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The Benefits of After-School Programs - Children today have to deal with many issues ranging from absent parents, bullying, obesity, and a lack of social skills on a daily basis. From the help of after-school programs, many of these children are able to relax in a positive environment and obtain necessary needs to help them to cope with the troubles in their lives. They’re also able to achieve personal and academic goals that they have set for themselves and have positive models to help them reach those goals. When after-school programs are done in an appropriate manner, it can have tremendous effects on a child’s life and help them to want to improve their life even further....   [tags: The Pros of After-School Programs]
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Efficacy of Rehabilitative Programs - Criminal justice programs around the world face various challenges especially in rehabilitating the behavior of inmates within correctional facilities. The purpose of this research paper will be to assess the various issues that exist in rehabilitative programs within prison systems. Basically, rehabilitation programs are used to correct and rehabilitate criminal offenders so that they can emerge as useful members of society once they complete their prison sentences. Some of the rehabilitation programs that are commonly used to reform inmates include counseling, health and fitness programs, transcendental meditation, academic programs and religious programs....   [tags: Correctional Programs, rehabilitating inmates] 2169 words
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Corrections Programs of North Carolina and Oregon - Community corrections programs in the United States are founded upon the same principles of promoting public safety and security by housing any individual that has broken the laws established by society. However, while there are several similarities there are also several differences in each individual states correctional programs and philosophies. Consequently, those similarities and differences for the states of North Carolina and Oregon will be individually analyzed and explored. The state of North Carolina advocates its mission to be the protection and safety of its citizens throughout the state by providing viable alternatives and meaningful supervision to offenders placed in their cust...   [tags: Community Corrections Programs]
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Programs Offering Food and Medical Assistance - ... C.E.F.S Economic Opportunity Corporation is a Community Action Agency, which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation serving economically and socially disadvantaged persons in seven rural counties in Illinois, the counties are Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Montgomery, and Christian (Casolari). CEFS offers many different programs that offer help for a variety of needs. The Head Start program is a comprehensive child development program for preschool age children from age three until school age....   [tags: SNAP assistance programs] 1335 words
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Impact Evaluation of Three Social Programs - You are to identify a social issue and research on at least 3 social programs or efforts that try/tried to address this issue. For each program, you should look at: - Facts of the program (NPO, beneficiaries, country or region of efforts) - Objective(s) of program - Whether the program has meet its objective(s), and how far are they away from it - Evaluation of the success of the program According to the 2013 factsheet for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG), enrolment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 per cent in 2010, up from 82 per cent in 1999, which means more kids than ever are attending primary school....   [tags: Evaluating Three Social Programs]
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Children Early Intervention Programs - ... Led by Public Health, stakeholders such as education, child welfare, public health and the healthcare system would need to collaborate to identify all resources in the local support system, plotting availability using geo-mapping technology to identify access gaps. Once gaps are identified, braided funding methodologies would maximize available No Child Left Behind, public health programming, and healthcare dollars (with all encounter information reported through the healthcare system much like described in last week’s Complete for purposes of “Coordination of Benefits” to avoid waste and assist in stratification of the population)....   [tags: socio-economic status, intervention programs]
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Prison Based Drug Treatment Programs and There Effects - The purpose of this paper is to inform about effect the drug treatment programs in prison are and who they affect the most. The programs are meant to for re-offenders with an extensive drug record. Some of the questions the researchers asked was how well do the programs work for the inmates, who does it effect, and does different drugs affect the programs. In 2002 there was 250 prison based drug treatment programs in 40 states. In 2004 the number went up to 290 treatment programs in 44 states. (Farebee et al....   [tags: programs, inmates, effect, drugs ] 783 words
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Educational, Vocational, Substance Abuse and Sex Offender Programs - As a group, we chose Education, Vocational, Substance Abuse, and Sex Offender Programs for our programs of discussion. Education & Vocational Programs: Educational Programs in many systems inmates who have not completed eighth grade, one in seven prisoners are put into a full time prison school. Prisons offer academic courses to those who haven’t graduated high school, so they can earn their GED. There is a waiting list for inmates who want to take classes. Some prisons offer; basic reading, english, math, and GED courses (Clear, Cole, Reisig, 2013)....   [tags: prison system,institutional programs,inmates]
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Programs to Take Families Off the Welfare System - ... This program will provide this by placing welfare recipients into the workforce. Under the TANF program support, each person is given support for a limited time. When that time period has expired, it is the State's responsibility to move these recipients into the work force. States are required to provide education and training, as well as other services that will ensure retention of employment. On August 5, 1997, President Clinton authorized the Welfare to Work Grant. This grant allows hard to use recipients an opportunity to become competitive in the job market....   [tags: poverty, pride, self-suffieiency, programs] 2173 words
