Social worker conduct bio-psycho-sociocultural-spiritual assessments to gather information regarding all of the different dimensions of a client. This will allow the social worker to examine every factor that may or may not be contributing to the presenting problem the client is being treated for. For the purpose of this assignment, I will use the provided case study “Peter” as if I were conducting a bio-psycho-sociocultural-spiritual assessment.
Phillip has not returned home since his elopement on Friday. Phillip 's mother reported, "I was on my way to take him to Lakeview to serve his suspension when Phillip got verbal aggressive; therefore, I told him to get out." Phillip called his mother the B word and threw a rock at her car when they both calm down Phillip refused to get back in the car as well as refused to wait for IIH team member to pick him. The IIH team members informed the team after the incident occur everyone went searching for Phillip at 3 different times. Phillip 's mother shared, "I feel like I am prisoner in my on house sometimes." QP has assessed Phillip has made minimal progress with improving his behavior at home and in the community, as indicated by Phillip being going for 6 days, being verbal aggressive towards his mother, and refuses to comply with household rules.
The assessment of risk is a critical part of child welfare advocacy. The review of instruments of different instruments for assessing risk and safety in child welfare focuses on instrument reliability, validity, outcomes, and use with children and families of color. The evaluation of risk assessment instruments generally includes broad categories of areas related to abuse and neglect, behavioral descriptions, procedures to determine levels of risk, and standardized forms to record this information (Rycus & Hughes, 2003). In the process of screening for a case study, instruments are used to determine if the child or family needs further assessment, treatment, or intervention services. In evaluating the Van Sise family I have found that the following
The Latino lifestyle creates a strong bond together, and most the time are all closely together. The positive side was well explained and described in the book. For example, whenever there is a need of an advice or counsel, a Latino would go to the family and ask them according to their experiences, an explanation on how they handled their issues. In addition, Schaefer said that most Latinos use their family as resources to support them throughout their lifetime (2014). Unfortunately, a negative factor that comes with familism is turning down opportunities, in order to not get separated from the family (Schaefer, 2014).
2. I have goals that I look forward to accomplishing in the next year. 6 5 4 3 2 1
1. Have began the process of updating the forms for Psychiatric Evaluations as well as the forms to document follow-ups visits (Medication Management). The purpose is to improve the flow of information, simplify its use, assure the appropriate content, and facilitate arriving to the appropriate billing codes.
In chapter five, Greene and Lee (2011) discuss about the importance of goals and how to define the goals from the client’s perspective. There are a couple of questions that a practitioner can use to help define the goals for the individual, or in the case a group. I could select a couple of different questions to help define the goals of this group. There are two questions that I feel might work well to define goals for this group. The first question I would ask to the group members would be in the form the time travel format. The question would be, “Imagine that you have been given the gift of a time travel with the ability to travel two years into the future. Let us all imagine that at this time in the future your feelings of sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and loss have been lessened or you hare successfully able to cope.
Robbie J, a 19-year-old single Caucasian male. His income and community description is not applicable. He is living with his parents, and is a first-year college student. He has been referred because he has started drinking again and lack motivation. He is currently in family counseling with a social worker on the rehabilitation team. He stated that he suffers from a significant brain injury he received from a car accident 6 months ago caused by drinking and driving. He describes how the brain damage he endured has affected his impulse control and decreased his short-term memory and ability to concentrate.
relationships and families. "I get out my bible and read books of 1 and 2 Samuel and
When one goes through adversity in life, family seems to be the right answer and the best support group.
While taking the health risk assessment I knew right from the start that some of the information would be off. The assessment asked about things such as blood pressure and cholesterol, and I do not know these measures right of the top of my head. While looking at the results, it stated that I am at risk of dying within the next 10 years. When comparing my risk percentages to the average 27 year old male, I did very well and was average compared to the others. However one factor that I scored above average on was the chance of a heart attack. The reason for this is that fact that my weight is to high for my height. If you look at my BMI you would see that I am over by a lot, but one thing that this assessment does not account for is the fact that I work out every day. Muscle weighs more than fat and usually throws off numbers for
Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people ages 65 and older. Certain people younger than 65 can still qualify for Medicare, including those who have disabilities. In 2006 there were over 38 million people receiving Medicare benefits in the United States. Blue shield is a form of Medicare. Blue shield is a health care that is in the U.S. and Canada. Blue Shield has been helping Californians for 75 years. They have taken a stand for us to gain access to quality, affordable care. It has helped so many people in California.
Nolwazi and Wandile are right too. Maybe I should call the AA. Who? Alcoholics Anonymous. I 'm sure they have a website. Can you find me their number? - If you think it will help. - Thanks. AA? Is it that bad? Were you eavesdropping? Mind your own business. - If anything is wrong with my son... - I 'm sorry. After all he 's been through - stolen, kept from his family... When he finally gets home, you try to kill him. I 'm sorry. I never meant to... I just... Things were just so crazy... Mr and Mrs Mogale. Mr and Mrs Mogale. - How is Thapelo? - Thapelo? - The file says... - Yes, Amo. - How is he? - He 's fine. - Are you sure? - I have examined him thoroughly. And he 's in good shape. His nose and throat are slightly inflamed I don 't know. That I 'm a bad mother? That I haven 't bonded with him? That 's true, I guess. I look at him. I look at my husband. And... I feel nothing. Just... empty, disconnected... It 's understandable considering what you 've been through. I think you 're suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting my son back is traumatic? - What does that say about me? - You have to put it in context. You lost a child, you were kidnapped and tortured, you lost a husband... and you buried your son. Yes, but finding out he 's alive... Surely that 's a good thing. It is, but it has disrupted your life and made your suffering when you lost him redundant. That 's traumatic. - Will I ever feel better? - You will, but it will take time. - So I 'm going to feel like this for a while? - I 'll prescribe an anti-depressant. I 've been on something... but it doesn 't seem to work. You 've been taking these as per prescription? - Yes. - For how long? Here 's the issue date. So just a few days. You need to be on these for at least 2 weeks before we can change the dosage or the drug. Two weeks? I just want to be normal again. Dinner will be ready in half an hour. Thanks. How are you feeling? Your
Mr. and Mrs. Blakeney (MHS) describe Loshane as hyper and playful. MHS report Loshane does display verbal aggression towards peers and adults. Loshane display physical aggression, however use a bat to hit the tree to release the aggression. Loshane continues to have negative and positive peer and adult interactions.
SSGT Joseph White came into the local VA Community based clinic for medical care. When he was discussing his situation at home, the medical doctor found that it would beneficial that the social worker talk with SSGT White. The social worker obtained an appropriate assessment to assist with finding services that would be available to him through the VA and/or local community organizations for his symptoms and treatment options.