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Deployment On Military Families Cause Deployment Effect Essay

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Deployment on Military Families

Cause (Deployment) Effect (Stress on Families / Children)

The stress on military families when the father or mother is deployed -- whether the deployment is to a war zone or to another place -- can be very intense and psychologically stressful. There is a great deal of literature on what military families experience before, during, and after deployment, and this paper provides several peer-reviewed articles that discuss and assess the situations that military families must deal with during deployment. Thesis: families left at home when a military parent is deployed face social and psychological issues that do not necessarily end when that parent returns from deployment; however, there are strategies to reduce the stress once the parent returns home from the deployment.

The Literature -- Psychological Adjustment for Children

The psychological adjustments that children must make -- especially children with "…preexisting psychological conditions" such as depression or anxiety -- is significant and is being carefully studied by psychologists. An article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Psychology explains that having a parent sent to "an active combat zone" with no exact date set for returning to the family "…may rank as one of the most stressful events of childhood" (Lincoln, et al., 2008, p. 984). Additional stress may be placed on that child because the parent that remains at home may be "compromised by his or her own distress and uncertainty" by what may happen to the deployed person, Lincoln continues (984).

In order to fully understand what effects a family endures when there is separation due to a military obligation to deploy there must first be an understanding of the "unique culture of military life," Lincoln explains on page 985. First of all the military culture is faced with more than just separation when a parent deploys; in fact there is always the fear that the deployed parent could be injured or even killed. Also, in order to understand the military culture one must be familiar with the "cycle of deployment," which has five very distinct phases, according to Lincoln (985).

Those five phases include: a) "predeployment" (extends from the announcement that the parent will be deployed to the actual departure); b) deployment (from leaving to returning); c) sustainment…… [Read More]

Sources:
Hinojosa, Ramon, Hinojosa, Melanie Sberna, and Hognas, Robin S. "Problems with Veteran-

Family Communication During Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Asperger Syndrome Symptoms Causes And Effects Symptoms Essay

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Asperger Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Effects

Symptoms

Symptoms at birth

At Six to Eighteen Months

At Three to Eleven Years

At 12+ Years

Causes of Asperger syndrome

Treatments for Asperger Syndrome

Students with Asperger Syndrome

Adults with Asperger syndrome

Violence in Asperger Syndrome

Hang Asperger, a pediatrician, researched on Asperger syndrome but Lorna Wing, a psychiatrist and physician, was the one who familiarized the world with Asperger syndrome (Lyons, Fitzgerald, & Fitzgerald, 2005). In 1994, Asperger researched on four children who were unable to interact socially due to their lack of nonverbal communication skills. He called this condition "Autistic psychopathy." But in 1981, Dr. Wing published some case studies of children with similar symptoms. She was the one who called it "Asperger's syndrome." The term was added to world Health Organization's diagnostic manual in 1992, although it was equated with highly functioning autism (National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, 2012).

Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder i.e. ASD. Autism is a mental condition which exists from childhood in a person and causes communication, relationship and psychological difficulties. Asperger syndrome means that the person is unable to communicate non-verbally and lack social skills. It is a neurodevelopment disorder which includes repetitive routines and limited stereotyped arrangement of behaviors which the person feels compelled to follow (National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, 2012) . Asperger is described in several other ways as well; it is described as person with autism having normal IQ and only verbal communication or individuals with mild lack of social skills and have distinctive interests (Ghaziuddin, 2005).

According to Ghaziuddin (2005) the two most common characteristics among people with Asperger syndrome are that they are unable to understand the emotions and feeling of other people; and show very narrow area of interest for activities and have very normal IQ level. This disorder is not only now common in children but also in adults. This paper will provide a detailed study of symptoms of Asperger syndrome, its…… [Read More]

Resources:
A.D.A.M. (2008). Asperger Syndrome. The New York Times.

Dillion, M.R. (2007, June). Creating Supports for College Students with Asperger Syndrome through Collaboration. College Student Journal, 41(2), 499.
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Nuclear Danger Radiation Exposure Causes And Effects Essay

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Nuclear Danger:

Radiation Exposure, Causes and Effects

With the advent of technology comes high risk. This small truth applies especially well when one speaks about nuclear weapons, which derive form nuclear technology, and which were pioneered in the midst of the Second World War in the previous century. Nuclear energy is not inherently dangerous; in fact, it can help the world quite a lot, but with enriched uranium comes the weapon, which, as seen in the Second World War, can destroy a city completely in a matter of minutes. Yet nuclear energy has also proven highly dangerous, despite all its positives. In order to illustrate this latter fact, the paper will examine three distinct instances when humans were exposed to radiation: the bombing of Hiroshima, the accident at Chernobyl, and the accident at Three Mile Island.

