The number of youths and the young generation as a whole, who are exposed to drug use is not only alarming but needs counter strategies to avoid a disaster. The number of aboriginal people transitioning to injection drug use every year has been promoted by the lack of effective measures to resist it. Bringing in awareness through community-based programmers would be an effective way to reduce the cases that are a result of drug dependence. Blood-borne infections among the aboriginal people have arisen as a result of the use of injections. Sexual trauma has been one of the major reasons why there is an increase in injection drug use. This is due to the frustrations, isolation, and shame brought about by the indecent act. It is thus imperative to ensure that the young aboriginal people are sensitized and civic education is conducted so that they can learn and get other meaningful opportunities.
Counseling and follow-up is vital for such sensitive cases as AIDS and sexual abuse. Most aboriginal women are prone to sexual abuse, vulnerability, sex work, and addiction. Exchanging sex for shelter and money is common and this makes them vulnerable and the result shows that they are more likely to inject themselves more frequently than their male counterparts. Mechanisms need be put in place to avoid HIV and hepatitis C virus. The median age of first injection among new users is 22.1 (inter-quartile range 17.1-31.2 years). Sexual abuse can be defined as any activity which participants had either been forced or coerced into. It includes molestation, rape or sexual assault. This was facilitated using questionnaires during interviews carried out. There were a total of 605 aboriginal young people who responded to the baseline questionnaire. There were limitations to attaining a probabilistic sample among the young people and the samples may have underrepresented the aboriginal people.
This is the analysis of 2006-2007 data used to study and examine the comparative effectiveness of using law enforcement agencies for child protective investigation (CPI). Law enforcers are now fully involved in the process. There is a big impact of Florida’s decision to transfer CPI responsibility from the public child welfare agency to law enforcement agencies in certain jurisdictions.CPI is basically a fact finding process where the agency sought to know whether the child has been harmed or is at risk. If so, the strategies are laid out on how to overcome them and protect the child in question.
All states have statutes put in place which are structured to ensure that the child’s interests are put first in terms of child custody, placement, and safety in general. The law enforcement in CPI is to investigate allegations of maltreatment and possible prosecutions. However, only one state has transferred all the responsibilities to the law enforcement agencies (Florida). Different methods such as setting and studing designs have been used where there is comparison of areas served by law enforcement agencies and areas served by public child welfare agency. Measures and data sources are employed using the CPI sources and outcome indicators. Modes such as cost efficiency and analytic approaches are some of the associations that bring the comparison between the CPI structures. The findings thus show that policy makers would wish to suggest that the policy makers examine the outcomes of law enforcement jurisdiction before transitioning it to the child welfare agencies. A table was created of the characteristics and vulnerabilities of participants of the cedar project study who reported injection drug use at baseline and participants who did not. The age of enrollment, female sex, cases of any sexual abuse or abuse in the last six months, living in the streets, any attempt of suicide or any cases of attempted suicide were among the factors used at baseline.
During the initial changes, it is imperative for workers, managers and supervisors involved in culturally competent organizational change to perceive the goals and dilemmas of race, place, and space. To develop cultural competence, one must identify, surface, and reorganize those conflicts. The data used in this article clearly demonstrates that cultural competence means different things to positioned members of each organization. Aiming for cultural competence will require examining the narrative structures as these are played out in boardrooms, fundraisers, public relations events, and written materials. The article contains vital assumptions; for example, the organization is a relatively unified entity that can be located on this developmental continuum. Secondly, this developmental process was relatively universal and linear. The implicit assumption was that a unified organization can progress through training, consultation, hiring, and goal setting.
The article displays the setting of contexts done like that of a racially, economically, and geographically polarized region and the physical location being vital to fully understand the racial and cultural politics of the region. Interviews were conducted on the different agencies including the administrators and evaluated the data and documents. The racial focus is sparked by the presence of an interracial African American and a white team of consultants. The contesting place and negotiating space were useful since they came to think of workers in those programmers caring a great deal of the agencies’ tension around the issues of culture and race. Issues that arose were the concern on whether there would be upward mobility for the agency due to such factors as color or ethnic minority staff. Would they manage to maintain the supervisory and management ranks? In rewriting history, it required breaking silence on the dynamics of race and culture within social work agencies. Recording and documenting these experiences was important for the purposes of amplifying their perspectives.