Thursday, October 27, 2016

Context Map

 Nakkula and Toshalis Chapter 2 

 What is context mapping? (What did Mitch ask Julian to do?)

In this chapter, Context mapping refers to factors that shape a  youth’s life. It shows the social and personal relationship of the youth in relation to their environment. For an effective development of the youth, accessing the context mapping is very important in order for the youth worker and educator to help them be in the right path of their life and to help them understand their own selves as well.

Mitch asked Julian to see him for a report section, where Julian sat for about 45 minutes answering Mitch’s question. After Julian answered all the questions Mitch asked, Mitch explained to Julian that his goal is not to punish him, but to find a plan that would help him stay out of trouble and guide him to the  right path that would help him figure out himself. From there Mitch accessed Julian’s file to find information about his background, family’s socioeconomic status, and his relationship with his peers in school and professors. Mitch looked at his file to see which factors might have influenced his behavior.

                                                        List the four different identities

 Foreclose Identity – Status I which an individual has committed to a life direction o way of being without exploring it carefully and without experiment with alternatives. In this identity status is either thrust upon on a person or simply accepted with little reflection.  

 Diffuse identity status is one in which there has been little exploration or active consideration of a particular identity and no psychological commitment to one. Individual in this status are easily influenced by others and often change rapidly from one belief or representation to another to fit into changing contexts.

 Identity moratorium- is a developmental state in which one actively explores roles and beliefs, behaviors and relationship, but refrains from making commitment.  

Achieved identity – this status occurs when the identity crisis is resolved and the commitment to the selected identity is high. It’s typically the result of ap period of high exploration and experimentation. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Week 6

Week 6

What I have learned about myself from the Ideology Inventory quiz is that I fall under the Resiliency and Prevention youth worker. I am a strong believer in the idea that if youths receive early positive intervention in their lives, they will be less likely to go down the wrong path. Sometimes all they need is a positive and influential role model that they might lack at home to help them to explore their imagination and motivate them to do better in their developmental years.
According to my Youth Development Ideology Horoscope, we can prevent the negative outcome through fostering protective factors such as intervention programs. Preventing comes from finding the programs, guides, and activities to get the youth involved in, especially after school, to prevent them from having too much free time on their hand. The youths from a low income or working class family especially need help, as they have parents who spend most of the time working. The parents do not have a lot of time to spend with the youth, which leads them to get involved with outsiders that most likely will take them to the wrong direction.

Nakkula and Toshalis Chp.1

List of ten vocabulary 

-Downright hostile
-Reciprocal coauthored

Make a list of 10 people, pick one of them (caring, indifferent or antagonistic) and write about how she/he has helped you write your story.
My parents (my mother, father and stepfather)
My friends: Jaison Martins and Alcione Monteiro
My cousin Melissa (caring and selfless)
Internship mentor (Chris)
My first work supervisor

 I chose Melissa because her personality reflected a part of me that had faded away. Because of the actions of someone else in my life, I had begun to think that the problem was my way of being caring and always putting others first. They made me believe that that would lead to people taking me for granted and trying to use me. However, Melissa held none of this person’s ideas. She was just as caring and selfless as I used to be. After we start getting closer, I noticed what made me closer to her and admire the most about her is her caring side and her ability to put others first. From there, I have learned that I should not change the person I am because of someone’s actions or beliefs. What they have done is a part of their personality that should not be changing who I am.  It is perfectly fine to be myself, and spending time with Melissa helped me realize this and return back to who I really am. It gave me courage to pursue what I was really interested in and be able to move past my bad experiences, helping me tell my story.