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    Sam As A Social Worker

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    have disabilities, especially ones like Sam has in the movie I am Sam, understand on some level that they are different and they care how people see them. In the movie Sam is able to teach those around him many things, including Rita on how to be a good parent. Sometimes it is not the people with disabilities that need to learn to adapt but the people without disabilities who are the ones that need to learn how to adapt. How…

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    I Am Sam Analysis

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    The film I Am Sam evoked quite powerful emotions for me, as the overall plot and characters reminded me of myself and my schizophrenic father. I couldn 't help but cry during quite a few scenes throughout the movie, as they brought back memories of my childhood with my father. The film 's depiction of what parents with disabilities go through with regard to the legal as well as social services system is quite accurate. Lucy is taken away from Sam and put into the foster system, due to the fact…

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    I am Sam, is a movie about a men who has an intellectual disability, also known as a developmental disability. It is also, about a loving and kind relationship between a father and a daughter. Sam has the IQ, of an average seven old child. In the movie a lawyer says that Sam has autistic tendencies. Sam takes in a homeless woman, because she needed a place to sleep and they have a little girl together. Sam becomes a single father, after the homeless woman leaves Sam. He has a little girl, named…

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    I Am Sam is a movie about a single father, Sam Dawson who has a developmental disability, and his daughter Lucy. The mother of Lucy is a homeless women who never had any contact with her daughter or Sam past her birth. Sam is able to raise Lucy with the support of his friends, and their neighbor Annie, who has an anxiety disorder. As Lucy gets older, she realizes at the young age of seven, that she is indeed smarter than her father. As Child Protective Services learns more about the situation…

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    Film Analysis: I Am Sam

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    For this assignment, I watched the movie “I Am Sam”, starring Sean Penn and Dakota Fanning. Sam, the main character, is an adult male who has high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Although, in the movie, it is only mentioned once that he “has autism-like characteristics and the intellect of a seven-year-old,” it is clear that this is the disorder that Sam has. Autism spectrum disorder is defined as “a group of complex disorders of brain development...characterized by difficulties in social…

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    I Am Sam Movie Review

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    Describe AND Compare/Contrast (4 paragraphs) I Am Sam is a wonderful story that outlines the struggles that people with autism are faced with. It can be quite hard to grasp exactly what these individuals go through, but the acting done by Sean Penn (Sam Dawson) in this movie is phenomenal and portrays an individual with autism very accurately. The purpose of this movie was to show that with enough love and support, raising a child while mentally challenged is possible. The intended audience of…

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    During the movie ‘I Am Sam’ we see two very different styles of parenting exhibited, by looking at Baumrind’s Parenting Styles we can see that both neglectful and authoritative styles were in effect. To determine what parenting style is used, Baumrind developed four classifications that parents tend to fall into when raising a child. A clear example of neglectful parenting during the movie is by the character Rita; we see Rita a lot throughout the ordeal that Sam is going through as she agrees…

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    worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, service, and social justice” (NASW). A prime example of these values at work is in the movie “I am Sam.” This movies demonstrates social justice in which Sam is not treated with equality due to his disability. In the movie “I am Sam,” and gentlemen by the name of Sam, who has a mental capacity of a seven year old, gets a homeless woman pregnant. When she finally goes into birth she runs off…

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    I kept my cool walking out of my manager’s office. Keeping my emotions off my face has never been particularly difficult for me. However, at this moment the struggle was real. I slightly clenched my hand and flashed a fake smile while walking past my co-workers and their gray dull cubicles. The second I was out of the office, I dropped the smile and continued the 15 minute walk to my car. A small hint of relief hit me when I entered my car. I could finally release this pent-up energy inside and…

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    Hexaco Stereotypes

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    Growing up an only child and having mexican parents, I was always taken care of. Since I was the only child, my parents were overprotective of me so that I grew up to be a good person. I always thought of this as annoying. I was extremely scared to do bad things, especially in kindergarten. In school I’ve taken various tests ranging from, your learning type, or how smart you are. None of those I felt truly represented who I am. That was until I took the Hexaco test. Sure there were a few things…

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