For the culminating research project in this course, you will be choosing ONE of the topics listed below:Risk Taking
There are many ways in which troubled tweens express themselves. For
some, it’s through risk-taking. But troubled tweens are the only ones
who take chances. Risk taking is common among tweens and teens in
general, largely because they truly do believe they are invincible.Risk-taking manifests in many different ways. For some preteens,
that might include binge drinking, having sex, and taking chances with
their own safety.
Many parents mistakenly believe that the risks of smoking, underage
drinking, and drug use are solely reserved for teenagers. Unfortunately,
many preteens engage in underage drinking, smoking, and other abusive
dangers, such as inhalants.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety can affect children and adults, and in both
cases, it can be a difficult and challenging obstacle. Children who are
depressed often pull away from friends have trouble sleeping or change
their eating habits, among other symptoms.
For obese and overweight children, life can be tough and troubling.
Youth who seriously struggle with weight often face social issues and
may have trouble fitting in. In addition, they also have higher rates of
depression and other behavior problems.
For many troubled teens, self-esteem or the lack thereof can be a huge problem.
School SafetyYou MUST choose one of the topics listed above. Once you have chosen your topic, email me to let me know which topic you chose. Note: Bullying/Cyberbullying are NOT topics you should be researching for this project.You will:Research the topic, Evaluate and discuss its effects on the local community, then Present some possible solutions. This is a comprehensive, culminating activity which will involve a significant investment of your time and effort. The time allotted to this project is four weeksYour final project should be a total of 12-16 pages including:
Cover page4-5 pages of peer-reviewed research from Academic
Journals ONLY! It should include originally designed data tables and
graphs and/or statistics on the topic.2-3 pages of your own analysis of the research.2-3 pages of how this information relates specifically to the local community.3-4 pages of possible solutions (MUST BE SPECIFIC AND DETAILED!)Reference page
For this project, you must use Academic Journals found in an SPC Library or the SPC Library Online. View this resource for help using the SPC Library Online.
Try to ONLY use recent (within the last 7-8 years) articles in your
research. Your entire paper MUST be done in APA format. .
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