Write an Agency research paper.
Include the following information and the provided headings should be used to organize your paper. The paper should be in APA format and use Times New Roman 12 point font. SWI will complete a 10-12 page paper. Please note that title page and references page do not count in page length requirement.
1. Agency Overview/ Historical origins of the agency: What is the name of the agency; what is the history of the agency? How many years has it been in existence? What services does the agency provide? Number of employees; Annual budget, number of years in existence.
2. Agency mission, vision and goals: Identify the key elements in your organization’s mission statement, vision and goals; Is the mission statement clear, compelling, inspirational, and concise; In what ways does the organization communicate the mission to its various stakeholders?
3. Agency service provision: (pb a) What services does the agency provide? How does the agency advocate for clients to have access to the services provided? What is the potential for other services that the agency might provide in the future? What steps will need to be taken in order for the agency to provide these new services that you have identified? This section should also include a literature review and the student should utilize a minimum of 6 professional journal articles as sources that are focused on the placement agency’s services.
4. Staffing & human resources: (pb b) Leadership; What is the leadership of the agency? Discuss the organization culture and how change occurs; What is the quality of working life (e.g. employee relationships and functioning); Describe ways in which workplace problems are addressed (e.g. discrimination, bullying & harassment); etc.
How do agency staff/professionals practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development?
5. Roles in the agency: (pb c) What titles or professional roles are identified in the agency? How are interns to identify themselves to clients in the agency? How specifically do social workers in the agency attend to professional roles and boundaries?
6. Professionalism: (pb d) Flow do the agency staff/professionals demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication? Provide some specific examples.
7. Lifelong Leaming/Continuing Education: (pb e) How does the agency staff/professionals address continuing education or lifelong learning? Does the agency provide any training for agency personnel? Is social work licensure required? If so what levels of licensure are required or what levels of licensure are found in the agency and what roles are they associated with?
8. Supervision/Consultation: (pb f) How do the agency staff/professionals utilize supervision and consultation when needed? Are there designated supervisors who oversee certain units or departments within the agency? How are ethical dilemmas resolved?
9. Stakeholder expectations: What is the status of client relations; Describe the program design and service delivery.
10. Policy: Discuss local, state, or federal policy that impacts the agency; discuss policies that are relevant in relating to the functioning of the agency. How is policy created for the agency? How are policies amended in the agency?
11. Environment: Assess the environment, including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats; social, political, economic, and technological trends;
12. Diversity: How does diversity fit in the agency environment and plan? How is cultural competency addressed?
13. Funding of the Agency: Assess the financial resources and funding opportunities. What are the areas for growth or expansion for the agency?
14. Strengths and Weaknesses: Comment on key strengths and weaknesses of the agency. Note any prior or current efforts to address any of them.
Use examples to illustrate particularly strong or weak areas.
Identify critical issues facing the organization such as: What area needs attention and/or development? Why does this area need attention and/or development?
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.
Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.