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Child Abuse in New York City – Introduction

Post #1: Research Project Topic Introduction The topic we decided to focus on is “Child Abuse in New York City” The reason we narrowed down our topic to child abuse in NYC specifically because we plan on educating children in NYC. What we want to focus on is the fact that poverty is a contributing […]

Intergenerational Child Labor

Often when people think of child labor they are transported to a third world country where children are victimized, abused, and denied basic human rights. But the truth is that child labor isn’t just a third world issue; it impacts the lives of children and youth here in the United States.  As a team we […]

Special Needs Education

Special Education also known as Special Needs is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Classes designed for children who have special needs due to physical, mentally, social, emotional or learning problems. Due to these special requirements, students’ needs which cannot be met within […]

Media’s Influence on Teenage Girls’ Beauty Standards

The practical problem that we decided to focus on is “what factors are the cause for teenage girls to developed warped standards of beauty?” The specific cause for one beauty standard and one mental disorder linked to warped beauty standards is anorexia.  The cause of anorexia is unknown because there are a wide variety of factors that may […]

Development of Autism

What are the developmental factors of Autism? Autism, also known as Autism spectrum disorder, is a condition that affects the way the brain develops and process information. This causes a child with autism to have language delays, trouble communicating with others, have difficulties performing certain behaviors, unusual or repetitive behaviors, and even learning disabilities.  No […]

Physical Education and Academic Achievement in Low-Income Neighborhoods

We all know that being physically active is vital for our health and our lives. Engaging in physical activity is important to prevent obesity, lowering the risk of acquiring Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases (White House Let’s Move campaign, 2015). Recent studies show that youth today are not getting the recommended […]

Teachers’ Ability to Address Child Abuse

The issue this study will address is the impact of violence in the student’s home on their academic performance. To address this problem, the purpose of this study will be to identify signs that a child is experiencing violence in the home as well as how teachers and other adults in the student’s life react […]

Juvenile Justice System

Initially the Juvenile Justice System was created in order to protect children and become  a surrogate parent for children who didn’t have a support system at home. It was intended to deter children from becoming adult criminals and help rehabilitate those who were already on the “wrong” path. According to Mears, D., Pickett, J., & […]

Housing Access for Youth Aging out of the Foster System

In today’s society, there are a lot of children that live in foster care. Children are placed into foster care due to many factors. These include parents being deceased, parents aren’t able to take care of them the way they are supposed to and some being abused. Some children either go home to their families […]

Culturally Relevant Teaching and the Impact on Academic Achievement

The relationship between, race, class, and school performance has been one of the most consistent features of education in the United States. All students do not learn in the same way ,and we felt it was of our utmost responsibility for this problem to be highlighted when it comes to children living in low-income neighborhoods. […]

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