This discussion will give you a greater perspective on the differences in cost of living throughout the United States.

This discussion will give you a greater perspective on the differences in cost of living throughout the United States.

This discussion will give you a greater perspective on the differences in cost of living throughout the United States. Please share the following information with your classmates:

  • The state in which you currently live.
  • Your state’s minimum wage.
  • How does your state’s minimum wage compare to the current federal minimum wage?

Then consider and discuss the following scenario:

Mr. Velez is a single parent with an infant and a 4 year old.  Mr. Velez works 40 hours a week while his children are in a childcare center full-time.  Take a look at the average cost of care in your state.  Is Mr. Velez considered to be above or below the federal poverty line?  Can Mr. Velez afford this cost on minimum wage pay?  What antipoverty policy would you recommend to Mr. Velez to help him make ends meet?

Review your peers’ posts regarding their specific state and share your thoughts and reactions to the information they found.  Please be sure to respond to classmates that do not live in your state.

Choose one of the Lot of Life scenarios.

 This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin®.Instructions

Choose one of the Lot of Life scenarios. You should elaborate on the scenario by writing a letter to a relative or close friend or a diary/journal entry from the perspective of a parent writing about his or her child. Your letter/diary should explain what happened in detail, identify the issues you will need to consider and research in coming up with a solution, and a plan of action for how you will deal with the situation.

Your paper should have a cover sheet that lists your name, the BEHS 343 section number, and the scenario you have chosen. Your paper should be double spaced and use a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman, 12 pt)

List of Scenarios

  1. You are expecting your first baby and are thinking about sleeping arrangements. You have heard of the concept of “the family bed” and are considering having the baby sleep with you and your spouse.
  2. Your 12-year-old step-daughter tells you that you are not her real mother (or father) and can’t tell her what to do.
  3. Your parents were over for dinner the other night. Your 6-year-old did not want to eat the beans you served, or the fish. Your parents said that you should have insisted that he/she should have had some, and that you should insist on this as a regular practice in your home.
  4. Your 9-year-old is frequently sad and feels that nobody likes him/her. A friend has just suggested that maybe he/she is suffering from childhood depression.
  5. Your 2-year-old has not begun speaking yet.
  6. Your 6-year-old has just been diagnosed with  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  7. Your children are all adults and have moved out of the family home. Your youngest daughter is 24, a single parent, and has just asked to move back into your home because she has been laid off at work.
  8. You have noticed behavioral changes in your 14-year-old and are concerned that he/she may be using drugs or alcohol.
  9. You are considering home-schooling your child. You need to get enough information to actually start home-schooling your child.
  10. Your 14-year-old daughter accidentally leaves her purse open in the family room and you see a package of birth-control pills.
  11. Your 16-year-old has decided to go on a diet.  While you want your child to be healthy, you notice that s/he frequently skips meals, exercises 3-4 times daily, and refers to herself/himself as “fat”.
  12. It is February.  Your 18-year-old, who is graduating in May, has not completed any college applications or expressed any plans for life after high school.
  13. Your 17-year-old announces that s/he is about to become a parent.
  14. You and your spouse do not agree about whether parents can argue in front of their children.

Due DateNov 17, 2020 11:59 PMHide Rubrics

Rubric Name: BEHS343 Applied Final Project: Setting the Scene

This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.Setting the SceneExcellent5 pointsGood4 pointsFair3 pointsPoor2 pointsMissing0 pointsCriterion ScoreDescription of what happened

Excellent, detailed, and clear description of parenting scenario

Good description of parenting scenario with some minor omissions or problems in clarity

Fair description of parenting scenario with several minor omissions or problems in clarity

Poor description of parenting scenario with major omissions or problems in clarity

No description of parenting scenario

/ 5This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.Parenting IssuesExcellent10 pointsGood8 pointsFair6 pointsPoor4 pointsMissing0 pointsCriterion ScoreIdentification of parenting issues that need to be explored

Comprehensive and clear analysis of what issues need to be researched or explored

Good analysis of what issues need to be researched or explored with some minor omissions or problems in clarity

Fair analysis of what issues need to be researched or explored several minor omissions or problems in clarity

Poor analysis of what issues need to be researched or explored with major omissions or problems in clarity

No identification of parenting issues that need to be explored

/ 10This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.Plan of ActionExcellent5 pointsGood4 pointsFair3 pointsPoor2 pointsMissing0 pointsCriterion ScorePlan of action for dealing with the situation

Comprehensive and detailed description of plan of action for dealing with the situation

Good description of plan of action for dealing with the situation with some minor omissions or problems in clarity

Fair description of plan of action for dealing with the situation with several minor omissions or problems in clarity

