Create and analyze a 1–2 page simulated case study of an adolescent with developmental challenges. Then, create a 5-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.
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.
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:
A descriptive title of 5–15 words that concisely communicates the purpose of your report and includes the name of the fictional subject. Introduction.
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.
A minimum of five scholarly sources from current peer-reviewed journals, formatted in current APA style.
The simulated case study you created in Part 1.
Here are some resources that can be used.
Miller, J. D. (2011). Active, balanced, and happy: These young Americans are not bowling alone. The Generation X Report, 1(1). Retrieved from https://home.isr.umich.edu/files/2011/10/GenX_Report_Fall2011.pdf
UNICEF. (2011). Adolescent voices. Retrieved from https://www.unicef.org/sowc2011/adolescentvoices.php
UNICEF. (Producer). (2011). The state of the world’s children 2011 – Adolescence: An age of opportunity [Video] | Transcript. Retrieved from https://www.unicef.org/sowc2011/
WGBH Educational Foundation. (Producer). (2001). Discovering psychology: The self [Video] | Transcript. Retrieved from https://learner3.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/15/e15expand.html
TED Conferences, LLC. (Producer). (2007). Ann Cooper: What’s wrong with school lunches [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_cooper_talks_school_lunches.html
TED Conferences, LLC. (Producer). (2009). Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html
TED Conferences, LLC. (Producer). (2010). Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html
The Agenda With Steve Paikin. (Producer). (n.d.). Patricia Churchland: Neuromorality [Video] | Transcript. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_4RV7V5Dzs
Australian Broadcasting Company. (Producer). (2005). Catalyst: Teen brain [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s1424747.htm