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Schools Should Implement Programs Tailored to Prevent Childhood Obesity - ... Without the incorporation of prevention programs in schools the amount spent on health care will continue to dramatically grow as children enter adulthood with higher obesity rates. Obesity effects the government through public health care costs as obese children are three times more likely to be hospitalised (Marder,Chang 2005). By implementing prevention programs the estimated cost of obesity could be potential governmental savings, which therefore can be used to enhance other services and program such as education....   [tags: prevention programs, consequences]
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Artificial Inteligence in John Searle’s paper: Minds, Brains, and Programs - Searle’s paper, “Minds, Brains, and Programs”, was originally published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences in 1980. It has become one of modern philosophy’s (and broadly, cognitive science’s) most disputed and discussed pieces due to the nature of the argument presented in the paper. In said paper, John Searle sought, or should I say, seeks, to dispute the claim that artificial intelligence in the form of computers and programs do, or at the most basic level, could (one day), think for their synthetic selves; essentially it’s a refutation of the idea that computers or programs can actually “understand” in the same way that a human can....   [tags: Robots, Computers, Programs]
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Attendants of Adult Literacy Programs in Germany - Reaching Functional Illiterates - Attendants of Adult Literacy Programs in Germany - Reaching Functional Illiterates Introduction Alphabetisation and literacy programs have gained importance in the last decades. The last PIAAC study exploring adult skills in OECD Countries showed that there are relatively high numbers of people with only the most basic level of literacy or below. Germany also has a high number of illiterates (Grotlüschen & Riekmann, 2012, Rosenbladt & Bilger, 2011, Schneider & Ernst, 2009) and below average performance of literacy (OECD, 2013)....   [tags: alphabetization, literacy programs]
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Evaluation of the ISM Program in the UiTM versus Similar Programs at INTI International University - 1.0 Introduction 1.1 IPT chosen INTI International University 1.2 Background 1.2.1 INTI International University INTI International University, Laureate International Universities is a private university located in Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, about 50 km from the center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was known as INTI University College until 31 May 2010 when the Higher Education Ministry announced its upgrade to university status. It is owned by INTI Education Group which has formalized its partnership with Laureate International Universities in 2008....   [tags: Malaysian higher education programs] 795 words
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Benefits Of Student Exchange Programs - An exchange student is a student that leaves his/her country for a foreign one for a year, where she/he usually learns a new language and experiences a new culture. Nowadays, there are more than 35 international exchange programs from which very many high school students benefit. For instance, each year, almost 13000 students travel on American Field Service Intercultural Programs between 65 countries (AFS, 2011). Unfortunately, the number of students who go on exchange is still relatively low, even if the benefits they receive are big....   [tags: Exchange Program Essays]
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Analysis of Online MBA Programs - The report examines three universities to determine the one that offers the best online MBA program, which suits MegaCorp employees. The three learning institutions examined include the Walden, Washington State, and North Carolina State universities. Of the three, Walden is the cheapest, as it offers the online MBA program at the lowest cost per credit hours followed by Washington State and North Carolina State. However, the Washington State University offers the best online MBA program in terms of its quality and is the most suitable compared to the other two institutions....   [tags: Best Online MBA Program ]
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Support Children’s Programs - America’s national debt is estimated at over fourteen trillion dollars (TreasuryDirect.com). The problem with the country’s deficit is not news unheard of. Overcoming the problem has shown its difficulties. Not much seems to alleviate the problem. “As of this year the House of Representatives proposed an estimated thirty two billion dollars in cuts to programs for children” (Sanderson). Although the country is severely in debt and cuts definitely need to be made, it is not right that the children of America have to pay for the consequences....   [tags: Program Analysis]
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The Effectiveness of English Language Learners Programs - Years after most school districts in the United Stated have initiated some type of “strategy” for educating America’s, increasing ELL population,; questions about how well teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) are being trained and the effectiveness of ELL programs have arisen . For many, such topic may not be as important to some as it is to others. In retrospect, the number of ELL students grows every school year as schools districts absorb the increased enrollment. Based on state-reported data, it is estimated that 4,999,481 ELL students were enrolled in public school (pre-K through grade 12) during the 2003-2004 school year (Mckeon, 1)....   [tags: teachers, program, training, skills] 1385 words
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Euthanasia Programs of Nazi Germany - On the first of September, 1939 World War II began. Hitler is in power of Nazi Germany and is wanting to cleanse the German people of racially unsound elements. He enacts a program that will aim to eliminate the so called “lives unworthy of life” called the T4 program (History Place). Over the next six years throughout Germany, many people are experimenting with and euthanized to help Nazi Germany reach a “pure” state. Was this program that was enacted ethical and what has happened since then to stop something like this from happening again....   [tags: ethics, t4 program, experimentation]
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The New Deal Programs from the Great Depression - The New Deal programs from the Great Depression did not bring the United States out of its economic slump; they were not created to do so either. The New Deal was only created to facilitate the regrowth of the economy and standard of living. That is all relief programs are capable of doing. Although many New Deal programs did encourage citizens to work, they failed to create a large amount of demand which is what stimulates the economy. During a depression, the population appeals for a paycheck which only leads to a life of subsistence, and if someone has the ability to easily survive, he will not strive far beyond that....   [tags: welfare program, temporary assistance]
