Models of Service Delivery


  • The paper must be 3-5 pages in length, not including the title and reference page.
  •  The paper must be typed, double spaced with 12 point font and written in APA style.
  •  The paper must have APA style in-text citations in addition to a works cited/reference page.

o *Whenever you use material that is not your own, even if you are summarizing or paraphrasing, you must give credit to the original
source. To not do so is plagiarism and any paper without in-text citations and a reference page will receive any of the following outcomes: 0 for the paper, failing the class or dismissal from the university (depending on past incidents of plagiarism).

  •  The majority of the information should be written in your own words (paraphrased), with citations to show where the material came from. When you cannot use your own words, you must use quotation marks. Save quotes for when there is simply no other way to put the information into your own words and limit it to a sentence or two. All students are encouraged to utilize the Post Writing Center for assistance with APA style papers.
  •  College level writing is expected (see the Models of Service Delivery rubric). Please edit your papers several times before submitting them. Make sure you have an introduction, well developed paragraphs with transitions, a conclusion, complete sentences, proper punctuation and that you carefully proof read your paper before submitting it.Paper Structure:

1) The first part of your paper should include background information about your topic. What is the topic? Who is affected by the problem you selected? What are

underlying causes of the problem? You should show a clear understanding of the topic you selected based on your research (not opinion).

2) The next part of your paper should explain how each of the 3 models of service delivery discussed in the textbook (the Medical Model; Public Health Model; and Human Services Model) would address the topic you selected. For each model:

a. Explain how the model addresses the problem you selected, including the strengths and limitations of the model in addressing the problem. For example, how does the medical model view those struggling with substance abuse? What support can the medical model provide? What are the strengths of the medical model in working with substance abuse? What are the limitations of the medical model in working with clients who struggle with substance abuse? Do this for each model, be specific and use information from the textbook and your own research. Be sure to clearly cite sources used and support your assertions with evidence (i.e. explain your reasoning).

3) Lastly, write about two barriers to receiving help (as discussed in the textbook) that clients struggling with the problem you selected might face and suggest a strategy to overcome each of the barriers. Be specific and support your assertions with evidence.

Students: Be sure to read the criteria (last page), by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.