Parent plan

Develop a one year family involvement plan using the six types of family involvement.D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         evelop a detailed outline and materials for six of the family involvement activities.

1. Read the information about Epstein’s 6 Types of Parent Involvement, available here:

2. Conduct additional research regarding family involvement.

3. Develop a family involvement plan which includes a parent/family activity for each of 12 months, utilizing Epstein’s six types of parent involvement.  Each monthly plan should include a time for parents and families to get together for a defined purpose.Make sure that all six types of family involvement are included at least twice.

For each monthly plan  include the month in which you will hold this activity, the title or name of the activity, the specific type of activity from Epstein’s types, one or two clear specific objectives (what you want parents or other family members to learn and do), and the method for conducting the activity. 

Here is a sample format you might consider:
Month: October
Name of Activity: Reading a favorite book
Type of Activity: Encouraging volunteering at school and in the community.
Objectives: 1. Parents or other family members will discuss the importance of reading to young children. 2. Parents or other family members will choose an appropriate children’s book and read it in the program with the children.
Method: Parents or other family members will participate in a 30 minute evening meeting led by the director about the importance of reading to young children.  They will observe a demonstration reading session led by the lead teacher in their child’s classroom.  Following the demonstration, a question/answer time will be held by the individual lead teachers.  The parents or family members will then be encouraged to schedule a 20 minute time to read one of their child’s favorite books to the children in their child’s class.
4. Choose three of your activities to develop in detail.
For those three chosen activities, in addition to the above information include a narrative explaining:
a) characteristics and needs of the parents and the greater community and how this activity connects with those characteristics and needs (consider geographic, ethnic, education, etc.).
b) how this activity will benefit:
• the parents/families,
• the children,  
• your staff
For each of the three activities also include:
c) a list of the materials you need to lead this activity,
d) a copy of the handout or handouts you create to give to participants, and
e)  a bibliography (APA citation) of sources used to develop the topic and/or used during the training.


A Discussion based on the video “And the Band Played On”


The following discussion  is based on the video “And the Band Played On”.

1-2 paragraphs
After watching the video, respond to the following:
•  Do you think that the history of the disease AIDS would be different if the initial population affected had been a group other than gay men, e.g. children or heterosexual women?
•  The gay men in the video initially opposed the closing of the bath houses even though there was strong evidence that the disease was being spread through sexual contact. Why do you think they took this stand?
•  Why do you think it was so difficult to get the healthcare community to agree to testing blood for evidence of HIV?
Disscussion two
1. “Stress management” is a term that we often hear, accompanied by programs that promise to teach techniques for proactively avoiding stress as well as coping skills for dealing with situations that cause stress. Some people take advantage of stress management programs while others don’t see the value in them. Describe why an individual might choose to learn how to better manage stress from the perspectives of the Health Belief Model and the Theory of Reasoned Action.
2. What does health locus of control contribute to our perceptions of the causes of stress? Discuss how an individual’s perceived locus of control contributes to their experience of stress.
3. Stress is increasingly being discussed in terms of the role it plays in illness. What do you see as the benefit and the risks of discussing stress and its relationship to illness? Consider how stress is diagnosed and treated from the perspective of medicalization.

Domestic Violence

Choose a specific area of violence (Domestic Violence) and critically review the resources and information that are available through websites, related to this area using an evaluative checklist. Identify any gaps in the available resources and make recommendations as to how these could be addressed.



What possible benefits do indigenous knowledge systems have over dominant Australian knowledge systems?

“Rightly or wrongly, dispossession of Aboriginal civilization was always going to happen. Those in the guilt industry have to consider that developing peoples and cultures will always overtake relatively stationary cultures. We have to be honest and acknowledge that Aboriginal sense of nationhood, or even infrastructure, was not highly developed. At no stage did Aboriginal civilization develop substantial buildings, roadways, wheeled cart as part of their different priorities and approach.”

: Combat status and deployments on subsequents domestic violence within heterosexual couples of military veterans

The only edit is the section of methodology. And here is what the concern is:
This topic is not approved pending additional detail about the methodology. Because the General Psychology program does not provide clinical training nor does it assess the clinical skills of its learners, studies that involve participants that may be vulnerable and at risk for clinically defined problems are not appropriate. Given the large number of post-combat veterans who suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed PTSD and diagnosed or This study’s topic involves topic appropriate for the clinical program and is an important topic. So two action items:

1. Determine how this study might be conducted anonymously and thus not require a signed consent form. By requiring a signature the participants’ identities are provided and increase the risk of prosocial responses as well as reduces the researcher’s level of contact with those participants which may fall into the vulnerable category.
2. Consult with the IRB to determine if there are any problems with this suggestion.

Picturing the everyday nature of culture: How does culture inform our understanding of children and childhood?.


For this task, you will carefully select 2 images (photographs or artistic renderings) that depict young children in ordinary activities. These images should be ones that make you think about how young people (birth to age 8) experience their early life as a member of a society and a culture, and also how society and culture have expectations about children’s early lives. The images should not be extraordinary nor exotic (they should not be of child soldiers or beauty pageants), they should depict ordinary life activities such as family life, playing at home, in the neighbourhood, or at school. They could be images of children on special occasions, such as birthdays, holy days, or holidays if you’d like, so long as these activities would be considered fairly ordinary within the society and culture that the child is a part of. You will want to select images that give you something to talk about and think about. You will want to select images that depict the setting in which the image was rendered.

