final paper in week 10

Final Paper in Week 10

For your Paper, you will apply concepts, principles, and theories presented in the course as they relate to a specific type of disaster, crisis, or trauma of your choice.

Your 10- to 12-page paper (not including references, title page, or abstract) should be double-spaced with proper APA formatting. Your paper must include:

  • A minimum of 10 references (in addition to any course readings that you may wish to reference);
  • A description of the type of disaster, crisis, or trauma you selected;
  • An explanation of the crisis intervention approach you would use to respond to the disaster, crisis, or trauma;
  • An analysis of ethical, legal, and multicultural considerations related to the disaster, crisis, or trauma;
  • An assessment of the potential impact of the disaster, crisis, or trauma including the following areas:
    • Affect
    • Behavior
    • Cognition
    • Development
    • Ecosystems
  • An explanation of the global impact of the disaster, crisis or trauma;
  • A description of the crisis intervention strategies and skills (including Psychological First Aid) you would use and an explanation of how you would use each;
  • An explanation of the potential long-term psychological effects (e.g., transcrisis state, PTSD) of the disaster, crisis, or trauma;
  • A description of potential risk and resilience factors and an explanation of how each might impact recovery;
  • An analysis of trends and/or future research related to the disaster, crisis, or trauma.

Although the Final Paper is not to be submitted until Day 7 of Week 10, you should become familiar with the paper requirements and have them in mind as you proceed through the course.

Be sure to protect the identity of any real persons used in your paper. No identifying information should be used.

The Final Paper will be evaluated according to the Final Project Rubric. The Final Paper counts towards 39% of your final grade.

Information on scholarly writing may be found in the APA Manual and at the Walden Writing Center Website. Also see the Walden University Policies and Information in the Academic Integrity area on the left navigation bar.

Required Readings

Cohn, A. M., Zinzow, H. M., Resnick, H. S., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2013). Correlates of reasons for not reporting rape to police: Results from a national telephone household probability sample of women with forcible or drug-or-alcohol facilitated/incapacitated rape. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(3), 455–473.

James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017).
Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

  • Chapter 9, “Sexual Assault” (pp. 240-241)
  • Chapter 10, “Partner Violence” (pp. 286-290)

Stermac, L., del Bove, G., & Addison, M. (2004). Stranger and acquaintance assault of adult males. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(8), 901-915

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – PTSD National Center for PTSD. (2014a). Disasters and domestic violence. Retrieved from
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/professional/trauma/di…