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 The purpose, history, and mission of the agency The Lifeline Center for Child Development P23Q is a school age program. It is a non-profit day treatment center for children who are mentally or emotionally disturbed. The students that attend this treatment center are students that cannot attend a regular school setting. The program is established to provide clinical, therapeutic, and educational services to children who experience psychiatric disorders and or are on the autism spectrum. …show more content…
The program in which she is a part of serve students until the age of 18 years old, or until they are ready to be referred to a less restrictive setting and attend a regular educational program. The target client system is the students, but help is given to parents of those children as well. Ms. Thomas, herself meets with parents and keeps in contact with them. She offers resources and other assistances that they need in order to better care for their child. Ways in which the organization interfaces with the …show more content…
Ms. Thomas stated that the interdisciplinary team works together to create treatment plans for the students. They also conduct treatment plan reviews every three months for the students in the program. The social workers monitor their progress in achieving goals. She was not aware of how the effectiveness is measured, but she assumed that it may be through student graduation rates and students who are being referred to less restrictive settings. The organization is funded through state grants. The sponsor or parent agency is the New York State Board of Education. Obstacles to providing treatment to the targeted
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Ms. Stevens and her child, Tjayda Stevens are receiving preventive services with Harlem Dowling Westside Center for Children and Family Services (HDWC). Ms. Stevens’ case was referred from ACS and accepted thru HDWC on 03/02/2015. The services provided to Ms. Stevens are casework counseling, community advocacy, housing advocacy, and monthly home based visits to ensure stable family functioning and child safety. Ms. Stevens has been receptive to services since the agency obtained case planning responsibility. Administration for Children’s Services recommended the following service plan for Ms. Stevens to complete parenting and anger management class, individual counseling, and domestic violence.
Introduction For the environmental and organizational assessment I will be researching the May Institute/Behavioral Health Services, specifically the May Counseling @ Hyland Clinic in Fall River, MA. The Hyland Clinic has more than twenty therapists with specialties in many areas including: couples issues, substance abuse, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement and grief, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, attachment and adoption specific issues, and early childhood mental health. For the purpose of this paper I will be interviewing an MSW who works with children with mental health concerns.
Recent legislation requires schools to implement a Response to Intervention (RTI) model that is based on multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). The goal of RTI is to identify students early who are struggling academically or behaviorally and provide appropriate interventions to prevent these challenges from becoming more serious and detrimental to their success. Under the traditional system, students may not receive extra services until a problem becomes severe, and they meet criteria for a special education qualification. RTI helps schools identify children earlier using systematic and scientific universal screeners of all children. Therefore, RTI gives students who are at-risk the opportunity to receive less intensive intervention services,
Assignment Wk. 7: Interview Subject The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Mental health counselor I have chosen to interview for my final project. In this paper I will include the specialties, the age groups and the modality of clients she services. Further I will explain, why I chose to interview Ms. T Licensed Mental Health Counselor Interviewee
I 've learned while conducting these interviews that both indivuials have similar issues within the healthcare system. one of the biggest issues both interviewees faces was the cost of healthcare and health insurance coverage. One of the interviewees has a chronic illness, and at times has to decide if she wants to purchase her needed medication or to buy groceries for herself and her family. The other interviewee although employed, doesn 't have health insurance coverage because its too costly every month. it seems they 're both appreciative of the fact there is a somewhat healthcare system with health care providers and professionals available to them, but feels its only available if you have health insurance coverage.
In this paper, I will assess my identity and my personal history and how it relates to social work professions. I first address my personal history and cultural background, where I came from, as well as my experience in working in the community. I then talk about my overall strengths, both in personal and professional lives. My strengths are listening skills, open-mindedness, respect for diversity and eagerness to learn and improve my weaknesses. Afterward, I discuss my weaknesses, such as nonassertive communication skill and low self-esteem problems, and how I plan to address these issues.
