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NTCSN 12 Core Concepts: A Case Study

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Prioritizing Treatment Using the Core Concepts Once Jaime’s situation has been assessed, a treatment plan will need to be created using the knowledge gained from the assessment. The most immediate treatment issues will be identified and prioritized using the NTCSN Twelve Core Concepts (2016). Core concept five is most poignant for Jaime’s situation. This concept explains that exposure to trauma can “lead to significant changes in [children’s] own protective and risk-taking behavior” and that “even placing children in physically safe circumstances may not be sufficient to alleviate their fears or restore their disrupted sense of safety and security” (NTCSN, 2016). This seems to be the case for Jaime. Her new environment is stable and loving,…show more content…
I have not spoken to Jaime since this call, nor has she called the hotline since. As such, there is no work to summarize with Jaime or her family. I will instead proceed with a hypothetical case of what the next steps would be if I could meet with Jaime on a regular basis. First of all, during my call with Jaime, I asked her if she could agree to stay safe and tell her grandparents about her suicide plan. She was unable to agree to this, and she would not go to the emergency room or call for a welfare check. Once assessing the level of danger, the phone room supervisor decided to call in a welfare check on Jaime. The Twin Falls county sheriff’s office followed up with us and informed that the welfare check ended with Jaime being brought to the emergency room for further evaluation. Typically, this is followed up by an admission into an inpatient behavioral health center. For the purposes of this paper, it will be assumed that Jaime spent about a week in an inpatient behavioral health…show more content…
If this is found to be a feasible option, the social worker should make sure Jaime is fully aware of what to expect while being on the medication, and what it can and cannot do. In conjunction with getting Jaime on medication, office-based emotional regulation skills training should begin. This way, the clinician can start providing Jaime with the knowledge and skills to be able to gain greater awareness of her emotion, understand strategies for its regulation, and help her get on the path to being able to talk about her trauma without experiencing a strong emotional response and engaging in destructive behavior. Jaime’s grandparents will also need to be included in the ER skills training so they can help remind Jaime or talk her through stressful situations. Once Jaime has a good grasp on emotional regulation, she will be able to proceed to the next phase of
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