Increased stress levels, feeling hopeless and alone, being bullied, or experiencing repeated physical or sexual abuse could all be reasons why some adolescents consider suicide. Adolescent suicide has far-reaching consequences on families, friends, communities, and schools. For this Discussion, use the Parker Family case study to consider the indicators of suicide. While Stephanie is now an adult talking about her experience as a youth, image how you would have responded to her at the time she tried to kill herself in adolescence. Also think about how you might react to students in this situation if you were a social worker in a school. your answer to the following: Parker Case Study: Parker Family Episode 3 Program Transcript FEMALE SPEAKER: I want to take care of her. I really do. I mean, she’s my mom, and she’s not getting any younger. But I deserve my own life, my own place. And I’m always tired of feeling like I’m suffocating all the time. It’s just– It’s so confusing. I love her, you know? FEMALE SPEAKER: I understand that you want a place of your own to live. You mentioned before that you and your mother argue a lot. FEMALE SPEAKER: A lot? How about all the time? And all that stuff she hoards, it’s just like, I’m drowning in it. It’s like there’s more room for her junk than there is for us. It just drives me crazy. Right to the hospital sometimes. FEMALE SPEAKER: How many times have you been hospitalized? FEMALE SPEAKER: Let’s see. Three times in four years. I think I mentioned to you that I’m bipolar, and I’m lousy dealing with stress. Oh. Wait, um, there was another time that I was in the hospital. I tried to commit suicide. I guess I was pretty lousy at that too, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. FEMALE SPEAKER: What made you want to do it? I was a teenager. And when you’re a teenager, you find a reason every day to try to kill yourself, right? I was– I was depressed. I remember one night I went out with some of my friends. And, um, they were all looking up at the sky and talking about how pretty the stars were. And all I could think about was that that sky was nothing more than a black eye. It was lifeless, and it could care less about any of us. When they finally let me go home from the hospital, my family– wow– what a trip they were. They didn’t want to talk about what I had tried to do. That was offlimits. I tried to kill myself. And I they acted like nothing ever happened. I’ve never told anybody that before. FEMALE SPEAKER: Are you seeing a psychiatrist now? FEMALE SPEAKER: Um, I go to a clinic, and I see him once a month. I also go to drop-in centers for group sessions, mostly for my depression. FEMALE SPEAKER: What about medications? FEMALE SPEAKER: Hell, yeah. They’re my lifesaver. FEMALE SPEAKER: What are you taking?
In both your professional and personal life, you will make a variety of decisions. You should consider the financial and nonfinancial aspects while making decisions. To evaluate scenarios, you will also use some tools such as net present value (NPV) and return on investment (ROI) that you have discussed so far. In this assignment, you will evaluate the financial aspects of making decisions. Tasks: Investigate any two of the following financial decisions: For the two options that you selected ( using the figures given above for those options), investigate the realistic assumptions for your location and include the information you found in the analysis. Create a paper in about 1,000–1,200 words, including the following: Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it
This project requires you to develop a PowerPoint slide presentation for use as a training tool with brand new supervisors! You are in charge of presenting them on information on how to transition from a worker to a supervisor. There is great satisfaction in taking a brand new employee, ing them to develop their Management, Coaching and Leadership skills, and then watching them excel! With this in mind, your presentation should have and title slide, an overview and body of slides for the audience. You should focus the majority of your presentation (i.e., 8-10 slides) on what challenges a new supervisor may face, what makes a good supervisor (or bad one) and how to transition to becoming a supervisor. Factors to consider in all forms of communication–Who is your audience? What is your message? Are you trying to persuade? Inform? Here are some guidelines to get you started: You are the and are going to brief a small group of newly promoted team leads with little or no past leadership experience. They have all worked up through the ranks at the . Your audience ages are anywhere from 25-35 years of age, with various business backgrounds, some with military experience, and some that have been in a little trouble before but now want to move up in the company. Many of them have good friends still “on the line” and will may have a struggle adjusting. Have fun with some of the topics and graphics of course! There should be an introduction slide, a topic overview slide, 8-10 slides on presentation techniques, a conclusion slide and lastly a reference slide. Use the “notes” feature of PowerPoint to list your talking points on each slide for me to read what you would actually be saying. Submit your work as an MS PowerPoint (.ppt) presentation. . PowerPoint presentations longer Your grade will based on your ability to follow assignment instructions, research conducted, the effectiveness of the training proposed, critical thinking and analysis, and APA format. support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least , include a reference section (i.e., 1-2 slides), and cite all sources properly in the text of each slide, in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, Chapters 6 & 7. I encourage you to go online to Purdue OWL, or Excelsior OWL, which have writing labs for students. Look up PowerPoint presentations in APA format in the search box. These websites will have ful tips on best practices. TED talks are also another great source for good information.
