Option #2: Research Proposal Using Erikson’s Theory

Throughout the course, you have explored a variety of challenges that people face at different stages of their lives as well as issues that are lifelong, but have a unique impact at different stages. Your final research project will be a proposal to assist a population of your choice, making use of Erikson’s theory . You should also include details about the issues your chosen population might face and discuss the stakeholders necessary to assist you in bringing your proposal to fruition.Choose a challenge or issue presented in the course or in your textbook that persists throughout a person’s life or has a strong impact at a particular age. This could be a health-related issue, such as sickle cell anemia or Alzheimer’s, a developmental issue such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Down syndrome, or a psychosocial issue such as parental neglect or domestic abuse. What age group are you focusing on – childhood, adolescence, adulthood, or elder years (65 years and older)? Consider choosing a population you would like to work with someday in a professional capacity. Now, imagine you are a Human Services professional who specializes in working with individuals within your chosen population or impacted by your chosen issue. Examples include social workers, counselors, child life specialists, case management workers, healthcare workers, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists. In this research assignment, you will research your topic, apply what you have learned about a developmental theory, and consider the team working with this population. For option 2, you will review your topic in the context of Erikson’s theory.Provide an overview of Erikson’s theory and critically tie the theory to your topic and your chosen population. Make sure you also have a clear understanding of the Human Services professional role you’ve chosen and explain how that position can serve your chosen population. Provide detailed descriptions of your chosen population as wellOther considerations to think about are which other human service and medical professionals might provide care to the population you are focusing on. Consider who is on the team and the role each individual will play. Which role would you choose and why?Requirements:Format your paper and cite following APA guidelines according to the CSU Global Writing Center  (Links to an external site.) . Your paper should be 8-10 pages long; remember that cover pages, abstracts and bibliographies (and any images you use) do not count in the required page length.Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to support your analysis in addition to the course material and reading resources, which you are also required to engage in. The CSU Global Library  (Links to an external site.) is a great place to find your sources! Take advantage of the research guides, the Writing Center, and each access to a librarian. Refer to the Portfolio Project grading rubric for grading details.