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Respond by Day 7 to at least two colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

  • Provide additional resources or media on technology training for older adults.
  • Compare your colleague’s selected training initiatives with those you identified.
  • Suggest technology training for older adults that does not yet exist.
  • Offer alternative viewpoints and insights.
  • Ask for clarification.



There are several different ways the elderly population could learn how to use computers or learn how to use computers better. One site showed seven different places where the elderly could obtain computer classes or courses online (Sung Safety, 2020). The Senior’s Guide to Computers provides very basics about computers, which is an online service, which some elderly will not be able to access (Seniors Guide to Computers, n. d.). The course includes accessibility, backing up data, emailing, what hardware and software is, security online, and the internet (Seniors Guide to Computers, n. d.), which would be beneficial for those that have some understanding of how to get onto a computer to take the cases or have someone to assist them with getting onto a computer and getting online. Though seniors do have cell phones that have internet access, which is a start.

The other service chosen to discuss of the Sung Safety site is the In-Person Classes being offered at local libraries and senior centers, which assist with computer learning in person, which for seniors is a positive way to learn because they will not need to already know how to use a computer and will not need a computer to be taught. The Sung Safety site has a link that states local libraries and the person clicks the link, and it shows the local libraries to the location of the computer being used. It showed Temple University Libraries and CF Goodwin Public Libraries (WorldCat, n. d.). The elderly person would need to then call the local libraries and ask when their next computer classes are being held. The Worldcat site does not have links from each library to the library website, but it does have telephone numbers to use to contact the libraries. WorldCat site is beneficial for seniors to find libraries to be able to learn in person, but if they do not have access to computers or know how to use the internet to find libraries it is a moot point. Though for those seniors that know how to use computers in the least a little, it would be beneficial to find libraries that teach computers in person for in-person and hands-on learning.

In addition to the assignment, I found it interesting that when looking for senior computer classes for seniors, there was an ad for classes to teach senior computer classes (Insight All Day, n. d.). It was interesting that there are classes to teach seniors how to use computers because if a senior looks up this information, they can become frustrated because they are trying to find classes to learn and not have to teach other people how to use computers. The same site had a link for computer classes for seniors that showed online classes, find classes near me, and beginner computer classes for Seniors in Philadelphia. It should also be considered that some seniors are starting to have sight issues and hearing issues, which can lead to the need for bigger fonts and louder speakers, which may not be available if the computers being used in the libraries are older and cannot make the font bigger.


Insight All Day. (n. d.). Senior computer classes: What you need to know. Insight All Day. https://insightallday.com/senior_computer_classes?og1=5e66eeac-0325-4f7d-8a1b-22280fac5a44&acid=cid47076&avid=1802&asrc=bing

Seniors Guide to Computers. (n. d.). The Learning Center. https://www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com

Sung Safety. (2020, October 15). Computer classes for seniors: 7 courses to improve your skills. https://www.snugsafe.com/all-posts/computer-classes-for-seniors#:~:text=The%207%20Best%20Computer%20Classes%20for%20Seniors%201,7.%20In-Person%20Classes%20…%208%208.%20Books%20

WorldCat. (n. d.). Libraries: Discover libraries near you. https://www.worldcat.org/libraries



One example of web-based learning about technology specially for older adults is at bridgingapps.org. This organization is a part of the Easter Seals and provides a link to helpful resources for seniors (https://bridgingapps.org/seniors/resources-for-seniors/). Within this webpage, there are various videos and printable instructions on a variety of topics, some more complex than others. These topics include assumably the most frequently asked questions, such as “How to Set Alarm on an iPad,” “How to Change Email Password,” and “How to Add a Friend on Facebook.”