Study “The Blind Men and the Elephant” and “What is a Christian Worldview?” articles. Refer to “Demonstration Test Protocols.” Complete at least two demonstration tests on the website: and consider how your outlook on life is affected by your personal lens. For this assignment, write a two-part (500–750 words) reflective essay about your worldview and how it affects your intercultural communication. Thoughtfully address how you can learn more about yourself and others in order to be an effective communicator. Part 1- In the first section, attentively describe how you answered the questions that clarify a person’s worldview found in “What is a Christian Worldview?”. Answer the questions in depth. Part 2- In the second section, thoughtfully reflect on how you think your worldview has, does, or may affect your intercultural communication by considering the following: Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
Jack Winters owns a small business, offering construction services for Disney. To save money on his bids, he subcontracts all of the painting out to another company called Painters Inc. While balancing QuickBooks from the actual “job invoices” and receipts, Jack notices a discrepancy. Painters Inc. was issued a check for $14,125, but the job invoice shows that the job was finished for $12,125. Jack contacts Painters Inc, who provides proof that they received payment for $12,125. Besides Jack, only one person had access to the accounting software. You have been called to investigate. Write a one-page report detailing the steps Jack needs to take to gather all of the appropriate evidence and protect his company.
The Framers of the Constitution, to ensure that no single person or entity had a monopoly on power, instituted a system of checks and balances. Thus, the United States has three branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judicial. Each of these branches has a distinct and essential role in the function of the government and also exercises some control over the actions of the other branches. Research the three branches of government using the textbook and Argosy University online library resources. Respond to question from each of the question sets below. Write your response to each question in 150–200 words. By , post your response to the appropriate . Through , review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Due Dates: Friday, November 24, by 5:30 PM Length of Paper: 5 Pages Maximum Format: 1” Margins (APA format) Number all pages (APA format) Double-spaced; 12-point font, Times New Roman Step #1 – Topic: Choose one topic from the following areas of employment law. Use the cases included in the textbook: -Race Discrimination in the Workplace -National Origin Discrimination in the Workplace -Sex Discrimination in the Workplace -Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace -Sexual Harassment in the Workplace -Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace -Gender Identity Discrimination in the Workplace -Religious Discrimination in the Workplace -Age Discrimination in the Workplace -Physical Disability Discrimination in the Workplace -Mental Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Step #2 – Choose a case pertaining to your chosen topic from the textbook. Step #3 – Organize the paper in a modified IRAC method, as follows, being mindful of the performance standards listed below. I Introduction – Write a brief historical background of the topic area of law (approx. 1 page) I Issue – State the Issue of the case (1 sentence) R Ruling – State the Court’s ruling of the case (1 sentence) F Facts – Describe the pertinent facts of the case (approx. 1 page) A Analysis – Analyze the case by applying the pertinent facts of the case to the elements of the law and/or theories of the law (approx. 2 – 2 1/2 pages) C Conclusion – Write a brief summary and concluding remarks (approx. 1 paragraph) PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Structure and Organization Clarity of Introduction Quality of Writing and Adequacy of Case Review Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, and Format Development of Main Points Clearly states the relevant facts of the case Applies the facts of the case to the elements/theories of the law Quality of Writing and Adequacy of Analysis Analysis of Case Law and Statutory Developments in the Area Concluding Summary Summarizes Key Ideas Quality of Writing and Adequacy of Summation/Conclusion. Teachers guid lines for perfect paper. How to Write a Perfect Paper: Write for your audience (in this case your professor). This means follow their guidance and parameters. Most editors and publishers reject manuscripts that do not explicitly adhere to their guidelines (page length, references, style, etc). Remember, your professors may have a great deal of knowledge about your topic so don’t write as if they are novices; e.g., avoid, “you should…you can; etc.”. The same concept applies to speaking, by the way. ALWAYS customize your speeches and writing to the listener/ reader. Be respectful, positive, interesting and educational. (For research papers) Choose a topic that personally interests you. What challenges re you facing at work? What is going on in the world (or should be) that you are passionate about? Writing an effective paper requires a lot of time so be sure you have the commensurate energy to write right! Never write (or speak) on something that doesn’t interest you because you will bore your audience, too. Topic selection frequently requires a narrower focus to comply with page and length requirements. avoid the mistake of trying to solve a very complex set of problems in a single paper. Even book authors set limits by clarifying the scope (see below). Start with a clear purpose and scope. Put this in the first paragraph and/or abstract (if abstract is required) — (I do not require abstracts). Many students/inexperienced writers fail this introductory focus so the rest of the paper suffers disorganization and reader confusion. Don’t make your reader guess. The scope previews your subtopics as well as relevant areas you are NOT going to include. There should be no less than two, nor greater than five, subtopics that are clearly indicated by relevant subheadings (left-side justified; first letter of each word capitalized; do not bold, capitalize or enlarge). Think of your subtopics as the main points you want to get across to the reader; and then write everything in support of those main points. Make a compelling case for the reader to absorb your thoughts! References. Academic writing requires writers to substantiate their thoughts and opinions with experts/published authors (e.g., literature search) so do so by integrating, synthesizing (combining) and evaluating the best of classical and contemporary (last five years) writers’ thoughts with your own thoughts. Search for counter-evidence/contrary opinion, too, and include opportunities for further research. This demonstrates your critical thinking. Edit, edit and then edit some more. This is not just for APA-compliance; spelling and grammar; and paper length. It is also to edit for a neatness, standardization, smooth flow and sequencing of substantiated ideas. Can lengthy paragraphs be shortened or replaced by efficient, self-constructed tables? What can be said better, more efficiently? What needs to be expanded? How can creativity be expressed and integrated to make it more interesting and readable? Is the paper mechanically correct/flawless? These tough questions require the writer to make some additional decisions before you hit “save as” and “send”! Rest a few hours (overnight if you can) and review your draft with a clear head/open mind! APA Format: Each week you need to “cite” your work Cite means: “where did you get your information from?” Was it a website? A textbook? Or another book? Here is a great website to you to learn the correct APA format: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ APA expectations: i. Students are expected to use the APA format for papers. ii. You must cite any work that is not your own. iii. Students are expected to, at a minimum, inform the instructor of where they found information used in discussion forum or email responses. Keep in mind too: Only professional websites maybe quoted. All answers need to be in your own original words and thoughts. You may find it useful to use resources from the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. The Society for Human Resources (SHRM) is another cite with much useful information.
