Social Science

Public Health

Using the public health issue that was selected for Week 1, describe how the issue is currently addressed by public health services and by medical practice services to include any collaborations that may exist.

Agents of Socialization

Agents of socialization include parents, siblings, extended family, community, culture, economic environment, religion, child care, school, teachers, peers, formal organizations, sports, mass media, and technology. In an ideal world, these agents would complement one another in order to best influence a child's development. Choose three of the above agents and discuss how these agents can have both a positive and negative influence on a child's development.

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