Acting-out behavior – which resulted in physical abuse. Lorene appears to have a problem with alcohol. She also has a very low tolerance for Billy’s acting-out behavior – which resulted in her physically abusing him. Sometimes her boyfriend intervenes when she is being abusive and takes Billy for a walk and talks to him – but mostly he stays out of disciplining or interacting with Billy. Lorene seems to lack basic parenting skills. She expresses dissatisfaction with her live-in boyfriend but feels trapped with him because she can’t survive financially alone. Lorene has very few friends, cannot identify any job skills or career goals, and appears depressed. Lorene does not have transportation and lives in a part of town that has limited community resources. Bill’s classroom behavior indicates that he might have ADHD. It is unclear whether the teacher or the school knows how to deal with his acting-out in an effective way. Billy is often in trouble at school. There are no services to address this issue in the area where Lorene and Billy live and they would have to transport to the next city to receive services. Billy states he hates school and his teachers, who he describes as “mean.”
ASSIGNMENT Role Identification, Engagement and Assessment 1) Identify and discuss your role by doing all of the following Discuss the areas of authority and limits that you have to keep in mind regarding your role as the social worker in this vignette. (If you don’t know, engage in research regarding the role of a case manager and CPS prior to answering this question and reflect this research in your answer). Discuss two ways your role as a CPS worker can impact your rapport building and engagement with this client. Be sure to use authoritative sources to support your answer. Discuss 6 rapport building/engagement questions you can use to effectively engage these clients (three for the mother and three for the child). Self Assessment/Awareness and Ethical Response in Engagement 2) Explore your self-awareness and ethical engagement responses by doing all of the following: Identify and discuss at least two personal feelings/biases you could have about the adults in this case that might impede building a positive rapport and engagement with this client system (this question requires appropriate selfawareness of both strengths you have as a worker and areas of growth that exist for you). Name and Discuss the two (2) priority ethical values or two (2) ethical standards that most apply in this case, which you need to demonstrate in order to communicate empathy, genuineness, warmth and respect to this client system.