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HS 245 Week 1 Family Mapping
Create a map of your family using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. This is NOT a family tree, as your family map will include elements of living which are important to you and your family; however, you will use the components of a family tree to complete the assignment. Begin with a hand-drawn ancestral chart. Visit ancestry.com and use the free resources to assist you in drawing your own ancestral chart and family map.

Include in the presentation the following:

Draft a copy of your family tree which goes back 2 to 4 generations, if possible.
Choose two people in your family who have taught you something of importance, perhaps a behavior, a method, or a how to do something.
What life lessons have you learned through these people?
What are some of the unwritten boundaries that exist in your family?
Did one person establish the rules in your family, if so, who?
Can relationships with people who aren't related to you that compares to your relationships with family members? 
How do you handle conflict with people from the past?
Extract your hand-written ancestral chart to submit with your assignment, this may require making it into a PDF to attach.

Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation which addresses the above information.

Format your responses and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit to the Assignments Files Tab. 


HS 245 Week 1 Supporting Activity: Reading and Discussion
Respond to the following questions in at least 350 words: 

What are the dynamics present in your family?
What do you believe is the "thread" that holds your family together?
What are cultural influences that exist within your family?
How does your family bond with one another?
How does your family handle conflict?  
Submit to the Assignments Files Tab. 


HS 245 Week 2 Supporting Activity: Reading and Discussion
Respond to the following questions in at least 350 words. 

Within the landscape of family there are specific roles. In most families, there is someone whoidentifies as the caretaker, the giver, the bank and the peacekeeper. After watching the videos in Week 2, determine what roles you were able to see in the video you selected.

Consider in your own life, what role you play in your family. Remember, this week is about the modern family, family can be beyond people who share the same DNA. You can expound on extended relationships as well. 

Submit to the Assignments Files tab. 


HS 245 Week 3 Your State, Your Services
Use the Internet and locate your states (prefered) or any other states department of children and families. This may be called something different in each state, so don't worry if the name isn't exact. You may see department of social services, at the federal it is department of health and human services.  

Once you locate the organization at the state level write a 1,050- to 1,400-word synopsis addressing the following:

Record the web address
What is the mission of the agency?
What types of services are available for families?
Are there youth facilities for children who have been in trouble?
Can one apply for benefits on-line?
Is there a number for Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect?
Does the agency have a "social media" presence? Meaning are their YouTube videos, recorded public service announcements, training for families?
Provide descriptors of the SNAP, Employment First, Refugee Resettlement and Energy Assistance programs. 
Submit to the Assignments Files tab. 


HS 245 Week 3 Supporting Activity: Reading and Discussion
Respond to the following questions in at least 350 words. 

Conflict can be healthy, depending on how it is mitigated. Our family conflict is the most difficult of all, and can drag on for a lifetime. Holidays bring out differences and conflict in people. Holidays can be frustrating and painful time for many. Whenever families get together, someone can bring up something unpleasant and things from the past or criticism take front row. What can be done to keep this from happening and what can you do as a person to keep situations from getting heated? How can you repair relationships that have faltered? 

Submit to the Assignments Files Tab. 


HS 245 Week 4 Health Assessment- Depression
Navigate to the Depression Assessment by doing the following: 

Click the Library tab.
Click University Library.
Click Multimedia.
Click the Health and Wellness Resource Center.
Click Health Assessment.
Click Depression Risk Assessment.
Complete the Depression Assessment. 

Respond to the following questions in at least 350 words. 

How can depression contribute to duress in your life?
What can be done to mitigate depression in your life?
Do you believe depression is an obstacle one can overcome?
Do you know anyone, or have you yourself been depressed?
Do you know the resources available in your community to assist?
Submit to the Assignments Files tab.


HS 245 Week 4 Family Crisis and How to Help
Navigate to the editorial from your student website by performing the following:

Click the Library tab.
Click University Library.
Click the Multimedia Library Resource.
Click Issues and Controversies.
Click Resources.
Click Issues by subject.
Click Families and Youth.
Click Housing and Homelessness.
Click Resolved: The U.S. federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States. 
Read the entire article Supporters Argue and Opponents Argue. 
Create 10- to 12-slides using PowerPoint®.

Touch upon the following points:

What does the article list as the number of poor in America?
Can Social Services and aid for poor families be the solution for the nation's problem?
What is meant by the term, "social safety net"?
2007 is the year considered to "deepen America's recession", what types of issues contributed to America's recession.
Review the U.S Poverty Threshold for families, what does this mean?
Lyndon Johnson had a central goal of his "Great Society", he made many references to it in his speech. Here is an excerpt from the speech, "The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.... It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community." What are your thoughts on Lyndon Johnson and having a great society?
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HS 245 Week 5 You Can Improve Your Life and Opportunity is Real!
Resource: University Library ProQuest Social Sciences

Imagine you have an opportunity placed in front of you but it is risky. You want to make better decisions and truly live your best life now. What would that look like? Do you believe the old adage, "opportunity knocks once" or, "opportunity isn't just going to fall in your lap". 

Read the articles located in this week's Electronic Reserve Readings. 

7 Ways to Better your Life Starting Today
Better Life News: How to be a more powerful person
How to Make Your Life Easier
How to Make Every Minute Work Better for You
Your Life Isn't An Accident: A Tip in How to Find Your Path
How to make sure Facebook does not ruin your life
How to Deal When Your Life Explodes
Reinvention: How to make the rest of your life the best of your life
Decide to live your ideal life
Decide which article to take a deeper dive into the content. 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400- word essay detailing the findings of the abstracts, and the articles. What is the overarching theme of each article? How can you make positive changes in your life and the lives of other people? Can your work as a human service professional influence others? What can you do when your life seems to fall apart? 

Submit to the Assignments Files tab.

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