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Working Towards Better Children Programs in the Library - Abstract The well-being of a community is in the hands of its citizens. Together, individuals can make a difference to their existing situation and future development. As a librarian at Public Library, it is important to realize the different demographics of the community one serves. One aspect which I have felt lacking in the community is the development of the local children, in particular teenagers. The following report has been developed with the view to communicate the potential of an outreach program, “Children of Tomorrow”, for improving the occupational growth of the future generation....   [tags: Community Growth Program]
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The Purpose of Physical Education Programs in School-Based Programs - ... Marsh conducted an experiment to evaluate the multidimensionality of students’ evaluation of teaching effectiveness, as well as methodological concern (the demonstration and practice done by the teacher). It was analyzed that an instructor of physical education with high enthusiasm resulted in higher interest and enthusiasm of the students under their domain. The data also suggested that feedback, discussion, fairness, and activity supplementation offered by the instructor resulted in a 69% increase in student interest and enjoyment of the physical education course....   [tags: positive effects, promoting healthy habits] 1173 words
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Online Degree Programs versus Residential Degree Programs - ... Working in person on a group project is hard. It is not as easy to hide feelings or ignore the feelings of others when they are right there in front of you, so lessons must be learned on how to effectively work together. Group projects at a residential college also force students to manage their time. They must make the time to get together with their group at a time that is convenient for all. Overall, when students are able to accomplish all the obstacles that present themselves in residency group projects, they feel a greater sense of accomplishment about it and may also take a few friendships out of the experience....   [tags: benefits, flexibility, diversity]
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The State of Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Programs in Oklahoma - “Hope is the best contraceptive,” The State of Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma is crucial, which is why we are Oklahoma—the Teen Pregnancy State. Teen birthrates and increasing pressure from concerned families and health advocates, have finally prompted the state of Oklahoma to step forward and create prevention programs. The question in place is: are these programs enough to make a difference in the gradual rising of our state ranking in teen pregnancy. I have gone through great depths to discover our State’s plans to prevent pregnancies in our teens....   [tags: teen pregnancy, oklahoma, carrera program] 534 words
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Pros and Cons of Welfare Programs - AP Language and Composition The welfare system arose in the United States during the Great Depression, by the Social Security Act in the 1930s, providing medical and monetary aid to minorities such as women and their children, the elderly and later, entire families. During the Great Depression the Welfare system helped many families survive. Like many of the relief programs that were put into effect Welfare became a reform program, and remained permanent. Extensions to the original programs that had been created during the Great Depression were created in the New Deal, and Great society....   [tags: fraud, abuse, social security act]
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The Benefits of Music Programs in Education - There are many students involved in music programs all over the world. It has been proven that students involved in music activities have better future prospects. There are many reasons that music can help a student’s success, music is productive time spending, music stimulates the brain, helps grades, and music has benefits. There is lots of background on music and how it helps people in different ways. It has been discovered that children with hands-on-training have been more accurate in “building self-esteem, enhancing creativity, improve problem solving skills, fostering teamwork, engaging parents, and improving test scores”(Do something.org)....   [tags: brain stimulation]
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The Search for Online College Programs - If you've been looking for online college programs, by now you've realized that it can be more difficult than you first imagined. Many online programs are very new, making them hard to find through a simple search. Other programs, seemingly ubiquitous on the internet, are either not accredited or not able to give you the professional expertise that you will need after you graduate. Wading through what's out there can be very difficult and it's easy to miss a lot. What is a prospective degree candidate to do....   [tags: technology, social media, graduates] 759 words
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The Popularity of Preschool and Headstart Programs - ... In order to obtain successful outcomes preschools and other types of head start programs should be of high quality, meaning they have experienced teacher trained in childhood development and learning. Rabin (2008) states that parents should seek out centers that are licensed and credentialed within the state, as well as accredited by The National Association of Education for Young Children. High quality preschools also focus solely on age related learning rather than pushing young children to perform beyond their academic abilities....   [tags: learn, behavior, cognitive abilities] 875 words
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The Evolution of Video Editing Programs - Video Editing Programs are essential for making many types of films. These programs include special effects and many other functions which give films better quality, and help to capture and keep people’s attention. Making and editing films has been a big hobby of mine through out the past few years and I have grown a huge interest in the evolution of certain video editing programs. For the very last project of my MYP I chose to identify the elements of what makes a good music video by looking at video editing programs for my Personal Project....   [tags: film making] 636 words
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Benefits and Drawbacks of Referral Programs - Referral programs have many different potential benefits and drawbacks for businesses. One potential benefit would be the cost of having a referral program. Word of mouth advertising costs the business virtually nothing (Small Business). Referral programs can even provide additional sales even though the company does little or no advertising (Small Business). However for employee and customer referral programs, the people get rewarded for successfully referring people to a company. Another benefit is trust....   [tags: marketing strategies ] 746 words
