Imagine you are working as a consultant and are contracted by a nonprofit agency to examine the Bronfenbrenner’s theory, . Specifically, the nonprofit agency wants you to evaluate the benefits and risks of the policy or legislation and provide recommendations for improvement. The nonprofit is requesting a brief 7–9 page paper using recent scholarly references that they can show their board. The board will use your information to determine funding priorities for the upcoming year.

Using the policy or legislation you selected in Assignment 2, the paper should consider the direct or indirect influences of the policy or legislation on outcomes across various developmental domains (for example, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive). Additionally, the paper should consider ways the policy has positively and negatively impacted broader contexts such as families and society as a whole. Be sure to include your evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the policy and suggested changes to the policy. Be sure to consider issues of diversity in your recommendations. 

The writing style should be direct and understandable for professionals who do not work in the field of psychology and include at least 5 recent peer-reviewed journal articles to support your ideas. 


  • Overview (one page).
    • Identify a policy and provide a descriptive overview of the policy.
      • Who is the policy intended to help?
      • Who developed the policy?
      • Was the policy developed under a specific developmental or theoretical framework?
      • What problem was the policy intended to solve?
  • Policy Outcomes (4–5 pages).
    • What developmental domains could be impacted by the policy?
    • What are possible direct or indirect influences of the policy or legislation on each of the following areas:
      • Social development.
      • Emotional development.
      • Physical development.
      • Cognitive development.
    • What possible ways can the policy or legislation positively or negatively impact broader contexts such as families and society as a whole?
  • Policy Evaluation (one page).
    • What are the strengths of the policy?
    • What are the weaknesses of the policy?
  • Policy Recommendations (one page).
    • Provide evidence-based recommendations for improving the policy.
    • Consider issues of diversity in your recommendations.

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