Discuss The Impact Of Climate Change On Health

Scientists are able to make very accurate predictions about the amount of temperature change that will occur due to future greenhouse gas emissions. Using computer models, scientists are also able to predict how increments in temperature change will impact the world around us. Often the way things are phrased in a news source can sensationalize a topic beyond what the scientists’ research actually suggests. Reporters want to grab our attention and impress us with the importance of the findings in the research, but this approach can turn possible outcomes into a sure thing just by changing a few words. There is a big difference in the prospect of an event occurring depending on whether it is likely, possible, or certain. Watch for these terms in reading the materials provided for this and future assignments.

There are many different factors that must be considered when we discuss the impact of climate change around the world. This activity will focus on the challenging idea of how climate change will affect the health of our children. Children’s health is most vulnerable to small, incremental changes, and our children will be dealing with the results of climate change long after we adults are gone. The shifting of rain and drought patterns, the range of temperature changes, and the resulting changes in plants, insects, and animals—the global environmental zones will be in flux over the next century. The readings here will discuss these changes and how scientists predict they will affect the health and well-being of our children.

First, read the following:

Next, submit the following:

A completed M2A2 Your Science Tool Kit (download M2A2 STK templatePreview the document) [DOCX, File size 25.3 KB] examining and analyzing the information in the Brookings blog report by Alegra Pocinki and Richard V. Reeves. You should rely on the WHO Fact Sheet and the Princeton-Brookings policy brief as your sources for reliable, factual information to compare and contrast to the blog report. [

Identify Relevant Theories and Models

Identifying Relevant Theories and Models

To complete this assignment, use the required APA “Identifying Relevant Theories and Models Template,” linked in the Resources. Using the same client that you used for Unit 4 Biopsychosocial Assessment assignment, address the following sections:

  • Theory Identification:
    • Review three theories that you feel might be appropriate for addressing the client’s sexual problem. Include a section on how neuroscience has facilitated our understanding of the client’s problem.
    • Pick the theory you believe best represents the client’s situation, and provide a rationale for your selection.
    • In addition, describe a systems perspective that provides an understanding of family and other systems theories and major models of family and related interventions as it pertains to human sexuality.
  • Reference:
    • Continue to add to your references list. Make sure that your references support the theory and model selections you selected. Continue to build the Reference section by adding the references you utilized to complete this section of your treatment plan.

List down different types of Research Methods

Part 1 (150 words excluding references)

Imagine that you have been a member of a research team conducting an Institution Review Board (IRB) approved study of interpersonal aggression among preschoolers for more than a year. In that time, your team has repeatedly employed a consistent set of procedures to study preschoolers’ behaviors.  The procedures involve volunteer mothers bringing their children to your university’s child development lab for an observed “play session”. So far your young study subjects have been fairly racially homogenous (alike), from middle-class families and recruited (via contact with their parents) from a university preschool, affluent parts of town day-care centers, and a pre-kindergarten program being offered in the neighborhood school district. This means that, much to your frustration, you can’t claim that your study results are useful in understanding the behaviors of different race/ethnicity preschoolers and those from varying socio-economic status (SES) and education level families.

But wait…now you have learned that a friend of a friend can help you gain research access to a group of unusually racially diverse preschoolers from varying SES and education backgrounds, if you can do observations of these children really soon and at their day care facility. Several of your team members want to pursue this option and move on it quickly, arguing that there is no time to prepare a formal research proposal before embarking on the study in a new setting.  “Besides the time issue,” they argue, “except for happening in a different place, our procedures should go just like all the others we’ve done and we already had them reviewed and approved by the IRB.”

  • Discuss how your team would be leaving itself open to problems by moving ahead with no revised study formal proposal.
  • Explain two problems you might encounter with this approach.
  • Then, provide a possible solution for each of the problems you have listed.

PART 2: (150 words)  Be sure to read the Lesson for Week 1 prior to responding.

Choosing a topic: There are so many things around us that it can be difficult to focus on just one for a research project. Here are a few things to think about to find yours. First, we are in a sociology class, so your topic has to be sociological in nature. Wondering if a new diet helps people lose weight, for instance, wouldn’t work. Instead, think back on some of the topics you covered in other sociology classes (Intro Soc, Marriage and the Family, Soc Theory, etc.). Was there something in there that sparked your interest? You can also build on previous research that you have completed for a former class in the program or closely related field. This project will be the focus of your discussions for the next several weeks. It is highly recommended that you choose something that is of interest to you and can keep your attention for that long.