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The Evolution of Individualized Major Programs - Introduction Defining and creating the perfect curriculum has been a struggle for educators and administrators since the creation of universities. This struggle has continued throughout the evolution of the American higher education institutions. Starting with Harvard University in the 17th century and following all the way through to today where there are over 4,000 institutions of higher education in the United States. The goals of universities have stayed relatively the same in that they want to create prepared individuals who go out into the world ready to work and make it a better place....   [tags: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts]
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Holistic Development Programs for Children - ... I have also visited some of the other schools’ website and found that many schools do aim to nurture future citizen with good character and life-long learner. For example, Admiralty Primary School’s mission is to nurture good citizens and passionate learners. Fernvale Primary School too inspires pupils to maximize their potential, instills in them a passion for learning and brings out in them a heart to serve. Schools do not just aim to score in the core subjects, but have always placed character development of our children in mind....   [tags: Education, Teaching, Learning] 1006 words
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The Growing Critiques of MBA Programs - ... Since the past, there have been ongoing critiques of the MBA amongst political and business leaders as well as management educators. This is partially characterised by existing gaps between theory and practice for MBA graduates within the broader socio-political landscape. Recent critics (Bennis & O’Toole, 2005; Mintzberg, 2004; Pfeffer & Fong, 2002) argue that the knowledge and skills delivered by the MBA programs relate poorly to the practitioners needs. Pfeffer & Fong (2002) attribute this gap to the adoption of poorly developed curriculum structure....   [tags: management education] 835 words
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Treatment Programs in the United States - Jefferson M. Fish, Professor Emeritus, former Chair of the Psychology Department as well as a former Director of Clinical Psychology at St. John's University wrote in the Oregon Law Review, "another set of mistaken assumptions underlies current policy regarding...mandatory drug treatment, offered by the courts as an alternative to imprisonment, is an effective and enlightened policy" (Fish, 2013). Fish (2013) attempted to convey to the readers, the absolute necessity of overhauling current United States policies regarding drug treatment....   [tags: compulsory, voluntary, civil, diverson]
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Purpose of Needle Exchange Programs - The main purpose of needle exchange programs are based on that idea that access to sterile needles will significantly reduce needle sharing and will in turn reduce HIV transmission. It is also believed that implementing needle exchange programs will allow more opportunities for other forms of HIV prevention education to come about and increase people’s access to HIV treatment services. These exchange programs have opened up plenty of things that work to help reduce the spreading HIV such as the use of condoms, bleach kits, and giving people referrals....   [tags: HIV, aids, needle exchange] 823 words
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Alternative Education Schools and Programs - ... Most would say that alternative education is equivalent to special education; however this is not the case. These needs can include special needs, at risk or troubled needs, gifted and talented needs, or other cases that would qualify a student to benefit from alternative education. Alternative education can be implemented through the use of programs or alternative schools themselves. Some may consider the terms alternative programs and alternative schools to be interchangeable; however these two differ in more ways than one....   [tags: teaching techniques, classroom structures] 1257 words
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Evaluation of 2 Preschool Programs - ... The teachers in both programs receive staff education and specialized training. They both have variables that are consistent with a quality program. However, for my final internship I believe the best program for me is Naples Christian Academy. Naples Christian Academy serves children from pre-k 3 through 8th grade. NCA is a Blue Ribbon School. They received this award in 2007. The Blue Ribbon School Award is the highest award granted by the Department of Education. NCA is ACSI and SACs accredited....   [tags: internship, teacher, child] 717 words
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The United States Welfare Programs - ... The old system offered no encouragement for recipients to seek employment, the welfare rolls were exploding, and the system was viewed as rewarding and actually perpetuating, rather than reducing poverty in the United States.() In 1996 during Clinton’s admistration The Welfare Reform Act was presented to the congress which passed in to law. This new law was substituted the program known as the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)....   [tags: social assistance, eligibilities]
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Women and New Deal Programs - “Black Tuesday” is cited to be the day that the Stock Market Crashed on October 19, 1929, and it is believed to have been the beginning of the Great Depression (Schultz). This led to many catastrophes in the United States economic system that lasted ten years, from 1929-1939 (Schultz). During this time period consumer spending declined, unemployment increased, and a severe drought throughout the U.S led to a reduction in agricultural labor, which resulted in even more unemployment (Schultz). Nevertheless, out of this crisis President Roosevelt created programs, throughout his presidency, in hopes of bettering the United States economy....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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The Hospital Based Nursing Programs - There are a variety of options, both online and in brick-and-mortar universities, for the person that is seeking an educational pathway to follow into the honorable, exciting, and fast-paced profession of nursing. The historical cornerstone of a nurse’s education is the diploma programs founded by hospitals to draft qualified female students from the various communities to educate them on all aspects of the field of nursing. The educational format consisted of the discussion of the processes involved in the procedure, demonstration of the process to the class, and then allowing students to perform the procedure under the watchful eye of the instructor....   [tags: nursing, registered nurse, hospital] 864 words