– During this project, you will — somewhere that is important to you (or others) for cultural, social, or personal reasons. To get you started, we will be discussing the following essays and readings that are examples of writing about importance places and spaces: – “Graffiti: Art or Vandalism”—Jessica Barahona writes about the Estrada Courts in East Los Angeles where street murals on buildings and walls are significant part of Chicano heritage in Los Angeles. – “Sacred Ground”—Eric Bailey writes about a courtyard at the center of the Teteron Barracks military training camp, and how for him it symbolizes the dedication and sacrifice required of every soldier. – “Richie Valens Park: Uniting Cultures”—This student essay discusses a park in the San Fernando Valley and how it provides a place for people of diverse cultures and socioeconomic classes to come together. – “The Happiest Place on Earth”—This student essay examines why Disneyland is so beloved to so many people, and touches on its social and cultural significance as well. – “Starbucks: A Cup of Nurture”—This student essays takes a look at Starbucks as both a business and a important place of community and social nurturing. However, if you do not use outside sources, I will expect you to use your own direct experiences as examples/evidence (narrative) and to make connections to the readings we have discussed in class. We will discuss MLA format in class at a later date, so you will not be graded on MLA correctness, but give it your best shot anyway when you cite your sources for this paper. You can find an MLA guide in Chapter 24 of 1200 words minimum. 1200 words equals approximately 4 full pages.
Assignment: You are to complete a research report on an environmental issue of your choice. Your goal is to learn more about an environmental issue we face today and explore the severity and extent of the issue’s effect on us and the environment. Once explored, you are to discuss what is currently being done to deal with the issue and to provide ideas and things that can (and should be done) to reduce damage to preserve human life and the environment. Expected length for the research report is 3 pages, singled spaced. To prevent students from doing the same environmental issue, you will need approval on the topic you wish to research. Topics will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis (if multiple students wish to do the same topic). Complete the “Research Report Topic” assignment to submit your request for your research report topic. Once approved, you are ready to research and start your report. Be sure to discuss the issue, its effects, and what should be done to resolve the issue and reduce or neutralize its effects. Cite your sources! Each student is responsible for their own research report. Each page must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman or similar typeface, 1” margins on all sides, . remember to correct misspellings and grammatical errors. In the center of the first page, place the title of your report (it should be named appropriately, related to the topic you are going to discuss). Following the title page should be your report. The very last page of your report should have a list of references used.
Consider what you might put in a toolbox if you were going to build something in your home. You might want a hammer, some nails, maybe a level, and if they were available power tools could be a big and perhaps may the project finish more quickly. The most important part of your toolbox is having tools you know how to use properly and keeping them at your fingertips, ready to use when needed. Now that we have reviewed the benefits of focusing on your strengths, as much if not more than areas with room for growth, consider what you would want to have in your leadership toolbox. What strengths have you identified that are your primary tools as a leader? What strength would be the first tool you might take out of your toolbox if you needed to organize a skilled team? Would you choose a different tool if you moved into a team that had never worked together before? For this assignment, imagine you are the leader of a group in one of your courses and the assignment is to do a semester-long service learning project. You will need to identify and discuss specific things you could do to create a positive climate, positive relationships, positive communication, and positive meaning in a group with your peers. First, consider the strengths you have that would you lead this semester-long project. In your response of at least 300 words include what you would include in your leadership toolbox to you create a positive and productive leadership style to support your team. Create a 250-350 word response that includes the following: keep in mind, even if you have not had an opportunity to lead a group formally, you can reflect on how you have provided leadership in many different settings to support your thinking for this reflection.