Reverse Timeline

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references must come from Flamez, B. & Sheperis, C. J. (2015) and/or Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). APA format also requires headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that are current. I have also attached my assignment rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the assignment. I need this completed by 01/18/19 at 5pm.

Assignment – Week 8

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Application: Reverse Timeline

Once a child or adolescent engages in violent or aggressive behavior, the behavior is very difficult to change. This is partly because aggression often works as a strategy for children and adolescents to get what they want, and it is self-reinforcing. There are several evidence-based strategies for helping children and adolescents control themselves and refrain from violent or aggressive behavior. It is important to understand which strategy would be most effective given the needs of the children or adolescents, their culture, their situation, and the amount of support they may or may not receive from their parents or guardians. Consequently, one primary focus in working with parents of aggressive children or adolescents is to help them learn how to say “no” and to stay firm, despite their child’s or adolescent’s violent or aggressive behavior.

Something else to consider in treating violent or aggressive behavior is when interventions need to be implemented. As a child or adolescent grows up, there may be warning signs, such as subtle or overt behaviors that could ultimately lead to more severe violent or aggressive behaviors.

For this Application Assignment, review the media, Aiden Carter Reverse Timeline. This is a case study of a young man named Aiden and how events in his life led to his aggressive behavior and his violent acts. Consider what possible interventions or strategies, if implemented at different points of his life, might have changed the course of events.

Disclaimer: Please note that the pictures and story of Aiden Carter depicts graphic details of school violence that may be disturbing. Please consult your faculty if you experience trauma related to the media. If after consultation you feel you need further services, please contact the Walden Counseling Center.

The assignment (2–3 pages):

  • Select one childhood age in      Aiden’s timeline. Describe one intervention that, if implemented at that      age, might have potentially changed the course of events and explain how.
  • Select one adolescent age in      Aiden’s timeline. Describe one intervention that, if implemented at that      age, might have potentially changed the course of events and explain how.
  • Describe two parent/guardian      interventions that, if implemented, may have potentially changed the      course of events and explain how.
  • Justify your choice of      interventions using the Learning Resources and the current literature.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

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Required Resources

Readings

  • Sommers-Flanagan, J., &      Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). Tough kids, cool      counseling: User-friendly approaches with challenging youth (2nd      ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

o Chapter 5, “Behavioral, Cognitive, and Interpersonal Change Strategies”

Media

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Optional Resources

  • Aspy, C. B., Oman, R. F.,      Vesely, S. K., McElroy, K., Rodine, S., & Marshall, L. (2004).      Adolescent violence: The protective effects of youth assets. Journal      of Counseling & Development82(3), 268–276.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Crothers, L. M., &      Levinson, E. M. (2004). Assessment of bullying: A review of methods and      instruments. Journal of Counseling & Development82(4),      496–503.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Newman-Carlson, D., &      Horne, A. M. (2004). Bully busters: A psychoeducational intervention for      reducing bullying behavior in middle school students. Journal of Counseling      & Development82(3), 259–267.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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