Write a scholarly paper on a trend/ issue that impacts the health of children.

ASSIGNMENT 1: TRENDS AND ISSUES – TAKING SIDES
In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to do the following:
Examine a trend/issue that impacts the health of children
Explore and debate both sides of the trend/issue – support and refute
Weigh the evidence for both sides on the trend/issue and describe your personal position · Make recommendations for the health education of children based on your personal stand/view.
INSTRUCTIONS
In this assignment you will write a scholarly paper on a trend/ issue that impacts the health of children.
This paper is to be no more than five (5) pages typewritten in MS word or rich text format, following APA format (6th edition). Refer to the marking guide at the end of this assignment. Reference at least three (3) current journal articles, reputable websites or local newspapers. The page limit does not include the cover page or references. Abstracts are not required for this paper.
STEP 1:
Select a Trend/Issue
Select one of the trend/issue statements listed below, or choose an alternate trend/issue. Verify the alternate trend/issue topic with your instructor/tutor.
Trend/Issue Statements (you will research both FOR and AGAINST the statement)
“Sexting” is an appropriate way for adolescents to explore their sexuality.
Video, computer, and Wii games are detrimental to the physical and psychological wellbeing of children.
Circumcision for male infants should be strongly discouraged except for religious reasons.
HPV immunization should be mandatory for all school-age girls before they reach puberty.
Body piercing is an inappropriate way for adolescents to express their individuality.
Adolescents believe that petting and oral sex is not really having sex.
All parents must have their newborn’s umbilical cord blood donated for stem cell research.
Sex education should be taught in the home and not in the school.

STEP 2:
Examine the Trend/Issue
The following information should be included in your paper:
Provide introduction and background information (brief discussion) about the trend/ issue, with evidence from the literature as it affects your community. Describe the impact of this trend/ issue on the health of children.
Support the trend/issue statement with evidence from the literature.
Refute the trend/issue statement with evidence from the literature.
Weigh the evidence you have collected on the trend/issue and describe your personal stand/view on this trend/issue.
Make recommendations for the health education of children based on your personal stand/view (three recommendations)
What resources are available in your community to address this issue? List at least 3. How is this issue currently addressed in your community? Is it being dealt with effectively?

Assignment 1
Assignment 1: Trends and Issues – Marking Guide

KEY CONTENT MARKING GUIDE
POTENTIAL MARKS ACTUAL MARKS
Research and Analysis of Issue Statement
Provided introduction and background information (brief discussion) about the trend/ issue (2) with evidence from the literature (1) 3
Described the impact of the trend/issue on the health of children 2
Supported the trend/issue statement (2) with evidence from the literature (1) 3
Refuted the trend/issue statement (2) with evidence from the literature(1) 3
Weighed the evidence collected on the trend/issue (2) and described personal stand/view on the trend/issue (1) 3
Made recommendations for the health education of children based on personal stand/view – three recommendations 3
Listed resources available in community to address issue / identified how issue is currently addressed / evaluated if issue being dealt with effectively (1 mark each) 3
Comments:

TOTAL /20

APA and Grammar – Required Components Possible
Marks Actual Marks
Title Page:
Including running head and page number (1). Remaining items centered on top half of page: title of paper, student name, college name (1) 2 marks
Body of Paper:
Paper organized – running head and page numbers (1); introduction, body and conclusion (1); appropriate margins, double-spaced throughout, indent 5 spaces or 1 tab for new paragraphs, correct font – Times New Roman, 12-pt. font.(1) 3 marks
References:
Citations in body of paper follow APA format (1)
References, on separate page, follow APA format (1)
2 marks
Grammar and Spelling:
Grammar appropriate and words spelled correctly
(<3 errors = 3 marks, 3-6 errors = 2 marks, 7-10 errors = 1 mark, >10 =0) 3 marks
Comments

/10

Grand Total /30

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