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
Ms. Apple is a 45 year old African American woman who has been a widow for about 4 years. Ms. Apple has three children, whose ages range from 5-12 years old. Ms. Apple has been struggling to keep her family afloat since the death of her husband. Ms. Apple convinced herself that she would not require the extra assistance. However, she realized in attempting to provide alone has not only become very strenuous, but also quite costly. Expenses have become overwhelming for Ms. Apple to maintain, since her husband took care of the finances and was the breadwinner for the family. Ms. Apple has minimal education as she is able to read and write at grade school level. Ms. Apple also has never been employed as she was a home maker. At this
Observations As I observed the N.A. group, I compared Hepworth 's, Direct Social Work Practice, five stages of group development. The Preaffiliation stage involves observation and feeling out the environment of the group; members may be hesitant to speak or test out certain behaviors to see reactions from other members of the group or the facilitator (Hepworth, Rooney, Rooney, & Strom-Gottfried, 2017, 2013). Returning group members greeted each other with hugs, handshakes, pat on the back, while newcomers sat quietly observing others. The facilitator provided an introduction and instructions for participation. Each member was instructed to introduce the first name, state "I am an addict" and take turns reading from the
SSCM met response time @ 11:49 a.m. at Grovetown Elementary. The interview included Anna Mutimer, who is the school counselor, SSCM, and Branden Hollings, who is listed as the VC in the report with the allegations. Branden reported that his mom works at night at a laundry mat, and also
Case Analysis 6.2 Carl Fleischer, a 17 year old high school student was sent to the Social Workers office to discuss surrounding issues that might be the cause of his failing grades. Carl was very candid in his conversation with the Social Worker and admits to being an under
We received a phone call that Alex Riveros was found walking alone to the upper elementary school at a very early time by a school staff member. We contacted Mr. Turner about Alex's whereabouts being at Harper McCaughan. Alex stated to Harper personnel that he wanted to go see his
SYNOPSIS: At hours on June 26, 2016, I, Cpl. Lessane, along with Deputy Wright, with the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office, responded to 2863 Two Sister Ferry Road, in the county of Hampton, in regards to a disturbance incident. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the complainant, Susan Wells, who stated a yellow aggressive lab, chased her and her husband while riding their bicycle on Two Sister Ferry Road. Deputies attempted to make contact with the dogs and its own, no contact was made.
Samuel was last enrolled this past school year full-time in the New Directions School at S.H. Clarke Academy. He was in the General Educational Development (GED) program. Prior to attending New Directions School, he attended Churchland High School as a 10th grader. He had numerous suspensions while at Churchland High
4/6 8:20 AM this worker went to a meeting at the Mac school for Zoey Emery's reentry into school. MS Yaw, Fran, Zoey and two of her teachers meeting. Ms Yaw started the meeting speaking about re-entering school from Lincoln Prairie. Yaw was concerned because Zoey refused to do her academics and therapy while at Lincoln Prairie. Ms Yaw stress that the therapy was helpful for Zoey. Ms Yaw asked how Zoey was doing on her new medication. Zoey told Ms Yaw that she was on Lexapro. The full results of the medication were going to be about five weeks. Ms Yaw questioned about how Zoey was eating and sleeping. Fran said that Zoey was not sleeping well due to anxiety because of returning to school. Ms Yaw then spoke about the expectations for peer interactions
Marcus Thomas is a 14-year-old minority black male that lives in a low poverty neighborhood. The neighborhood Marcus lives in shows a continuous of high crime rate; drop out rates for young adults, and violence. Marcus exhibited behaviors that led him in the juvenile court system three times. He has a history of Truancy, stealing, and fighting which is very common in low poverty neighborhoods. On behalf of this case the social worker has made recommendation to the judge that Marcus have probation with condition.
Upon meeting (S.D) he verbalized that he has struggled with his school work for a very long time. In fact, (S.D) said that “he hates school” and he wished he didn’t have to go. In session we are working on overcoming his negative outlook about school. This
Writer received a call from Marvin concerning her SPOA application. Care manager used that opportunity to formally introduce myself, and also asked when he applied. Marvin had no knowledge of it but he shared his counselor's number with me to call her for details about the application.
I am writing to you in regards to Emila not being able to come back to school tomorrow, Tuesday February 2nd. I received a call from Anne Roy informing me that I should keep Emila from school again. I'm curious as to how these days of absence are being recorded. Are they regular absences? Are they suspensions? Or is she marked present? Also, the reasoning for why she cannot come to school was not very clear. Both times I was just given a simple "for safety reasons" rationale. I'm sure there is a better explanation. Is there a serious threat that you all are aware of? If so I need to know. That serious of a threat on school grounds is a possible threat in any other location, and as her parent I feel its very important for the school system
Joshua Stern was observed on November 2, 2016 during his six block drama class. There were 22 students 15 girls and 7 boys. There was one regular male teacher. The students were preparing for a play that they will be performing for the elderly. The teacher reminded the students what they will be working on today and instructed the students to go over to the auditorium. While the students were walking over to the auditorium, Joshua walked into class. Another student informed Joshua that they were going into the auditorium and to get this belongs and come over. Joshua followed his directions. Joshua noticed me in the back of the class and asked me if I was a substitute teacher. I told him that I’m a school social worker, working with the child
(AS) requested weekly in school counseling sessions to help her with her poor school attendance. (AS) verbalized that she has struggled with her school attendance for a very long time. She is a fifteen year-old Hispanic female who lives with her biological mother and four year old biological brother. Prior to her enrolling in Morris High School for collaborative studies, she attended two other schools. She is challenged by periodic episodes of anxiety, she is currently taking medication to help manage her symptoms,which she states prevents her from attending school regularly.