Barriers to Healthy Behaviors 1

Barriers to Healthy Behaviors 1

Health Behavior

Cleavon Battie

OCT2017FT-BHE 418

Module 2 SLP Assignment

Dr. Camilla Bantum

26 Nov 2017


Teenage pregnancy in the Latin American community has been now seen as a prolonged social issue which has several aspects; in fact there are several reasons which are held responsible for the rise of this tendency of having pregnancy so common. Instead of taking the shift from childhood to adolescence as a common affair—an abrupt one too—people have begin taking the matter as something continually dominating the life cycle of the young generation. The healthcare support and need of running the awareness programs has been felt from a long time and several interventions have already taken place. However, to address the social issue and to let people know about the greater causes of the same, the digital campaigning and spread of knowledge about the harms of teenage pregnancy has to be done through physical demonstration. Also, there is a great need to provide social interactions to the core values of dispersing communities in the Latin American society so that the problems can have a comprehensive approach.

Evidence Based Strategies

The designed project of making people aware of the social and medical side of the teenage pregnancy, digital media would play an important role. The first personal learning objective in this sense will include gaining the valuable knowledge of the concepts of the communities like how they respond to the question of teenage pregnancy and why they take it so casually. The abrupt shift from childhood to teenage should not be taken for granted and the same will be explained with the help of digital media like videos and images of the harmful impacts of the teenage pregnancy. People will be brought together on a single platform—it can be like creating an advanced page or a media wall on a social media network and asking people to join it where the images and videos will be available to the members.

Secondly, the personal learning objective will also involve the reactions and learning experiences of the people who will be coming forward to take preventive measures against the teenage pregnancy i.e. people will be asked to participate and share their doubts and other factors, if any, to make sure that they can have a clearly figured out picture of the teenage pregnancy. It turns a young girl into a mother who is not mentally ready yet to take care of the household affairs and her body confronts several challenges which are completely unwanted. Thus, there will be a mix of learning objectives in this sense (CDC, 2008).

Behavioral Objective

The behavioral objective of the project will include the understanding of the social behaviors of various existing communities of Latin American decent. People will be asked to show their responses in the best manner possible during the training programs conducted in the light of the project undertaken and there, the behaviors of the individuals will be seen and examined in the light of their social beliefs and community values.

The Project

In order to make more and more people aware of the harms of teenage pregnancy, the digital revolution will come in effect and it will be used fully in this project to make sure that the negative factors associated with teenage pregnancy are made available for the common understanding of Latin American communities. The digital media will be at fist used to examine the demographics, economical distributions and factors like access to internet and then, the targeted people will be taken into some detail consideration.

Upon the bases of the stats gathered from the communities, a complete design of the project will be made. It will be a three-phased matter to reach to the people. In the first phase, the identification of the communities will be done where the teenage pregnancy is at its best. These communities will be marked for the examination purposes. In the second phase of the work, the targeted communities will be approached through physical programs and meetings with the leaders of the same. Then, as the final stage, people will be brought forward and encouraged to use internet and social media as much as possible to make sure that they learn about the harmful impacts of the teenage pregnancy. The team of medical experts will guide the teenagers of the same community about having less proneness towards having free sexual behaviors; they will be taught about the controlled measures that they can have while have physical intercourse with anyone—mostly, they will be advised to remain away from these habits as their bodies are too young to afford such things.

The project will have a three-month timeline to cover the three phases (CDC, 2009). It will be mandatory to finish and accomplish all the tasks by the end of the third month so that bigger medical interventions may begin taking shape. There will also a governing body of the project including the CEO, Assistant Manager, operations, three field managers who will report directly to the assistant manager who will forward the update to the CEO, the main governing body of the project. A team of as many volunteers as possible will be hired from the local communities and they will reach out to the people personally, using the projective methods to help them aware about the negative things associated with teenage pregnancy. The team of clinical experts will support this group.

Table of Work Plan

Goals / Objectives / Strategies
To identify and measure the causes of Teen Pregnancy in Latin Americans in the US / Resolving the State of Teenpregnancy in the Latin Americans in the US / Working on the time framebased campaigning
Knowing the Root causes of the social behaviors in favor of teen pregnancy / To intervene with medical care in the social stratification / Compiling the campaigns and social awareness programs in the selected target areas.
Use data measurement tools and research design / Understanding the methods of conducting clinical researches / Assessing the outcomes in the scholarly methodological way

Source: (CDC, n.d.)


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