Ethical and Moral Issues
Review the following scenario:
A recent policy was implemented by Anytowns Department of Job and Family Services regarding the issue of child endangerment. Any household that has one or more documented offense of domestic violence child abuse or drug or alcohol related offenses committed by the mother father guardian and/or caregiver will result in the removal of any child or children from the home.
The child will be placed in the care of the state or foster care services until documentation can prove that the offender has undergone any or all of the following and has thus been offense free for a period of no less than 6 months: Alcohol and/or drug treatment counseling family therapy sessions mental health treatment anger management life skills classes and/or parenting classes.
The Department of Job and Family Services made reference to the social learning theory as providing support for this approach as evidenced by research indicating that aggressive children have parents who use aggressive tactics when dealing with others. For example the children of wife batterers are more likely to use aggressive tactics themselves than children in the general population especially if the victims (their mothers) suffer psychological distress from the abuse (Siegel 2015 p. 122).
In a minimum of 4 double-spaced pages (excluding the cover and references pages) write a critical essay voicing your opinion about the following issues:
Make sure to cover the major points of learning theory: observation modeling and especially reinforcement. Then show how these concepts relate to the city’s policy. Did the city apply learning theory correctly as a result or did it misapply the theory. Be explicit and comprehensive on covering the concepts and then linking them to the policy.Make sure to use original words as much as possible. No more than 10% quotes. Remember too that quotes should only support your points never make them. Here’s the only format anything else will constitute plagiarism. Marx (1877: 23) stated: men are free but everywhere in chains. Notice the quotation marks!