Social Exclusion and Marginalization among the Disabled

Social Exclusion and Marginalization among the Disabled

Social Exclusion and Marginalization among the Disabled Disabled people have been marginalized in society for centuries. The situation is even worse for disabled children who have to bear with social exclusion from a relatively tender age. The current social structure and attitudes in the society foster an environment that segregates the disabled, driving them further below the poverty line. There is need for implementation of effective strategies that can help eliminate physical, organizational, attitudinal, and social barriers that hinder the physically challenged from achieving active citizenship. Currently, there are two disability discrimination acts that protect the disabled from any forms of discrimination. These include the Disability Discrimination Act enacted in 1995 and the Special Education Needs and Disability (NI) Order that was issued in 2005. Although these laws have been in existence for quite some time, they have not been able to protect the disabled from social exclusion and marginalization. This research will: Analyze the impacts of social exclusion and marginalization among...
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The Theoretical Concepts of Privilege and Oppression

The Theoretical Concepts of Privilege and Oppression

The Theoretical Concepts of Privilege and Oppression Privilege and oppression are two dominant and opposing forces in the society that we live. Often, I find myself in situations where others judge me based on perceived social or economic status. The modern society in is divided into classes and each of these accorded particular privileges. However, it is not in all circumstances that I have received privilege. Oppression has also shaped a better part of my life. Oppression occurs when a particular group of people acquire and maintain particular advantages over others. In oppression, a group of individuals becomes dominant over another. The group may be defined by unique physical appearances, culture, language, or ethnic background. In this paper, I will critically analyze the theoretical concepts of privilege and oppression. One of the things I have realized in life is that human beings are to a certain extent egocentric in nature. Thus when things are in their favor they often tend to forget...
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Developmental Perspectives on Behavior

Developmental Perspectives on Behavior

Developmental Perspectives on Behavior Part A Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model is important in the study of human development over time, and the gene-environment interactions. Bronfenbrenner held the view that the surrounding environment had a profound and pervasive impact on an individual’s development. Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model has four distinct dimensions that are an improvement from the earlier ecological systems theory. These dimensions include: process, person, context, and lastly time (Freudenberg, Klitzman, & Saegert, 2009). The process dimension involves the interaction between an organism and the environment, and the energy exchanges that occur between them. The person is the individual who shows distinct characteristics. The context in which events occur and time are also crucial in the model. Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model also highlights the importance of various levels of the environment which he referred to as systems namely microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, and chronosystem. The microsystem represents the direct environment that individuals come into contact with on daily basis (In Cicchetti & In Cohen, 2006). This...
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Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience on Human Development

Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience on Human Development

Assessment Task: Developmental Perspectives on Behaviour Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience on Human Development Required Article The enduring effects of abuse and related Adverse Experiences in Childhood The research question The study seeks to understand the impacts that abuse and related adverse experiences have on children. Also, the article addresses the impact that maltreatment has on the emotional well –being and the health of the children. The study focuses on the disturbances likelihood in a given behavior or function such as sleep disturbances and anxiety. Also, the study examines the number of comorbidities Theoretical perspectives The study draws from epidemiology and neurobiology evidence that state that stress in the early life such as abuse can lead to a brain dysfunction that has adverse impacts on quality and health of an individual. Even more, studies have shown that stress in an early life can result in long-term changes in brain system and circuits, (Slopen et al. 2013). Importantly, the study draws on various studies that have shown that...
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Discussion of Health  in point of view of diverse community groups

Discussion of Health in point of view of diverse community groups

Question Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  ~World Health Organization, 1948 Discuss the above statement giving consideration to the various points of view of diverse community groups. Health Most individuals associate health with the physical well-being of the body. The physical health is directly related to the body, which most people associate to be the definition of health. However, mental health is another aspect of health which is often ignored by majority in the definition of health. Another term closely related to health is physical well-being. The physical well-being of an individual refers to adopting all the lifestyle components related to health. Physical health can be divided into chemical and structural health. There are different definitions of health. The World Health Organization (1948) defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (p. 2). This paper will dwell...
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Refugees and Risk of Mental Illness & Suicide Rates

