Week 7 Discussion

Chapter 12: Gender and Sexual Orientation Differences

Read the following case study:

Hal Crisp is a 19-year-old young man who thinks he might be gay and likes to go clubbing. His parents disapprove of this, not only because they are embarrassed, but because they think that the ecstasy, meth, and other drugs at the clubs are dangerous. Hal says that he goes clubbing because that’s the only place he feels accepted. He says he certainly does not feel accepted by his family.

Refer to the following guide: “A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children” (produced by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA):

Using what you have learned in the above resource guide, and in Chapter 12, and this week’s field trip, write a 300-word top level post that responds to the following questions in ESSAY format:

  1. How would you approach this client and this case as an addiction counselor?
  2. Do you think Hal is at risk for addiction? Why or why not? (Be sure to FOCUS ONLY on the information provided in the case study. Do not make assumptions!)
  3. What special considerations would you keep in mind given that this client might be struggling with his sexual orientation?
  4. Would you involve the parents? Why or why not?  If so, how?


*** Be sure to use examples from the reading and field trip to support your answers to the above questions.***


Contract Law


Please write a five paragraph essay about one area that you have studied thus far in Contracts.

Discuss two rules or laws in this area of Contracts and state why you found that learning about them will benefit you at some point in either your personal life or your professional life.


}Chapter 1

}Define a legally binding contract

}Identify the six basic requirements to forming a valid contract

}Explain the concept of offer and acceptance

}Define and exemplify “consideration”

}Classify contracts into bilateral or unilateral agreements

}Understand how a contract is created

}Explain the difference between executory and executed contracts

}Differentiate between valid, void, voidable and unenforceable contracts

}Discuss various contractual provisions

}Know what is meant by the term “contractual capacity”


}Contract Defined

A contract is a legally enforceable agreement that meets certain specified legal requirements between two or more parties in which each party agrees to give and receive something of legal value.

}Elements of a Valid Contract




}Legality of subject matter

}Contractual capacity

}Contractual intent

}Type of Obligation.