[Essay Help]: Discussion question: Adolescent suicide

Discussion question: Adolescent suicide. Clinton, T., Clark, C., & Straub, J. (2015). The quick-reference guide to counseling teenagers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. ISBN: 9780801072352.

McWhirter, J. J., McWhirter, B. T., McWhirter, E. H., & McWhirter, R. J. (2017). At-risk youth: A comprehensive response for counselors, teachers, psychologists, and human service professionals (6th ed.). Belmont, TN: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. ISBN: 9781305670389.

Textbook Readings

  • Clinton et al.:
  • Promiscuity and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Pregnancy
    • Destructive Dating Relationships
    • Suicide
    • Cutting
    • Depression
    • Loneliness
    • Inferiority
    • Guilt
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Abortion
  • McWhirter et al.: chs. 8, 10

You will post a thread of at least 400 words that directly addresses the prompt provided by your instructor and includes 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook . All references must be in current APA format.

DQ: Adolescent suicide is a tragedy for all who knew the young person. Choose 1 interpersonal, family, or psychosocial characteristic of adolescents who commit suicide for your thread. Your thread should include how your chosen risk factor may contribute to cognitive distortion or cognitive rigidity.

Discussion question: Adolescent suicide


[Essay Help]: Analysis Paper: Predictors of adolescent drug and alcohol use

Analysis Paper: Predictors of adolescent drug and alcohol use. THERE ARE A TOTAL OF THREE RESPONSES NEEDED..

Guided Response: You will choose one peer to respond to in this forum. Please choose a peer that has not had the benefit of other peer’s feedback. This way everyone will have the advantage of additional comments.

Share your thoughts with your peer using the following questions as a guide:

What do you think about the workshop itself? Based on the workshop description what do you think the popularity will be? Will it be engaging? What could your classmate add to the description to entice more clients to attend the workshop?

If you were your peer’s supervisor, what suggestions would you make to ensure that the workshop runs smoothly? Is there anything you would change, add, or delete?

Would you attend the workshop? Why or why not?

Jennifer’s post: (attached)

Guided Response:Review several of your peers’ responses. Respond to at least two of your peers by addressing the following:

Choose one of your program’s professional standards that is applicable to each scenario.

List the professional standard in your response.

Provide a possible solution to your peer’s posted scenario, and include enough details, so it is clear.

Monica’s post: BAECE

NAEYC Standard 7: Families

The program establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with each child’s family to foster children’s development in all settings. These relationships are sensitive to family composition, language, and culture. To support children’s optimal learning and development, programs need to establish relationships with families based on mutual trust and respect, involve families in their children’s educational growth, and encourage families to fully participate in the program.

Why did you choose the standard you did?

I choose this standard because it’s builds a relationship with the families. I believe in connecting with the families in order to understand their background and culture and have a successful safe and learning environment and help the children success in their development.

Describe the steps you would take to solve this problem.

I would conduct a conference for the parents and address their concerns about their child playing in the kitchen area and dressing up dolls. I would mention to them that I respect their cultures. But I cannot force the child not to play in the kitchen area and with the dolls. I will explain to them our center philosophy and mission on how to support children’s development when it comes to social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills. I will mentioned to them that baby dolls offer kids a lot of opportunities for developing their cognitive, fine motor skills, and self help skills.

Create an ethical scenario of your own that pertains to your field of study for your peers to solve. Be sure that your scenario is detailed enough so that your peers from a different field of study can understand the situation and problem solve.

A mother was really upset when she picked up her child in school and her expensive clothes are always dirty and she looks messy. The mother asked the teacher not to let her child do art or play in the sensory table. How would you address the mother’s concern?

Audrey’s post: BAES

The resource link wasn’t working for me so I chose two NAEYC standards: Standard 1 Relationships and Standard 6: Staff Competencies, Preparation, and Support.

Program number 1 relationships promotes positive relationships among all children and adults. This program encourages each child’s sense of individual worth and belonging as part of community. Warm, sensitive, and responsive relationships help children feel secure.

Program number 6 staff competencies, preparation, and support employs and supports a teaching staff with the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families diverse needs and interests.

Why did you choose the standard you did?

I chose these standards because they not only discuss building positive relationships among children but among adults as well. Also the program encourages a child’s sense of worth. The second standard discusses making sure teachers are prepared to offer support and help to families with diverse needs which is what I would need in the scenario.

Describe the steps you would take to solve the problem.

