Preparation
Choose a topic from the list below (or choose a topic of your own) to use as the foundation for this assessment. Use the Capella library and Internet to locate academic and professional articles on the topic. Use a minimum of three (at least one academic and one professional) recent (within the last 5 years) articles as resources for this assessment.
Topics:
The effect of maternal stress on prenatal development.
Prenatal exposure to drugs and the effects on brain development.
Environmental influences on prenatal development. Please select only one:
o Diseases.
o Outside environmental hazards.
o Medications (legal and illegal).
o Alcohol and tobacco.
The effect of maternal post-partum depression on newborn infant development.
The effects of premature birth on the developing infant.
Requirements
To complete this assessment:
Describe the problem as it exists today in the United States. Be sure to include any statistics on frequency geographic distribution cultural distribution and so on.
Explain how the problem affects the developing infant.
Explain how the research findings have influenced both social thinking and social policies with regard to the problem.
If a client came to you with the problem you selected what one intervention would you recommend?
Additional Requirements
Written communication: Your writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.
APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to APA style.
Resources: Minimum of 3 scholarly or professional resources. Note: Popular resources such as Wikipedia or About.com are not considered to be appropriate.
Length: 34 typed double-spaced pages not including title page and reference page.
Font and font size: Times New Roman 12-point font.

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