One of the images should be one that you can comment on from an ‘insider’ perspective with regard to culture (an image that represents the culture you identify with). The other image should be one that you will not be as familiar with – so that you can ‘read’ and comment on the photo from an ‘outsider’ perspective.

For the patch that you submit, you will use these images to discuss the intersection of children within culture, and as a prompt to write about how culture constructs and understanding of children and culture.

For the patchwork you must, provide the images you select (giving credit to the photographer or artist who has rendered the image, and in the case of photographs, with the permission of the persons depicted in the image), and write 500 words about the images in relation to children, childhood, and culture. You should address these specific points, and demonstrate critical thinking:
How the images you have selected represent a child in culture

Also think about:

-How society and culture impact our expectations of children and their experiences in ‘childhood’

-How both culture and childhood are ‘socially constructed’

Your writing should be linked to at least 3 academic references. Photographs and artistic renderings should be used only with permission of the ‘owner’ of the image, and in the case of photographs of persons, with the permission of the person or people depicted in the photograph. This is an important ethical aspect of this assignment.

Cultural Experience

Paper Criteria:
1. Complete paper by the specified date.
2. See page requirements for each paper assignment
3. Each report should be carefully proofread and demonstrate competence in written communication.
4. Write a 2-3 page typed paper
5. Use APA/MLA format for writing reports.
6. Provide a reference page for your sources

Standard format for reflection papers: “Standard format” for reflection papers in this course shall refer to the following criteria:
• name+date+course#+ # of revisions at the top of the first page,
• typed, double-spaced,
• paginated when pages exceed two,
• bold and/or underlined headers as organizers for the themes within the paper,
• reference section on the last page (if other sources are cited within the paper’s text), and
• 1” to 1 ½” margins.
• Font size should be 12 point, and the style should be something readable, preferably Time New Roman, Courier or Arial.
• Cite all sources using appropriate APA/MLA style
Below you will find 5 possible options from which you will select one assignment to complete for the course. At the conclusion of the experience you will write a 2-3 page paper. Read each cultural experience carefully for what to incorporate in the content of your paper. You will need to consult different resources for background information. Use subheadings.
Option 1: Cultural Interview: Interview an immigrant, sojourner or tourist from another culture face-to-face who is living in the United States. This person must NOT be a family member. Acceptable individuals would be friends of family members and co-workers. Consult additional resources to understand the cultural group before the interview takes place for background information.
A. Interview Questions: Where did you grow up? What surprises did you encounter when you came to the United States? What differences have you noticed between your home county and the United States since living in the US? How did you adjust when you came to the United States (list the ways with explanation)? How are relationships different with parents, teachers, bosses in your home culture than in the United States?
B. Content of Paper: Incorporate these interview responses into your essay paper as (1) you summarize your own cultural background, (2) describe a specific learning experience in which you learned a principle, understanding, miscommunication, internal conflict or new ideas and insights gained through this interview. (3) Also address the ways your values/beliefs were challenged or reinforced through this interview and (4) describe an intercultural theory or concept covered in class that related to what you learned or experienced through this interview.
Option 2: Co-culture Exploration: Visit an area of L.A. that is known as a gathering place for people from a distinct ethnic group (different than your own).
A. Research Preparation: Consult additional resources to help you understand the history of the geographic area you are visiting. Notice how you feel as a “foreigner” in that territory, the differences in communication you observe.
B. Content of Paper: Incorporate your cultural exploration experiences into your essay paper as you (1) summarize your cultural background, (2) describe a specific learning experience in which you learned a principle, understanding, miscommunication, internal conflict or new insight or ideas gained through this exploration. (3) Also address the ways your values/beliefs were challenged or reinforced through this exploration and (4) describe an intercultural theory or concept covered in class that related to what you learned or experienced through this exploration (hint: culture shock

How have social changes associated with globalisation altered experiences of ethnic identity and belonging?

Answer this question referring both to sociological theory and research-based case studies.

What is the topic of the essay? What is globalisation? What cases/studies will you discuss and what arguments will you make?

Main body:

How have social theorists approached the processes bound up with globalisation?
Using your cases/studies, describe how these processes may have altered experiences of ethnic identity and belonging. (Issues to be discussed here may include transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, mixedness, denizenship, etc.)

Summarise your discussion. If current trends continue, what is the future for experiences of ethnic identity and belonging?

social exclusion

Choose one specific example of a project, event or development which represents one of the approaches set out democratising culture approach, or of a cultural democracy approach, or of a cultural and creative industries approach). You can use an example cited in the lecture, or choose one of your own. Find out what you can about your chosen example, and assess the extent to which it might be used to address social exclusion. ( explore apparent ‘success’ stories). you can put as many refrencess as you want.
Its not an essay. just like two or three paragraphs minimum of 500 words. also chose a suitable heading or a subject
thank you i will also be uploading the lecture slides. this is a disscusion board question