I would break down all of my instructions into smaller manageable tasks. I would try to limit distractions as well as loud noises. I would also work very closely with the resource teacher to make sure that Alex gets what he needs while my students still get what they need. I would put Alex up front to make sure he gets everything that I am teaching. Also on the first day I would make sure to welcome Alex with open arms. Children model behavior they see so if I treat him like he is another students while using all of my resources they will too.

Create an ethical scenario of your own that pertains to your field of study for your peers to solve. Be sure that your scenario is detailed enough so that your peers from a different field of study can understand the situation and problem solve.

You are a preschool teacher. This year you have a student who is great at everything else: motor skills, dramatic play, shape sorting and recognition, math, STEM activities, etc. However, when this student doesn’t get their way they use violence to get their. The other students have become afraid of this student and don’t want to play with them. You have tried talking to the parent but they think that it’s just a phase. How would you solve this?

Analysis Paper: Predictors of adolescent drug and alcohol use


[Essay Help]: Guided response: Professional Challenges

Guided response: Professional Challenges. Respond to two of your peers with a substantive response of at least 100 words each that should either elaborate on a key point a peer has made or seek to gain additional information. Be sure to incorporate in-text citations and references for every outside source used. You are required to use scholarly resources. You may respond to either of the topics and are not restricted to the one you initially responded to.

Joanne’s post: As being problem with alcohol and that he’s been battling with bouts of depression for many years. He states that whenever he is presented with a problem, whether it be work or family related he turns to alcohol to cope with his problems. After reviewing my notes in Sammy’s case my observations, results of his Cage and MAST test, I have a challenging decision to make due to Sammy not just having a problem with alcohol but with depression also. I evaluated that Sammy suffers from Substance Abuse and Dysthymia. I based my decision on Sammy’s history of abuse of alcohol and its persistence;however,it is not severe enough to meet the criteria for substance dependence. Based upon the challenges faced by the patient I would utilize positive psychology approach such as psychological therapies and self-help groups such as Alcohol Anonymous. I do believe these options would be beneficial in helping Sammy maintain a healthier lifestyle. After encouraging the Sammy by suggesting that recovery is possible not just for a select few, the positive psychologist then begins to work with the addict to re-envision life and begin a process of self-discovery in which the patient comes to know what activities and relationships are most important to him (Seligman, 2004). As being human service professional,I would follow codes of ethics that focus broadly on standards of practice that are inseparable from the behaviors and ideas that workers bring to the profession. The National Organization for Human Services crafted its Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals to consider ethics in terms of the responsibilities human service workers have to clients, the community and society, colleagues, employers, the profession and the workers’ selves. Under these ethical standards I will do everything possible to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of Sammy information. Aside from direct service with this patient I would have an ethical responsibility to advocate for client, community empowerment, and to protest social injustice NOHS. (n.d.).

Tanisha’s post: Option 2: Professional Challenges

My client is a 32 year old woman with 5 young children and she faces substance abuse and alcoholism and has failed to return back to her treatment classes or contacted her counselor in several weeks. My client has not seen her children in about 6 months due to substance abuse. Life has taking a toll on my clientshe wants to give up on herself and her children. Some approaches I would take in helping my clientis increase the frequency of contact that is given to my client if it’s a phone call, to a house visit I want my client to know I am here for them every step of the way . I also would encourage my client to contact other group members to reinforce the value of reaching out for support to not ever feel alone and think they are in this by their self. As the counselor I want to make continual efforts to follow up with clients on their day to day living. After reviewing the cultural competence elements that are identified in the National Organization for Human Services’ Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals the fundamental values of the human services profession include respecting the dignity and welfare of all people; promoting self-determination; honoring cultural diversity; advocating for social justice; and acting with integrity, honesty, genuineness and objectivity. Using these ethical standards clients should have ready access to the services they need and should receive equal treatment for equal need. This is particularly important for people who have dual or multiple problems as they are often referred from one service to another without receiving appropriate treatment. Services should be relevant and responsive to the individual needs of clients. They should be appropriate for the client’s gender, social circumstances, ethnic and cultural background and take into account any other problems or disabilities the person may have. . The client’s values, expectations and belief systems should be respected. I would consider using the Psychology approach in helping this young woman find support from other people in her community and attend group sessions. Participating in these sessions can provide a strong network of support for individuals, where they feel less alone knowing that others are experiencing something similar.

Klose, P., & Tinius, T. (1992). Confidence builders: a self-esteem group at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services,30(7), 5–9.

