For this assignment, you are expected to submit your introduction and the background information on the controversy surrounding the topic you have chosen for your Written Assignment. Please be sure to address all views on the topic and how it would relate to your work in the human services field. The assignment should be at least 3-5 pages in length and include in-text citations and a full reference list. This assignment is intended to keep you on track for the Written Assignment and also provide you an opportunity for feedback on the assignment before the final submission is due in Unit  7. 

The grading rubric will be included in the Unit 4 assignment information. Criteria 16-20 points 11-15 points 0-10 points Introduction Discussion of the ethical issue being addressed 20 points  Outline of the ethical topic is clear; Ideas are appropriate and clearly highlight the controversy.  Outline of the ethical issue is inadequate; Ideas are inadequate or do not relate to selected topic.  Information about the ethical issue is not acceptable; Directions were ignored and information about the topic was not addressed. Background Information Discussion of the controversy and different perspectives of the ethical issue being addressed 20 points  Outline of the controversy behind the ethical issue is clear; Ideas are appropriate and clearly highlight the controversy surrounding the selected topic.  Outline of the controversy does not do an adequate job of addressing the topic; Ideas are weakly supported or unclear.  Information presented is not acceptable; Directions were ignored and background information about the topic was not addressed.  Mechanics, Grammar and Proofing Writing is free from error and in proper format  20 points Virtually free from mechanical, grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors; All of the assignment requirements were met  Some significant errors are present, but the overall meaning is clear; about half of the assignment requirements were met  Errors distract the reader, to the extent the meaning is unclear; the assignment requirements were not met  Source Selection At least two scholarly sources were referenced in proper APA format. 20 points Sources chosen are highly relevant to the topic; Sources add greatly to discussion; few, if any additional sources needed  Some sources chosen are relevant to the topic; Requires additional sources to complete the research  Sources are not relevant to researcher’s topic; Sources require extensive additional research  Assignment Criteria Length requirements met, references included 20 points Each source has a proper citation; In-text citations are included where needed, the length requirement was met  Some sources have proper citation; Some in-text citations are included; The assignment was just short of the length expectation Very few sources have a proper citation; Very few in-text citations are complete; The length requirement was not met

For this assignment, you will select a controversial issue from the list of suggested topics and discuss how it relates to working in the human services field. You must conduct a search of the available literature (with emphasis on peer-reviewed journal articles) surrounding the selected topic. This paper must be written in proper APA format, which includes a title page, body of at least 7 full pages and a maximum of 10 pages, and a reference page(s). In this paper, please be sure to provide background information on the controversy surrounding the topic, addressing all views, and how it would relate to your work in the human services field. How would your values and beliefs about this issue impact your work? How would you go about avoiding issues of malpractice when working with a client experiencing this first hand? Is there countertransference you may struggle with? In addition to addressing the above questions, please be sure to develop a case study that is relevant to your topic and identify the specific steps you would take in working with that client. Be sure to include information about the client’s race and ethnicity, religious beliefs (if any), family structure, relevant values and beliefs as well as the presenting issue. Remember to evaluate all aspects of the case—i.e. Does the issue fall under Duty to Warn? Is this a situation that might require a referral to Child Protection Services? Take on the perspective of a Human Services provider and be sure to fully address all concerns that might be raised.  Topic :A person who admits to having an addiction to pornography.

Requirements You must use at minimum 3 scholarly resources for this policy paper. Wikipedia, Ask.com, and other non- scholarly sources of information will not be accepted.  If you are in doubt about the reliability of a resource, ask your instructor. Topics that must be addressed in this policy paper include 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Background information on the controversy surrounding the topic Discussion of the different views of the issue How the issue will relate to your work in the field How your values and beliefs about this issue will impact your work Relevant case study Discussion of the steps you would take in working with the client Grading Rubric for Legal/Ethical Issues PaperCRITERIA Deficient (0 – 23 Points) Development Needed (24 – 27 Points) Proficient (28 – 30 Points) Exemplary (31 – 34 Points) Total Points Structure: Well-developed paragraphs, complete sentences, title page, body of work meets requirements, references, followed the example specifically Organizational structure and paragraphing have serious and persistent errors. Directions were ignored and information provided was insufficient to meet assignment guidelines. Written work inadequate for college-level work; Paragraphing and transitions are inadequate; inappropriate guidelines outlined for paper were not met with several problems (see directions). Written work is clear and adequate college- level work; Paragraphing and transitions are adequate; appropriate guidelines outlined for paper were met with a few noted problems (see directions). Written work is clear and excellent college-level work; Paragraphing and transitions are clear and appropriate; appropriate guidelines outlined for paper were met (see directions). /33 Deficient (0 – 23 Points) Development Needed (24 – 27 Points) Proficient (28 – 30 Points) Exemplary (31 – 33 Points) Content: Demonstrates knowledge of topics, through discussion of concepts, appropriate integrate of topics on directions; scholarly journal use Written work does not cover the assigned topic; assertions are not supported by evidence; paper is seriously lacking in content and detail; scholarly journals were not used or used properly. 

Written work does not do an adequate job of covering the assigned topic; assertions are weakly supported by evidence; paper is inadequate in meeting the page and content area requirements; less than 3 scholarly journals were used. The length of the written work is sufficient to cover the topic; assertions are supported by evidence; does not meet full required number of pages and content areas. 3 scholarly journals were used. The length of the written work provides in-depth coverage of the topics, assertions are clearly supported by evidence; Paper meets required length of pages and content areas; 3 or more scholarly journals were used. /34 Mechanics: Spelling; grammar; use of APA style Written work had serious and persistent errors in word selection and use; sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation was inappropriate and with serious errors; APA style was completely unacceptable. Written work had several major errors in word selection and use; sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation was inappropriate; APA style was unacceptable with a few to multiple errors. Written work was generally free of errors in word selection and use; sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation was adequate; APA style was acceptable with a few errors. Written work has no major errors in word selection and use; sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation was appropriate; APA style was acceptable with no to few errors. /33 Total Points: /100