A second example of a program geared towards older adults and technology is a webinar provided by AARP on August 23rd entitled “An Introduction to Cutting-Edge Technology.” Per the event website (https://local.aarp.org/vcc-event/mountain-nc-presents-cuttingedge-modern-technology-smartphones-in-todays-age-82823-n4nc2qnktdt.html), this is a segment of a three-part series which will focus on smartphones and their advances. While it does not give a topic list for this 60-minute webinar, the event pages states: “In this session, Smartphones in Today’s Age, we will discuss the most cutting-edge advances in smartphone technology. What are the latest smartphone features? What do they mean for our future? Join us and find out! ”

As stated previously, age-friendly workplaces are becoming more popular, and in these environments, there is a focus on the skills and experience that older adults have (Kunkel &Settersten, 2022). Therefore, what an aging person may lack in computer and technology skills they may make up for with opportunities to display what they are good at. For example, they may be a wonderful knitter and could swap computer lessons for knitting lessons. Technology lessons may also expand the aging learner’s confidence in their abilities, as well as their creativity and productiveness (Sanders et al., 2013). However, one challenge to teaching older adult learns about technology would be patience on both ends. Patience to learn and not get frustrated with oneself, while the teacher must have patience to teach and not get frustrated with the student. Though technology may come easy to us whipper-snappers, it can be a very daunting task to an elderly person.


Kunkel, S. R., &Settersten, Jr., R. A. (2022). Aging, society, and the life course (6th ed.). Springer.

Sanders, M. J., O’Sullivan, B., DeBurra, K., &Fedner, A. (2013). Computer training for seniors: An academic-community partnership. Educational Gerontology, 39(3), 179–193.



The social problem/issue

  • Identify a social problem/issue you would like to address.
  • Describe the context—historical and/or contemporary—of society’s perception and approach to this social problem/issue.
  • What current research (including facts and statistics) supports the need to address the social problem/issue?

The policy

  • Identify a specific policy that addresses the selected social problem/issue.
  • Describe the historical context of the policy.
    • Briefly provide enough detail about the social, economic, and political circumstances that inspired action.
    • Include reputable references/resources to support current updates, implementation, and/or changes related to the policy.

The population and programs

  • Identify the population served by the policy.
  • What qualifies a client for inclusion in the policy?
  • What successful or widely accepted programs have come out of the policy?

In practice

  • What role(s) do social workers play in the success of the program?
  • Does the policy work in practice as intended? Why or why not?
  • Does the policy achieve its goals?

Social change

  • Does the policy contribute to social justice? How? If not, explain how or why it does not contribute to social justice.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the policy.
  • Explain how you would go about improving the policy.


  • You must reference a minimum of eight scholarly references, which may include electronic government documents and reputable websites.
  • Your reference list should appear on a separate page, and it is not included in the 5- to 8-page requirement.



Prepare a narrated PowerPoint presentation on the diversity activity in which you participated. The presentation should be 5–7 slides in length (including the title and reference slides). In the presentation, be sure to:

  • Describe the activity and the associated population.
  • Explain how the activity has influenced your understanding, bias, or comfort level in working with the identified population.
  • More generally, explain how the activity has influenced your perceptions of diversity and difference.
  • Analyze at least three key concepts from this course in relation to this experience.

The PowerPoint should present bulleted text on the slides with a full transcript of the presentation in the notes section. Please use the Learning Resources to support your presentation. Include citations and a Reference slide to document the sources you have used.

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Week 2, Discussion 2 — Examining a Student Annotated Bibliography and Choosing a Topic to Research


Ends Jul 11

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Your response to this discussion is due by this week Friday at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

You are also asked to respond to at least one other student in the class on his or her response.

Your response to your fellow student is due by this week Sunday at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).


For this discussion, you’ll learn about the annotated bibliography, which will be the first assignment you’ll submit.

For your WA #1, you’ll gather five (5) scholarly sources on the topic that you’ve chosen and write an annotated bibliography.

An annotated bibliography consists of APA-formatted citations and written paragraphs that summarize, describe, and evaluate the referenced articles.

In evaluating the article, you’ll ask questions like: Does the source seem reliable? Is it current? What limitations have you noted in the study? How does the material relate to your topic? Will you find the material useful for your work?