We will be using General Social Survey (GSS) 2016 data set for Weekly Discussions, Assignment 1 and the Final Project (paper and presentation). You should NOT collect your own data.All variables and data are required to be from GSS 2016 data set. To know more about GSS, you may visit its main website by clicking here.  You can find GSS variables online via GSS Data Explorer (https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/). Make good use of the attachment at the end of the grading rubrics to select relevant variables for your project.

The point of the discussion is that other students will ask you questions or make suggestions that may help you define your project better. Your instructor will also interact with each of you individually in this module and the next to help you refine your topic. Which means, remember to check your thread regularly!

As you present your topic in this discussion, think about how you would study it.  What is your research question and your theory behind it?  After writing your introduction, tell the class what your topic is, phrasing it as a research question. Your research question should preferably be more general and open-ended than a hypothesis. Then, identify variables which you have found in the GSS 2016 dataset. Be sure to identify the variable name AND the question asked in the survey. See screenshots tutorial for more details. Wrap up by explaining why you chose these variables for your project and why you think there is a correlation or a relationship. You are choosing one independent variable and one dependent variable.

In your replies to at least two posts from your classmates, think critically about what they are trying to do with their project, and offer them constructive feedback. This can be asking for clarification about their proposed topic, suggesting a direction for their research, suggesting sources they may want to check, or contributing your personal experience about this topic. Be sure to also answer at least one peer who responded to your initial post (and interact with the instructor as needed).

For your Week 1 “Choose a topic” initial posting, please list everything in the following list:

1. Describe what your topic is, phrasing it as a research question.

2. Identify variables (one DV, at least one IV) which you have found in the GSS dataset (see the attachment below).

a. identify variable names; for example, “childs” is a variable name. It stands for “Number of children.”

b. identify the question related to this variable that was asked in the survey (in verbatim). For example, GSS survey question for variable “childs” is as follows (in verbatim):

How many children have you ever had? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage).

3. Explain why you chose these variables for your project; 

4. Explain why you think there is a correlation or a relationship. 

Reiteration: we will be using the 2016 data set for our project. All variables in your project HAVE to come from this 2016 data set. The first announcement in the course tells yo

Summarize Benefits And Concerns Of Stakeholders

Dudley (2009) points out that social work practice is usually embedded in programs. While you looked at practice evaluation using single-subject design in Week 3, this week, you shift focus to program evaluation. Program evaluation serves many purposes, including accountability to funders and to the public. Often, funding sources such as government agencies or private foundations requires periodic program evaluations. These evaluations can help provide answers to many different questions, and can contribute to improvement of services. There are a variety of program evaluation models that are appropriate for addressing different questions as well as facilitating the collection and analysis of many different types of data.

To prepare for this Discussion, identify a program within an agency with which you are familiar, which could benefit from process evaluation and outcome evaluation. You do not need to identify the agency in your post. Also, review the different evaluation models highlighted in this week’s resources (needs assessment, program monitoring, client satisfaction study, outcome evaluation, or cost benefit study).

Assignment

Post a brief summary of the program that you selected. Recommend a program evaluation model that would answer a question relevant to the program. Explain the potential benefits of the program evaluation that you proposed (both process and outcome). Identify 2–3 concerns that stakeholders might have about your proposed evaluation and how you would address those concerns. Then explain 2–3 concerns that stakeholders may have about your proposed program evaluation and how you would address those concerns.

  • Use Resources attached and this resource if you can get access to it
    • Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.
  • Chapter 1, “Evaluation and Social Work: Making the Connection” (pp. 1–26)
  • Chapter 4, “Common Types of Evaluations” (pp. 71-89)
  • Chapter 5, “Focusing an Evaluation” (pp. 90-105)

How is your cultural background a factor?

How have societal attitudes about sex roles and gender influenced a relationship that you have, have been in, or are familiar with? Consider using the construct sets of “growing up masculine” or “growing up feminine” from the text. You may analyze romantic relationships, but may also choose to observe family dynamics, friendships, or work relationships as well.  Do these relational partners have shared ideas of gendered behaviors and attitudes, or are there distinctly different expectations? How are these communicated in the relationship? What models of gender did/do the relational partners (lovers, friends, family members, coworkers) have as influences? How is your (or their) cultural background a factor?

