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learned helplessness among homeless youth

Good day to you!
My name is Colonel Grant, COO of G Media Works NW. We are a growing multimedia company located in Portland Oregon. The company is presently filming a psychological documentary revealing the effects of learned helplessness among homeless youth titled, The Unlearned. The need for external focus coupled with other childhood lessons condition young adults to addiction to enabling behavior.
For immediate release:
Genora Trotter
CEO/Owner G Media Works NW
(503) 208-2205
Colonel Grant
COO G Media Works NW
(971) 295-7266
gmediaworksnw.com
www.gmediaworksnw.com
T he Unlearned
Learned Helplessness
Of Homeless Youth


G Media Works NW announces a kick-starter presentation event open to the public to be held at the Bobwhite Theater 6423 SE Foster Rd Portland, OR 97206 (503) 894-8672 on August4, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will be a grass roots casual affair with live entertainment, prizes, and a short video preview of The Unlearned.

Genora Trotter, the director and creator of the documentary has first hand knowledge of how devastating the effects of learned helplessness can be on an individual by confronting her own helplessness. Her intolerance for the lack of motivation by her son to seek sustenance forced her to kick him out of the nest. This is a 60 minute psychological documentary, about a homeless youth and the tough love of his mother who experienced the challenges of falling through the gaps of societal conditioning and his learned co-dependence on enabling behavior, which eventually lead to a struggle for life. Living or dying rests solely on his determination to unlearn the mindset of helplessness, low self-esteem and anti social behavior. His story of helplessness will reveal striking comparisons to that of other helpless youth.
Excerpts from the documentary content can be viewed on our website. The website will chronicle the development of the content and allow engagement with the viewing audience by responding to questions on our website, which will examine advice and content though twitter, blogs, and developing Internet discussion platforms. The intent of this documentary is a call to action for youth organizations and individuals to actively engage in confronting learned helplessness.
G Media Works NW is an advocate for aggressive media campaigns, inter- company discussions, and social group dialog, from youth programs, which will reflect a transparent concern for homeless youth and aid in removing the negative stigmas attached to youth helplessness. This documentary will be the first in a series of documentaries involving learned helplessness.
G Media Works NW is seeking to create a unified effort from likeminded agencies and individuals to promote and facilitate shifting helpless youth to hopeful youths by providing a voice to helplessness, which will educate, entertain, and enlighten communities across the country and around the world.

Food Drive for P:EAR Please bring nonperishable food items
P:ear is a non profit 5013c organization dedicated to building positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.

homepage: homepage: http://www.gmediaworksnw.com
phone: phone: 503 208 2205
address: address: 6431 se 86th ave portland or 97266


I hope this is a lot less retarded than it sounds 22.Jul.2013 03:30

seriously

". Living or dying rests solely on his determination to unlearn the mindset of helplessness, low self-esteem and anti social behavior. "

Seriously? Living or dying? Because people have so much mental energy to work on their shit while they're struggling to "live or die." /sarc

"G Media Works NW is seeking to create a unified effort from likeminded agencies and individuals to promote and facilitate shifting helpless youth to hopeful youths by providing a voice to helplessness, which will educate, entertain, and enlighten communities across the country and around the world. "

Blah blah blah...OR just fucking fund homeless teen shelters with rules that are known to work.

Will they screw up? Of course, they's a reason their on the street. Give them a safe place to yoyo back and forth, with food and counciling until they get it.

But, sink or swim? Wow. Just wow.

Punishment for being screwed up in the head is being on the street to be robbed, raped, murdered and get diseases. even though a full grown, well adjusted, financially stable adult can be irreparably devastated by these experiences, somehow this is going to "help" a kid break out of "learned helplessness"?

Maybe when she's done Genora can learn what actual learned helplessness is and why "sink or swim approaches" will zero impact on people with this real problem:

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_helplessness

It's possible she's overstating/overusing/over diagnosing a different problem. Or she really doesn't have the critical thinking skills to look for cause and effect. Taking a pop psyche stab, could it be opportunities to LEARN skills and encourage ambition were lacking or thwarted inher son's case? This is often true in poor communities where, if your ambition is not supported by the dominate culture, it may never get off the ground. I'll give her credit for acknowledging she was part of the problem. But if her only solution is 'live or die', not many sane people are going to stick around to listen to the rest of her story. Clearly NEEDS WORK.

A sane middle ground might be for parents without a clue or resources to get one asap, to make arrangements for their kid to go to a shelter like facility. But that would require FUNDING SOCIAL SERVICES, which seems to be a solution it sounds like Genora wants to avoid. Pity it's the only one that actually works for everybody. -_-

blah blah blah 22.Jul.2013 08:18

Clyde

You should just call this documentary "Blaming the Victim", which is essentially what you are doing.

Next, you should work on a project that describes how women in abusive relationships are there because they choose to be! If they wanted to leave they could just leave, easy as that. I have a ton of ideas for ignorant myopic documentaries you all could work on, since you seem to be experts on complex social issues.

oh so 02.Sep.2013 11:07

meeeee

your kid is um, did you say, antisocial, and otherwise pathological, in his teen years...
sounds like you've probably been crap for a parent.

did you say, that he will either live or die?
so what happens if he dies ?
what the hell is wrong with you bitch?
i am a mom too. would i ever throw away my kids into a known evil lurking disease and filth and harm ridden danger or death zone? i don't think so.
you have no excuse.

this is not tough love. this is the ultimate irresponsibility and probably an extension of your nasty iron fist techniques of childhood. unless your kid attacked you, you had no excuse to throw him out.
and now you are trumpeting your own nasty evilness and your offspring's victimization, to the world, as if you somehow deserve kudos.
you should have prepared him for life. you didn't. so now you force him to pretend he knows how to survive on his own, but he doesn't . this is a recipe for further harm to this kid, by YOU. and the nasty forces of the streets where you pushed him.

this is so in sync with the current mayor's attitude that you just throw away perfectly worthwhile people instead of housing them. just so you won't have to look at them being dysfunctional.

pure irresponsibility, horrible parenting, and bad leadership. what a lot of damn destructive nazis we've got amongst us, running/ ruining other people's lives.
People like YOU are the reason Portland's streets are filled with the homeless.
what kind of heinous hyena would be proud of themselves for that?