Around the midpoint of the book, we start to see Wes getting better with staying away from the culture of the streets; On page 110 Wes starts to reevaluate himself, “The sight of her coming of her high...disgusted Wes. He saw this every day. The people who would line up around the corner for drugs...He knew these people because he was the one who got them what they needed. It was his job. And it pained him to realize that the mother of his children was just like them.” Wes realized that his job wasn’t a real ‘job’, it was a source to feed addictions like Cheryl’s.
The rising deaths and DCFS cases is a testament to the disservice our nation is doing to neglected and abused youths. Once kids are placed in the foster care system, they are often moved from one placement to another which may negatively impact all aspects of their lives that are critical to success in later life such as school, social relationships, and environmental/community influences. This constant separation and loss may lead youths to feel hopeless, and resent social interactions as they feel that social relationships are extremely fragile. This affects group treatment as individuals may drop-out of treatment due to a new placement, or decline to actively participate as they feel hopeless and feels distrustful of everything around them. When children and youths cannot trust their caregivers for reassurance, they have no where to turn but the public.
Minorities in the US are severely discriminated in many ways; such as employment, housing, health, education, incarceration. I would like to discuss the impacts of discrimination on Latinos health. Philosopher Descartes put forward the theory of interactionism that reveals the casual connection between two different substances; mind and body. A mental event is causally connected with a physical event, and vice-versa. I consider discrimination whether everyday or occasional as a physical event that causally affects Latinos mental world and eventually turn it into physical ones.
An unnecessarily increased exposure to risks associated with poor health such as being targets of different marketing approaches of dangerous goods that are not good for you and also exposure to toxic substances. A direct impact of race and racism that affects the Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is racially motivated physical assaults that may cause physical and mental health complications. A major impact of race and racism is the aftermath such as stress and negative emotions that can contribute to mental illness also affecting the endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems ] this may also lead to substance abuse to “escape” the issue not realising its only making it worse by smoking, drinking alcohol in dangerous proportions and drug use which may result in
In today’s modern society, which is full with all sorts of luxury and the stress of having the American dream, people tend to stress and overwork their body to achieve success and the luxury life yet, they tend to forget to take care of their health and wellbeing. Chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes are placing an increasing burden on U.S. healthcare system. Healthcare organizations has introduced Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), which is used to help patients better manage their chronic illnesses, better their lifestyle and decrease healthcare costs. This CDSMP was created to help individuals build up their confidence in their ability to take control of their health and also learn how their health condition
To me the conflict perspective fits perfectly regarding the situation of health issues such as HIV/AIDS and obesity being very high among minorities and the poor in America. The conflict perspective is described as which groups have power, which social groups benefit, and how we are always going through change driven by class conflict. The minorities and poor aren’t benefiting from their social class, they are powerless, and they are a big part of class conflict. Not enough people are trying to help and or educate the minorities and poor. I know people say you can’t help who doesn’t want to be helped and people assume they don’t want to be helped because if they did they wouldn’t have the highest rates with particular health issues such as
Effects on Mental Health. Being a victim of discrimination can have serious effects on an individual's mental health. Studies show that harassment and abuse contribute to the increased risk of mental illness in gay people. Victims are also at higher risk of substance use compared to heterosexual men and women. Often times, victims use drugs to "divert" and "distract" themselves from all the things they see, hear and experience.
The reason why these can be regarded as determinants of his health is because stress induces a pro-inflammatory response and involvement of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis . A person’s employment and working conditions can therefore increase the vulnerability of an individual to becoming ill, such as Mr W.’s precarious employment. Precarious employment is considered as employment insecurity, with low wages and economic derivation as well as restricted social rights . Research into its impacts have revealed that such types of employment have a stress related pathway to ill health and poor self-reported health , with mental health being reported as the most susceptible and responsive health outcome associated with this determinant
Drug abuse often is rampant among the lower socio-economic classes. The bill will directly affect families whose benefits are decreased, specifically, the children of the parents who test positive for drugs. This policy seeks to deny aid to the recipients who are using drugs, but benefits will continue for minor children. However, they will continue to suffer because they are dependent on their parents for sustenance. A reduction in benefits will cause families to sink deeper into poverty.
A lot of sacrifices were made in spite of health concerns. Like many folks in the working class, money to support the family became a greater concern. Yet jobs like this can easily lead to death and sickness that can worsen the family’s struggle. No matter how horrible the job was, workers would still choose to work in order to support the family. After locating Marija, Jurgis learns that she became a prostitute.
Lacking family aid and medical assistance, leaves me to believe the family’s action of helping Mrs. Boyton’s rehabilitation was with positive intent. However, through the declining health and well being of Mrs. Boyton shows the negative impact of the culture of the family. As with most lower middle class families are making just enough to get by and are accustomed to long hour jobs, making work life balance for family matters inflexible and if not obsolete. This particular culture is negatively effecting Mrs. Boyton’s case, as daily care that was meant to be taken on by Mrs. Boyton’s daughter is out of reach financial to assist in her rehabilitation. If the Boyton family was not at the lower end of the middle class and could provide effectively for our client the adverse impact of their culture of ‘working to live’ may not be present.
I agree with the author 's assertion that violence and crime is connected to mainly family and education. Many families, particularly low income families, need to work in order to feed their family, as a result, they leave their child home alone, or pick them up late from school. Ultimately, the child will feel neglected, and the relationship they have with their parents will fade away. On the other hand, if the child is living in a abusive or violent household it can have a huge psychological impact on the child. In the article titled "Youth Violence: Do Parents and Families Make a Difference?"