(20 points)

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Writing Assignment II
Kaufman, J. (2016). Broken three times: a story of child abuse in America. Oxford University Press.
Assignment Instructions:
The writing assignment should be at least 6-8 full, double-spaced pages using APA 7th edition format.
Writing should be clear, well-organized, and in an appropriate voice.
Spelling and grammar should be accurate. Margins 1” and Times New Roman 12-point font.
A minimum of 3 in text citations/references is required. (In addition to class readings, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, at least one should come from a professional journal).
(6 points)
Assignment Guidelines:
Identify and discuss the strengths and everyday life events of the family (Maria, Sylar, and Samaya). Discuss how the strengths did or could have protected Sylar and Samaya and other family members. (10 points)
Discuss in detail 2 cultural aspects that might have influenced the strengths found in any of these families. (15 points)
Identify ALL the types of child maltreatment and/or family violence that occurred within the home, foster homes, and group homes. (4 points)
For this section: Pick one of the foster families or group homes where Samaya and Sylar were placed and answer the following questions:
Identify and discuss at least three indicators (physical or behavioral) for each type of maltreatment Samaya and Sylar experienced. Remember, indicators are what you would see or observe in a child or adult victim that would cause you to suspect or believe they are maltreated. (10 points)
Identify and discuss at least three family dynamics that were present within the foster family or group home. Remember, dynamics are situations in a family or parents’ background that would make it likely that maltreatment would occur. (10 points)
Identify and discuss at least three effects maltreatment had on Samaya’s and Sylar’s development and discuss how the maltreatment impacted both children’s life choices. (10 points)
Discuss in detail 2 cultural practices that might have influenced the identified unsafe parenting practices found. (15 points)
What conclusions do you draw from Samaya and Sylar’s story and how would you have practiced culturally competent social work with this family? How will this story impact your professional practices? (20 points)

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