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Mobile/Viral Video Production

Mobile/viral video production company is focused on videos crafted for mobile production. Their goal is also design technology to make it easy to share and amplify their mobile and video reach.  They want to go viral in record setting time.  The key age of individuals who utilize mobile video is between the ages 12-17 and 18-24.  The mobile video optimizing will create a video that will appeal to these small screen viewers.  The ultimate goal is to develop the name and reputation of the company as being the leader of video production.  Name association with readily recognized videos is important for the company to proceed with their long-term company goals.  The Mobile/Viral Video Production Company will utilize content strategy to reach their goal and successfully market their product.

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Women are not Given an Equal Voice in Political Decision-Making Positions

Abstract

Centuries ago women were not viewed as equals and the only chance they had of being heard and having a voice in their home, community, and government was to present it through the men.  Women fought hard to find equal footing in all faucets of life.  Little by little society adapted to the idea that women should have the same rights that were given to the men.  The laws may have incorporated equality but that does not disregard the fact the women are still not being heard as equals. Women stepping up and being involved and increasing the number of representatives will ensure that the gender inequality will be squashed and there will truly be a ground for equal voices in political decision-making.

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Review of Social Conditions in Men for Sale

The Film

In 2008, French/Canadian filmmaker Rodrigue Jean filmed and released Men for Sale, a documentary centered on the lives of 11 male prostitutes in Montreal.  There is no plot or storyline to the film; rather, a mostly unseen and unheard presence elicits stories and experiences from the subjects.  These alternate both in intensity and content during the documentary, as everything is presented here to only convey the reality of the life as a male prostitute as these men live it.  Most of the interview segments are filmed in a neutral setting, the filmmaker’s own apartment, which acts as a safe haven for them.  The men are also largely anonymous, and only one name is actually offered.

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Social Issues

Final Examination on Social Issues

Part I: Informed consent

The idea of informed consent refers to individual or human consciousness that is experienced and essential when one is making a decision. In most cases, it has become essential for people to have an informed consent and be aware of the consequences of the decisions they make in life. Informed consent guides individuals when making decisions and many other landmark activities in their lives. The existence of informed consent establishes a strong base where people can do many activities when they are sure of the possible consequences. Informed consent is a requirement for many psychological and mental practices where practitioners may come across critical information about their patients; patients must be aware of such possibilities (be informed) before accepting (consent) anything from the doctor.

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Strategies to help prevent and manage HIV among the youths

When HIV epidemic was first discovered in 1983, it was majorly concentrated among the adult male persons who were injecting drug users. Today however, this epidemic has spread to other industries like the sex industry, and its increase is alarming. This epidemic has been observed to be very prevalent among young people of between the ages 15- 24 years at a percentage of 51.1%.  Almost 23% affects the people of ages 24 to 35 years. The proportion of those between 10 to 14 years was also increasing, and by 2006 had reached 10.2%. (MOH, 2010).

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Qualitative Research: Asian’s At Risk

INTRODUCTION

Mental Health is a serious issue that affects millions of people every day, no matter the racial makeup, gender, or age. However, in some races and culture, the discussion of mental health and the impact of the disease that has serious implications that may lead to dire consequences goes unaddressed. Within the Asian community including backgrounds of, Asian Indian, Cambodian, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese have stigmatized a potentially deadly disorder that has the future generation without the needed sources for addressing the problem. “A national survey reported that AA children aged 18 and younger were less likely than Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics to receive mental health care.”(Lee, Juon, Martinez, Hsu, Robinson, Bawa, Ma, 2008) The purpose of this article review is to critique the qualitative research, Model Minority at Risk: Expressed Needs of Mental Health by Asian American Young Adults by Sunmin Lee, Hee-Soon Juon, Genevieve Martinez, Chiehwen E. Hsu, E. Stephanie Robinson, Julie Bawa, and Grace X. Ma.

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Article Critique – Social Issues

Seeking Professional Help: Etiology Beliefs About Mental Illness Across Cultures by Sylvia Xiaohua Chen (Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Winnie W. S. Mak (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Introduction

Although there are stories about mental health seen and heard of in the media, mental health is sometimes a taboo subject that people do not like to think or talk about. Consquently, there is no doubt that people may be reluctant to seek help for their mental health issues. This contributes to mental health services underutilization and it is a global problem. According to Chen & Mak (2008), as reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 15% of people with mental health issues sought professional help in a given year in the United States. Similarly, a European study showed only one-fifth of the people with mental health issues received profressional help. This shows that mental health services underutilization is a serious issue in different parts of the world, and it is something that needs remedying, as suggested by the research study in this article.

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Dementia Care: Goals and Challenges

The article “Dementia Care” elaborates the importance of caring for dementia patients and their members of family alike with a specific focus on the level of preparedness among professionals in social work to address the needs of these people. The role of professionals in social work coupled with the magnitude of supportive evidence in caring for dementia victims was identified to warrant more research. The author identified aging in populations as being associated with increase in dementia.

