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Florida's Homeless

Introduction and Demographics

Causes

Resources -Federal, State, Local

Needs

Closing

Florida's Homeless

The state of Florida is faced with a serious crisis in which there is no easy solution. The state is currently failing to provide adequate shelter and affordable housing for its rapidly increasing homeless population.

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Female Protagonists

Summary: This is a paper that analyzes female characters and how they overcome stereotypes in society. It contains three references.

Introduction stereotype is an oversimplified definition of a person or type of person, institution, style or event; to stereotype is to pigeonhole, to thrust into tight slots of definition which allow of little adjustment or . . . .

History. Records show that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is more than 2,000 years old, although there exist other written records that date back to 3,500 years earlier (Maclean and Shane 1999) and archaeological evidence that suggests it began at least 5,000 years ago. Although called traditional, it actually went through a series of changes and adaptations to various influences, such as . . . .

Internet Addiction

It is thought that nearly five million people today are addicted to the Internet. With that many people experiencing addiction symptoms, it is important for the mental health community to develop methods of treatment. In an article in the March-April 1998 issue of Psychology Today, author Carol Potera explores the questions and realities of online use and addictions . . . .

Tourette Syndrome in Children

Introduction - What is Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurological disorder generally associated with tics. Tics are defined as either involuntary body movements, or involuntary vocal sounds that are usually repetitive. The occurrence of TS in children is about 1 of every 2000 children, with an increased occurrence in boys . . . .

Anorexia Nervosa is defined in the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as "an eating disorder characterized by unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV (1994), defines two subtypes of anorexia nervosa--a restricting type, characterized by strict . . . .

Recent research about brain development opens up tremendous opportunities to improve education. In some aspects, the education community has embraced this research and used it to develop profoundly different approaches to learning. At the same time, the research conflicts with many systemic practices among school administrators and education policy-makers.

Five significant conclusions . . . .

LEECHES: Bloodsuckers, Life-and-Limb-Savers

Abstract. "Nothing works as well as leeches when we need to get blood out of a (body) part."

Concannon).

Blood clotting is a life-saving body process, but when it endangers life or prevents the resolution of a torn tissue, leeches can come in handy. They have shown their worth as natural blood thinners, painkillers and surgical . . . .

Postpartum Depression

Introduction

Postpartum depression appears shortly before to shortly after a woman has given birth. It is more common than commonly believed and can be serious. It can have negative effects on the woman's marriage and in fact on the entire family. Since depression tends to recur, especially when not treated, postpartum depression can be a continuing concern . . . .

speech problems and psychological damage from Cleft lips and cleft palates

Introduction

Cleft lips and cleft palates are among the most common of birth defects and if left untreated can lead to serious speech problems as well as psychological damage that can result both from those speech and communication problems as well as from the ostracism that a child with a facial deformity . . . .

Nineteenth century physiologist Claude Bernard first started practicing experimental medicine on animals. Bernard thought it was immoral to conduct laboratory experiments on humans, if these test were not proven first proven to be safe on animals (LaFollette and Shanks, 1994). Man, as the most intelligent species of the animal kingdom, is constantly discovering new and innovative ideas to . . . .

Supporting a Woman's Right to Choose

Fact Sheet: "Abortion is Pro-life Frequently A"If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child."

Eisenstadt v. Baird, 1972

In the most basic of . . . .

Chocolate: Behind Its Bad Rap

Chapter One - Introduction to the Problem

Introduction to the Problem

In today's society, chocolate is everywhere. It seems that people have developed a love-hate relationship with chocolate. According to the US Department of Commerce, in 1997, the average American ate 11.7 pounds of chocolate. American adults ranked chocolate as the most- . . . .

Nutrition and Pregnancy: Eating Right Helps the Developing Fetus

This paper presents a detailed discussion about the importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy. The writer includes an interview with a nutritionist as well as discussion about exercise and other health aspects of pregnancy. There were seven sources used to complete this paper.

NUTRITION AND PREGNANCY: EATING . . . .

The Effectiveness Debate

Overview:

Many different studies revealed that bilingual educated students are more likely to continue education past high school, increase their chances of professional careers, have competitive academic achievement scores, improved social skills and a stronger interest in school education programs. The government interest, certification procedures and . . . .

