Michele Hames

Cranston, RI, United States

About Michele

Bio

Adult Social work student at Bridgewater State University in MA.

I'm passionate about

Love learning about new things, have background in medical. So have keen interest in that as well as genetics.

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Michele Hames
Posted over 2 years ago
Debate: Lifetime "sex offender" brand for teenagers
I am abhorred that a minor who's brain is no where near having a fully developed frontal lobe, should she be punished This severly. sure there are consequences to our actions good or bad and humans learn from the reaction to our decisions but to give a 14 year old a scarlet letter for the rest of her life for a photo sent no matter what it showed I think the policy should be But to play devils advocate, would people react the same if the gender roles was reversed and it was a Male who was a minor sending these type images to female minor?
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Michele Hames
Posted over 2 years ago
Should alcohol be banned or be more regulated?
I was part of a discussion a few weeks ago regarding this very issue, the dangers of alchol, and the rate of abuse in the US. My question is can we learn from your European counterparts, much of European nation has low drinking age and at that they are relaxed not severly enforced like in the US. Does that right of passage turning 21 and all of a sudden they are now allowed to legally consume beverages. Think about how when you first got your lisence did you drive everywhere you can could not wait to get behind that wheel and go for a ride ?, now think what if driving as addictive and all that driving that first years, has now make to "need" that every day just to function and get through life ??? I know not exactly best example but just a concept.
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Michele Hames
Posted over 2 years ago
What experiences have made you more comfortable with mental health disorders?
I think Brene Brown makes some really valid comments in her shame Ted presentation and if those who have not seen her vulnerablity presentation see that first. I bring this up because there is such shame within individuals who have mental illness, such as Ruby Wax stated there was no sympathy when there is a problem with the brain, no cards, no flowers just a few phone calls to "perk up"
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Michele Hames
Posted about 3 years ago
Do we Ignore incarcerated men, women and juveniles or help Restore them back into community?
Luke I was thinking the same with the Stanford prision experiment, and how the ":guards" become basically drunk with power, I am sure that happens every day in the prisions in the US not all guards but rather enough of them to assert that these people should be degraded and locked down everyday with nothing to do or no one to talk to as punishment. What happens when you have someone locked away in a 6x9 cell for 4 years with no outside contact with no real knowledge what has changed evolved in the outside world, where every move is monitored and they are at the guards mercy, how can these people function and adapt to a changed socieity.
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Michele Hames
Posted about 3 years ago
Do we Ignore incarcerated men, women and juveniles or help Restore them back into community?
My personal view, I see so many I work with in my internship have criminal record (regardless of offense) and are often outcasts, they are unable to find employment not because they may not have skills or education but rather because they have a criminal past. Then you have people who cry foul when criminals are released and end up on streets or turn to self medication to deal with every day stressors. These people scream "get a job bum" .. But the sad fact many can't get a job because of their criminal history. When it comes to crime and having a criminal history so many turn their backs but these are the very same people who have very strong views on how criminals need to get jobs and get on their feet but are not willing to help. The inability to get a job and support oneself and give oneself a sense of being can cause one to enter this vicious cycle of offfending doing time and then on streets with no where to go and no one to help. People have to realize that many who do crime are not bad people rather just stuck in a bad situation and need help re entering society.