What is a Glamour magazine

Glamour magazine has set off somewhat of an Internet phenomenon with a small photo it ran on page 194 of its September 2009 issue. It’s a nearly nude image of model Lizzi Miller sitting on a bench with a great big smile on her face. As photos go, it’s no more than PG. Certainly other photos in the magazine, either editorial or advertising, showed more skin. So why is this photo garnering so much attention? Ms. Miller has a small belly pooch. Glamour Editor-In-Chief Cindi Leive writes on her blog:

It’s a photo that measures all of three by three inches in our September issue, but the letters about it started to flood my inbox literally the day Glamour hit newsstands. (As editor-in-chief, I pay attention to this stuff!) “I am gasping with delight …I love the woman on p 194!” said one…then another, and another, andanotherandanotherandanother. So…who is she? And what on earth is so special about her?

Here’s the deal: The picture wasn’t of a celebrity. It wasn’t of a supermodel. It was of a woman sitting in her underwear with a smile on her face and a belly that looks…wait for it…normal.

The photo goes with a story by Akiba Solomon on women feeling comfortable in their own skin (Links to an external site.). The photo has no caption, no mention of who the model is, no mention of the fact she wears a size 12/14 and weighs 180 pounds.

The response to this small photo – it’s not a cover photo, not promoed anywhere in the magazine – has been big.

There have been at least 770 comments added to Editor Leive’s blog post (Links to an external site.) about the photo, not to mention the e-mails. Many of the comments are laudatory. One woman called it “the most amazing photograph I’ve ever seen in any women’s magazine,” while another wrote, “Thank you Lizzi, for showing us your beauty and confidence, and giving woman a chance to hopefully recognize a little of their own also.”

Miller loves the reaction she’s had to the photo:

“When I was young I really struggled with my body and how it looked because I didn’t understand why my friends were so effortlessly skinny. As I got older I realized that everyone’s body is different and not everyone is skinny naturally–me included! I learned to love my body for how it is, every curve of it. I used to be so self-conscious in a bikini because my stomach wasn’t perfectly defined. But everyone has different body shapes! And it’s not all about the physical! If you walk on the beach in your bikini with confidence and you feel sexy, people will see you that way too.”

Not everyone loved the photo and what it stood for, however. One commenter wrote, “I must say I have to agree that the normalization of obesity is a disturbing trend today.”Another commented,“We have enough problems with obesity in the US and don’t need your magazine promoting anymore of it. Shame on Glamour for thinking this was sexy!”

More interesting was the criticism of Glamour for using an image like the one of Miller as a publicity stunt:

[W]hile I do give Glamour a big thank you for showing us Lizzi at all, it was to create temporary buzz and to give themselves a pat on the back for “doing the right thing” for America’s women and girls, but when it comes down to dollars and cents they aren’t going to change a thing. Not being a cynic here…just a realist. Take care. I wish it could be different too.

Student journalist Rebecca Koons, writing in University of Iowa’s Daily Iowan (Links to an external site.), argues a similar position:

The only problem is, this type of positive attitude toward accepting and being oneself is not marketed nearly as much as it should be. We do have publications such as Self that are taking things in a healthier direction — aside from that whole Kelly Clarkson debacle. (Links to an external site.) One can only hope that Glamour and others will begin to follow suit. While a total upheaval of beauty and fashion may never happen, one can only hope that baby steps like these will only help women find solace in embracing what they were born with.

Of course, none of this addresses the issue that Lizzi Miller at size 12/14 is hardly a plus size, though she is considered a plus size model. Even when there were magazines such as Graceand Mode targeted at size 12 women and larger, there were charges that only “skinny” plus-size models need apply.

Since the photo and article were published in Glamour, model Lizzie Miller’s career has taken off.  In this interview with journalist Lydia Slater of London’s Daily Mail (Links to an external site.) Miller says that she initially felt embarrassed when the photo was published because it showed her stretch marks and a tummy roll:

“I said to myself: ‘OK, It’s not the best picture, but it’s not a big deal.  And anyway, nobody’s going to see it.’”

But more than a year after “the photo” was published, Miller had become a superstar of the modeling world and says she has become much more accepting of her own size.

“We need to be celebrating skinny girls, curvy girls, tall girls, short girls, black girls, Asian girls and all nationalities,” Miller said. “I think that would make women feel a lot better about themselves.  We have a long way to go until a girl who’s curvy can be in a magazine without a lot of attention being drawn to her.”

