Dasani's Homelessness Analysis

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There are many sides to every story; poverty is no exception to the rule. Previously we examined the behavior effects of Dasani’s homelessness. This is a personal analysis of Dasani from a spiritual, environmental and cultural dimension. Consider the early years of slavery. African Americans were denied the ability to live without being physically abused and degraded. In an effort to survive deplorable conditions, slaves turned to spiritually; “a search for a sense of meaning, purpose, morality and well-being” (Hutchinson, 2015, p.183). Spirituality was the one thing “master” could not take away. Numerous studies have been done examining how mental health and spiritually are linked. Spiritually has been proven to increase self-esteem in individuals and provide healthy immune functioning. Often individuals tap into creative processes which facilitate spiritual strength such as relaxation techniques, meditation or mindfulness. Dasani taps…show more content…
This theory is known as behavior setting which means individuals are programmed to behave in a certain manner based on their environment. Another component of the behavior setting theory is staffing. Studies show large DASANI’S SOCIAL ASSESSMENT 3 crowds or “overstaffing” makes people less likely to respond (Hutchinson, 2015). For example, Auburn housing is overcrowded. If fight were to breakout between two people while waiting in the microwave line and one person stabbed another with a fork people are more likely to observe rather than intervene. Dasani’s setting at home has made her act much older than eleven. She is a caregiver for her siblings. Her parents struggle with addictions with leads her to adopt parental responsibilities. Dasani feeds, dresses and assist her siblings with getting on school bus. Caring for younger siblings is a common practice in culture of
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