As I read the case study of Almeada and baby Anne, I was inspired by her case manager Barbra LaRosa, she provided social care and became the “bridge” between Almeade and the systems. One function of bridging is to narrow the gap between the services being offered and the needs of the individuals who are receiving those services. (Woodside, M. R. (2015). An Introduction to the Human Services, 8th Edition) Ms. LaRosa applied social care to Almeada while she was pregnant with baby Anne, she recognized Almeada's problems in living and since she worked at the school, and Almeada had not returned from summer break, she reached out to her to see what was going on and learn more about her life.
By establishing a worker/client relationship, this will provide Laura with a secure base to operate from in the future. She will be able to confidently explore her historical, current, and future relationship with her mother knowing that she can receive comfort and reassurance from me, her social worker. Once she recognizes this secure base, I will assist her in discovering how she currently handles her relationship with her mother. During this relational discovery process with her mother, I will also allow her to explore her relationship with me, showing Laura how her previous ways of dealing with others could be positively changed through the change of her various internal behavioral models. Through this social worker and client relationship exploration, Laura will discover how her current perceptions of her mother are connected to expectations from their relationship when she was a child, providing her the opportunity to view the current relationship differently.
Why did you choose that agency and the relevance for your future clients? Being an active duty military spouse, the military lifestyle has become a large part of my identity and I belong within the military community. Working for the Airman and Family Readiness Center as a Social Worker is very much a “calling” for me. When I was a new spouse without a support system, the stresses related to the military were much more than I ever imagined. Now that I am a seasoned spouse who will soon earn her MSW, I really want to be there for the new military members at the best of my abilities.
First of all, I had the opportunity to interview Kim Bartells who’s a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Michealsen Health Center and learn more about her role as a social work. Before I started interviewing Kim, I asked her if it was alright with her if I recorded the conversation and she said it was fine with it. I started the interview with asking what type of population Michealsen Health Center serves and she told me it was mostly elderly people. Kim works in a “Microlevel intervention involves working with individuals--- separately, in families, or in small groups---to facilitate change in individual behavior or in relationship” (DuBois and Miley 69). This types of individuals she is working with are elderly residents “who utilize long-term care experience a combination of physical or cognitive limitation that require some level of assistance in activities of daily living” (DuBois and Miley 314-315) and their families as well.
The quality MSW program offered at Our Lady of the Lake will enable me to conduct research into, and increase my understanding of the diversity this program entails. I know that my adaptive personality will help me to form lasting connections to further build my professional goals. I believe that I my passion, drive, having an open mind and willingness to learn will grant me success as a Social Worker. I am determined to do all that I can to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work and commit myself to improving the social and personal experiences of family’s, geriatrics, and children. After receiving my degree, I want to find a career in Child Welfare, while also servicing the geriatric
Introduction The interview was conducted on Saturday, 5th of August 2017, at 4 pm. This interview session lasted about 30 minutes. My interviewee is a 56 years old Malay male, Mr. Hady (pseudonym). Mr. Hady was born and raised in Singapore who has lived in Bishan for the past 20 years with his family.
Social work is a career that I have recently become interested in pursuing. I spent many years with misconceptions concerning the sector. However, following three years of working close by these experts, I have picked up a more profound comprehension of the significance of the work. I am especially interested in working in child welfare along with terminally ill children. I have got to a stage in my career where I have started to search out instruction that will make me more efficient in creating plans and providing services for vulnerable people.
Students with EBD are typically the largest group among all disabilities who receive education in an alternative learning environment (U.S. Department of Education, 2016) and all students with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) as part of the IDEA regulations (Kuo, 2017). Currently, the GNETS program is a large program that services 4,500 students with behavioral disorders; once a student has been placed into this program, a team works to get the student established with the instructional services that follow the Common Core State Standards, research-based behavioral interventions, IEP goals and objectives, and progress monitoring (Georgia Department of Education, 2016). The purpose of a placement for an EBD student in this program is to “prevent children from requiring residential or other more restrictive placements” and support the local school systems’ services (GNETS Rules and Regulations, 2015, p.1). Furthermore, the GNETS programs use the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) approach to create a learning environment where students feel safe, trusted, respected and empowered (Kuo, 2017).