Guided Response:Your initial response is due no later than Day 3 (Thursday) of the learning week, and at least two substantive replies of at least 100 words to two different peers will be due no later than Day 7 (Monday) of the learning week. Refer to the following guidelines as you offer constructive feedback to your peers:

Identify one of the most important and/or impressive components of the resume.Congratulate your peer on that specific accomplishment, skill, or qualification.

Structure and organization.Is the resume well organized and easy to read? Can you identify sections like contact information, a summary of qualifications, education, and professional experience?

Does the resume contain well written bullet points and use active verbs? Does a position listed as “current” have present tense bullet points? Do previous positions have bullet points in past tense? Are there misspelled or misused words?

Does the summary of qualifications or professional summary list skills and qualifications present in the job description? Do the bullet points quantify tasks and accomplishments wherever possible? Does the resume contain date ranges that convey an accurate trajectory of the candidate’s professional experience?









I seek to utilize the skills that I have acquired in the field of nursing. The motivation is to be able to give service to my fellow human beings by providing health care. I have gained skills in the area throughout my engagement as a student. The passion and drive that drives me come from the realization that service to humanity is equivalent to service to God. I believe that through engaging in this career, my overall goal is to be able to serve the community in terms of providing human service in the health care unit. Having passed through the same institution, I believe that I understand the rubrics surrounding the department that I seek to be employed. I aspire to rise in the human department and be able to offer my services to the institution that I hold dear. Besides, I have served as a volunteer in public health.


I am a bachelor’s degree holder in public health. I have enrolled for a master’s degree in the area.


I am a hard-working individual who requires minimal supervision in my duties. I am reliable and able to interact with other members of the department well. I am friendly and easy-going. My primary motivation is the ability to impact on the welfare of others.I am flexible and able to adapt to a new environment.

Additionally, I am trustworthy and obedient. I also worked in various organizations as a volunteer and therefore gained experience in my area of interest. As a volunteer, I was responsible for the welfare of patients in a private health center. The skills that I gained from volunteering are an addition to what I can offer if given an opportunity to join this team.


Since my childhood days, I have always had a passion for serving others. I believe that this is a unique characteristic passed on from my mother. I have undertaken various community services in the community. Additionally, I have a bachelor’s degree in public health. I am also taking a master’s degree in the same field. I believe that the best experience is the ability to be passionate about anything that one undertakes. I have been able to serve as an intern in the university health unit. The experiences from the internship make me the best-suited candidate for this post


The job requirements demanded additional skills that I do not possess (Parker and Brown, 2014). I had to adjust my resume a little bit to fit most of the requirements that were highlighted in the job description. Here are the changes that I made to my resume after analyzing the job requirements.

I had to change some of the keywords that I had in my initial resume. I did this to adhere to the job description.

I had to change my career objectives to rhyme with the description that was given. In the job description, there was a requirement of a person able to handle students. I had to include the role that I played while at school, related to the job description.

The skills required which I did not poses include a master’s degree, experience in offering online classes, and expertise in teaching non-traditional settings to students.

I feel I do not have all the requirements, but I can handle the job.


Assures the delivery of comprehensive services to eligible children and their families in Child & Family Services Division programs. Assists to assure full enrollment and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards. Essential Duties -Assist with coordinating, developing and implementing a system for outreach and publicity for the recruitment, screening and enrollment of eligible families. -Assist in the development and maintenance of the Grantee Committee and Policy Council. Provide outreach activities in the area of parent involvement and adult education. -Makes appropriate referrals and follows-up on family needs using the Family Partnership Agreement and data from computerized child outcomes. Records all interactions with families in the Partnership Agreement. -Carry out all other duties as directed by supervisor.


-Leadership Skills

-Strategic Thinking Skills

-Problem Solving Skills

-Excellent Communication Skills

-Active Listening Skills

-Decision-Making Skills

-Analytical and Planning Skills





Associate, Aviation Management May 2015

Community College of the Air Force

Bachelor of Arts, Health and Human Services June 2020

Ashford University, San Diego, CA


United States Air Force July 2002 – Present

Indianapolis, IN

-Vital link between leadership and base agencies

-Key advisor to leaders and staff

-Managed daily operations of different programs

-Equipment and supply management

-Responsible for supervision and development of section personnel

-Researched and analyzed reports to ensure program compliance and performance goals