Refugees and Risk of Mental Illness & Suicide Rates

Refugees and Risk of Mental Illness & Suicide Rates Nature of the issue There is need to address refugees in Australia. Mental illnesses encompass a range of mental health conditions. Some of the major mental health disorders which afflict refugees include dementia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and among other psychotic disorders. If these disorders are not checked, they may increase suicides rates among the population. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2011), an average of 2,000 Australians commits suicide every year. Among the high risks groups include those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This means that based on the data collected over the past years, refugees are at a higher risk of committing suicide. Even though mental illness & suicide rates can affect the entire population, cultural influences have a perverse and profound impact on the outcomes of mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders and mood disorders. A significant number of refugees suffering from mental illness lack...
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Influence of Historic Costume on Cotemporary Fashion Design

Influence of Historic Costume on Cotemporary Fashion Design

Questions Step  2.  Capture an image of each of the ten clothing items (women's, men's, or accessories, jewelry, etc.). Be sure to document each image. Step  3. Determine which period or decade from costume history served as inspiration for each of the ten items that you have chosen. Step  4.  Find photographic images of primary sources that show the historic styles. These primary sources are available in library books or magazines. Related paper: 10 ways to improve sports in American Society Historicism Project Influence of Historic Costume on Cotemporary Fashion Design ...
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History of America between 1800 and 1860

History of America between 1800 and 1860

Question How did plantation crops and the slavery system change between 1800 and 1860? Why did these changes occur? History of America between 1800 and 1860 The plantation crops and the slavery system underwent remarkable changes between 1800 and 1860. In the early 1800, the cotton industry experienced rapid expansion in the South. This was mainly driven by the invention of cotton gin, a machine that could easily process fine fibers from cotton seeds (Henretta and Brody, 2010). With the invention of the machine, the area under cotton cultivation increased drastically. This resulted to the ripple effect of increased demand for labor, which was dependent on slaves. It is worth noting that the development of the Southern states’ economies was hinged on cotton production and exportation (Henretta and Brody, 2010). With the high demand for slavery, the southern states were overzealous to acquire more slaves from the neighboring states such as the western territories, with the hope that the trade would not die. In...
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Who was to blame for Britain’s failure to win a quick victory over the American rebels?

Who was to blame for Britain’s failure to win a quick victory over the American rebels?

Question Who was to blame for Britain's failure to win a quick victory over the American rebels: General Howe, General Burgoyne, or the ministers in London? Explain your answer. American History General Howe held the greatest responsibility for Britain’s failure to win a quick victory over the American rebels. During the Battle of Bunker Hill (1776), Howe’s army sustained a great number of casualties leading to a change of tactics in the forthcoming wars (Schecter, 2002). Howe had greatly underestimated the rebellion, which resulted to a great loss with over 1000 of his soldiers dead. Following the loss, Howe took a more conservative approach in the remaining battles, often opting out of strong enemy lines. This significantly hindered his ability to eliminate the rebels who had ample time to plan and orchestrate attacks (Schecter, 2002). In 1776, Howe made great success in advancing his aims of taking New York when he emerged the winner at the Battle of Long Island. This pushed the American...
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Services in my Area

Services in my Area

Services in my Area Identify the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment The local carriers in the region include Verizon, AT&T, and Road Runner. Verizon Communication Inc. is responsible for providing digital subscriber line technology (DSL). Specifically, Verizon provides what is commonly referred to as Asymmetric xDSL. This comprises of an optical carrier. It uses fiber optics to carry data among users, although it is not cable modem internet technology. Verizon provides its services in numerous states such as Louisiana, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Kansas, and others. AT&T provides DSL internet access in the area of which I am currently subscribed. AT&T lacks compatibility with dial-up and cable modems, meaning that it only provides DSL internet access. AT$T provides services in places such as Washington, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, and among others. Speeds of DSL and cable modem The speeds of DSL and cable modem vary greatly. Most Americans are faced with...
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