Theoretical Perspectives Paper


Theoretical Perspectives Paper

Question Description

I’m trying to learn for my Sociology class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

For this week, identify two different theoretical perspectives discussed in your textbook chapters 3-4 (for example Piaget, Vygotsky, Freud, Systems, Eco-Systems Theory, Learning Theory, etc.) and use those theories to discuss how a social worker might guide an intervention with Marcus and his mother (see scenario below).


The Scenario:

Marcus is a 24-month-old toddler experiencing another separation from his mother who is a single parent enlisted in the Army. Marcus’ mother has been deployed three times since Marcus was born and he has spent each separation with a different caregiver (aunt, grandmother, and a friend). What would these changes mean for Marcus and his mother and why?

In your posting discuss how these changes might impact Marcus and his mother, and why a social worker would intervene, if at all. Then, justify how the two theories you selected might potentially guide your intervention with Marcus and his mother.

*Be sure to include at minimum two citations/sources (one must be your textbook and the other must be an outside scholarly peer article)