PART 1: CREATE YOUR PARENTING CASE   STUDY TOPIC Using the planning table provid

PART 1: CREATE YOUR PARENTING CASE   STUDY TOPIC
Using the planning table provided   below, you will create a case study on a parenting topic of interest to you.   Throughout the course you will conduct research on this topic, culminating in   a Parenting Action Plan that proposes solutions to resolve your case.  
Step 1: Select a scenario that may   be a cause for concern in parents.
You may use the list below or   identify a scenario of your own with the permission of the instructor. Write   your scenario of interest into the planning table provided below.
List of Scenarios
Sleeping        arrangements for newborn
Immunizations        for children
Bedwetting
Breastfeeding        older children
Special        needs, such as:
Down        syndrome or other genetic disorder
Learning        disabilities
Autism
Attention        deficit with hyperactivity disorder
Physical-motor        disability
Language        delay, speech, related issues
Teen        pregnancy
Alcohol        and substance abuse in teens
Relationship        problems in teens, dating, inappropriate, and/or risk-taking behavior
Mental        health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders)
Behavioral        issues in younger children
Behavioral        issues in teens
Parental        conflict and argument
Military        deployment
Grandparents        raising grandchildren
Adoption/foster        parenting
Racial        and cultural issues in parenting -Tiger moms, immigrant children, LGBTQ,        biracial identity, religion
Older        child parenting and emerging adulthood (age 18-21)
Use        of media-cellphones, tablets, etc.
Impact        of domestic violence
Bullying,        cyberbullying
Stepfamilies
Impact        of divorce
Choosing        daycare, preschool
Healthy        diet, eating disorders
College/postsecondary        readiness
Step 2: Select an age group to   which the scenario applies.
After picking your scenario,   select an age group (see planning table below) that you would be interested   in learning more about. For example, if you are interested in “choosing   daycare” as a topic, are you interested in daycare for infants, toddlers, or school-aged   children? Note that your scenario may not make sense for some age groups. For   example, you probably would not be interested in learning about daycare   options for an 18-year-old.
Step 3: Select a socioeconomic   status for your scenario.
Determine whether your scenario   will apply to a family of lower, middle or upper socioeconomic status (SES)   (see planning table below). SES can profoundly impact access to resources   which, in turn, can impact outcomes. It is important to know what services   are available and who can access them.  
Step 4: Family composition.
Using the planning table below,   identify at least two details about the composition of the family. Who is   living in the home? How many generations live in the home? What is the   marital status of the parents? Are there siblings? Family composition can be   a source of strength as well as a source of stress. Use this section to flesh   out the details of the family in your scenario.  
Step 5: Identify the type of issue   in your scenario.
Use the planning table to identify   the type of issue(s) present in your scenario. Check all that you think could   apply. This will help you to figure out where you can find information on   your topic. For example, if you are dealing with a topic like behavioral   issues that emerge in a child after military deployment of a parent, you   might start looking for research in psychology journals that deal with   military families, like “Military Family Therapy.”
Step 6: Identify possible sites of   impact for addressing your scenario.
Using the planning table, identify   possible sites of impact for your scenario. For example, if you are   interested in “choosing daycare,” you would probably select “daycare” as a   site of impact, but you might also select “home” if you are interested in how   daycare impacts behavior in the home. You might also select “school,” if you   think the quality of daycare has an impact on academic performance.
Step 7: Identify potential   solutions to address your scenario.
Using the planning table, check   off the potential solution(s) that could form the basis of your parenting   action plan.
Instructions: Choose   and write down your topic and ideas about: The topic/title, why you think it   is important, and where you think you will look for resources. 
Use the Planning Table below   to create your chosen topic. Each section of the table below may be used to   narrow down the specifics of your research paper. Each section will help to   get you thinking about the aspects of your action plan. In the example below,   the sections of the table appear in parenthesis to exemplify how these   sections relate to your topic choice. Please note that these sections form a   part of the final paper write up, and as such can be used while writing up   your final paper. 
AFP Part 1: Planning Table
STEP     1: SCENARIO
(write     your chosen
scenario     below)
STEP     2: AGE GROUP OF INTEREST
Birth-3 yrs
3-10 yrs
10-13 yrs
14-18 yrs
18-21 yrs
STEP     3: SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
lower
middle
upper
STEP     4: FAMILY COMPOSITION
(include     at least 2 of these details)
Parental involvement?
Single, married, divorced?
Siblings?
Who is living in the home?
Employment status of parents?
Other?
STEP     5: TYPE OF PROBLEM
Schoolwork or Homework Issue
Behavioral Issue
Social Issue
Physical/Emotional Issue
Other:________
STEP     6: SITES OF IMPACT
Home
School
Daycare
Parent Workplace
Public Spaces (e.g. playground, retail, grocery          store, etc.)
Other:__________
STEP     7: POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS
Home Plan
School Strategy
Community Support Groups
Behavioral Health Plan
Medical/Health Plan
Special Programs/Supports
Other:_______
STEP 8: Crafting your parenting   case study.
Write a parenting case study that   incorporates all of the information in the planning table (Steps 1-6). Your   case study should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. You may want to add details   now or as your research progresses to make your case study more interesting.
Example:
The current case study involves a   child with significant learning disabilities who is 8 years old and from a   middle-class socioeconomic status background. The child has a 10-year-old   sister with no known learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Parents   recently separated, but both parents are actively involved with the children.   A parenting action plan will be developed to address the child’s problems   with schoolwork. I will discuss the case in the context of home and school   (i.e. sites of impact), providing solutions that may include a home plan to   address the parental separation as well as special programs in school and   community supports (i.e. potential solutions).
Your Parenting Case Study will be   evaluated according to the following rubric: 
Criteria Met
Criteria Partially Met
Criteria Not Met
Scenario Selected
1

0
Age group
1

0
SES
1

0
Family composition (>2     details identified)
2
1
0
Type of Problem
1

0
Site of Impact
1

0
Potential Solution(s) Selected
1

0
Well-written and interesting     case scenario
2
1
0
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