Poor description of plan of action for dealing with the situation with major omissions or problems in clarity

No plan of action identified

/ 5This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.FormatExcellent2 pointsGood1 pointFair0.5 pointsMissing0 pointsCriterion ScoreFormat

Meets all three of the following criteria:

Written as a letter or diary/journal entry

Meets 1-2 page single spaced length requirement

Has a cover sheet with name, course and section number

Meets 2 of the following criteria:

Written as a letter or diary/journal entry

Meets 1-2 page single spaced length requirement

Has a cover sheet with name, course and section number

Meets 1 of the following criteria:

Written as a letter or diary/journal entry

Meets 1-2 page single spaced length requirement

Has a cover sheet with name, course and section number

Not written as a letter or diary/journal entry

-and-

Does not meet page length requirement

-and-

Missing cover sheet with name, course and section number

/ 2This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.Writing QualityExcellent3 pointsGood2 pointsFair1 pointPoor0 pointsCriterion ScoreCriterion 1

Writing is clear, concise, and descriptive. No mechanical or grammatical errors.

Writing is clear, concise, and descriptive. Some minor mechanical or grammatical errors present.

Writing is not always clear or sufficiently descriptive. Several mechanical or grammatical errors that may interfere with meaning.

Writing is unclear and confusing. Many mechanical or grammatical errors that interfere with meaning.

/ 3Rubric Total ScoreTotal/ 25

Overall Score

Overall Score

Level 54 points minimum

Level 43 points minimum

Level 32 points minimum

Level 21 point minimum

Level 10 points minimum

Elgendy claims that Batman is a more praiseworthy superhero than Superman

Read Chapter 41 and right a 5 sentence thesis statement about the article whether affirmative or negative. Prompt: Develop one thesis in response to the week’s readings. This thesis and its explanation should be one paragraph long, with no more than five sentences. Example: “Elgendy claims that Batman is a more praiseworthy superhero than Superman, since one should be praised for one’s virtues – such as ingenuity, resourcefulness, and discipline – rather than one’s innate capacities. However, I argue that these “virtues” are not accurately situated if they are separated from the virtue of discernment or prudence, which Batman fails to show. Specifically, Batman neglects to understand his practices in light of Gotham’s social and economic conditions. If he did, he would realize that his nemeses are an after-effect of widespread deprivation and desperation, and that his resourcefulness and discipline would be put to more just use in redistributing his fabulous wealth rather than using it to creatively beat up bad guys.” Notes:

  1. 1.)  Your thesis may be interpretive – concerning how to understand what we’ve read – or evaluative – making your own argument in response – or some combination of both, keeping in mind that a good thesis is clear, concise, and makes a defined claim.
  2. 2.)  You may write about just one of the week’s assigned texts, or more than one, keeping in mind that a good thesis is clear, concise, and makes a defined claim.
  3. 3.)  Your thesis should be neither obvious nor beyond the pale. If any reasonable person of good will already believes your thesis, then it’s obvious. If any reasonable person of good will couldn’t actually affirm your thesis, then it’s beyond the pale. These categories are subject to contestation, but the point of invoking them is to say that we should both express care for each other, even in our thought experiments, and muster enough courage to venture significant claims.

“public sociology”

SOC-481

Textbook Case Study Critical Reviews

Based on a careful reading of select “public sociology” case studies provided in your course textbook, develop a 500-700-word review and critique of the case study:

___________________________________________________________________________

Case Study Critical Review 2 

Case Study 2.1 OR Case Study 3.1 in the textbook.

Next, for this review (500-750 words), address the following questions in your review of the selected case study. Cite three to five scholarly sources to support your answers: 

 

1. What was the social problem/issue the study and/or initiative was intended to address? Do you think the project scope and design was well suited to better understand and address the issue? Explain.

2. Describe the grassroots nature of the case study/project. How did the project come about? What were opportunities and/or challenges experienced in various stages of the project? How effectively did researchers address project opportunities and challenges?

3. What did project planners do to create active connections between stakeholders (i.e. those affected by—or those in a position to influence—the identified community problem). In your view, what were the strengths and/or limitations of the approach taken to build active community connections between stakeholders?

4. Briefly summarize lessons learned by those involved with the project. Provide an example of one lesson that could be directly applied to your proposed action research project.

Case study on Vulnerability and Marginalized Populations

Case study on Vulnerability and Marginalized Populations

  • How should public health professionals interact with families undergoing health crises?
  • How should public health professionals interact with the media in high profile cases?
  • How can understanding the experience of Louise Troh and her family help me become a better public health professional?

