For this week’s discussion you are the expert witness (social worker with a background on early childhood development) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. You are providing a report to the court regarding how M. Stayner’s early years and his brain development have impacted the person he is today. Please note you do not have to determine whether he is guilty or innocent, you are simply reporting to the court the impact his environment and his psychological issues have on who he became.
This is an exercise in which you will articulate what you have learned about the brain. This exercise will demonstrate your understanding of this week’s material.
Please submit one original post (400-500 words) and respond to at least one peer post (75-150 words). Cite the text when appropriate for the discussion prompt above. Cite at least two relevant peer-reviewed journal articles to achieve maximum points for this assignment. (Articles may be cited in either your initial posting or your responses to peers.) Be sure that you have addressed all parts of the required response.
When you respond to peers, respond as if you were dialoguing with them, so be sure that your posts are related to their initial postings. Your posting needs to deepen the discussion by adding an additional perspective, sharing new information, or asking an additional question to get your colleague to think more critically about the issue – it should not be a new posting on your part that doesn’t connect to the initial posting or a mere “I agree with everything you’ve said” statement.
Prior to submitting your posts, check them for appropriate grammar, usage and spelling. In the field of social work it is important to be able to communicate effectively when writing as well as when speaking. Errors in these areas will result in a lower grade for your discussion posts.