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506 Unit 6 Project: Adolescent Issues and Interventions
For this project, 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- to 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 include:
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 project should include the following:
Title Page
Abstract
Body of the paper (4- to 5-pages)
Reference Page
Select one of the following for the focus of your paper:
Eating Disorders
Explain how eating disorders develop in adolescent females.
What risk factors are common amongst those who develop disorders?
Using one of the developmental theories that we have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by having an eating disorder.
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
Explain the impact of early pregnancy in adolescent females. What developmental issues do they face as a result of the pregnancy?
What are the risk factors that are common amongst pregnant teens or those who impregnate?
Using one of the developmental theories that we have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by the pregnancy (could be male or female; be sure to explain).
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
Explain how adolescents develop substance abuse problems. What influences lead them to drinking or using drugs?
What risk factors are common amongst adolescents who develop addictive disorders?
Using one of the developmental theories that we have studied, explain how the adolescent’s self-identity is affected by the addiction.
Propose interventions that could be used to reduce the risk of experimenting with alcohol and drug use
Submitting your Project
To meet the writing requirement, you will need to demonstrate the use of clear communication that is well-ordered, unified, and insightful. Work will display proper content for the project, as well as proper organization, grammar, paragraphs, mechanics, and APA writing style.

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