What are the effects of crises and traumas on adolescents


Psychology Discussion

1. You are a professional counselor specializing in the treatment of children. You have decided to implement an 8-week parenting program for divorcees. How would you teach parenting skills from the perspective of either (choose) Erikson's theory or Piaget's theory with the participants regarding each age level of needs: preschool, school-age, and adolescent. Some of the participants hope to begin family sessions with you once the program has ended. How will you evaluate the impact of the divorce on children in each age level: preschool, school-age, and adolescent?

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

a. Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.

2. Single-parent households and an increase in women in the workforce have both contributed to a significant increase in alternative care giving situations like day care or nursery school. Based on your understanding of attachment theory, how does this affect children? Now, discuss ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, development, and wellness in early childhood.

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

a. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.

3. A parent is at his or her wit's end over a seeming lack of ambition and drive in his 8-year-old son and has come to you for help. The parent reports that all the child wants to do is play video games. As a professional counselor, how might you separately counsel both the parent and the child? Formulate your response around your understanding of physical development and multiple-intelligences theories as well as parenting styles.

4. It is said that children's social behaviors and attitudes are influenced by what they see on TV, whether it be violence, prosocial skills, or a distorted view of women and minorities. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Support your response with research and personal anecdotes.

5. A healthy body image is a critical issue in adolescence. Obesity, anorexia, and bulimia are severe threats to an adolescent's well-being. What physical and psychological factors play a role in succumbing to these threats? What preventative measures can be taken? Support your response with research.

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standards:

a. Theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors.

b. Effects of crisis, disasters, and trauma on diverse individuals across the lifespan.

6. What are the effects of crises, disasters, and traumas on culturally diverse adolescents? Provide at least two examples in your response.

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standards:

a. Theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors.

b. Effects of crisis, disasters, and trauma on diverse individuals across the lifespan.

7. How do the many socioemotional changes of adolescence impact family systems? Respond to the question theoretically and then provide a minimum of two examples, without sharing names if they are personally known to you.

8. According to the "storm and stress" view of adolescence, sexual behavior is one way for adolescents to rebel against their parents. The text suggests that research on adolescent sexuality may not support this. Why or why not?

9. Erikson's stages of adulthood include young adulthood, middle adulthood, and maturity. Provide an example of each stage, including the main task of each.

10. What role do smoking, drinking alcohol, and nutrition play in adult development? Create some possible combinations of these and then respond based on them. For example, how might a person who smokes but eats well develop in adulthood?

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

a. Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior..

11. How do the physical and societal effects of aging impact retirement decisions for older adults?

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

a. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.

12. Grandparenting can be highly rewarding. Many grandparents, though, unexpectedly become guardians and raise small children. How might this responsibility affect their normal course of adult development? What components might require transitions? How would a professional counselor encourage these older guardians in their new roles?

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

a. Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.

13. What types of resources would you use in helping a client deal with their own mortality? Research and post a minimum of three websites or other resources that might be beneficial in helping a client deal with death, dying, loss, and/or questions regarding immortality. Include an annotation as to what the resource contains and why you think it might be helpful.

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard:

a. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.

13. Describe Stroebe's dual process model of coping with loss. Why do you think this "balance" is important in helping one recover from grief? How do the different needs and abilities of clients affect the counseling interventions?

The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.

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