Reflection paper


SOW 5757 Midpoint Reflection Paper Instructions


Former president of the American Association of Social Workers (now the NASW), Benjamin Youngdahl,

stated in his 1953 farewell address: “Is our function as social workers limited to the treatment of

pathologies, or do we have a positive or preventive function to perform as well?”

Please reflect on and respond to Youngdahl’s question, and support your position by invoking one core

value from the NASW Code of Ethics and one standard from the CSWE Educational Policy and

Accreditation Standards. I provide links to both documents in Module # 9.


• APA, 7th edition (links provided in Module # 9)

• 4 pages including Title and References (2 pages of text; no Abstract)

• Please include a minimum of 3 in-text citations that are also cross listed on the References page:

CSWE, NASW, and our Trattner textbook

RUBRIC (This assignment is worth up to 20-pts.)

APA Formatting, including length and use of 3 citations and references

• Title and Reference page included (1-pts.)

• 2 pages of text—no less than 1.5 pages and no greater than 3 pages (1-pts.)

• NASW citation & reference (1-pts.)

• CSWE citation & reference (1-pts.)

• Trattner citation & reference (1-pts.)

0-5 pts.

Incorporation of NASW COE, CSWE EPAS, and Trattner textbook in formulation of position

• NASW (2-pts.)

• CSWE (2-pts.)

• Trattner (2-pts.)

0-6 pts.


• Thoughtfulness of ideas expressed (2-pts.)

• Organization of ideas expressed (2-pts.)

• Demonstrated understanding of subject matter (2-pts.)

0-6 pts.

Spelling and grammar

• Spelling commensurate with graduate level of study (1.5-pts.)

• Grammar commensurate with graduate level of study (1.5-pts.)

0-3 pts.