When the class sang songs about happiness and games her lips barely moved.” Margot ignored the other children, the only time she participated was when an activity mentioned the sun. Margot keeps herself apart from the rest of the class while she talks about experiences with the sun, when that is what the kids want the most. Although Margot’s classmates hurt her because of their jealousy, Margot was also partly to blame for since she keeps mentioning something that her classmates has always wanted.
Identifying Information Giuseppe is a 14-year-10 month-old, Latino male in the 8th grade referred for counseling through AB3632 from Hollywood Senior high School under the Los Angeles Unified School District. Giuseppe’s school counselor indicates Giuseppe has difficulty controlling his anger towards peers. She also shares that Giuseppe fights
Presenting Problem: She has a hx of multiple failed placements and relates being placed in the programs for her substance abuse, anger and aggression. She has 2 past suicide attempmts one from an attempted hanging and the other from attempting to jump off a building. She reported feeling homicidal 7-8 times against her stepfather. Rhonda reported physical and emotional abuse from maternal uncle and incidents of sexual assault btwn the ages of 6 and 12.
Key Issues Brandy is a 17 year old Caucasian female. Her family and school counselor has sent her for a clinical intervention after she recently tried to attempt suicide by taking her mother's Xanax. The client admits she is suicidal and wants to kill herself after recent accounts of being bullied
Antazia is working to complete grade level work. Antazia has reported behavioral issues. Antazia’s number of referrals decrease during this period. The school has reported Antazia’s behaviors include verbal and physical aggression towards peers and adults, defiance and refusal
8. Selenna has displayed disrespect, manipulating and defiant behaviors in the home. MHS report Selenna, refuses to talk about her past traumas to start the healing process.
A specific plan is devised to aid child/adolescent in dealing with anger, and difficulty getting along with others. The support system includes people who are relevant in the child or adolescents life. For example, counselors, therapist, family members, community and clergy who work together in assisting the child or adolescent in re-directing their behavior. In addition, to support services a major focus is keeping the child /adolescent in the home or re-unification with parent or caregiver.
Case Study: Autumn S. Introduction Autumn S. is a twelve-year old girl who presented at a short-term residential facility after a violent assault on her adoptive mother. This was not her first violent episode. She has a long history of violence towards herself, most notably a history of hitting her head against the wall when she is upset. This behavior is serious and has led to her being treated in the Emergency Room for concussions. She has also assaulted a number of same-age peers and younger children. She and her older brother engaged in a group assault on one of their good friends, hitting him with backpacks full of books. She also attempted to drown her younger cousin after an altercation in a wading pool. It required two adults to pull her off of the younger child. This violence has resulted in various problems in Autumn's life. She has been in trouble in school because of violence towards classmates, and has been targeted by other children because of her violent behavior towards others. She has been in trouble in the home because of her violence. She has even been in trouble with the law, as her most recent violent attack against her adoptive mother was of sufficient severity that a neighbor intervened and called the police.
Case Study James is a second grade African-American student who attends school in an urban community he struggles with keeping his schoolwork and homework organized. His teacher reports he has problems listening to instructions in class and constantly interrupts classroom lessons. His parents and his teacher both reports he has behavior problems and has problems playing with children in his age group. His mother at first believed his behavior was typical for a boy, however she has expressed concerned with his behaviors because constantly fidgets and moves about. His mother is also concerned with his social skills because he has only two friends and she states when in public with her so, he lacks appropriate social skills, he runs about and climbs on objects such as handrails all the time. According to school records his teacher last year referred him several times to the school counselor for failure to remain in his seat and disturbing the learning environment, his 2nd grade teacher is reporting the problems. Due to his inability to stay focused and organized, James grades are fair but could be much better if he completed assignments on time and actively participated in all classroom activities. His teacher has referred James to the school counselor for help with his behavior and academics.
In kindergarten, Maylia attended Jackson Elementary School. For the first year of kindergarten year, Maylia would throw tantrums throughout the school day. Because of this and other symptoms, Maylia’s was referred to counseling at Genesee County Mental Health. Maylia’s teacher in kindergarten
She has numerous reported incidents of becoming verbally and physically aggressive and out of control. She appears to have a very low frustration level coupled with a lack of impulse control and coping skills.
I am currently doing my field practicum at an agency named Quality Care and Advocacy Group (QCAG). QCAG is a therapeutic clinic that provides an assortment of mental health services to clients that need their psychological needs met. Some of the of the services provided at the agency are in-home counseling, behavior aid, family therapy, individual counseling, life skills, and crisis intervention. Our clients’ ages range from children to adults. Many have acute emotional and psychological disorders that they are struggling to overcome in their life. My caseload typically consists of children, elementary to middle school age. My client is an eight-year-old African American male. My client currently resides with his mother and step-father. He has a younger sister that is one-year-old and his mother is presently pregnant with another girl. The client’s natural father was murdered several months ago. The mother reported that the client feels some anxiety over his father’s death and frequently states that he misses him. The client has a strained relationship with his step-father and habitually opposes his rules. The client has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). This causes him to misbehave at home and school. The client repeatedly engages in altercations with other students and even staff. The client will attack students and staff with pencils by attempted to stab them. The mother has been called to the
Victoria is a 15-year-old Caucasian female living with her father Scott in Allentown PA. Victoria attends Raub Middle School and is in the 8th grade. Victoria was referred by Children and Youth due to negative and runaway behaviors. Victoria was not attending school and had missed 22 out of 38 days of school. Victoria is in jeopardy of failing the 8th grade. Victoria is also engaging in negative activities in the community getting in trouble with negative peers. Victoria engages in runaway behaviors and has been known to stay out for days without any communication with her family. There are also concerns with youth using marijuana while out with her peers.
Regene was a thirteen-year-old, Form one student who had reading and math skills one to two years below grade level. She was failing every subject. Her teachers described her as disruptive and oppositional in the class. She struggles to pay attention during structured and unstructured activities. At home, Regene was rebellious. Her mother had abandoned her virtually from birth. Her father, overwhelmed by his business, relapsed into drug and alcohol abuse. He was frequently drunk and around Regene when he was moody and volatile. She refused to obey his curfews, going to bed late at night and failing to rise for school in the morning. When she fails her exams, her parents yelled at her, “You’re just lazy and dumb, Regene. You will never get a
Nasir stated he like science, because the teacher is nice to him and he understands the class and do very well on the exams. Mom stated, being non-compliant, aggression, making threats running away when he is angry, fighting, anger outburst and being disobedient. Mom stated that if Nasir continues with his aggression and anger outburst in the home she will seek out of home placement for him. Mom stated that Nasir behavior cusses her to feel depress, frustrated and worried all the time. Mom stated at least 4 time a week. Mom stated, being told wat to do, being punished, argument with his siblings, and privileges taken away. Mom stated it can last for half an hour or longer. Mom stated that Nasir has an IEP plan and behavioral plan in place at school. Mom stated that Nasir gets suspended if he fights at school and IIS, if he is disrespectful towards the teachers. Mom stated 9. Mom stated, Nasir’s inappropriate behavior in the home is very often. Mom stated that she has not registered Nasir and his sibling into summer camp because she has no transportation in get them