You must include the resources you used if any.. THese papers are opinion papers on the subjects posted

You must include the resources you used if any.. THese papers are opinion papers on the subjects posted and not just research papers that you are digging up on previous material… If references are used they most be accessible if not the assignement will be considered to not have been followed and be sent back for revision or dispute if you do not respond.

 

Paper #1 SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Some statistics about student dropouts follow. The task is to decide what you would do to keep students in schools. In other words, what can be done to improve these statistics?

The national dropout rate is between 25 and 30 percent of students. The typical high school graduation includes only 70 percent of its ninth-grade class members. One result is that approximately one-third of the adult population is functionally illiterate.

States with the lowest dropout rates:

North Dakota

Minnesota

Delaware

Iowa

South Dakota

 

States with the highest dropout rates:

Louisiana

Florida

Nevada

Mississippi

Tennessee

Georgia

 

It is possible to spot regional differences in dropout rates, but even more noticeable is the effect of family economics on dropout statistics.

Are there differences by ethnic groups within these statistics? Analyze the Area of Coos County Oregon

 

Paper #2

Based on the work of Marcia, there are four general areas in which a person needs to make commitments in order to achieve an identity. These include career identity, sexual beliefs and values, religious beliefs and values, and political beliefs.

Interview a young teenager about his or her plans and commitments in these four areas: 1) career; 2) religion; 3) sexual behavior; and, 4) politics. You do not have to ask about specific behaviors, but ask generally what the person believes. After you interview the child… Write a paper on that interview and the correaltion of Marcia’s four Identity Commitments and how it translates to that of the child. 2.5 pages double spaced. you may reference material used from MARCIA

 

Paper # 3

 

CHILDERN AND ANXIETY

 

 

CHILDREN AND ANXIETY

The prevalence of anxiety disorders among children seems to be on the rise. Children are being treated for obsessive-compulsive disorder, for post-traumatic stress syndrome, and generalized anxiety disorders. Some authors have suggested that the world is a far more frightening and stressful place for children now than in previous generations. Recent historical events, such as the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the war in Iraq, and similar events that receive heavy media coverage, may present children with things to think about that previous generations did not experience. In addition, children are exposed to many more graphic images of violence and victimization in their media. These factors, plus the fact that their parents, teachers, and caregivers are also experiencing stressors, might contribute to children’s anxiety.

What did you fear as a child? What things might children fear? Consider the definition of anxiety: a pervasive sense of foreboding, not necessarily connected to a specific event or concern. How are children’s fears related to children’s anxiety? What can parents, coaches, teachers, and others who interact with children do to help children develop coping strategies?   2.5 pages double spaced… any references used should be on only coping mechanism’s and strategies that caregivers and therpaists use for coping.. LIKE ART THERAPHY

 

 

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