DISCUSSION 1: Psychological Aspects of AgingTheories of successful aging explain factors that support individuals as they grow old, contributing to their ability to function. Increasing your understanding of factors that support successful aging improves your ability to address the needs of elderly clients and their families.To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s media. In addition, select a theory of successful aging to apply to Helen’s case.Post a Discussion in which you:o Explain key life events that have influenced Helen’s relationships. Be sure to substantiate what makes them key in your perspective.o Explain how you, as Helen’s social worker, might apply a theory of successful aging to her case. Be sure to provide support for your strategy.Be sure to support your posts with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.ReferencesLaureate Education (Producer). (2013). Parker family: Episode 2 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.eduZastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2016). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Parker Family Episode 2Program TranscriptHELEN: Ever since my husband died, there’s been no one to talk to. It’s just,really, no one. And when Stephanie is home, I just feel so alone.COUNSELOR: What about the day center you go to? Isn’t that helping?HELEN: I don’t like it. What makes me really feel good, though, is when I goshopping, buying things. And my kittens. I love my cats. Oh, have you seenthem? I have pictures. Just take a look. Look! These are so cute. My babies.COUNSELOR: Yes, they’re very cute. And wow, you have a lot of them.HELEN: Oh, well, it’s their home, too, not just Princess Stephanie’s.COUNSELOR: The day program you’re attending, are you seeing apsychiatrist there?HELEN: Yes. Dr. Lewin.COUNSELOR: May I ask how that’s going?HELEN: He says that I’m depressed.COUNSELOR: In the pictures you showed me, you just talked about the cats, but I also saw all the things you keep around you, the hoarding. Iunderstand how depressed you been since your husband passed away. Howalone you’ve felt.[SIGH] But I would like us to try and set up a plan to begin to address thehoarding. It’s very clear that that’s one of the big issues that’s affecting yourrelationship with Stephanie and your life together. Can we try that?HELEN: I don’t like it when we fight. She’s still my baby, too. Yes, I want to try.THE ENDDiscussion 2: Cultural Influences of Social PolicyCultures, regardless of where they are or how long ago they existed, share a few common characteristics. Among these characteristics is a structure to care for their children and to socialize them in the culture. Children are taught, both directly and indirectly, the values of the culture, their role in the culture, and the expectations the culture has for them. Children absorb the rules, dynamics, and values, which they will later pass these on to subsequent generations.As a social worker, you will deal with families from different cultural backgrounds. Understanding the cultural background of the families you work with will help you to effectively intervene and advocate for policies that support their needs. How prepared are you to identify and advocate for social policies that are just and support families from all cultures?For this Discussion, review this weeks resources, including the Hernandez Family video case. Consider how cultural considerations might affect child welfare policy. Then, think about what your responsibilities, as a social worker, might be in supporting the Hernandez family in addressing their child welfare needs through the accessibility of services.· Post an explanation of how cultural considerations might affect child welfare policy.· Then, explain what your responsibilities, as a social worker, might be in supporting the Hernandez family in addressing their child welfare needs through the accessibility of services.Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.ReferencesPopple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.Edwards, H. R., Bryant, D. U., & Bent-Goodley, T. B. (2011). Participation and influence in federal child welfare policymaking. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 5(2/3), 145166.Plummer, S. -B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].Hernandez FamilyProgram TranscriptJUAN HERNANDEZ: Do you have any idea how hard it is for us to get to theseclasses?ELENA HERNANDEZ: And there’s only one class a week. We don’t have achoice when to come.COUNSELOR: That is why we offer the parenting class at night, to make iteasier for working families to attend.ELENA HERNANDEZ: That’s fine for some people, but that’s when Juan gets hisovertime. He can’t do both. Every time we come here it costs us. We lose money.And the way things are, we can’t afford to lose a dime.COUNSELOR: I understand that missing overtime is having a big impacton you financially. And I understand what you’re saying about the class onlybeing offered one night a week. If we could offer it several times a week, thatwould probably be more helpful. But in the meantimeJUAN HERNANDEZ: Look, let’s stop dancing around what’s really wrong here.We appreciate what you’re doing. You want to help parents do a better job withtheir kids. But we’re good parents. We love our kids. Yes, they get punishedwhen they need to be punished, just Elena and I when we were growing up. Butwe don’t hit our boys. We don’t hurt them.If anything, you hurt them by making us come here when I could be out theremaking extra money, money that the family needs. Do you hear me? This classthis, whole policy is the real problem. That’s what needs to change, not us.THE ENDDiscussion 3: Child Welfare and Family PreservationAn essential aspect of social work practice is the support and preservation of the family unit. Building and empowering strong, resilient families is a focus of social work practice within organizations and communities.Social work research is an integral aspect of working with families. The research component of social work is essential to providing effective policies, programs, and services to support and empower families.As a social worker, you need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for effectively working with families for child welfare. You also need to interpret and evaluate research findings involving family and child welfare.For this Discussion,· Post an explanation of the role of family preservation in child welfare.· Then, explain whether research supports the assumption that foster care is harmful for children, as presented by the cornerstone argument for family preservation. Be sure to include whether you agree with this assumption and why you agree or disagree.· Subsequently, identify the gaps in your state foster care system that contribute to the idea that foster care is harmful to children.· Then, compare the benefits and shortfalls of permanency planning and family preservation.· Finally, provide a description of whether you prefer the permanency or the family preservation approach as a child welfare social worker and why you prefer it.Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.ReferencesPopple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.Edwards, H. R., Bryant, D. U., & Bent-Goodley, T. B. (2011). Participation and influence in federal child welfare policymaking. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 5(2/3), 145166.Plummer, S. -B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].