You will write a 6-8 page paper according to APA Style formatting, (using Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1 inch margins and double space) researchingan area of child welfare of today. The body of the paper needs to be at least 1,000 words (3 pages+), in addition to the title page, abstract, Introductory text, Conclusion, and references pages. The Introductory text and Conclusion should each be at least 200 words each.
The student may choose one of the following topics on which to write their paper.
Children in Foster Care
Borderline Personality Disorder
Children and Violence
Children and Poverty
Children and Substance Abuse
Long-term Effects of Child Abuse
Child Sexual Abuse
Teenage Pregnancy Issues
Homeless Runaway Youths
The Military Family
Daycare and Educational Settings
Your text may be used as one of your peer-reviewed sources of information. At least one more peer-reviewed source is required, and is best chosen from the online Columbia College library. A how-to video is provided showing how to access those journal articles online.
The paper will be graded according to the rubric at the end of this syllabus.
Work from a previous course, in whole or in part, is also unacceptable.