Using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (see attached graph), discuss how youth substance use and violence (this may include family violence, interpersonal violence, and/or community/neighborhood violence ANY of your choice) are influenced by factors/issues at the following levels
Please write 2 essays following the guideline below. Also, please read through every article I
Essay 1: Using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (see attached graph), discuss
how youth substance use and violence (this may include family violence, interpersonal
violence, and/or community/neighborhood violence ANY of your choice) are influenced by
factors/issues at the following levels:
a. Individual level
b. Microsystem family
c. Mesosystem (intersection of neighborhood/law enforcement/juvenile justice, e.g. police)
d. Macrosystem (HINT: Here, focus on concepts in the “Code of the Street” article in particular)
Instructions: You *must* use the two articles provided: Rothman, Bernstein & Strunin, 2010
& Rich & Grey, 2005. These 2 articles must feature heavily in your response. Remember that
you can choose to write about each issue (substance use and violence) individually, focusing
more on one issue within a given developmental context. However, you must write in relative
depth about both issues, and better yet, focus on their intersections.
Length Guideline: 1-2 paragraphs per level. (NOTE: Full paragraphs! Altogether, your
response should be about 1.5-2.5 pages long.
Question 2: Compare and contrast the positive youth development approach (Larson, 2006)
and the civic activist/social justice approach to youth development. First, describe briefly each
approach to youth development. Cite from the articles as appropriate. Next, describe where these
two approaches overlap (what are their commonalities). Finally, describe some key differences
between these two approaches – focus especially on key features, goals, and processes used in a
civic activist/social justice approach to youth development An in-depth discussion of
sociopolitical development (Watts, Jager) should feature in your response. This discussion
should be done using *your own words/voice*
NOT looking for verbatim quoting from the article, although you should certainly draw on
them and cite.
Length Guideline: Your response should be about ¾ page to 1 page long.
It should be 3~4 pages in total, and I’ll pay for 4. Also, please use the APA style citation and a
reference page. Thank you!
|Academic Level||College (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)|
|Number of Pages||4 Page(s)/1100 words|