Lesson 5 Discussion


Reading Resources

Cognitive Assessment-

CSWE Differential Mental Health Assessment-

Mental Status Examination I Definitions-

Lesson 6 Discussion


Reading Resources

Understanding Depression and Aging: Guidance for Social Workers-

Older Adults and Mental Health-

10 Facts About Mental Health and Aging-

Discover the Top Symptoms and Risk Factors of Mental Illness in the Elderly-

Depression and Older Adults-

Depression and Alzheimer’s-

The State of Mental Health and Aging in America-

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Older Adults-,any%20group%20in%20the%20country.&text=Suicide%20attempts%20by%20older%20adults,death%20than%20among%20younger%20persons

Anxiety and Older Adults: Overcoming Worry and Fear-


Lesson 5 Discussion

Think of a task that one of the social groups to which you belong is considered to be particularly good (or poor) at. Do you think the cultural stereotypes about your group have ever influenced your performance on a task? Minimum length is 1 page (250 words).

Lesson 6 Discussion 1

Have you ever confronted or failed to confront a person who you thought was expressing prejudice or discriminating? Why did you confront (or not confront) that person, and how did doing so make you feel? (200 Words)

Lesson 6 Discussion 2

After graduating from college, you obtain a job in a medium-sized city in the Midwest and rent an apartment in a house in a nearby town. A family with an African American father and white mother has recently moved into a house down the street. You think nothing of it, but you begin to hear some of the neighbors expressed concern that the neighborhood “has begun to change.” Then one night a brick is thrown through the window of the new family’s home, and around the brick is wrapped the message, “Go back to where you came from!” Since you’re new to the neighborhood yourself, you don’t want to make waves, but you are also shocked by this act of racial hatred. You can speak up somehow or you can stay quiet. What do you decide to do? Why? (200

Reading Resources and Videos

(Chernega, J. (2015 Jul 6). Let’s Talk About Race. YouTube)


Lesson 5 Discussion

In explaining poverty in the United States, which view, individualist or structural, makes more sense to you? Why? Why do you think the majority of Americans assume poor people lack the motivation to work? Original post should be a minimum of 1 page (250 words).

Lesson 6 Discussion

Discuss benefits/programs that the elderly population receives in the United States. Compare your answers to examples that were provided in your textbook of The Netherlands and Sweden (or post an example from a different country if you wish). Do you believe the United States government is doing what they need to do for elderly citizens? Do you think they do too much already or not enough? If you could speak to an important member in policymaking on this issue, what would your suggestions be? The original post should be a minimum of 1 page (250 words).

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