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Assessment events 2 – Client case study Holly’s Case Study 1. Using two theorists, what stages of the lifespan development are evident in this scenario? Please consider Holly, Joel, Connie, her parents and brother Jack. Holly Young adulthood (19-40 years) Holly is currently in the early adulthood life span stage; during this stage Erikson believes that the basic conflict is Intimacy vs. Isolation. Erickson has stated that during this developmental lifespan “Young adults need to form intimate, loving relationships with other people. Success leads to strong relationships, while failure results in loneliness an a weak sense of self.” (Erikson, class hand out) Given Holly’s history it is evident that this life stage will be a…show more content…
Erikson argues that “Adults need to create or nurture things that will outlast them, often by having children or creating a positive change that benefits other people. Success leads to feelings of usefulness and accomplishment, while failure results in shallow involvement in the world.” (Erikson, class handout) Holly’s parents are clearly benefiting themselves through this stage, by working hard in re-establishing their relationship with Holly. If this is successful they will hopefully meet their current developmental life stage and experience the feelings of usefulness and accomplishment. However Jack could severely impact on this if he continues to use verbal and physical abuse within the house. Jacks continual bullying tactics and amphetamine use could result in Holly’s parents feeling as though they have failed as parents. 2. What previous life events are not immediately observable in this scenario that may have impacted on holly’s reaction? Who is the father of Holly’s children? What happened to Holly whilst in a number of different homes? Why has Holly gone back to her family? There are a number of life events that haven’t been covered in Holly’s story. As her caseworker I would like to gain a deeper insight into Holly’s history so that I could assist her to the best of my knowledge. I would also consider what impacts of having been forcibly removed from her family home have had on Holly. Factors around being raised within an indigenous community
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