Love and Relationships Throughout the Ages of Man

analytical Essay
1523 words
1523 words

The Social Problem Kind Hearted Women (Sutherland, 2013) is a documentary that attempts to portray what it means to be a Native American in modern times. It uncovers how child abuse and domestic violence tainted the life of one woman on an Indian reservation. Robin Charboneau, the protagonist of the film, becomes a whistleblower of the dysfunctional tribal council system. As she seeks help and advocates for her family, she faces the scars from her own past and starts on a journey full of learning, growing and healing. Robin Charboneau Robin Charboneau is an Oglala Sioux woman in her early 30s who lives in North Dakota. She is a heterosexual, divorced mother of two young children. With a phlegmatic temperament, she writes poetry that describes the struggles she’s endured: child molestation, rape, domestic violence, alcoholism, and romantic disappointment. Constantly struggling financially, the process of advocating for herself and her family reveals a bigger purpose for her the rest of her life: helping her people. Being a woman in her early 30s has more experiential connotation rather than a physical symbolization. The documentary shows no evidence of any physical changes, so she may be part of the 93% of middle-aged adults that report having good health in general, with physical changes that do not interfere in their lives (Lachman, 2004). Physical changes can be mostly negative because they signal aging (Lachman, 2004), like the heavy breathing and sighs observed in Robin when she walks, as if she easily tires. Aside from aging, Lyon’s (2000) review of studies finds that asthma, among other problems were reported by battered women as an effect of abuse. On the other hand, Robin’s heavy breathing can also be an outcome of ... ... middle of paper ... ...rain and loss of personal control lead to depression, impaired functioning, and poor health. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 7(4), 302-312. doi:10.1037/1076-8998.7.4.302 Sutherland, D. (Producer and Director). (April 1 & 2, 2013). Kind Hearted Woman, part 1 & 2 [Motion picture]. United States: Independent Lens. Strobbe, S., & Kurtz, E. (2012). Narratives for Recovery: Personal Stories in the ‘Big Book’of Alcoholics Anonymous, Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 7:1, 29-52 Tummala-Narra, P. (2004). Mothering in a Foreign Land. American Journal of Psychoanalysis 64, 167-175. doi: 10.1023/B:TAJP.0000027271.27008.60 Vogel-Scibilia, V., McNulty, K. C., Baxter, B., Miller, S., Dine, M., & Frese III, F. J. (2009). The Recovery Process Utilizing Erikson’s Stage of Human Development. Community Mental Health, 45(6), 405-414. doi:10.1007/s10597-009-9189-4

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  • Analyzes kind hearted women, a documentary that attempts to portray what it means to be native american in modern times.
  • Explains courtney, m.e., the difficult transition to adulthood for foster youth in the us: implications for the state as corporate parent.
  • Analyzes how robin charboneau, an oglala sioux woman in her early 30s, is a heterosexual, divorced mother of two young children.
  • Analyzes how robin's midlife behavior in the family and work domain is related to behavioral patterns in childhood and adolescence.
  • Analyzes how erikson's intimacy vs. isolation stage leads to divorce, domestic violence, and a lack of self-definition.
  • Explains antonucci, akiyama, takahashi, and barnett, r.c. (2004). women and multiple roles: myths and reality.
  • Cites lietz, c.a., lyon, e. (2000), welfare, poverty, and abused women: new research and its implications.
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