What's Worth Knowing by Wendy Lustbader

Wendy Lustbader is the author of What's Worth Knowing. As a geriatric social worker, she met the experts on love, loss, suffering and intelligence --the older clients she has encountered over a span of more then two decades. For her new book, real people offer hard-won wisdom: the most significant piece of information each has gleaned through . . . .

Cerebral Functions & Children's Language Learning

This paper discusses some of the important cerebral functions and also reviews the research carried out by psycholinguist Barbara Lust. Lust dismisses the old notion that children learn language through copying and is of the view that it is the brain of a child that prepares him for learning the intricacies of a language. The paper . . . .

Higher Order Cerebral Functioning

Summary: This is a 2 page article critique of a paper written on Higher Order Cerebral Functioning

The Article hypothesizes the difference between conscious and unconscious thoughts and suggests that higher order cerebral functioning refers to the cognitive ability of an individual i.e. consciousness.

The primary basis of the article is to . . . .

How long can a teacher teach before burning out or becoming stale?

This paper looks at the ideas of whether teachers should be made to go back into learning to gain a new license after a period of time, also looking at how their time can be best used with initiating new forms and methods into the classroom.

How long can a teacher teach before he becomes stale?

Every school . . . .

Psychological Testing.

Teachers must test. It is one method of evaluating progress and determining individual student needs. More than two hundred and fifty million standardized tests are administered each year to forty four million students who attend American elementary and secondary schools (Ysseldyke et al 1992). Testing is only part of the broader conception of assessment. Testing . . . .

Telemedicine: Will telemedicine improve the quality of healthcare and its delivery for remotely located advanced healthcare para-professionals?

Purpose

The basic purpose of this study is to discuss whether telemedicine will improve the quality of health care and it's delivery for remotely located advanced health care para-professionals.

The scope of the study is over . . . .

causes & treatments of cystic fibrosis

This paper presents a detailed analysis of cystic fibrosis. The writer takes the reader on an exploratory journey about cystic fibrosis and its causes, treatments and future. The writer outlines many aspects of the disease including the enzyme treatments that are currently being studied. There were five sources used to complete this paper. . . . .

Recently, Andrea Yates was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. She could have been sentenced to death for her actions. Many in the public feel her husband, Russell Yates, was also guilty. Many feel he should have been able to foresee his wife's intentions to kill his children. Five children are dead, and we as a society need someone to blame.

Society as a whole . . . .

Both Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House have at their core a character who is trapped by social expectations and economic realities. Miller's protagonist, Willy Loman, does his best to ignore the problems in his life - and his attempt to deny the reality around him leads to terrible consequences. Ibsen's protagonist, Nora Helmer, on the other hand, by the end . . . .

Whether or not we are aware of it, psychological concepts and principles shape and determine our behavior. They influence how we interact with other people and how we perform in social situations. Psychological factors also play an important part in the workplace.

An actor practices maintenance rehearsal in order to memorize lines. Maintenance rehearsal is great for rote repetition of . . . .

The Importance of Summer Camps and Programs in the Development of Children

Purpose of the Paper

The purpose of this paper is to represent to the reader the importance of organized summer camps and programs in youth development. A special emphasis throughout the paper is placed on the influence of recreation on child development and personal growth.

By defining the effect . . . .

how divorce affects children and teenagers

This paper presents a discussion about how divorce affects children and teenagers. The writer takes a sociological path in exploring the long-term affects on the individuals and then how that related to society. There were five sources used to complete this paper.

During the last four decades the divorce rate began to climb not only in . . . .

BIAS OF AUTHORS REGARDING AMERICA DROPPING THE ATOM BOMB ON JAPAN

This paper examines what has been written about the dropping of the atom bomb on Japan, following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The writer details several articles and explores where the writer is coming from and what may have led to a particular slant on a story regarding the bomb. There were six sources used to complete . . . .

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION:

The latest issue to discuss in the human resource management field is about unequal job opportunities available for women in the organization, or we can say that discrimination shown towards women in the organizations. This issue has been discussed and worked upon by UNO and various governmental and non-governmental organizations. However, . . . .

Erickson's and Piaget's Theory of Child Development & adolescent depression

ABSTRACT: This is a paper concerning the development stages of an adolescent and depression. Erickson's and Piaget's Theory of Child Development will be used to explain what may lead to a child feeling depressed or suicidal.

DEPRESSION IN TEENS

Approximately five percent of children and . . . .

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