Class 6200 social work | SOCW 6200 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment I | Walden University

 

Assignment: Eating Disorders

Cultures idealizing thinness, pressure from peers to fit in, and constant images of bodily perfection shown by mass media, along with additional physiological and psychological factors, can combine to create the perfect storm for adolescents struggling with eating disorders. For this Assignment, choose one peer-reviewed research study about eating disorders that focuses on a minority group of adolescents. Consider connections between physiological development, adolescence, and eating disorders.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 4-page paper for which you articulate a position on eating disorders in adolescent girls from diverse racial and cultural experiences. Explain how the position is related to the biological and/or physiological development as well as psychological development of adolescent girls. Further, explain how such findings can inform evidence-based social work practice. Please use the Learning Resources and the research study you identified to support your answer.

 

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hessenauer, S. L.  (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 6, “Biological Development in Adolescence” (pp. 282-319)

Melchert, T. P. (2015). Assessment. In Biopsychosocial Practice : A Science-based Framework for Behavioral Health Care (pp. 149-182). Washington, District of Columbia: American Psychological Association.

Reamer, F. (2013). Preventing ethics blindness in Social Work. Social Work Today. Retrieved from http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_021213.shtml

Caputo, R. K. (2009). Adolescent sexual debut: A multisystem perspective of ethnic and racial differences. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 9(4), 330–358.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Day, C., Kearney, C., & Squires, F. (2016). Art, science and experience of peer support: Learning from the Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities programme. International Journal Of Birth & Parent Education, 4(2), 13–18.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Gratwick-Sarll, K., Bentley, C., Harrison, C., & Mond, J. (2016). Poor self-recognition of disordered eating among girls with bulimic-type eating disorders: Cause for concern?. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10(4), 316–323.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
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