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Mapping a Social Problem

The town of Plainville is suffering from high unemployment, a concern of just about everyone in the town but especially of those families with children. This is a valid concern. Relevant to this social problem is The Crime and Unemployment Rate graphic below, based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor and FBI Crime Statistics.

You should also review the "Risk & Protective Factors" Document. This document outlines how communities are trying to reduce the likelihood that kids will end up addicted to drugs or alcohol and was created by the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services

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BioPsychoSocial Perspectives

Use this tool to analyze the case from multiple perspectives.