The first instance, at Hiroshima, was an attack on the Japanese by the United States, which helped our country win World War Two, but at what price? According to statistics, the Japanese, at this life changing point in history, on a bright, sunny day, were exposed to so much radiation that hundreds of thousands died. According to historical accounts, radiation inflicted severe injuries on those even two to three kilometers form the hypocenter. Many people died either immediately, or a few days after the attack. Yet, radiation effects were felt months and years after the attacked, by even children of those who had experienced the attacks and who were not yet born.

The attacks on Hiroshima completely flattened the city. However, in the second case, at Chernobyl, the effects were not experienced quite in the same way. In this instance, the power plant's reactor exploded, sending lethal doses of radiation that not only evacuated the citizens of a whole city and shut down the plant completely, but also put in place…… [Read More]

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\"Damage of Radiation.\" (2011). Retrieved September 25, 2011, from < http://www.hiroshima-spirit.jp/en/museum/morgue_w17.html>.
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Police Officers Stress Causes And Effects Essay

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Conclusion

It is evident that job stress is a reality for police or law enforcement officers; therefore, developing educating program as well as, providing counseling to the police officers will definitely increase efficiency of the organization. Study shows that programs implemented for individuals or for the organizations usually help in reducing organizational stress. In most cases stress can be recognized, but it cannot be taken out of police work, and as a result, this can reduce stress among police officers and their families. In conclusion, more studies are needed to evaluate the efficacy of stress management interventions among recruits and police officers. In addition, several recommendations such as the police officers should ensure that they conduct evaluation research in regards to their current stress management interventions such as random assignment should be proposed for future research. The second recommendation is that, stress management interventions for police officers should mainly focus on specific types of stress. Lastly, more qualitative data is also needed to contextualize the participants' experience with the intervention.… [Read More]

References:
Snipes E (2004). Emotional Effects of Stress on Employees and Police Officers. PoliceOne. Retrieved April 29, 2014, from http://www.policeone.com/columnists/DawnEliseSnipes/articles/77082-Emotional-Effects-of-Stress-on-Employees-and-Police-Officers

Baker, L. (2008). Researchers Investigate Impact of Stress on Police Officers' Physical and Mental Health. Retrieved April 29, 2014, from http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2008/09/9660.html
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Causes And Effects Of Environmental Degradation Essay

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negative effects of degradation of the environment. It will first discuss human population as a cause for environmental degradation by also relating to afferent effects. It will then bring into equation urbanization and industrialization which are closely linked. Ultimately, the general effects of global warming, as both a cause and an effect in itself, will be considered.

Key terms: environment, population density, urbanization, industrialization, global warming.

Man has impacted the environment since the beginning of times but, unlike nowadays, the effects were then negligible. As the number of population increased and spread around the globe, so did changes in the environment. Defining the environment has taken many forms throughout the years. The broader and most common understanding is that it represents the sum of conditions and natural factors that influence human activity. The environment is understood in terms of a dynamic system with a well defined structure where its components, the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and the biosphere, interrelate and collaborate to form the equilibrium of the planet. Earth however was not always perceived such as we are able to nowadays given that new technologies have made it possible to view the planet in perspective only since the 1960s. Space explorations have indeed allowed researchers to gain more insight as to the interdependent components of Earth and to reaffirm that its constitution is that of a changing system. The planet thus is subjected to transformational processes which come about as the result of units in motion: the thin shell of gas surrounding the planet which forms the atmosphere is in constant motion, the Earth's interior layers change due to internal heat causing a change also on its surface, etc. It is important to understand that changes in a particular unit will thus affect other components as well and, ultimately, the overall environment. A similar parallel can be drawn to reflect the effects of changes in the environment that have not produced naturally but as a result of human interference. If we take for example China's case of smog pollution which unfolds at this very moment, this is believed to have repercussions worldwide on a long-term basis. In fact, pollution as the result of industrialization has become a recurring and more concerning issue than even before in our societies. In such a context, industrialization becomes the cause for environmental degradation and pollution…… [Read More]

Bibliography:
Tran, P.. & and Shaw, R. (2012). Environment disaster linkages. In R. Shaw and P. Tran (Eds.), Environment disaster linkages (3-16). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Uttara, S., Bhuvandas, N., & Aggarwal, V. (2012). Impacts of urbanization on environment. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(2), 1637-1645. Retrieved from http://www.euroasiapub.org/IJREAS/Feb2012/168.pdf

United Nations Industrial Development Organization. (2004). Industrialization, environment, and the millennium development goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vienna: UNIDO Publication. Retrieved from https://www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Publications/Pub_free/Industrial_development_report_2004.pdf