For this discussion, here’s what you need to do:

After reading the sample student annotated bibliography, choose one of the annotations and answer the following questions. If the annotation does not offer a clear answer to the prompt, be sure to state this in your response:

(1) Identify the claim made by the author(s) of the article (1-2 sentences) (e.g., “The authors claim that language…”)

(2) Identify the main strength(s) in the study, according to the student (1-2 sentences). (e.g., “According to the student, the main strength is…”)

(3) Identify the conclusion(s) reached by the author(s) of the article (1-2 sentences) (e.g., “The author determined that…”)

(4) Are there any limitations in the study, according to the student? (1-2 sentences) (e.g., “The student states that the study was not current…”)

(5) Did the student find the source useful/not useful for his/her own work? Why or why not? (~1-2 sentences) (e.g., “It’s unclear if the student found the source useful…”)

(6) Post a comment or question on one or two of your classmates’ threads.

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Respond to at least two (2) of your peers by answering their question or commenting on their process.



Write an initial post of any length in which you either:

Ask a question about the revision or organization of your problem statement.


As a survivor of the civil war in Liberia and seeing the devastating aftermath, I decided to (Problem statement) build wellness centers that provides trauma therapy to those civil wars survivors who are living in underserved populations and are still struggling with Long-term Posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) also known as Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Complex PTSD causes are childhood abuse or neglect, domestic violence, sexual abuse, torture, sex trafficking and war. Also, difficulty controlling your emotions, feeling very angry or distrustful towards the world is a few more causes. All things experienced by some of the survivors of the civil war (NHS, 2022). With all these things mentioned, finding a balance without losing focus on topic was the challenge. I understand now, but suggestions are welcome.



Describe your problem statement revision process.


Although cohesive, I am doing my best to figure out a way where the focus of the topic is not lost within the description. With Wellness center, Trauma therapy and CPTSD being mentioned, it could cause the confusion of “what is her focus or actual topic?” During the revision process, the focus was fine-tuning the problem statement where all things mentioned were cohesive. The main topic and research is CPTSD and helping those struggling with it. The wellness centers and trauma therapy are treatments that will help those struggling with CPTSD. Understanding this has helped my revision process tremendously.




Complex PTSD-posttraumatic stress disorder, 2022. https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/complex/



The problem statement and question


The transition from military service back to civilian life brings with it mental health issues unique to veterans. New experimental Horse Therapy (HT) treatments for veterans with PTSD have shown some success, there is no information on large-scale treatment and more comprehensive research needs to occur to help veterans overcome these issues and improve their future in society. My question is, how can I improve this problem statement?


The problem statement revision process


Although some institutions might require additional elements in a problem statement, there are three essential parts of a problem statement: The research problem itself, for whom and why studying the problem is important, and how the current study will address the problem (Burkholder, 2020). I simply tried to follow these elements and align them with my purpose statement. Here is the problem statement before revision, followed by the revision problem statement.


The purpose of this quantitative study is to examine the results of EAT on veterans and military families. A large-scale open trial of several US EAT organizations will be conducted and surveys and questionnaire tabulations will benefit veterans’ transition into a civilian lifestyle.


The problem statement


The situation or issue that prompted me to search the literature is   The transition from military service back to civilian life brings with it mental health issues unique to veterans. New experimental Horse Therapy (HT)  treatments for veterans with PTSD have shown some success, there is no information on large-scale treatment, more comprehensive research needs to occur to help veterans overcome these issues and improve their future in society.



Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., Crawford, L.M., Hitchcock, J.H. (2020) Research Design and Methods An applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner SAGE publication, Inc.




  • Sue, D. W., Rasheed, M. N., & Rasheed, J. M. (2016). Multicultural social work practice: A competency-based approach to diversity and social justice(2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
    • Chapter 12, “Multicultural Organizational Change: Antiracist Practice and Social Justice”



Post your response to the following:

  • Explain how your current or past place of work (paid or volunteer) was inclusive or not inclusive of diverse groups.
  • Provide two specific examples.
  • Provide two ways you can advocate for greater inclusivity at this place of employment.

Respond to one colleague:

  • Provide an additional strategy to create safe spaces and encourage diversity within a work agency.
  • Describe any challenges to creating these safe spaces and ways to overcome these challenges.



Explain how your current or past place of work (paid or volunteer) was inclusive or not inclusive of diverse groups.