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Evaluating Schools and Programs with ELLs - WLED 483: Evaluating Schools and Programs with ELLs Reaction Paper Polinsky, M., & Kegan, O. (2007). Heritage languages: In the “wild” and in the classroom. Language and Linguistics Compass, 1/5, 368-395. Ricento, T. (2005). Problems with the “language-as-a-resource” discourse in the promotion of heritage languages in the U.S.A. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 9(3), 348-368. Article Summaries The article by Polinsky and Kegan provided a comprehensive definition of heritage languages by providing examples of its many variations and further discussing how heritage speakers are classified....   [tags: Reaction Paper ]
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Unemployment and Job Retraining Programs - In the current economy, where the unemployment rate is significantly higher than normal in comparison to previous years, the people are clamoring for solutions from their leaders in government. There have been plans in the works in the Obama administration to create more jobs, yet nothing has come to fruition. Currently, as Congress is teetering towards gridlock once again, the Republican House Speaker and House Majority Leader have proposed to President Obama that he include a plan called “Georgia Works” into his latest proposal to Congress....   [tags: Economics, Unemployment Essays]
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Wellness Programs in the Workplace - Introduction Over the last several decades, an epidemic of “lifestyle diseases” has developed in the United States. In response, employers, in an attempt to increase productivity and decrease health insurance costs, have created wellness programs to combat the growing trend of unhealthy living habits. This paper will discuss the different components of a wellness program, explore a typical employer’s overall wellness strategy, and analyze incentives and trends in common wellness programs in America....   [tags: Corporate Wellness]
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Morality and Social Welfare Programs - The morality of social welfare systems, or the morality of crafting laws to aid American citizens in poverty, is a subject that (like myriad ethical issues) is hotly debated to say the least. For example, some opponents of social welfare institutions maintain the view that such programs "increase the reward or reduce the penalties" of poverty; thereby ostensibly making an impoverished state appealing even to people who might initially have been motivated to earn a living by conventional means. In other words, welfare programs (according to opponents) encourage otherwise productive individuals to embrace laziness, for basic human needs would be met by such institutions, eliminating the need...   [tags: Government]
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Drug Prevention Programs for Juveniles - There are many different programs that are established to keep individuals from initially using drugs. Many of these prevention programs target juveniles. Most people first experiment drugs in their adolescence years. Many prevention programs cover ranges of approaches and issues. These ranges and approaches include the dissemination of factual information about drugs and their consequences, the building of self-esteem, taking responsibility for making choices, and learning how to handle peer pressure....   [tags: information, consequences, self-esteem, pressure] 1992 words
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Peer Assistance Programs for Nurses - Substance abuse among health care professionals is an issue that is continually gaining more attention due to the harmful affects it can have individuals as well as the patients. Substance abuse can greatly hinder the ability to provide quality care and if left unchecked could lead to serious implications within the health care facility. There are a significant amount of nurses and health care providers that deal with substance abuse problems. At one point, it was estimated, that 2-3%, of all nurses were addicted to drugs (Trinkoff, & Storr, 1998)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Criticism Over the Welfare Programs - ... Despite the improvement that the economy has seen over the last few years, enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has increased by a whopping seventy percent (Saunders 1). Extensive research conducted by Drexel University's School of Public Health concluded that for most people, a month long supply of food stamps is only stretching about three weeks (Lubrano 1). According to a report written by Wisconsin Senator Paul Ryan, “Federal programs are not only failing to address the problem....   [tags: poverty, marriage, taxpayers] 546 words
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Money Donation Programs for Africa - Images of their innocent, pleading eyes flashed across the screen, and a lump rose in my throat. The camera panned across the Kenyan slum. Crowds of emaciated children, each bone visible because of their near-nudity, shuffled along a single set of train tracks. Chaotically packed, one-room shacks of metal and wood occupied little space. Trash piles overflowed in every corner. Around me, sniffles and soft cries erupted throughout the room. The American notion of Africa conjures up images of a single continent of desolate poverty, tribal and uncivilized factions, and less-fortunate breeding grounds for AIDS....   [tags: emotions, donated, agencies, pverty, food] 1872 words
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Eugenics or Forced Sterilization Programs - Heredity: Like begets like. Eugenics or force sterilization programs were government policies that attempted to force people to undergo surgical sterilization, and also aim to assimilate any genetic deficiency (Keith 2011). The pseudo-science behind eugenics was based on a misconception of heredity that assumed that the deficient inevitably passed down their pathology to their progeny, and with this misconception, heredity became related to the crude term like begets like (Grekul 2008). This term was the foundation of what shaped the Eugenics movement into a dark and horrific period (McLaren 1990)....   [tags: Sexual Sterilization Act, Canadian history] 1630 words
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STEM Programs in Elementary Schools - Technology continues to evolve, yet this generation seems unwilling to evolve with it. True, teenagers are infatuated with the newest iPhone, but only the lucky few actually have an interest in its inner workings. This is largely due to an under-emphasis on technology. Computer science is nothing more than a vague concept for many students. In a media-dominated culture that idolizes athletes and entertainers, computer science may not seem glamorous or worthwhile to students. In short, athletic and cultural groups reign; academic activities fall to the wayside....   [tags: technology, stigma, support] 644 words
