Should individuals who are arrested and convicted of a crime while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol face incarceration, treatment, or both?  Research support for your opinion and provide an APA citation and/or link to your reference.

Does the mainstream media play a role in the use of performance-enhancing drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and dietary supplements? Provide examples to support your position. 



Community Violence in the U.S.



In the increasingly violent times that the U.S. is experiencing, it has been observed that children in some areas are terrorized by street violence. Gang warfare can easily turn a quiet neighborhood into a war zone, where children might become inadvertent victims. Although some children can’t cope with the fear, a few are able to rise above it and confidently move ahead. Get information related to Atlanta Georgia


What are risk factors for children to become involved in gang activity?


Ø   Describe some of the effects of gang violence on children.


Ø   Describe some of the characteristics of children who grow stronger by surviving in these environments.


Ø   Discuss how parents in these neighborhoods could foster these characteristics in growing children.


Write response to each part in 3–4 paragraphs (500-600 words).


Apply APA standards to citation of sources.


Please do not use Wikipedia.


Must use two references


Must use as one of references:



Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence


Dorothy G. Singer (Editor); Robin Fretwell Wilson (Editor); Nancy E. Dowd



Copyright Date:



SAGE Publications, Incorporated




Week 3 Research Paper – Annotated Bibliography

Select six to eight articles that you will use for your research paper.

Create an annotated bibliography that summarizes the information and relevance of the articles you have selected.

For each article, provide the following: An APA reference entry. Paragraph summary (50 to 100 words). A short explanation of the relevance of the article to the topic of your research paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. 

Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Week 8 Final Exam

On day one of the final week of class, post a message in your individual forum informing the instructor of which day you would like to complete the final exam.

The instructor will provide the exam on the day you specify via your individual forum.

Select five questions from the exam. Write a short essay for each question. Make sure you put your answers in your own words.

Submit your completed exam by the end of the day in which the exam was posted.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.



Not only is context important in determining whether an individual’s behavior meets the criteria for a mental disorder, but culture and family background can also be important factors. Some behaviors would clearly be “abnormal” in any culture or family, while other behaviors are not so clearly defined.

Using your textbook and the online library resources, research the role of cultural norms in identifying mental disorders. Based on your research, respond to the following: Why is culture an important consideration in the interview, assessment, and diagnostic process? How might your own cultural, ethnic, or family values, rules, or traditions be misinterpreted as “abnormal” by someone from a dissimilar background? Give examples in your answer.

Write your initial response in 2–3 paragraphs. If you refer to research information, cite sources applying APA standards.


Refer to the Course Project Overview in the left navigation area. Per the Course Project, you have selected a mental disorder to work on for your course project.  As part of your course project, you will conduct field research on the practice related to your selected disorder. In your field research, you will interview a mental health professional to learn about the practice related to diagnosing and treating the disorder. In this assignment, you will prepare for the interview. Provide a brief introductory paragraph identifying and discussing the DSM disorder you have selected (furnish appropriate APA citations and References). Write ten interview questions that will bring out the information you need. Formulate questions that ensure an appropriate understanding of the disorder. These questions should assist in differentiating the chosen disorder from those found within and outside its parent category.

Tips for approaching your future Interview with a Mental Health Professional

Ideally, you will select a mental health professional in your local area whom you can interview in person. However, if this is not possible, you may choose to select a mental health professional who is located in another city or state. Some students who live in remote areas may choose to contact state or national mental health-related organizations to find potential interviewees. Such organizations include: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA-sponsored): Veterans Administration Hospitals Locator (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs): The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Centers Locator:

In that case, you would conduct a phone interview.

Ensure that the person you interview has a background in the disorder you are studying.

150 words each and at least one reference


1) Describe the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Identify one of your own self-defeating or negative thoughts and explain how this thought impacts your feelings and your behaviors.  How can you change this thought and what would be the outcome of thinking differently?




2) All of our words carry meaning. Thus, as a counselor, we have to be cautious (but not so cautious that we are constantly in our head) about our choice of words and the way that these words are used. What are some linguistic (the way that we use language and words) issues that we must take into account during an interview?



3) Describe some of the common question “pitfalls” that were identified in the reading. (I’ll attach the reading to refer to)




4) This chapter reinforced some of the important elements of open ended questions, that we talked about in the previous weeks.  So, what I want you to do today is to use open questions in the real world.  When you have a conversation with your significant other, friend, child, or parent, be aware of how you are asking the questions, and turn the question into an open ended one. For instance, when you pick your child up from school today, instead of asking “How was your day” (a close ended question) try “tell me about your day”.  Please share about your “experiment” below. note: avoid asking a “why” question!


Biological causal factors of anorexia nervosa include genetic predisposition, serotonin regulation, and physiologic weight set points. Given the prevalence of this disorder, it seems unlikely that biological causes alone could account for it.

Research eating disorders using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following: Comment on the relative strengths of biological causes compared to sociological or individual causes. Consider the types of anorexia nervosa in your argument. Explain any treatment strategies that would support your argument. Does obesity share anything in common with anorexia nervosa? Consider obesity causal factors and whether obesity is truly a mental disorder.

Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs. If you refer to research information, cite sources applying APA standards .


Choose between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and discuss the proposed causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Use in-text citations in complete 6th edition APA format.