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Tricia Herry-Jackson & Sherva Mapp

Clients Background
Staci Edwards, age 8, and of African

ethnicity
Born to Cindi and Brent Edwards
Staci is the first of two children She resides in the vicinity of South Trinidad

Main Issues Affecting the Client


Presenting Problem
Disobedience towards authority figures (i.e. teachers)

Failure to comply with rules in the classroom


Backchats or mouthing off to teachers.

Main Issues Affecting Client Cont


Underlying Problem
A lack of attention from her father

A need for extra curricular activities


An emotional detachment from her paternal father The risk of Staci developing feelings of inferiority & failure

Assessment of the Client


Clients Strengths : Strong support system Ability to clearly communicate Ability to interact with adults Ability to make decisions for herself She has the potential to learn

Assessment of Client Cont


Clients Weakness
Her tendency of being obstinate

Clients Risk & Protective Factors


Risk Factors
Impaired parenting Vulnerability in the child

Protective Factors
positive relationships with other adults

focused nurturing during the first year of life


Stacis general good health

Roles of the Social Worker


Educator
Enabler Broker Case manager / Coordinator Therapist / Counselor

Appropriate Intervention Strategies


Short Term Goals #1
To improve Stacis behavioral and academic performance

Tasks
Marital counseling Brent and Cindi before the next session Spend 45 minutes daily, helping Staci with her school work

Brent and Stacis teacher must complete a Behavioral

Checklist

Appropriate Intervention Strategy Cont


Short Term Goal #2
To alleviate the emotional detachment Staci feels towards

her father

Task
Brent should spend at least two hours with Staci

Brent should incorporate Staci with his daily chores


Brent and Cindi should make a decision as to which extra

curricula activities Staci would be re-enrolled

Alternative & Long Term Intervention Strategy


Goal #1
To modify Staci s behavioral problems

Task
Social worker should refer Staci to a play therapist

specializing in modifying behaviors Brent should ensure Staci attends weekly sessions Staci should practice assignment given from therapy Brent should monitor and note when the assignments are completed and give feedback on any changes to the social worker at the fortnightly sessions.

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