1. Write a paper citing only scholarly/authoritative sources (beyond the textbook) to identify and describe potential challenges for the individual chosen from the scenario in Part 1 (Justin, Adrienne, Ben, Tony) in at least one of the four areas of development (physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and spiritual/moral) 
  2. Cite only scholarly/authoritative sources (beyond the textbook) to recommend methods to help the selected person overcome or improve her or his potential challenges. 
  3. How do the development challenges that your chosen individual might face differ from any challenges to development that their family members might experience? 
  4. Identify multicultural challenges that your chosen individual may face as a child from an interracial family. 
  5. Explain how these multicural challenges could impact your chosen individual’s four areas of development? 
  6. Suggest plans of action or resources that you feel should be provided to this family to assist them in proper development.
  7. Than submit your paper for grading

Scenario: Justin, Adrienne, Ben, and Tony are half-brothers and sisters whose parents married after their respective divorces from other spouses. Their parents come from two different races and have been married for 5 years. The parents are experiencing marital difficulties, some, but not all, of which are brought on by problems with their oldest son, Tony, age 20. Tony has struggled with substance abuse and has been getting into trouble since high school. Their parents had Justin, their only bi-racial child, who is now 4-years old and shows signs of being behind in aspects of his development. Adrienne and Ben are twins, age 9 from their mother’s first marriage. Adrienne is thriving in school, socially and developmentally, but Ben is struggling in some or all of those areas, but gives his parents few if any problems and is supportive of his oldest brother, despite his challenges.

Chosen individual is Justin.