Mother needs to gain an understanding of how substance use affects her ability to parent. Father needs to support mother’s recovery, as well as cooperate with the department. The family’s strengths are their support system and ability to work diligently as a family. Mother has a natural nurturing trait to her baby and the parents have a strong bond tied to their daughter. Parents and foster parent (grandmother) have worked very well with the department. Grandmother has maintained excellent boundaries and has reported to us weekly on how well visits have been. Parents have been very cooperative and both parents receive two drug screens weekly. The department asked that father received weekly drug screens as well, even though father has no drug issue to our knowledge he still cooperated with the department.
The DD Waiver intake was held at the Woodman office with Jordan, Grandmother/Legal Guardian Carolyn and, Uncle/Consumer Direct Assistant Robert. Jordan is a 9 year old in a contained classroom. He loves electronics and watching videos. He communicates through body gestures, and becomes easily agitated when he is not comfortable. With the combination of medications Grandmother states his head banging, biting, hitting others has gotten better.
The client Suzanne is a seven year old girl placed in a treatment center for emotionally disturbed children. This center helps children ages six through twelve years old. Suzanne has been diagnosed with an attachment disorder and has been placed in a group home for two years. There are two types of attachment disorders, attachment and reactive attachment (Smith, 2014). She has been meeting with a facility caseworker weekly for the last eight months. Her three year old sister, Cindy, is also placed in the facility with her. Parental rights are currently being processed to be terminated. The caseworker is looking into alternative long-term placement for the sisters. Each sister has a
Social Services Meeting: On 11/21/2016, Ms. Medina and her children met with her assigned Case Manager for the family ILP Document Review. Ms. Medina is expected to meet with assigned Case Manage bi-weekly. Ms. Medina’s next ILP Document Review is on 12/05/2016. Case Manager encouraged Ms. Medina to continue attending meetings. Ms. Medina stated that she was a sad and upset, due to that her doctor informed her that she is not going to be able to work as a Home Health Aid due to a back injury. Ms. Medina stated that her doctor recommended that she would benefit from physical therapy and that she should avoid to lift anything heavy until further notice.
Michael Panico was a boy with who was identified while in first grade as having a specific learning disability. He then qualified for special education and related transportation. Now in third grade Michael’s school, Memorial School in Burlington, Massachesetts only goes to the third grade then they go to another school. Because of this transition services had to be in place as well as an IEP. Michael had a learning disability but was above average or even at times considered superior intelligence. Memorial School recommended Michael be placed in a school in another town that would be very structured because the town/school believed Michael’s disability was emotional whereas his parents said it was neurological. His parents did not like the IEP presented or the recommended placement for Michael at Pine Glen School and Michael’s father wanted a review and he also rejected the new IEP. After reading the case I would have to agree with the father knowing my son would not be in the proper placement. The Massachusetts Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) did the review. The hearing did not take place at this time but mediation did. However the mediation did not work but in the meantime Michael’s parents had him tested at Massachusetts General Hospital where they found him to have a severe learning disorder and emotional difficulties were considered secondary. Michael had perceptual difficulties and it was determined and they recommended a specialized
The worker contacted Janice Nicolas; who is a friend of Kerri Gorman. Mrs. Nicolas stated “Kerri is a good mother, she has a happy family and all of Kerri’s children are very smart and well mannered.” Mrs. Nicolas stated “Kerri does go to the methadone clinic for opiate dependency. Mrs. Nicolas stated that Kerri told her she became dependent on pain killer after she was prescribed them after a car wreck she was involved in.” Mrs. Nicolas stated she had no safety concerns for the children living in the home with their mother and she last same all the children yesterday morning at her house during breakfast and all the kids were doing
The client attends school where he receives an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) to address his Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder along with his developmental delay and learning disability. There is limit to no information on the client’s developmental history as the client’s biological mother parental rights have been terminated due to history of domestic violence, neglect and the possibility of physical abuse. The client’s biological sister has also been removed from their biological mother and they both reside with their pre-adoptive
Case management services were provided through an FTM (family team meting) in the youth’s home. Present at the meeting were WYP (Wraparound Youth Partner) Andy Ngo, WYP Vicky Tran, WPP (Wraparound Parent Partner) Shannon Ortiz, WCC (Wraparound care Coordinator) Jody Taylor, SSW (Social Services Worker) Stacey Padilla, the youth’s grandfather, the siblings, and the youth. The team went around sharing about the successes and the positives (what is working well), The youth is getting tutoring at school and in the home. The kids are doing their chores. The sisters look up to the youth as a role model. The youth does not have any behavior issue with WYP Ngo. The grandfather was at court on October 12th, 2016 to adopt the kids. The next court date
Family composition/ Current Supports: Nasir resides with his mother and 3 younger siblings in the Lake Kennedy section of Suffolk VA. He has no hx of running away from home. The mother states she provides good supervision, however Nasir strays away from the places he’s been given permission to go. Mother states she rewards children for good behavior and enforces punishment or restrictions for inappropriate behavior. Mother reported that Nasirs family provides some opportunities for growth and usually provides love, caring and support. Nasir has a close relationship with his mother and sister. His father’s identity is known, however its unclear if Nasir has a relationship with his father. Family resides in Section 8 Housing and mother and Nasir are receiving SSI benefits. He has never been the subject of foster care or Child Protective Service Agency.
EE107’s teachers referred EE107 to the Determination Team. EE107 was retained once in kindergarten and placed in a transition classroom for a portion of her 4th grade year. She currently receives math and reading interventions. However, she is not responding to the interventions based on progress monitoring data. Thus, the Determination Team has requested a comprehensive evaluation of EE107 to assist the team in determining whether or not she would qualify for assistance through the Exceptional Children’s program.
Biological mother and minor have stated to DCFS children’s social worker their expectations of the agency. First, mother and minor have stated their interest in reunifying the two
Caleb and his mother, Kristen was present for the ID Waiver Intake. Caleb is diagnosed with Williams Syndrome; his mother is pleased to report that he doesn't have many of the health concerns that are associated with the syndrome. Caleb was always home schooled and graduated last year. He is a middle child his older brother is 21 and his younger brother is 17. Caleb likes to watch the weather channel and play games on his computer. Caleb is attending Skills Development Center a few days a week; and he has a DARS Employment Specialist, Vanessa Johnson. Caleb wants to work and his family is in support of his decision.
This essay will identify a case I have been involved in and have continuously had to assess whilst on placement. It will refer to a child who will be identified as A. A is a young carer and has only recently returned home after being removed from his mothers care due to her having a substance abuse problem and mental health concerns. I will link the legal framework that was relevant to this case study and describe actions taken. Additionally these actions will demonstrate the application of social work methods and theories that were contributive elements in his intervention, offering explanations as to why these particular methods were used. Before closing, the essay will review any issues of discrimination with a reflection of the
The third priority issue the social will address is getting assistance to Maria with her son Marco and employment. Marco was diagnosed with autism at age 4 and now is no longer in school having Maria “overwhelmed.” Maria has lost her job and her medical insurance. The first thing will be getting Marco evaluated by a doctor to make the decision of what care is appropriate for him. Having the communication with Marco primary doctor will be important. Maria stating she does not know “what to do with him” confirms her unknown knowledge of the resources in her community that can be a help for her. There has been previous investigations that has strongly imply that mothers with