Write a critical essay of the following well-known literary piece. Include in your essay a discussion of how the literary piece represents characteristics of the early American society during the time period in which it was written.
female, which can lead them to substance use as a sense of relief to their otherwise overwhelming and hectic lifestyle. The consequences of using these substances go further than just the immediate risks of overdose or having a bad high. For instance, teenagers who are 15 or younger are four times more likely than later-onset peers to experience future dependency problems (Hemovich, Lac & Crano, 2011). This fact is strengthened by Cheadle & Whitbeck (2011), and they also add that early use dramatically increases the risk of developing an addiction later on in life (Cheadle & Whitbeck, 2011). When thinking about what social workers can do and how to fix the problem, Bacchi’s (2012) idea of “What’s the problem represented to be?” (WPR) could hold some influence. The focus of WPR is to understand policy better than those individuals who make policy (Bacchi, 2012). It understands that people live their lives in certain ways due to the shaping impact of proposals that create an understanding of problems (Bacchi, 2012). There is an interruption to the belief that problems are fixed and uncontroversial starting points for policy development (Bacchi, 2012). Although this focuses on written policies, one can argue that this way of thinking and approach can still be used in the implementation of a program or agency where all teenage girls can feel accepted. An organization where racialized/impoverished individuals can turn to in order to gain supports when feeling overly stressed or pressured by the societal standards of today could be pivotal in decreasing substance use. Baines (2001) explores the idea that a worker can be a part of immediate and longer-term strategies for constructing social justice if they are aware of their position within the system, reproduction and culture, and share this position with others like them. Workers are constantly on a mission to break down barriers and if they know where they stand in terms of delivering services and service supports, they can have a much greater ability to assist those who they cannot relate to in some way. In thinking about how social workers can go about supporting these young women and possible intervention strategies, this idea of using WPR could be helpful, although that is only half the battle. For instance, although we know the problem is teenage drug use and drinking, and that racialized/impoverished females may be at greater risk for the abuse of these substances, there needs to be unique interventions tested. There are still gaps and barriers to work through that have already been tested when trying to decrease the risk of drug/alcohol use in teenagers with little luck. The use of public service announcements (PSA) was used in a study including 25 at risk youth (Ti et al., 2017). Its focus was to show PSA’s in the past have concentrated on preventing drug use among youth by using fear-based appeals in an effort to motivate behavioral change (Ti et al., 2017). However, Ti et al. (2017) did acknowledge that fear through PSA’s can foster feelings of dislik>GET ANSWER