Inclusion means that people across varying identities are and feel valued, welcomed, respected, included, represented, and heard and that they fully belong, can be authentic, can contribute to the collective, and have a voice. Inclusion requires actively, persistently, and systemically engaging diversity and fostering equity and social justice across all aspects of the institution, including actively identifying and removing systemic and other barriers. At my workplace, everyone is free to be as they want to be. We are free to go by the pronoun we choose to be. A non-judgment zone not only for our clients but for the employees as well. It is said that Inclusion in the workplace creates a sense of belonging among co-workers that can translate to greater productivity, more innovation, and better decision-making. Team performance improves when employees feel more connected. Sue, Rasheed & Rasheed (2016) stated, “Social workers must see the interconnection between the various forms of multicultural social work practice and social justice and human rights issues” (Sue et al, 2016). It is my personal belief that my workplace practices inclusion, we are a good team because of it.  However, I would like more celebration and recognition. An example of such recognition and celebration would be to create groups or spaces within an organization that actively promotes cultural diversity. Lastly, commitment to diversity means we understand and accept that everyone is different, that we respect those differences, and that we are open to listening to different points of view and leveraging them to learn from each other. Everyone plays an important role in building an inclusive work environment, but I believe ​it is those who have upper management roles it is their responsibility to set the tone and lead by example.




Sue, D. W., Rasheed, M. N., & Rasheed, J. M. (2016). Multicultural social work practice: A competency-based approach to diversity and social justice (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.



Explain how your current or past place of work (paid or volunteer) was inclusive or not inclusive of diverse groups.

My place of work places a high emphasis on the welfare of its employees, as well as the individuals who benefit from the services it offers. Moreover, the geographical placement of the facility offers a distinct advantage in delivering culturally appropriate services to a broader clientele. It also facilitates the engagement of social workers in officially endorsed roles and activities, free from apprehension over potential disciplinary measures. According to Sue et al. (2016), the misconceptions and conflicts that can arise in a heterogeneous society are less likely to happen in institutions that show they recognize and appreciate diversity, and this is exactly what my place of work does. It encourages diversity.

Provide two specific examples.

For example, in the workplace where I am employed, there exist culture-specific programs. However, it is important to note that these programs are perceived as valuable assets for all individuals inside the organization and the broader community, rather than being exclusively associated with any certain ethnic group. Another example of how my place of work encourages inclusivity is through conducting cultural competencies training every quarter due to the fact that the company has diverse individuals at all levels.

Provide two ways you can advocate for greater inclusivity at this place of employment.

Despite the presence of diversity in my workplace, it is evident that a significant proportion of employees are of Whites descent. Consequently, I am committed to advocating for the recruitment of individuals from diverse backgrounds in order to foster a more inclusive workforce. Another way for greater inclusivity is by advocating for the selection of staff members who possess expertise in culturally appropriate practices or who get comprehensive training and supervision to enhance their competency in this area.


Sue, D. W., Rasheed, M. N., & Rasheed, J. M. (2016). Multicultural social work practice: A competency-based approach to diversity and social justice (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.






Theme Selection



Student’s Name



Professor’s Name








Girls and women in a society bear the brunt of the negative impact of rigid gender norms and roles in most world religions; they are more likely to face restrictions in their freedom and mobility, they are subjected to epidemic levels of violence and harassment around the world, and they have fewer opportunities to choose how to live their lives. For this reason, I have chosen to explore the theme of “Treatment of Women in the Society” to get to the root of the concern.

To successfully come up with a good report, I intend to use the following sources:

  1. Christianity – Barr, Beth Allison. The making of biblical womanhood: How the subjugation of women became gospel truth. Baker Books, 2021.https://www.scribd.com/book/502328435/The-Making-of-Biblical-Womanhood-How-the-Subjugation-of-Women-Became-Gospel-Truth
  2. Judaism-Roa Ortega, S., 2020. Women and judaism: diverse realities between the 19th and 20th centuries.http://hdl.handle.net/10810/49211
  3. Islam – Ali, S.S., 2021. Gender and human rights in Islam and international law: equal before Allah, unequal before man?. In Gender and Human Rights in Islam and International Law. Brill.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277162295_Book_Review_of_Gender_and_Human_Rights_in_Islam_and_International_Law_Equal_Before_Allah_Unequal_Before_Man_by_Shaheen_Sardar_Ali
  4. Hindism – Pathak, H.P., 2019. Hinduism and women religious beliefs and practices. In Proceedings of the 13th international RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities(pp. 228-235). Scientia Moralitas Research Institute.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00208728221137532
  5. Buddhism- Magee, K. and Purisuttamo, P.M., 2020. Gender and Women Empowerment as Female Buddhists Based on Buddhism Perspectives. Journal of Paramita2(2), pp.33-41.https://www.awut.org/ojs/index.php/paramita/article/view/175
  6. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism – King, U., 1987. World religions, women and education. Comparative education23(1), pp.35-49.https://doi.org/10.1080/0305006870230105





These are in question-and-answer format. EACH question requires its own reference.

1. Identify and describe the four main principles of the social marketing theory.

2. Provide at least one example how the theory can be applied to influence behavior in a healthy way and an unhealthy way.

3. View the Social and behavioral change communication challenge (SBCC)

at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utW3c7ybv98&feature=youtube  According to the video, what social marketing approach is needed today to effectively influence health behaviors?

4. Identify two areas mentioned in the video that social marketing have been used and found to be successful in promoting health behavior changes.

5. Which Responsibilities and Competencies of a Health Education Specialist can the social marketing theory be applied to? Please explain.

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WA#4: Essay Reflection
Task: Choose one of your formal papers, either the Six-Source Essay or the Multi Source Essay/Literature Review, and write a reflection on the essay in terms of
both process and product.
Length: 500 words (2 double-spaced pages)
Format: APA 7
Point of view: The essay reflection will be written in the first person point of view.
The reflective essay is an opportunity for writers to critically assess the progress
they have made in thinking, researching, and writing about a chosen topic.
Writing a reflective essay allows a writer to tell the unique story of how a topic
idea, cultivated through research, grew into a paper. It is a chance to think in a
sustained way about the context, objectives, and process of a writing project.
Remember to talk specifically about choices you made regarding summarizing and
synthesizing sources in your paper. Use examples from your paper to help your readers
to understand your process.
Here are some questions that will help you to prepare for a reflective paper:
● What was the purpose of the essay? Do I think I achieved that purpose? ●
What do research sources say about my chosen topic? Did the research say
different things than I expected it to say?
● How did the readers react to the paper? What was interesting, surprising,
or difficult about the reactions to the paper?
● What are my learning goals for the course? How did researching and writing
the essay help me to further those goals? What obstacles presented
themselves that hindered my progress towards those goals?
● What ideas did I have about my topic when I began? How did the research
sources affect those ideas? Did my ideas change as a result of the
thinking, researching, and writing process?
● Did researchers from different fields report different findings on the topic?
● What information did I want readers to have as a result of reading the
paper? What information do I want readers to have now?
● What was my experience in researching the topic?
● What was my experience in writing the paper?
● How did I synthesize sources in the papers? What specific choices did I make?
● What challenges did I face as I did the work? What successes did I
● achieve? How did I respond to these challenges and successes?
● How did responses from other readers and writers change my process?
To receive additional labor points incorporate at least 3 quotes and APA
citations from your research into this reflection.
Helpful Resources:
“How to write a reflection paper.” (2021). How to guide. Trent University.

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Week 8, Discussion — Sharing your Gaps and Unanswered Questions


Ends Aug 9

Must post first.


Your response to this discussion is due by this week Friday at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

You are also asked to respond to at least one other student in the class on his or her response.

Your response to your fellow student is due by this week Sunday at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).


WRTG 391 students,

We’re now in our final week of class.

As you have researched your topic for the annotated bibliography, the four-source essay, the six-source essay, and the multiple-source synthesis essay (literature review), please consider the following questions:

What gaps or unanswered questions do you have about your topic?  In other words, is there an area or are there areas on which you’d like to see more research?

You can write a short paragraph of 100-200 words to answer this question.

Then, please write a response to one of your classmates on their thread, commenting on their research gaps or their research process in one or two sentences.