Bshs 355 Week 4 Madd Paper - Social Policies Decisions 1...

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Social Policies Decisions1Social Policies DecisionsLolita KyserBSHS/355November 30th, 2013Regina Smith
2Social Policies DecisionsThe intention of this essay is to illustrate how involving social awareness affects Social policies. The student will identify Mothers against Drunk Drivers, and explain this organizations influence in society. This essay will include the intertwining of controversial issueswith MADD an organization affecting human service influence on the client. Mothers against Drunk Drivers participates in influencing social policies, and spreading the social awareness of individuals drinking and driving in today’s society. The actions of this organization has brought national attention to drinking and driving awareness, which continues to be a serious issue in society taking innocent individuals’lives (Kyser, 2013).The Founder of MADDParticularly Mothers’ Against Drunk Drivers founding was by a woman Candy Lightner.In 1980 her teenage daughter Cari was going to the church carnival. Cari and her twin sister Serena was riding bicycles to the carnival. Cari never made it to the church carnival. Instead a 47year-oldmale who was on a three-day drinking binge got under the steering wheel of an automobile. He was speeding down the street, and went swerving into the bicycle lane hitting Cari’s bicycle and knocking her 125 feet into the air. Cari’s twin sister Serena was watching and was in total shock, Cari was hit by a drunk driver who made a horrible decision to drive drunk taking Cari’s young life (MADD. Org, 2013).Her mother Candy began developing determination not to let another parent suffer from losing a child from a drunk driver. Instead Candy did something about it, she became the founderof Mothers against Drunk Drivers to spread awareness that drunk driving is a serious problem. Personally this was an excellent idea for this mother to enforce her action in enhancing social awareness around the world (MADD. Org, 2013).
3The Problem that led to the Creation of MADDThe issue that would influence the creation of MADD was drunk driving, Candy not knowing many of the details leading to her daughter’s tragic event. One-day she drives past the scene where her daughter got hit where she observes the police measuring and investigating the scene. Candy approaches the police and asks if they were investigating her daughter’s death, the police asked her if she were aware of the circumstances surrounding the accident. Unknowingly Candy said yes and proceeds in getting majority of the factors involving her daughter’s death.

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