This week, instead of discussing a case study from your book, we are going to consider the experience of Louise Troh and her family. The goal is for you to work on your intellectual empathy give consideration to how you will interact with individuals who are vulnerable. Be sure to view the video news clips posted in this module for a sampling of the media coverage during the 2014 Ebola incident in Dallas.

Phase 1: Analyze Louise Troh’s experience

In the first part of your discussion board, you will address several questions about the Louise Troh’s memoir My Spirit Took You In: The Romance that Sparked an Epidemic of Fear. I’d like for each member of the team to choose one question to address.  Let your team know early in the week which question you will be answering.

1.  What characteristics of this family indicate that they are members of a vulnerable population?

 2.  What stood out to you in Louise’s descriptions of Liberian culture?

 3.  What stood out to you in Louise’s description of her experience as an immigrant adapting to a new culture?

 4.  How did Louise’s employment and experience as a certified nurse’s aide impact her response to Mr. Duncan’s illness and hospitalization? Do you think she acted appropriately? Why or why not?

5.  Describe the role of the individual public health professionals who interacted with this family. In what ways did they do a good job? What could they have done better?

6.  Describe the response of the community (neighbors, church members, members of the Liberian community) to Mr. Duncan’s diagnosis of Ebola. Which responses were helpful?  Which responses were harmful? What could the community have done better?

7.  Describe the response of the media. Was it appropriate, helpful, or harmful? Why? How did the media reports impact the public?

Phase 2: How will this case impact your practice as a public health professional?

In the second part of your discussion board, use your analysis to reflect on how you will practice as a public health professional. Respond to these prompts. Each member of the team should respond to all four questions:

1.  Now that you have discussed the details of the case, engage your intellectual empathy.  Which member of the surviving family did you identify with the most? Imagine that you are that person.  Really take a few minutes to imagine what it would be like to be quarantined, how it would affect your work and personal life, what your grief would be like, and what it would be like to be treated with fear and bias by others.

2.  Consider the experience of Kaci Hickox, RN and Public Health Professional. Do you think she responded appropriately to the call for mandatory quarantine? Why or why not?

3.  Based on these reflections, how will you as a public health professional interact with members of a vulnerable population?

4.  Based on these reflections, what ethical obligations do you have as public health professionals when communicating with members of the media about public health crises?

Need for transitional housing

This is the topic in which to research:

“Need for transitional housing, multi-state medical coverage and multi-state educational benefits for children who age out of foster care.”

The Advocacy Project is to be submitted along with a detailed summary of the project; this is at least 6–7 pages in length. The Advocacy Project must include the following:

 

  1. Introduction: Must include a summary of the issues and a clear thesis statement
  2. Rationale for the mode of choice: This must include the rationale for the mode of choice detailing why the issue is relevant to public policy.
  3. Include the elements of your outline headings: Each heading must be supported with research, facts, strategies, etc. The following outline would be an example (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/advleg/advocacyinstitute/Advocacy%20Action%20Plan%20-%20revised%2001-09.pdf):
    1. Setting your goals
    2. Strategies for developing your message
    3. Strategies to get the message out
    4. Team building
    5. Putting it all together
  4. Conclusion: offers a good summary of issues treated in the paper and offers practical application.
  5. References

Looking at the current state of affairs in the world which do you think should be the international community’s primary focus

Looking at the current state of affairs in the world which do you think should be the international community’s primary focus

Choose ONE of the following prompts and write a 3-4 page (750-1000 word) essay in response. The length requirement refers to content not title page, works cited page. Use standard  one inch margins, Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced.  Regardless of which prompt you choose, be sure to explain your thoughts thoroughly and use evidence to support your opinions/argument. You should incorporate information from BBC news, books and  be sure to cite your information (I don’t care whether you use MLA, APA, or Chicago style for citation style; use whichever style you are most familiar with).

Topic-2

Looking at the current state of affairs in the world which do you think should be the international community’s primary focus: human rights, poverty, refugee crisis, or technology inequality. In which of these areas has the international community been most effective?

describing the table and the actual wealth distribution in America. 

describing the table and the actual wealth distribution in America.

Writing Assignment

Instructions

People often say that in America if you work hard then you will make it. As sociologists, we know that some of the hardest working people have a very difficult time just making their ends meet every day and certainly are not “making it” in terms of success often portrayed in popular culture. Please review this table of wealth distribution in America.

  • Write a short (1-page) essay, describing the table and the actual wealth distribution in America.
  • Describe the discrepancies between what people say that the wealth distribution looks like, what they think (their perceptions of) the wealth distribution should look like, and then what it actually is.
  • Please use the information from the table to either refute or support the idea that hard work pays off for all people in America (society as a meritocracy).
  • Be sure to take into account various types of inequalities (e.g., race, gender) in your answer.
  • Do not use outside sources, but apply your own sociological imagination using your own words.