-Processed data; maintained individual’s records

-Coordinated and developed products for dissemination

-Managed sections budget; garnered additional funds


Volunteer August 2018 – Present


-Led PTSA event at middle school field day; organized meal logistics–supported/mentored 370 students

-Attended Leadership professional development; honed leadership skills–infused section w/guidance and effective leadership

-Volunteered as high school basketball game cashier/ clean up committee

-Donated clothes and toiletries to community organizations


Member, KMC TOP 3

Member, KHS Booster Club

I did alter keywords to align my resume with the job description of a Family Services/Family Involvement Coordinator After I reviewed the description, I was able to add additional duties that I have accomplished. Based off of my records, I already possess many of the skills required for a manager and leader in this profession because of the positions I have worked in my career. The description of this profession seeks a professional who is able to deliver a variety of competent services to a wide range of individuals. This profession involves coordinating, developing, and implementing systems as well as maintaining programs which is something I have done throughout my career. My work with diverse groups will aide me since one of the requirements is working with families of various racial, social and cultural backgrounds. I haven’t had much experience working with low income families, so I may require additional training. One skill I don’t possess is being bilingual. Speaking Spanish isn’t required but it is a plus. I possess many of the skills desired for this position therefore, I qualify for this position. The next step would be for me to apply.

Guided response: Professional Challenges


[Essay Help]: Civilization (Cultural) Jihad and the more traditional, violent Jihad.

Civilization (Cultural) Jihad and the more traditional, violent Jihad.. The purpose of this paper is to examine, evaluate and compare the concepts known as Civilization (Cultural) Jihad and the more traditional, violent Jihad. Students will examine the underpinnings of each from an historical perspective. The paper must discuss a history of both concepts and the threats that both pose currently in the West and, more specifically, in the United States. Additionally, papers must also discuss the role of the intelligence community and how it has engaged in confronting the two forms of Jihad as well as what role it might play in the future to confront potential challenges and abate future attacks.All papers must be completed through the lens of a Biblical Worldview where students will incorporate appropriate biblical passages and/or resources. The paper must be completed in APA formatting and consist of 15-20 pages (excluding all title, abstract and reference pages). In addition to the course text, all papers must utilize at least 10 outside scholarly sources to support evaluation an analysis.At a minimum, the following sections are required: Introduction Provide a brief introduction about the key elements in the paper. Background and Problem Statement Preliminary research must be conducted using practitioners, government sources, articles, etc., to identify and discuss the concepts of Civilization/Cultural Jihad, Violent Jihad, Intelligence and the role of the Intelligence Community. The thesis statement will discuss and describe the concepts cited and the significance of each as they relate to one another. The thesis statement must be clear and concise (approximately 250 words).

Literature Review

The literature review is a critical component of a proposal. This section highlights what has been achieved related to your topic. Answer the following questions: What is Civilization/Cultural Jihad? What is the background/history of Civilization/Cultural Jihad? What Constitutes Violent Jihad? What is the history of Violent Jihad? How does Civilization Jihad and Violent Jihad interplay and what role does either play within the context of the global war on terror as prosecuted by the United States? What comprises the intelligence community? What role does the intelligence community play both within the context of Civilization Jihad and Violent Jihad? What threats are posed by both Civilization Jihad and Violent Jihad for the West? What can or should be done to address the potential threats of Civilization Jihad and Violent Jihad? What are the central themes and arguments in current literature? What is missing from current literature? Scholarly articles are required. Although some information from government sources may be used sparingly, approximately 80% of the review should incorporate recent scholarly articles (published within the last 10 years). Do not state your opinion in this section. All information provided must be properly cited and must be from quality academic sources. To achieve this, use direct quotations, paraphrases, and synthesized information from multiple sources. For example, this statement synthesizes the opinions of 4 scholars: “Researchers have argued that disaster planning is critical to minimizing the negative effects for emergency responders (Brown, 2010; Caldwell, 2009; Moore, 2011; Stanley, 2008).” Conclusion Summarize your findings. What are the key points in the literature with regards to how it impacts both the intelligence community as well as efforts by the West to prosecute the global war on terror? Additionally, which form of Jihad poses the greatest threat to the West and why? What type of response is needed? What or who should be engaged (e.g., intelligence community, military, federal law enforcement, local law enforcement citizens, etc.)? What specific issues do you see as the greatest challenge to confronting both forms of Jihad?

Civilization (Cultural) Jihad and the more traditional, violent Jihad.


