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What risk factors are common amongst those who develop disorders?

Grading Criteria Unit 6 Project

% – Points

Points Earned

Course Content

An explanation of how adolescents develop problems from the chosen topic.

0-30

Explanation of the risk factors shared by adolescents who experience these problems (from the chosen topic) 0-25

Connection between the development of an adolescent’s sense of self and exposure to the chosen topic (e.g. how does early pregnancy help shape a female’s concept of self)

0-20

At least two interventions to address the problems from the chosen topic. 0-20

Support for research includes at least five peer-reviewed articles from appropriate primary sources. 0-25

Writing Style and Mechanics: Clear and logical organization; paragraphs and sentences are well developed. Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Meets length requirements. 0-15

APA Style: Formatted correctly using APA style. Provides references to support conclusions. Paraphrased correctly and accurately; direct quotes used minimally.

0-15

Total = 150

An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.

For this Assignment, select one of the topics listed below, research the topic using primary sources, and be sure to respond to the questions. The paper should be 4–5 pages long (body) and should specifically address all parts of the question.

Along with the text, use a minimum of five scholarly journals, books, articles, or other academic sources. You will find many journal articles pertaining to your topic of choice.

The research paper should:

• Follow Assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).

•Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.

•Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.

•Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free. If needed, be sure to use the Kaplan University Writing Center for help.

Your Assignment should include:

•Title Page.

•Abstract.

•Body of the paper (4–5 pages).

•Reference Page.

Select one of the following for the focus of your paper:

Eating Disorders

1. Explain how eating disorders develop in adolescent females.

2. What risk factors are common amongst those who develop disorders?

3. Using one of the developmental theories that you have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by having an eating disorder.

4.Propose interventions that could be used to reduce the risk of developing an eating disorder with an adolescent who is still experimenting with food reduction.

Pregnancy

1. Explain the impact of early pregnancy in adolescent females. What developmental issues do they face as a result of the pregnancy?

2. What are the risk factors that are common amongst pregnant teens or those who impregnate?

3. Using one of the developmental theories that you have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by the pregnancy (could be male or female; be sure to explain).

4. Propose interventions that could be used to reduce the risk of pregnancy with an adolescent who is still experimenting with sex and has not gotten pregnant (or has not impregnated).

Substance Abuse

1. Explain how adolescents develop substance abuse problems. What influences lead them to drinking or using drugs?

2. What risk factors are common amongst adolescents who develop addictive disorders?

3. Using one of the developmental theories that you have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by the addiction.

4. Propose interventions that could be used to reduce the risk of experimenting with alcohol and drug use.

Emotional Intelligence

1. Explain how emotional intelligence develops in adolescence.

2. What risk factors are common amongst those who fail to develop healthy emotional intelligence?

3. Using one of the developmental theories that you have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by emotional intelligence.

4. Propose interventions that could be used to reduce the risk to identity formation with an adolescent who has not acquired emotional intelligence.

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