in a sophisticated manner. How does the submission explain the mental health concerns of population with respect to the chosen case study? No sense of any appropriate explanation. Little sense of any appropriate explanation. Author attempts to demonstrate mental health concerns but does so in a limited way Author demonstrates an understanding of mental health concerns based upon their research Author demonstrates a solid understand‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ing of mental health concerns based upon their research Author demonstrates a strong understanding of mental health concerns based upon their research Author has responded to this section on mental health concerns drawing upon extensive research and in a sophisticated and sensitive manner. How does the author address the section on social and lived-experience consequences of the mental health challenges? No sense of any appropriate explanation. Little sense of any appropriate explanation. Author attempts to address the social and lived-experience consequences of the mental health challenges but does so in a limited way Author demonstrates some understanding of the social and lived-experience consequences of the mental health challenges Author demonstrates a solid understanding of the social and lived-experience consequences of the mental health challenges Author demonstrates a strong understanding of the social and lived-experience consequences of the mental health challenges Author has responded to this section on the social and lived-experience consequences of the mental health challenges in a sophisticated and sensitive manner. How has the author addressed the section titled, ‘what needs to happen?’ Poorly Author offers suggestions that do not align with the approach taken in this course Author proposes an approach that that does not clearly articulate the relevance to this course Author proposes an approach that appears appropriate, but does not support that with research Author proposes an appropriate approach, supported with research Author has responded to this section very well, using appropriate research to support their ideas Author has responded to this section using creativity and has supported that with appropriate research. The following section sets out the expected standards of writing and editing F1 F2 P1 P2 C D HD Overall written expression, tone and language. The language we use is important. Often, the tone, language and expressions used do not meet the required standards. Sometimes the tone, language and expressions used do not meet the required standards. At times, the language and tone wavers away from expectations. There are some structural inconsistencies in ordering the information. Sometimes, but not always, the language is appropriate. Sometimes the meaning of the writing is unclear. Most of the time, author uses respectful tone and language. Most of the writing is clear and easy to understand. The author has used respectful tone and language throughout. Clear and precise language and writing deployed throughout. Author uses respectful tone and language throughout. The use of language is simple and effective, the flow of writing is impressive and engaging. Editing The best writers spend as much time editing as they do writing. Numerous grammatical errors are present, affecting the reader’s ability to understand the meaning of what is said. Submission appears rushed with little evidence of editing Many grammatical errors. At times the meaning of what is written is affected by these errors. Submission appears rushed with little evidence of editing Often there are repeated grammatical errors. More editing required Some repeated grammatical errors, although generally the meaning of what is written is clear. Another round/s of editing advised. Some minor grammatical errors. More time spent editing may have enhanced this work Few grammatical errors. Obvious that the author has spent time editing their paper No grammatical errors. The meaning of the work is always clear and easily understood. Obvious that the author has spent time and care editing their paper thoroughly The following section sets out the expected standards around referencing and Academic Integrity Research. It is an expectation that you will include and engage with the readings and other resources curated for this course No ideas, facts or opinions are referenced. No evidence of engagement with any of the course texts Few referenced ideas, facts or opinions. A lot of inappropriate attribution of referenced material or references used which contradict the ROA approach taken in this course. Author has used some peer reviewed references, and some information from some reputable resources, although these are under the minimum required. There is minimal engagement with course texts and resources. There are large gaps in referencing. Sometimes there was inappropriate attribution of referenced material. Author has used the minimum of 8 peer reviewed references-which includes the course text. Author has also drawn on a minimum of 3 reputable sources Although most ideas or facts are attributed, there are some gaps in referencing. Author demonstrates engagement with course texts and other resources Author has exceeded the minimum requirement for peer reviewed sources and has engaged with their content. Author has also drawn on a minimum of 3 reputable sources Obvious that author has carried out independent research to support their work. Author demonstrates engagement with course texts and other resources throughout their work Author has exceeded the minimum requirement for peer reviewed sources and has engaged with the content in a comprehensive manner. Author has also drawn on a minimum of 3 reputable sources References all of the appropriate ideas and facts within the paper. Author demonstrates engagement with course texts and other resources in a sophisticated manner Author has greatly exceeded the minimum requirement for peer reviewed sources and has engaged with the content in a comprehensive manner. Author has also exceeded the minimum requirement for using reputable sources These are combined seamlessly and flawlessly into the paper. Referencing You are expected to follow the UniSA Referencing Roadmap No reference list present. Multiple errors in referencing with missing information and poor formatting Many references in the list are not used in the text or vice-versa. Reference list is poorly presented and formatted. Author does not utilise enough appropriate, peer-reviewed literature and relies too much on online sources. Some references in the list are not used in the text or vice-versa. Some errors in referencing with missing information and poor formatting Author relies on online sources, when peer reviewed sources would have been appropriate All references in the paper are present in the reference list, although there are some formatting errors and/or information missing. Some errors in referencing with missing information and poor formatting A relevant set of sources used to support the paper. A good reference list, but there is still room for improvement. In text referencing and the reference list is almost perfect, with all details included, contains only minor formatting errors In-text referencing and the reference list is perfectly constructed and formatted with all details included. Academic Integrity Clear evidence that material has been directly copied and pasted from another source, with or without acknowledgement Poor attention paid to properly acknowledging sources used to support the argument Well done, your paper is respectful of academic integrity throughout Meeting deadlines Your paper was submitted x days late, therefore x marks have been deducte‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍d as per policy Well done on submitting your work on time