6 Real World Prolems

Lia Petramale

Mental Illness

"In addition to the person directly experiencing by a mental illness, family, friends and communities are also affected." This describes Rex Walls as a whole. His drinking problem doesn't only affect him, it affects his entire family. He blows through all of their money on alcohol, leaving his children starving because they have no money to buy food.
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"Addiction is based in the brain. It involves memory, motivation, and emotional state." Rex Walls grew up with an alcoholic. That's all his memory is made up of. Now, he barely has an income and has no motivation to have one. This all leads to his erge to drink. And the more and more temptation is causing him to become an alcoholic.
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"Civil disobedience is a public, non-violent and conscientious breach of law undertaken with the aim of bringing about a change in laws or government policies." The whole entire family shows acts of civil disobedience. All of them are constantly doing things that undermine and estimate the law. Through their disobedience, they draw attention to laws or policies that they believe require reassessment or rejection.
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The Hearth Act could've helped Jeannette's family in many different ways. It would have given her family a solid place to live. Although it's not much, it's food and shelter that they would constantly have. I highly doubt her parents would have gone along with it though. To them, it makes them seem weak, and they can't except that idea of themselves.

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Based on the article, I 100% think that Jeannette's parents should have lost their parental rights. They've commited way more than one offense that would terminate their parental rights. Rex has long-term alcohol use. They fail to support their children. There are just so many things that add up that shouldn't even be there in the first place.
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According to the school attendance laws, "Educational neglect is a parent or guardian's failure to ensure the child attends school as required by law." Up until a certain age, the Wall's children didn't. This meets the requirement of educational neglect. Though the Wall's children did attend more frequently as they got older, it's still not enough.

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