[Essay Help]: Organizational Diagnosis

Organizational Diagnosis. In discussing Organizational Excellence, let’s start with an analysis of your organization or one with which you are familiar. Take the Organizational Diagnosis Questionnaire that is found aboveProvide a detailed analysis of what is working and what is not working.

Your response should be 250-300 words.  Respond to two postings provided by your classmates

Organizational Diagnosis


[Essay Help]: HIS History Of The US Up To 1877. Essay Paper

HIS History Of The US Up To 1877. Essay Paper.

Write a scholarly response (1½ -2 pages minimum), and include in-text citations with a bibliography of any sources used.

1-Discuss Alexander Hamilton’s three-part economic program for the new federal government and the success of each of the three components

HIS History Of The US Up To 1877. Essay Paper


[Essay Help]: Student number caps will hurt everyone, not just universitie

According to Steve West, restricting university entry will make broadening participation and leveling-up even more difficult.

May 9, 2022

The government’s plans to restore student population caps in England or impose minimum entry standards have been discussed for some time, but institutions’ skepticism has not waned.

Universities UK has just responded to the government’s higher education reform consultation. Our strong opposition to student number caps and misgivings about the practicality of minimum entry standards may appear obvious – and undoubtedly, these policies would be costly to many schools. However, financial viability is simply one aspect of the logic behind our positions.

We oppose a student number cap because we believe it will effectively act as a ceiling on aspiration, affecting individuals from low-income families the most and shattering their goals and dreams. A cap will be extremely restrictive to those who cannot afford to travel away from their home towns for university, as well as limiting students’ freedom of choice by inevitably reducing the breadth and diversity for which the UK is known.

These students will not feel able to apply to as many universities as other applicants, and as a result, their chances of acceptance will be reduced. This also means they run the danger of picking a career path that isn’t suited for them and will lead to bad employment outcomes.

Due to these constraints, a student number quota runs the potential of entrenching disadvantage, making it utterly ineffective in achieving the government’s stated leveling-up goals. By making it more difficult for people to upskill, restricting access to education will reduce the success of the lifelong loan entitlement. We also understand that strategically important talents can shift swiftly. As a result, the variety of courses available reduces future skill shortages.

The United Kingdom requires more graduates, not fewer. In 2022, there were 1 million more graduate vacancies than graduates, therefore reducing access to universities would be an unreasonable step. Those who need more convincing that student number limitations are bad for everyone can see the impact of the 2011 number cap on nursing and allied health students, which contributed to the chronic nursing shortages that we still have today. This will take years to resolve, adding to the strains on our health-care system.

The University of the United Kingdom is also underlining the practical concerns with the government’s proposed minimal entry standards (a pass in GCSE English and maths, in the government’s main option). The government has previously stated that there will be various exceptions to this policy, such as it not applying to mature students wishing to retrain. However, there are other obstacles to overcome in order to ensure that this strategy does not exacerbate disparities.

The lack of educational opportunity in England is exacerbated by the use of a minimum entry requirement, which prevents institutions from recognizing those with the capacity to achieve by taking into account all of their circumstances. Students who enter with low grades do not necessarily graduate with low grades. Universities have worked hard to increase access to university, and data from the Office for Students’ expanding participation program shows that students who entered higher education with the lowest reported A-level results had greater continuation rates than the sector average. We must continue to provide opportunities to all students who have the ability to achieve at university. To put it bluntly, we need the largest talent pool available to compete worldwide.

Of course, minimum entry requirements will have the greatest impact on universities that recruit a large number of students from low-income families. Some of these universities are part of the government’s leveling-up priority sectors. Others, such as Wolverhampton, Middlesbrough, and Bolton, are in boroughs with poor gross value added to the economy. Reduced student numbers may limit their ability to invest locally and help level the playing field. These financial ramifications may eventually result in more “cold spots” in access to higher education, which we all wish to avoid.

We agree with the government that geography should not limit opportunity, and we pledge to work together to guarantee that this never happens. We’ve chosen to focus on these concerns in our answer because they’ll have a long-term influence on students, institutions, business, and society.

The addition of a three-year tuition fee freeze, on top of the four-year freeze, has not been subject to public input, so it is critical that our opinions be heard on these substantial revisions.

Universities can contribute to a brighter and more equitable future if the correct policies are in place. We will do everything possible to collaborate with the government to achieve this goal. However, we need a long-term financial plan to fund the necessary investment.

Steve West is the vice-chancellor of the University of the West of England and president of Universities UK.


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