CommunityBased Occupational Therapy for Adolescent Children with Low Level of Social Health

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Some agencies are starting to get involved in the public information campaign on various drug prevention and control programs whereby it adheres to the idea of using social influence and role-playing to discourage adolescents from starting drug use and encourage them to refuse drugs in the future and consequently improve children’s social health status. Historically, human infants are born without any culture. There must be transformation by their parents, teachers, and others into cultural and socially proficiently animals. The overall process of acquiring culture is referred to as socialization. During socialization, people learn the language of the culture they are born into, so as the roles they are to play in life. For instance, girls learn how to be daughters, wives, sisters, friends, and mothers. In addition, they learn about the occupational roles that their society has in store for them. People also learn and usually adopt a culture’s norms through the socialization process. Norms are the conceptions of appropriate and expected behavior that are held by most members of society. While socialization refers to the general process of acquiring culture, anthropologists use the term enculturation during the socialization process to a particular culture. Early childhood is the period of the most intense and the most critical socialization. It is then that we acquire language and learn the fundamentals of our culture. It is also when much of one’s personality takes shape. But, note that if one continues to be socialized throughout a lifetime. As people age, we enter new statuses and need to learn the appropriate roles for them. We also have experiences that teach us lessons and potentially lead us to alter our expectations, beliefs, and personality. For instance, the unpleasant experience of being raped would tend to cause a woman to be distrustful of others.