● Race and Ethnicity What is the majority racial group represented? What is the majority ethnic group represented? Describe the distribution of gender, approximate ages, single families, multiple families, generational families ? Mainly Caucasian, with African-Americans and Hispanics, and Asian noted also. There is no overly abundance of ethnicity able to be noted. Most the ages represented is young adult, then retired adult. There is an abundance of single families, with some multiple families noted within the Hispanic families. ● Cultural Characteristics What cultural similarities or differences do you observe? Languages spoken? Clothing? Ethnic eating places? Culturally-based celebrations? Signs in languages other than English ? English and Spanish are the main languages spoken in the area. The only ethnic eating places are Chinese restaurants. No culturally based celebrations noted. ● Lifestyle Healthy Behaviors What healthy lifestyle behaviors do you observe? Do you see people exercising, wearing helmets when biking, seat belt usage, using trash cans for garbage disposal, healthy eating practices ? You can observe people utilizing the park and walking trail, along with bicycling while wearing helmets. The local garbage company has recycling that is part of the trash pick. ● Lifestyle Risk Behaviors What unhealthy lifestyle behaviors do you observe ? Do you see people practicing risky lifestyle behaviors such as drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, fighting? Do you see signs of violence, gang activity, drug use, criminal activity, and bars on doors and/or windows? Do you see overweight/underweight persons? Do you see children unattended playing out in the streets? Do you see any signs of homelessness? Street people? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed .
You do see a lot of people smoking in the area. No signs of gangs in the area. There are electric signs at the mall reminding people to lock their cars due to break ins. There are no bars on the windows or doors of homes. At the local Walmart, you will see someone holding a sign asking for money occasionally. They are usually dressed appropriately, clean, not what you would think for being homeless. Mainly they are Caucasian males. ● Poverty Indications Do you see any signs of homelessness? Street people? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed . There were little to no signs of homelessness in the area. At the local Walmart, you will see someone holding a sign asking for money occasionally. They are usually dressed appropriately, clean, not what you would think for being homeless. Services in the Community Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area, how far away it is and how people will access it.
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