Part 1 requires that you communicate with a classmate about their position on an ethical case. 

Background:

The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to really reflect on what you have learned in this course. You have grown in your understanding and ability to act as a moral agent in analyzing and deciding on a course of action in an ethically challenging situation. You have also had the opportunity to practice making decisions as a team, working with individuals who bring a variety of perspectives to the table.

Instructions:

This paper has two parts. The attached document has details about the content of each part and what to address in each paragraph. Use APA style (1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman Font, double spaced throughout, page numbers on the top right of each page). This should generate a paper that is 5-8 pages in length. You will have a couple of references. Include citations in your text in APA style and a references page in APA style. (If you need help with your APA style citations and references, there is a very nice guide on the UTA Library Website under the Public Health subject guide.)

Prior to submitting your final paper, submit your draft through the Unicheck link and review your Unicheck analysis.

*Note: Part 1 requires that you communicate with a classmate about their position on an ethical case.  Be sure to allow time for this.

True Altruism & Gratitude 

Discussion Posts Need to Be: 

  • Substantive and thoughtful; that is, discussion posts must refer to a topic from the week’s readings.  All discussion posts must be supported by current journal article(s) found in SFC Online Library Database system.  Discussion posts should draw from the information found in this week’s course materials, from personal experience, and from credible sources (peer-reviewed journal articles and sites provided by your professor).
  • All information gained, read, or acquired from any source that is not your personal information must be cited throughout the document otherwise it is plagiarism.  All information must be cited in the body of the document AND full-reference text at the end of the document using APA style & format criteria.
  • APA style & format criteria:
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles from SFC Online Library Database System
  • Current: January 2015 – Current month 2020
  • PDF available
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12-point font
  • Black ink
  • Single spaced work for DISC and RESP assignments only (to save space)
  • In-text citations appear throughout work
  • Full-text references appear at bottom of work
  • The discussion post should be three (3) well-developed paragraphs in length (about 7-9 fully developed sentences each; adhere to APA style & format including in-text and full-text reference citations).
  • If your professor and/or fellow classmate(s) asked you a question, to follow up, or further explain a point, you are required to do so in addition to your two main responses.  Failure to timely respond by Sunday of each week (to follow up questions) will result in reduction of points; 1 point for each entry not addressed.

The main discussion post is due by Day 3 (Wednesday of each week).  Please click on “REPLY” from the main discussion post instructions to submit your assignment.

Credible sources relevant to this course are (this is only a PARTIAL list):

Santa Fe College Library Database system (https://sfcollege.libguides.com/az.php (Links to an external site.))

American Psychological Association (www.apa.org (Links to an external site.))

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (https://www.apa.org/about/division/div8 (Links to an external site.))

American Psychiatric Association (www.psychiatry.org (Links to an external site.) or www.psychiatryonline.org (Links to an external site.))

National Institutes of Health (www.nih.org (Links to an external site.))

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.org (Links to an external site.))

World Health Organization: WHO (www.who.int (Links to an external site.))

REMEMBER: YouTube, Social Media, Wikipedia, etc. are NOT credible sources.

Examples of topics to write about

(Choose only one topic from the examples below OR choose a topic of your interest that pertains to this week’s material):

Does Twitter Help?

After major disasters, people are often quick to go onto social media and send messages of support. However, many well-meaning people post messages using official hashtags that are meant for rescuers and people in need of emergency services. This can lead to difficulties for people finding and receiving valuable help. Discuss how Twitter and other social media affect helping behavior. Does it have an overall benefit, or is it making helping more difficult and less likely?

Empathy

Discuss what the concept of empathy involves.  Is empathy declining among U.S. college students?  What are some research findings supporting a decrease in empathy that empathy among Millennials? What has contributed to a decrease in empathetic behaviors while narcissism has increased in younger generations?

True Altruism & Gratitude

Does true altruism exist? If an individual feels positive affect after helping someone, is it truly a selfless act? What selfless acts can you think of that have no benefit to the helper?  Discuss why we expect gratitude when we help others. Why are most of us at least a little taken aback if the person does not acknowledge or express gratitude for the helpful behavior?  Should it be enough privately knowing that we helped someone?  Discuss why some people may not express gratitude; some people may feel shame or experience a decrease in self-esteem if someone helps them.

Kitty Genovese

The iconic event in the history of helping research—the story of the 38 witnesses who remained inactive during the murder of Kitty Genovese. The story itself has become a modern parable, the telling of which has served to limit the scope of inquiry into emergency helping; the concept of the Bystander Effect was born out of this tragedy.  Discuss the principles of the bystander effect, the idea that even when become aware of this effect that most still will not get involved in an emergency.