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1.Poverty in urban areas tends to perpetuate social deviance. GCU conducts community outreach to local areas that are struggling with poverty. After reading the GCU Statement on Integrating Faith and Work document, how might the CVW influence the way to address this social problem?
2.Investigate and create a list of both informal and formal deviance (things that were/are against the law as well as those against social norms).
Identify at a solution/technique/action that was used both historically and used in modern times, to control/react to the deviant behavior you listed. Discuss what the differences are and if the modern solutions are more effective than historical solutions and why modern solutions replaced historical ones.
3.Consider why persons with disabilities are considered a vulnerable population.
Share with others experiences you may have had with individuals born with a physical ailment, children or adults with cognitive delays, people who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury (i.e. possibly due to an accident, effects from war, etc.). What have you learned about challenges that impact their lives, that you may not have considered without this personal experience? Research programs that exist (America, or globally) to better integrate persons with disabilities into society and mitigate the disparities they face. Develop your own list of opportunities/programs/activities that can better support people with various disabilities. Consider the Micro and Macro approach to your thinking, and develop at least one idea per level. Why do you feel these may be viable solutions? What may be some of the barriers that these ideas face?
4.Elder abuse in America, and around the world, is a social problem that may not be recognized.
To gain a better understanding, use the following website to gain background information: https://www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/elder-justice/elder-abuse-facts/.
Define elder abuse, and explain what makes an older adult vulnerable. What has been done in the past, in your own state, or in another part of the world to educate, prevent, or mitigate the effects of elder abuse? Have these solutions been effective? What about current solutions? Explain if current solutions are more effective.