Please respond to the following questions in 3 – 5 pages (double spaced)

  • Your written responses should be a minimum of 3 pages (if you include all the questions, please do not count this in the page count. If you use 1/3 of the page for your name and title, please do not include this in the page count). Please us 12 point font, 1 inch margins, double spaced.
  1. How did you initially react to this “unconventional” photo of a model showing a belly pooch? Did you think it is unattractive, a great realistic image, or no big deal? Why do you think you have this instinctive reaction?
  2. Look at the photo. What makes it different from the typical photo in fashion/beauty/lifestyle magazines for women?
  3. How does Miller describe her feelings about the photo? What did it do for her career? How did Glamour’s readers react to the story? What do critics of the photo have to say?
  4. What do you think about the photo? Why do you think the photo drew such strong reactions? Is it important for fashion magazines to publish photos of models of different sizes? Will plus sized models find a place in fashion spreads that aren’t devoted to “curvy” models?
  5. Advertising tells women that what’s most important is how they look, and ads surround us with the image of ideal female beauty. However, this flawlessness cannot be achieved. It’s a look that’s been created through airbrushing, cosmetics, and computer retouching. How do you think this trend of ads depicting ideal beauty impact women in society?

How do qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process.

How do qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process.

As a counselor, you will be making decisions on how to select evidence-based treatments. In your essay, demonstrate the decision-making process that you will use to choose one evidence-based treatment over another. Write a 1,000-1,250-word reflection essay on how to effectively utilize research in order to guide decision-making processes in the counseling profession. Include the following in your essay:

  1. A discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process.
  2. A discussion about the key characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research. How do these characteristics guide the decision-making processes?
  3. Select a diagnosis and include an example of how research could assist in treatment.
  4. Include a minimum of three scholarly resources in addition to the course textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency: 4.2: Utilize research to guide decision-making p

· Explain applications of social work practice skills

A process recording is a written tool used by field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty to examine the dynamics of social work interactions in time. Process recordings can help in developing and refining interviewing and intervention skills. By conceptualizing and organizing ongoing activities with social work clients, you are able to clarify the purpose of interviews and interventions, identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, and improve self-awareness. The process recording is also a useful tool in exploring the interpersonal dynamics and values operating between you and the client system through an analysis of filtering the process used in recording a session.

For this Assignment, you will submit a process recording of your field education experiences specific to this week.

(Please see attached example as to how assignment should be done).

Note: You are submitting a written transcript, not an audio or video recording.

The Assignment (2–4 pages) (Blank template is attached) (Session is between the client and student practicing social work):

· Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client (students internship is an inpatient mental health hospital as a therapist. Serving clients with mental health and substance abuse).

· Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue, including social work practice theories, and explain how it might relate to diversity or cultural competence covered this week.

· Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.

· Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording

Discuss how social media has impacted your identity

Watch this documentary “Generation Like”. (It is 54 minutes and you can turn on the closed  captions). http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/generation-like/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Instructions

For this assignment, please respond to the following discussion questions after viewing the documentary. Your assignment should be 3 – 5 pages double-spaced.

  1. Please discuss your general reactions to the film.
  2. According to the film, “the consumer is now the marketer”. What does this mean? Please provide some examples. Is this a change from how advertising and marketing has traditionally worked?
  3. Consider the question “Does selling out exist anymore?” What do you think? For better or for worse? (You may need to look up the phrase “selling out” if you don’t know what it means).
  4. “Word-of-mouth” marketing is an age-old technique used to build interest in a brand or a product. (One person recommends a brand or product or shares information about it with another person he or she knows. The recipient does the same with another person, and so on, until word spreads.) How is using social media to market a movie similar to the word-of-mouth technique? How is it different? Which do you think is more effective, and why?
  5. If you had no access to the internet/smartphones etc. for 48 hours, what would you miss the most? Would you ever try to go without?
  6. Discuss how social media has impacted your identity.

Explain why The inflow of why mental health services are having issues today.

Explain why The inflow of why mental health services are having issues today.

Use systems thinking and begin to draft a diagram that maps the complexities of the health care issue and the many variables that influence it. Use to create a diagram that will show.

1. The stock of what Mental Health Service Issues are going on.(possible topic issues, that back return related to the the other two added topics)

2. The inflow of why mental health services are having issues today.

3. An outflow of how these issues are being resolved or where these issues are leading to in society.

4. The positive and negative feedback that is transitions points to points.

5. The feedback loops that occur in Mental Health Services that keep bringing the issue back up.