Dasani Homeless Child Analysis

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Millions of American children are homeless and experience poverty. These children have face to circumstances that might cause the average adult to consider suicide. New York Times published an article highlighting the life of a homeless child named Dasani. This is a personal analysis of Dasani’s daily living activities and human behavior theories she displays. Living in poverty has a direct effect on health outcomes. Children living in impoverished conditions often face situations that provide limited access to health care, environmental exposures that could affect health and poor health practices. Dasani is experiencing all three; her current housing is Auburns Family Residence (A homeless shelter) which has lead paint, asbestos, vermin and a large rodent population. These environmental hazards have been associated with respiratory problems and impaired brain development in children. Dasani has no dental care benefits and prides herself on having perfect teeth. Dasani consumes an unhealthy diet of leftover Chinese food; which has high sodium content and contributes to high blood pressure. The attribution theory states the emotions an individual feels in a social setting, are based on physiological …show more content…
Dasani exhibits relational theory in caring for her younger siblings every morning. She feeds and dresses her baby sister, then helps other siblings catch the bus. Dasani has an extreme amount of responsibility caring, for her siblings when her parents are drugged out on methadone. Caring for her siblings will later produce a level of positive accountability. Another important relationship in Dasani’s childhood is with her mother. Chanel, Dasani’s mother has unconventional tactics by telling her to fight or dress nice for success in school, but Dasani’s mother has instilled pride in her daughter. Dasani being able to hear her mother’s laugh from far away and her mother complimenting impacts Dasani’s

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