When working with a client like Julio, the counselor should consider how his social-cultural background, personal history, and other factors that affect his experience of symptoms. It has been found that Latino men tend to suffer from depression because they may take most of the responsibility for the family’s finances (Alcántara, Chen, & Alegría, 2015). Julio’s mother does not live in the United States. He feels obligated to take care of her. Many Latinos have access to less socioeconomic resources than some other Hispanic cultures (Alcántara et al., 2015). It is normal for family members to rely on alimony for upkeep of one’s household (Alcántara et al., 2015). As a result, an
Demographic data is the first type of data I collected. Bernhardt (2013) describes demographic data as information that, “set the context for the school, describe those who are teaching and learning in the school, and help us understand all other numbers” (pp. 28). Examples of such data include the number of students and teachers in the school, the ethnical breakdown of the school, the socioeconomic status of students in the school, and the grade levels found in the school, among many others (Bernhardt, 2013). All of this data is studied to look at trends within a school, which then help to create plans to improve the school. Byron Center has been steadily growing over the past five years and is still continuing to grow, as new housing developments
Nature is often viewed as a “free good” because forests, clouds, and the sun provide oxygen, rain, and warmth while humans often dispose of wastes in rivers. Unfortunately, negative externalities, or consequences affecting a party that was not directly involved, of nature as a “free good” include health effects of pollution and disrupted ecosystems. Environmental economists want to address externalities through government regulations, such as selling permits that allow a certain amount of emissions to better control pollution. Rebecca L. Goldman from “Ecosystem Services: How People Benefit from Nature” contends that nature is affected by human behavior and their economic value should be assessed to improve public decision making. Applying
Imagine a crowd of people with on the edge of your seat, nail-biting excitement. People were bubbling with energy and some alcohol to loosen everyone up. The lights are dim and the show is about to start. The slow melodic notes of the piano echo through the theater and out walks the singer dressed in an all lace number and a shawl showing more skin than covering. It is evident that this event is definitely for the “grown and sexy”. On Sunday March 8, 2014, I attended a Masha Ambrosius concert in which she was promoting her album friends and lovers. During the course of the show there were 4 different performances all of which had different effects on the
Duerksen, C. & Snyder, C., (2005). Nature-friendly communities: habitat protection and land use. Case Study for Austin, TX; Washington, DC: Island Press Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com.ezproxy.apus.edu/lib/apus/Doc?id=10149942
The Biodiversity Treaty sanctioned that countries whose biological resources are exploited by bioprospecting companies have a right to share the financial benefits resulting from the sale of these resources (Adair, 1997). National parklands are owned by the federal government. Therefore, our national parks have the legal right to share in the financial benefits that
The video of School girl attacks identifies an attack on school girls in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Zahira, who is a 13-year-old, is interviewed by NBC told her story about the attack. Zahira, who always showed excitement about attending school, lost her joy after the attack on her and five other girls. The attack took place during the girls walk from school.
Emile Durkheim came up with the functionalist theory. Functionalism sees society working together like a system. Society consist of interconnected parts that work together that keeps everything in a balanced state. Herbert Spencer gave the idea that societies are living organisms that grow and evolve. This theory emphasizes how different groups of society influence other parts of society. This could be a positive The two main principles of functionalism; The first would be that society is perceived as a functional system made of intertwining parts/groups. The second function is that each structure its own purpose that contributes to continue societies stability. If something does not contribute to society in a positive way and throws off its balance its considered dysfunctional. An example of dysfunctional would be things such as crime.
In the piece “Selling out on nature” (McCauley, 2006), Douglas J. McCauley describes how conservation efforts are fueled by the economic advantages it possesses and are carried out solely for the purpose of benefiting our economic markets. McCauley states that ecosystem services are “economic benefits provided by natural ecosystems” (27), arguing that the only incentive for mankind to save nature depends on how profitable nature can be. He emphasizes that our attention should not be put forth in commodifying nature but rather, inculcating respect and love for it so that we can preserve it for many years to come. I oppose McCauley’s argument because it’s impractical and unachievable. Humanity will
Social workers are interested and concerned with the experiences of people he or she assists or work with, and this makes qualitative research so important. This research method provide social workers with a better understanding of issues and situations. Qualitative research inform social workers about the best way to help people who are in need of assistance. Qualitative research is useful for social workers to obtain knowledge in complex or sensitive situations for example workplace bullying. Many issues in the social working profession fall within the
Ahhh, parks. Not only are they a breath of fresh air to outdoor enthusiasts, but they also breathe life into the U.S. economy, with the national variety worth a combined $92 billion, according to figures reported by the National Park Foundation.
Proponents of protection of public lands have argued that the restrictions on the use of public lands would lead to economic growth by enhancing the amenity value of the locality. For example, protection of public lands provides a variety of natural amenities that can allow local residents and visitors to easily access to recreational opportunities (Cline et al, 2011). Consequently, these characteristics of public lands increase seasonal home ownership and visitors’ expenditures, and thus enhance economic growth in the gateway communities. In contrast, opponents of protection of public lands have argued that
Socioeconomic status measures as a combination of education and income. Poverty levels have similarities of lower education and poor health for children’s and families. Little has been found to understand how poor, single African American mothers view marriage as a strategy to end poverty and their reliance on welfare (Deborah, H., & Domeinco, P,2008). A strong influence on academic level on socioeconomic status within the United States. The delayed of marriage by college-educated women have benefited from marriage later than other demographic groups. Higher education impacted the age and length of marriage. Likewise, women who graduated from high school or some college education have approximately 30 percent and 20 percent lower odds
The number of people living in urban areas is dramatically increasing across the world. Currently, 75 % of people live in cities in the developed world, (Bernhardt E.S. and Palmer M.A, 2007) despite such high percentage many do not get access to the green and blue spaces available, in other words cannot interact with nature. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency green spaces are ‘land that is partly or completely covered with grass, trees, shrubs or other vegetation’ (Environmental Protection Agency, 2014) This includes community gardens, parks as well as cemeteries. (Environmental Protection Agency, 2014) On the other hand, blue spaces include rivers, canals and lakes. (Sally, M, 2010) As urbanisation increases, it will pose a greater threat to nature such as pollution, habitat destruction, erosion and colonisation of native species. There are various ways to engage with nature. However, one reason for green and blue spaces not being utilised effectively by people may be due to people being unaware of the values that these have and the crucial functions they undertake in the ecosystem such as recycling nutrients and controlling the hydrological cycle.
Ecosystems in our world act as vital and fundamental sections to maintain health, living, well-being and survival of human beings and other creatures (Robert Costanza et al, 1997; Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA), 2005; TEEB Foundations, 2010; TEEB Synthesis, 2010). They provide different kinds of service, such as production of goods, life support processes, and life-fulfilling conditions (Gretchen C. ,2000). Ecosystem significantly contributes to both economic and non-economic value of our planet, but when compared to market efficiency, it seems to be paid less attention when involved in decision making. In the majority of the ongoing projects that have numerous debates on, it seems common for people put a price tag on ecosystem services and evaluate them by means of commodification. When the immediate or intuitionistic benefits fail to be derived, it is less likely for ecosystems to be protected or reserved. Therefore, the importance of ecosystem services is often poorly appreciated and only to be seen when facing severe problems. People are less likely to come up with solutions to protect the ecosystems of their own will than to make a better trade to exchange ecosystem services for money. Also, it is quite often to fail to define the difference between “valuation” and “privatisation”, considering ecosystem services more of tradable products than a part of nature system. It is often overlooked that the market