This assignment consists of a paper summarizing two interviews, one with a frontline worker (e.g., case manager or someone who have direct client contact) and another with an administrator who work in the field of family support. The purpose of the assignment is to explore the views and perspectives of those that are directly involved in the field from a variety of perspectives.
The people you interview can have any amount of experience in family support but work in the roles specified above. You should be sure to include a review of the individuals’ educational experiences and professional experiences. Be sure to identify what attracted them to this field. Also, include how they keep current in the area of family support as well as the nature of their supportive professional networks which they may have developed. Moreover, be sure to include questions about challenges and successes that they have encountered professionally. Find out what suggestions they have for individuals entering the area of family support. Finally, be certain to gain insight into their perceptions of where the field is headed. Your paper should also integrate and be informed by some of the content you learned as a result of your course readings
The paper should be organized in the following fashion:
a. Introduction: provide an overview of the professional roles of the individuals you have selected along with the reasons why you selected each.
b. Summary of the interview with the front line worker. This does not need to be a verbatim transcription, rather a description in your words of the main themes discussed in the interview; while you may use direct quotes in this section, please refrains from including your opinions in this section.
c. Summary of the interview with the individual who works in an administrative capacity in family support. This does not need to be a verbatim transcription, rather a description in your words of the main themes discussed in the interview; while you may use direct quotes in this section, please refrains from including your opinions in this section.
d. Discussion: in this section theory, praxis, and personal views converge. Based on your reading of how things are meant to be (at least in theory) and your experience interviewing these individuals, describe how these two areas converge or diverge. Are all legal and regulatory processes followed as they should be? What are some of the challenges of the field? How can change be facilitated? Discuss your experience, critique the current status of the field, and provide potential solutions for current challenges.
While a specific number of pages will not be prescribed, this paper will likely be 8 pages long and should follow APA Style guidelines in every applicable respect (e.g., cover page, headings, margins, etc.). As indicated in the description of assignment 1 be sure that you use good form and style in your document.