Create and analyze a 1–2-page simulated case study of an adolescent with developmental challenges. Then, create a 5–7-page intervention plan based on evidence-based strategies that have proven effective in similar cases and make projections of possible long-term impacts that current challenges may produce across the individual’s lifespan.
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
- What does the research say about the apparent inevitability of conflict between parents and adolescents?
- What qualities will help a family lessen the conflict between parents and adolescents?
- What does the research say about possible reasons behind adolescents’ behavior?
- How can you use your knowledge of adolescent behavior to work more effectively with adolescents in your professional pursuit?
- Should juvenile offenders be treated differently from adults? Why or why not?
- How do ethnic and cultural factors affect adolescent identity development?
- What parenting practices can enhance adolescent social development?
- What are the roles of parents, siblings, and peers during this developmental period?
Part 1: Create the Case: Adolescence
Create a simulated case study, relevant to your area of specialization, of an adolescent who presents developmental challenges related to Erikson’s age- or stage-related milestones expected at his or her age.
Your case study should be 1–2 pages in length and it should describe:
- The adolescent and his or her strengths and challenges.
- A challenge for the adolescent in terms of identity and self-concept.
- The medical, family, and social context.
- The developmental challenges evident in the behavior of the adolescent.
- Evidence in the case that the adolescent struggles by not meeting the expected milestones of Erikson’s theory of adolescent development.
- Individual and cultural factors that theory and/or research indicate could impact the adolescent’s development.
- Any other factors you deem appropriate based on your understanding of the theory and related research.
To develop this case, you should:
- Explore theory and research related to development linked to adolescence.
- Utilize current research on adolescent brain development to describe potential outcomes linked to brain development at this age, including important considerations in the case you are developing.
- Develop your case study further by creating an environmental context for the adolescent. Include any specific issues that you want to explore through research, such as influences of a specific culture or ethnicity or specific socioeconomic status.
- Maintain a resource list of the materials you consulted to build your case.
Follow current APA guidelines for style and formatting, as well as for citing your resources. Include a reference list of the scholarly resources you use.
Part 2: Adolescent Case Intervention Analysis
Complete the following:
- Research evidence-based interventions that have been effective in meeting the challenges of the adolescent you described in your case study, from the perspective of your own professional specialization (as far as possible).
- Explain how the deficits in the social-emotional developmental domain impact development.
- Explain how the environmental contexts impact development.
- State the recommended interventions that align with your specialization.
- Include evidence for those recommendations and outcomes from the professional literature.
- Explore briefly the literature on adult identity and self-concept, considering that early influences can impact development across the lifespan.
- Explain, from the perspective of your specialization, how the identity issues (for example, Erikson’s theoretical perspective) that emerged in adolescence could be manifested in adulthood.
- Explain how this might help in understanding and determining an approach to working with an adult with a history of identity issues.
Structure of the Report
Use the following format to structure your report:
- Title page.
- A descriptive title of 5–15 words that concisely communicates the purpose of your report and includes the name of the fictional subject. Be sure to follow Capella’s suggested format for title pages on course papers.
- An overview of the paper contents, including a brief summary (approximately ½ page) of the background information regarding the case study. (The complete 1–2 page case you developed will be included as an appendix.)
- Body of the report.
- The presenting challenges and primary issues.
- An analysis of how lifespan development theory and research may account for the presenting challenges.
- An assessment of the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the age and context described in the case study.
- Suggestions of evidence-based intervention strategies that have proven effective in similar cases, supported by citations of research and any applicable theories.
- Projections, based on research and/or theory, of possible long-term impacts that the current challenges may produce across the individual’s lifespan.
- A summary of what was introduced in the body of the paper with respect to the case study context, challenges, and interventions.
- Reference page.
- A minimum of five scholarly sources from current peer-reviewed journals, formatted in current APA style.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
· Written communication: Write coherently to support central ideas, in appropriate APA format, and with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
· Length of paper: 5–7 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page, reference page, or case study appendix.
· References: At least five scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journals).
· APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for style and formatting, as well as for citing your resources in the body of your paper and on the reference page.
· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.
Note: In graduate-level writing, you should minimize the use of direct quotes. Lengthy quotes do not count toward assessment minimums. It is your interpretation of the material and its application to practice that is assessed.