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NSA and DHS Surveillance Programs - ... After the attacks by terrorists on that Tuesday morning, video surveillance was now an issue of immediate and lasting importance. Enhancements to video surveillance programs included facial recognition programs which were used to match recorded faces of terrorists or criminals. As early as May 2002, the US Parks Service installed face recognition software at the video surveillance cameras at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Sydney International Airport installed SmartGate, an automated border crossing system used for all airline crew members scanning a face and a passport photo confirming the match in less than ten seconds....   [tags: balance between security and freedom]
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Social Programs for the Elderly - ... The widowers benefit increased from 75% of the deceased spouse’s benefits to 82.5 %. (Martin & Weaver, 2005) In 1972, the social security program or the Old Age Assistance became a federal program and was converted by Congress to the Supplemental Security Income. (Quadagno, 2014) (pg 102). Throughout the 1970’s the Social security continued to increase but with an economic downturn concerns over the financial stability of the program began to grow. A report from the Treasury department showed that the taxes that are collected to pay for Social Security would not be enough to cover the cost of the program....   [tags: Social Security, Medicare] 1680 words
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Affirmative Action Programs are Racist - All of my brothers, sisters and I had one high school teacher in common. We were all told the same thing. “Getting your high school diploma is important because without it you cannot become a trash collector for the city.” In her eyes, us being a trash man was a good thing because working for the city came with benefits. Not that people who work in the sanitation industry are under achievers, but when young minds are reaching for the stars, it is sobering to understand that certain people simply do not believe in you....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 1000 words
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Critique of School Based Programs - ... The first of these controlled trials targeted a mainly suburban white (91%) group of youth. This study was one of the largest and methodologically rigorous prevention trials. The participants received the intervention curriculum during the seventh grade, and followed-up with booster sessions in the eighth and ninth grade. Results There were significant reductions at the conclusion of the ninth grade in cigarette smoking, alcohol use, and marijuana usage Botvin, Baker, Dusenbury, Tortu, and Botvin, (1990), and at the end of the twelfth grade as well Botvin, Baker, Dusenbury, Botvin, and Diaz, (1995)....   [tags: Life skills training, intervention]
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Advantages of Peer Tutoring Programs - Imagine you're playing in a volleyball match. The setter sets up the ball for you and you come in, and slam the ball to the floor. In many ways, peer tutoring is like volleyball. The tutee is the hitter, and the tutor is the setter. In this situation, they are peers that the coach, or teacher, put together to score the point, or get the A+. See, the tutor is always trying to make the tutee better. Most peer tutoring programs have had positive results. Many studies prove them to be cost effective and academically beneficial....   [tags: tutor, tutee, tutoring] 1263 words
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Abstinence-Only Programs Are Flawed - Beginning high school is typically a nerve-racking experience for every teenager. Their workload becomes heavier, teachers and parents become more persistent, and the pressure to fit in increases. With so much going on teenagers tend to succumb to the pressure from their peers and engage in activities that they normally wouldn’t, specifically sex. A lot of teenagers believe that being sexually active is cool and if they aren’t they will be considered an outcast. As more teens become sexually active, more and more school programs are implemented to promote abstinence-only education....   [tags: sexual activity in high school teenagers] 639 words
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Correctional Programs of America - Serving time is not a waste of time. While an inmate is incarcerated, he or she has every opportunity to better themselves and prepare for their impending re-entry into society. Jails and prisons alike offer rehabilitative programs. These programs allow every inmate an equal opportunity to return to the outside world as a better and more productive member of society. Educational, vocational training, work release, drug-abuse, self-help, health care, religious, and finally recreational programs are just a few of the hundreds of correctional programs that inmates can participate in....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Community Crime Prevention Programs - Community crime prevention programs play a vital role across the world in regards to the “community” style of police service. These types of programs heavily involve participating members of the community along with the police to achieve community and police oriented goals to improve the quality of life for all members of the community. The Bureau of Justice Assistance states community crime prevention programs are based several factors such as program focus, program rationale, community race, and community financial composition....   [tags: community crime, neigborhood]
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Correctional Programs of America - Serving time is not a waste of time. While an inmate is incarcerated, he or she has every opportunity to better themselves and prepare for their impending re-entry into society. Jails and prisons alike offer rehabilitative programs. These programs allow every inmate the opportunity to return to the outside world as a better and more productive member of society. Educational, vocational training, work release, drug-abuse, health care, religious, and finally recreational programs are just a few of the hundreds of services inmates can participate in....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Child Abuse Prevention Programs - Introduction Child maltreatment is a pervasive problem in the United States, as well as other countries. Child maltreatment touches everyone, from the child to the nurse that cares for the child to the entire community. I have chosen to research this problem because of its far reaching effects on the community and its preventable nature. Research on prevention Research on the prevention of child maltreatment focuses on home visitation programs, abusive head trauma prevention programs, and parent training programs (Krugman, Lane, & Walsh, 2007)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Welfare to Work Programs - Societies for years have preached the theory of individual responsibility as the righteous route for it citizens to pursuit. The worth of a society is often based on the monetary network of individuals. Moreover, in the United States this is the norm to focus on individual responsibility. However, every society is faced with the conflict of poverty that requires some type of social welfare policy. Poverty is not a stranger to the United States and therefore it created program such as welfare to assist the poor....