Catherine Gibbs is a 25-year old female who functions within the Mild range of Intellectual Disability. She has a diagnosis of Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Catherine is verbal and ambulatory. Catherine resides in a residential home and requires 24-hour care and supervision. She has a history of challenging behaviors, which are monitored by her Residential Behavioral Plan. There is no noted history of arrests.
Family: Dionisio is a 17 year old Hispanic male who resides in Clark, NJ with his mother, Sonnia Estremera. When CM first received Dionisio’s case Mrs. Estremera reported that youth has difficulties following household rules. She reports that Dionisio needs reminders to complete basic household chores such as throwing out thrash. It was evident that there was a breakdown in communication between Dionisio and his mother. Since Dionisio has been attending family therapy at Trinitas Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department there has been in improvement in youth and his mother relationship. Due to Dionisio non-complaint behavior at Trinitas Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department he was recommended to attend IOP at High Focus Centers in Cranford. Dionisio and his mother continues to address their family challenges in family therapy at the High Focus Center in Cranford. It appears that both Dionisio and Mrs. Estremera are both invested in family therapy. Mrs. Estremera also reports that Dionisio behavior in the home has improved and she is proud of the progress that he has been making so far.
In the movie Short Term 12, a drama about a foster-care facility for troubled teenagers portrays the emotional journey of the teenagers and the staff running the facility. A troubled teenage girl named Jayden is brought into Short Term 12 because her father is not able to deal with her. Jayden has a past of self-harm and upon arrival is disinterested in befriending the other adolescents as she is not interested in “wasting time on short-term relationships.” Jayden displays symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder as she defies authority figures and throws tantrums. Using the illness prospective, Jayden can be diagnosed as having oppositional defiant disorder as well as depression. Antisocial behaviour such as rule breaking, running away and destroying property are actions Jayden engages in, she cusses when she's told not to,
For this assignment, I received the opportunity to interview a clinical social worker. Jeny Thomas, LMSW and she works at Lifeline Center for Child Development, which is located in Queens. Ms. Thomas received her MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work
S.2.4 allows for the SW to actively support the parents in making change to their current situation. In deciding to follow the supervisor’s interventions, the SW would have the opportunity to work in collaboration with DYP and introduce conditions to the family in a manner that respects the limitations of their IDDs and meets family led
For nearly 10 years, I have worked with students with behavioral needs in several different schools. In addition to working with students, I have also supported teachers and other school staff members in their efforts to stabilize each child’s behavior. This past school year I had the pleasure to work with Colette Koszarek. She is hardworking, dependable, and has an amazing sense of humor. She truly is a valuable asset to the Ridley School District team.
The youth will continue to receive family support services and individual therapy. Reighn will continue school and community activities that will reinforce positive interactions, coping skills and provide emotional support. She will have supervised family contact and
Focus: Santonias and his family will learn and utilize healthy communication skills to move towards adoption or kinship placement. MS. Smalls (MHP), Santonias and Ms. Givens (MHS) to discuss communication and wanting to see his sibling.
D: Client was on time for intake appointment. Together, discussed the assessment recommendation and barriers to successful treatment outcomes. Client reviewed and signed of all treatment admission paperwork, including treatment agreement, ROIs, THS treatment policies, THS alcohol drug Services patient rights, THS patient responsibilities, THS health and safety information, THS counselor disclosure information, patient grievance procedures, THS HIV/AIDS information, THS notice of privacy practices, referral to Quit smoking, and marijuana policy. Treatment plan was developed, which was focused on Dim 4, 5, and 6; focusing on developing readiness to change, identifying relapse potential, and building a strong family and social support system.
Started the new school year at Triton this fall and I am amazed by the staff and specialists that we have for the children to reach their needs and goals. We have teachers, paraeducators, behaviorists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. They are all here working together as a team to help these young individuals succeed. Most of the individuals didn’t make it in a traditional school setting because they escape school, get suspended, having erratic behaviors that most teachers can get physically hurt if they are not properly trained. The Ventura County Office of Education provides training and refreshers for CPI training for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. This equips the staff with strategies to safely defuse anxious, hostile,
There are concerns with regards to underlying mental health for Selena Goodall. During the intake, Ms. Goodall reports that she was diagnosed with bipolar. Then during the course of the six month with working with Ms. Goodall, she then reports that she was also diagnosed with ADHD and mood disorder. She was unable to provide dates of when she was diagnosed and where. According to Ms. Goodall, she reports that she diagnosed as a child. The CP refers Selena for mental health evaluation and Ms. Goodall did not keep any of her appointments. There also concerns about Ms. Goodall coping skill and parenting for her daughter, Myan. Ms. Goodall continues to say that she was overwhelmed with caring for her child, then wanted her child to place in foster
Behavior Progress: Since Jamesha’s last court review, Jamesha has continued to participate in the program with minimal difficulty. Jamesha did not acquire any sanctions or room restrictions this period. However, Jamesha did express some difficulties with peers in regards to her concerns with their behavior and disposition. The treatment team emphasized to Jamesha focus on her goals and objectives and to allow staff to redirect and focus on the behavior of her fellow Post D residents. This period staff did report that there were fewer periods where Jamesha seemed to present a lingering, negative mood when re-directed, although this is an area Jamesha will need to continue to demonstrate improvement.
The positive benefit of using different interventions is that there is no one solution to deal with children who suffer from PSUD. In fact, there are several evidence-based family approaches that demonstrate superiority over individual or family-based treatments (Baldwin, Christian, Berkeljon, & Shandish, 2012).
Special Education is an umbrella title for an educational department that focuses on the rehabilitation of students and providing services for students who require extra academic support to be successful in the current school setting but are also in need of learning life skills that will help them to be successful later. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines special education as “classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs” (Merriam-webster.com, 2017). To assist students with disabilities, the United States government continues to use the current reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 which is currently known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of December 2015
1.If you were the case manager for this family, when would you begin to intervene?