The template will be attached. Please use the attached form.

The template will be attached. Please use the attached form. Complete sections 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 2.2 The topic is listed below. No sources older than  5 years. A sample has been listed as a guide for quality of work. 

1.1 Capstone Topic (2 paragraphs)
 

  

Topic:  Responding to a community crisis need: Improving and/or updating Haven’s ability to access long term housing. 

Problem: Finding adequate and appropriate housings is one of the biggest service-related challenges that the Haven faces. The Haven explores a variety of options through local resources and needs of the victims.
 

Clearly describe the topic of the  Capstone Project. 

This section should include: 

 FIRST PARAGRAPH:  State the topic of the capstone project. The topic   statement should include the problem or opportunity for improvement in the   project. The concepts of the topic   must be clear and focused and well supported in the literature. 

o Begin   this paragraph with, “The topic is…” 

 SECOND PARAGRAPH: Describe the significance of   this topic to Human Services AND the specialization within your program. Include   a statement about the practical implications of the project by describing the impact   of this Capstone Project on the organization or   community of interest.

Example – The   topic of this capstone project is the effectiveness of a transitional summer   program, Helping Others, Inc., on middle school students’ chance of success   (graduation) in high school. 

The topic should be correctly   formed:

 The topic should be appropriate for the   specialization.

 The topic should use appropriate language for   key concepts/phenomena.

 The type of action proposed should be clearly   specified.

 The community of interest/organization/program   or community and target population should be named.

 The concepts should be appropriately focused.

 The topic should be supported by at least ten   (10) citations. 

 The topic should be in alignment with   current literature and the DHS Programs of Professional Practice.

Use current   (within 5 years ), scholarly, PRIMARY resources to support statements. Textbooks   are not primary resources. Theses and dissertations are not considered   peer-reviewed published articles. Use   APA style in citing all resources.

 

 

1.2 Research Problem (2 Paragraphs)

Write a brief statement of   the problem or need for improvement at the capstone site or program. Clearly describe   the gap in current practice, service, process, policy, and/or the identified   outcome. Identify the performance gap you wish to close and the potential   root causes of the problem.

This section should   include:

 FIRST   PARAGRAPH: Write a brief statement that fully describes the problem being addressed. This   paragraph introduces the problem that is informing the research and warrants   the need for this study. 

o Begin this paragraph with the statement, “The problem   is…”  

Example: The problem is that Helping Others, Inc’s transitional   summer program has not consistently improved high school graduation rates.

 SECOND   PARAGRAPH: Identify   the need for the study. The need should be directly   related to the   problem presented in the first paragraph. It   must clearly identify a gap in current practice, service, process, policy, or   programs. It must   clearly identify the need for the research and the desired outcome. 

Example: This study is needed because high school graduation rates   are decreasing in the service community where Helping Others Inc. provides   its transitional summer program.  Decreased   graduation rates have negatively affected the unemployment rate in the area. 

Use current (within 5 years),   scholarly, PRIMARY resources to support statements. Textbooks are not primary   resources. Theses and dissertations are not considered peer-reviewed   published articles. Use APA style in citing all resources.

   

2.1 Capstone Project Problem Background

This section should further expound on the research problem and will include a brief SUMMARY of the review and synthesis of the research literature on the topic. This should include citations from at least 15 articles but should indicate that you have performed a full review of the literature on the topic. 

This section should include:

 A statement about the body of existing literature on the topic.

 A summary of recent research findings on the topic that highlights the most relevant findings of the proposed study.

 A demonstration of how the proposed research could add to the existing literature on the topic. 

Be sure to provide appropriate in text citations and include references in the reference section. 

Use current (within 5 years), scholarly, PRIMARY resources to support statements. Textbooks are not primary resources. Theses and dissertations are not considered peer-reviewed published articles. Use APA style in citing all resources.

  

2.2 Need for the Project and Evidence to Make Change 

Provide a rationale supported by current information regarding the need for this Capstone Project. 

This section should include: 

 The results of a needs assessment or an analysis for the project. 

 A description of issues identified in the workplace, project, or community. 

 Any relevant population and organizational demographics and statistics related to the proposed Capstone Project. 

 A description of why the study is important.

 A description of whom the study will benefit.

Use current (within 5 years), scholarly, PRIMARY resources to support statements. Textbooks are not primary resources. Theses and dissertations are not considered peer-reviewed published articles. Use APA style in citing all resources.