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Healthy Marriage Programs Debate - It has been shown that children raised by single parents “are at greater risk of living in poverty and experiencing health, academic, and behavioral problems than children growing up with married biological parents” (The Early Impacts of Building Strong Families 1). Although new to the social welfare umbrella, Healthy Marriage Programs have existed for several decades and deemed effective by social scientists in improving relationship satisfaction and communication among romantically involved couples....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Biological Weapons Development Programs - Following the wide spread use of chemical weaponry, the Geneva Convention took place in 1925 to set forth the rules of war. One of the regulations was the discontinued use of chemical and biological warfare. Unfortunately, many countries would violate this document in order to gain an advantage over their adversaries. The Japanese, Soviet Union, and United States biological weapon programs are merely a few within the world, each committed to their own purpose. These are the countries that will have the history of their weapons programs told within this paper....   [tags: warfare threats] 1066 words
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Prepaid Tuition Programs Analysis - As college-level institutions look for new ways to raise enrollment and plan for their academic future, prepaid tuition (PPT) programs have gained in popularity. The basic premise of PPT’s is that parents (or others) can enter in to an agreement with a college or university to buy future college education by prepaying at the existing tuition rates (Baird, 2006). Depending on the contract, these tuition rates may also include a premium. A tenant of this PPT requires that the parents make regular payments to the school to fund a college account for the student to use towards future tuition costs....   [tags: college tuition, college education]
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Wellness Programs: Disease Management - Definitions Disease Management Disease management, as defined by the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA), 2011, is a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, continuous, and coordinated method to achieving desired outcomes by utilizing preventive measures and evidence-based practice guidelines to alter the natural course of the disease; therefore, improving the overall health for a population. These outcomes include processes of reducing healthcare costs while improving the quality of life for individuals by preventing or minimizing the efforts of a disease through integrative care (CCA, 2011)....   [tags: Health Care ]
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P90x versus Crossfit Programs - While one may think of the P90x and Crossfit programs as similar, they have many differences that are usually not thought of. Like in many exercise routines, there are a few major differences between the two and several smaller ones that are less significant. P90x is an extreme exercise program that lasts for 90 days. This program is considered a “crash program” meaning that after the 90 days are up, a person generally speaking would not begin again. This form of exercising can be beneficial if a person’s goal is to lose weight quickly; however, if the goal is to become a better athlete, another program would be superior....   [tags: exercise routines] 621 words
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Universities and Science Programs - November, 19, 2015 Dear Sir, So as to give an opportunity for universities to cut the resources that they often spend to science programs for art students, I am submitting to you a report on the importance of allowing college students that are undertaking art programs the option of selecting science courses as their minors. Most of the information that is contained herein has been reasoned from personal experiences, Interactions with fellow students, and importantly, academic research. In case of any clarifications, feel free to contact me....   [tags: Education, college] 1808 words
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Reforming American Welfare Programs - From the years 2008 to 2013, the United States Federal Government spent over 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs (The New Normal: Welfare is Now America’s Most Popular Occupation, Husley). These government assistance programs have come to be abused by many Americans, and this is a problem that needs to be stopped. If the American welfare system can be reformed, it will reduce the strain it is putting on the United States’ already fragile financial system. In order to help the country out of debt and many Americans out of poverty, the American welfare programs must develop more vigorous requirements for citizens to qualify for benefits in addition to reducing the time period of assistanc...   [tags: popular occupation, needy families]
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Mandatory Employee Wellness Programs - Laws to consider Triumph Industries Inc. should be aware that according to Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) signed in 2008, generic screening is not allowable. This act protects Americans against discrimination based on their genetic information when it comes to health insurance and employment [5]. The law has two parts: Title I makes it illegal for health insurance providers to use or require genetic information to make decisions about a person's insurance eligibility or coverage....   [tags: laws prohibiting employee discrimination]
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Cornell Medical Research Programs - While in high school, I watched a Biomedical lecture from Cornell University and recalled the professor saying that; “most people of today experience a greater life expectancy than that of people who lived during the 1800s and prior. I was astonished by this information and at that point came to grips with the magnitude of medical research and its pivotal contribution to helping us living longer and healthier. The professor then mentioned that most of the malicious diseases of that time are presently completely eradicated or curable....   [tags: cancer cells, medical research, cornell] 616 words
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Extended Credit Facility Programs - ... 14 March 2014. <http://www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/giawb/doing%20business/documents/profiles/country/GTM.pdf>. "Guatemala." The World Factbook. 2014. Web. 30 January 2014. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gt.html>. "Guatemala Recipes." Food In Every Country. 2014. Web. 30 January 2014. <http://www.foodbycountry.com/Germany-to-Japan/Guatemala.html>. "Housing Situation." Constru Casa. 2013. Web. 31 January 2014. <https://www.construcasa.org/en/living-in-guatemala/housing-situation>....   [tags: Guatemalan eligibility for World Bank Aid]
