Essay about BSHS 355 week 2 assignment

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Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Amber Watson
May 13, 2014
Juanita Harb
Family of Woodstock, Inc.
The factors that led the founders to create Family of Woodstock
Woodstock originally started as a festival in 1969 for young American youth escaping the confines of the world they were living in. The town became instantly famous, with kids searching for the utopia lifestyle. The town became famous to young youth everywhere. The town that was once quiet was now overgrown with young youth sleeping on benches, people now hitchhiking in and out of the town, and also seeking food and clothing. One woman realized all there was a problem and opened her home and phone line to them. The Family of Woodstock still has the same telephone number
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How have the values, attitudes, and beliefs of this organization developed and changed over a 40-year period, and how have these changes affected the way they deliver services? The Family of Woodstock went from helping teens who were runaways and homeless due to their situations, to now dealing with young adults and children who come from divorces and “blended families.” In the 90’s when divorces became more of the norm, more children and young adults were leaving home, because they felt the younger, newer siblings were replacing them. Also some of these blended families still had the same problems that were faced before, domestic violence, sexual assault, and financial restraints. There are now Midway Programs open in Ellenville, New York and also Kingston, New York. Both these Midway programs are run by the Family of Woodstock, and provide the same services. These two homes have six adolescents each, ranging from ages 16-20. They are provided with the chance to earn their GED and also further their education to college. These adolescents are taught daily living responsibilities, daily living expenses, how to live in a co-ed home, and also to live in the world as an active member of society. There have been many changes made to the Family of Woodstock agency due to growing population, word of mouth, and also changes in society.

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