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Social Issues

The Problem With Dual Relationships

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This purpose of this paper is to explore the ethical issues that are associated with social workers and the overall importance of their role.  According to Reamer, dual relationships occur when professionals engage with clients or colleagues in more than one relationship, whether it is social, sexual, or business relationships. Next it will be determined if these key points are considered boundary crossings or boundary violations. It is important to make these distinctions, since according to the National Association of Social Workers; this will violate the Code of Ethics. Dual relationships should be avoided at all cost because it could be harmful to the clients. Clients could become emotionally and psychologically attached to the Social Worker. This paper will discuss the issues associated with dual relationships like boundary crossings and boundary violations.  This paper will analyze the case study of Juan S. and the three select areas of dual relationships.  These three areas are physical contact, performing favors, and extending personal relationships with clients.  Finally, the framework in Reamer’s article Boundary Issues in Social Work: Managing Dual Relationships will be used to support the analysis of this paper.

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Annotated Bibliography on teen poverty and homelessness

Rozie-Battle, J. L. (2002). African American Teens and the Neo-Juvenile Justice System. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 2002, Vol. 15 (2), p69-79, 11p.

The article’s author is a writer for the World Socialist Web site. The International Committee of the Fourth International published his work. Apparently, the intended purpose of the article is to capture the attention of America’s federal and state authorities concerning the state of affairs affecting children in American societies. In the article, the author reacts about statistics aired by America’s weekly CBS television. The author’s message is that there is an imminent predicament looming within the population of America schoolchildren (Seider, 2011, p. 342). He backs up his ideas with statistics postulated by the US Census Bureau reports, which estimates that in the near future, 25% of American children will be faced with poverty and homelessness.

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Sociology

Sociologists and Social Issues

Our world has been changing at a rapid rate due to advancements in internet technologies and globalization and we are observing social phenomena rarely encountered in the history before. One of the major contributions of the internet has been that it has given more voice to an ordinary person and more and more people now want to be heard. Technology has infiltrated our lives in such a manner that traditions which have lasted for thousands of years are now being challenged in drastic manner. At the same time, the field of sociology has also continued to progress but sociologists are still mostly absent from debates on social problems. There may be several reasons for sociologists’ hesitation to join debates on social issues such as fear of losing funding for research projects or desire to protect the field from politics. Some of these reasons may be genuine but sociologists should be more active in debates on social issues because doing so will advance the overall interests of the society.

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Intrastate Conflict and Population Displacement around the World

Declaration of Audience

There will be a public presentation of the paper, which is bound to have varying reactions.

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My Goals

If I were to receive the SOWK 688 placement, I would like to gain more one-on-one experience with individuals within the criminal justice field.  I am primarily interested in working directly with inmates.  Jail, prison, juvenile detention center, community corrections, parole, or even probation would be satisfying to me.  I would like to learn more about the human psyche.  Thus, I would be able to better serve clients who most people are afraid to work with. Understanding these psychological tendencies will enable me to be help my clients. Although these clients are a part of the criminal justice system, there social relationships and well-being are still important. Nonetheless, I know that this task will be a challenge.  In the near future I want to learn more about the policies and services provided to inmates within the criminal justice system. By thoroughly understanding these policies and services, I will be able obtain my long term goal of becoming a criminal judge. As a criminal judge I hope to provide offenders with other options.  Sentencing an offender to jail time will be my last resort. Many offenders are in the court system because of their addictions to drugs and alcohol. I hope to provide them with low or no cost rehabilitation programs to help turn their lives around. I have seen many offenders who want help, but can’t afford to pay for it. The current free programs have extensive waiting periods, some as long as six months. When you are dealing with an addict, time is of the essence. They may be ready to commit to a program today, but by tomorrow they may have changed their minds. This endless cycle leads to repeat offenders. I hope to partner with business owners, churches, and other organizations to help fund services for these types of victims.

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Analyzing Cyber bullying through the Lenses of History and Humanities

Analyzing Cyber bullying through the Lenses of History and Humanities

Cyber bullying has become common in the world today as bullies utilize technology to execute their agenda of terrorizing their victims. As the problem becomes pervasive today, looking back into history reveals, it is a new concept. Yet people have suffered immensely under the grip of cyber bullying. Cyber bullies do not necessarily have to meet face to face with their victims. They cultivate the desire to terrorize, and with the possession of a phone or a computer, they can reach for their victims. In the past, cyberbullying was a rare phenomenon. However, technology advancements have presented both benefits and risks in tackling social issues in the 21st century. In this paper, therefore, emphasis will be laid on analyzing how cyberbullying as a social issue continues to manifest itself. The analysis will be done through educational lenses of history and humanities.