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Childhood Obesity: Prevention Programs -   STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to explore the educational services provided by the federal and local government while looking at programs that are instituted presently for child obesity in age ranges 2 – 10 years of age. The general public is looking for answers but there is not one set course of action for these children. There are many different roads that are many recommended courses of action this particular group. A couple of examples are counting calories or increasing physical activity....   [tags: patients care, blood pressure, body image]
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Subsidy Programs for Farmers - Subsidy programs had been applied near 80 years already, but the fundamental ideas remains the same. Many farming subsidies originated from the Great Depression. Because of the unstable economy conditions, 25 percent of the nation’s farmer resided in the 1930s. Government soon applied a program to encourage people to join farming and minimize the declination numbers of farmers. Subsidies are financial supports from the United State government that helps farmer to remain stable income. Another reason that we have subsidies for commodity crops like corn and soybeans is to keep crops at low market value....   [tags: overproduction, distribution, money, crops] 937 words
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Athletic Programs of Universities - ... The costs of the uniforms and trips are in addition to the luxurious scholarships handed to many athletes. Adding a salary to college athletes would lead to a domino effect. How would a college decide who to pay or how much. Title IX, a law requiring schools to provide equal opportunities in women’s sports as in men’s, presents to be major problem for many schools. Most likely Title IX would force universities to pay female athletes in equal amounts to male athletes. Football teams are the main source of revenue for many college athletic departments....   [tags: colleges, school, academica, athletics]
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Health Insurance Programs: Medicaid - ... Someone who is automatically eligible for Medicaid is if they receive supplemental security income, work first family assistance, state/county special assistance for the aged or disabled, and special assistance to the blind (NCDHHS, 2014). It is important to understand that Medicaid does not provide medical assistance for all the poor. There are three groups that qualify for Medicaid eligibility. These three groups are the categorically needy, medically needy, and special groups (Green & Rowell, 2013)....   [tags: seniors, children, disabilities]
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Success in ELL Programs - Sociocultural influences on ELL students are very strong; some families feel that their social life is a major part of their culture. The use of bilingualism is someone that is fluent in two different languages. An ELL students home language can be quite different than English. The students’ family may have no desire to speak English. This cause many learning delays because of the lack of practice. The parental and community resources for English acquisition in my area are scarce, but they did locate an amazing website for ELL families....   [tags: Education, Cultural Issues, languages]
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Programs for Adult Learners - Thus far, we have focused upon models and approaches for determining the purposes that curriculum should fulfill. Other decisions must be made about how to achieve stated purposes and how best to evaluate progress toward goals intended. The choice of emphasizing purpose and content as a first step in curriculum development is arbitrary. Alan Purves has been building curriculum for over twenty years. When was asked to think about the processes by which he developed and arranged materials to effect learning, he realized that existing models are a fine way to look at curriculum but that they don't tell a person how to proceed any more than a blueprint tells where to begin building a house....   [tags: curriculum, models, approaches]
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Mental Health Couseling Programs - ... The professional’s assignment is to assist the individuals in finding solutions that are most corresponding with their own values, not to persuade the clients by imposing their values on the client. According to Gladding and Newsome (2010), community and mental health counselors promote client well-being on numerous levels by providing deterrence and management for an extensive assortment of clients. Counselors serve in many roles, and are obligated to an unlimited number of responsibilities, and must strive to uphold the professional ethics and moral codes they’ve endorsed to for the promotion and well-being of their clients....   [tags: Licensed Professional Counselor ] 743 words
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Affirmative Action and Programs - 1.1 Explain the concept of affirmative action and provide reasons for why affirmative action programmes often fail. The concept of affirmative action often refers only to the workplace; however in reality it is much broader than only the workplace. Other examples are for instance, land distribution, the reformation of the education system, the awarding of government tenders and also subsidies to organisations and previously disadvantaged people. Affirmative action refers to the specific steps that we or an organisation take to promote equal opportunities and to ensure that discrimination does not occur....   [tags: Workplace, Land Distribution, Education]
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Operations Management's Incentive Programs - ... This may get in to the involvement of the multitasking behavior among the employees while it may be asserted that the compensation on any tasks will end in a re-contribution of actions in the direction of those that are instantly compensated and distant from the un-rewarded actions. Because it is strenuous to particularize every countenance of workers’ tasks in a clear-cut agreement, a collective manner of giving incentives is to exercise introspective performance evaluation, conceivably besides some actual evaluations....   [tags: performance, employees, compensation] 1457 words
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Medicaid Programs - Introduction Medicaid is not an easy system to understand. Both federal and state governments fund the program jointly. In addition to the funding, federal and state governments work jointly to organize Medicaid programs. However, individual states are responsible for the functionality of Medicaid programs. With the newly incorporated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid programs will see some changes. These changes are likely to result in a greater number of insured Americans without an unreasonable additional strain on Medicaid programs themselves....   [tags: disabilities, low income families]
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