Essay Cove

Essay Cove

The Agency: Find a family service agency in which a case manager works. Describe the agency. Where is located? Who is the clientele? What is the r ole of the case manager? What is the case manager’s job title and job functions? What services are provided? What will the Case Manager be doing? (2 paragraphs)
Intake & Presenting Problem
– Identifying Information: Client’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, employment, resources (family, friends, etc.), and immigration status.
– Referral Sources: Who referred the client? Why? Is treatment voluntary or involuntary? Does the client understand the reason for referral?
– Presenting Problem: Why were they referred for services? How does the client see the problem? Why has he/she come? Why are they seeking help now?
– History of the Problem: How did the problem develop? Is it chronic or acute? Describe precipitating events and the course of the problem. Under what circumstance is the problem manifested (home, school, work)?
Establishing a Relationship:
Previous Counseling Experience: Discuss any previous treatment/counseling. What do you know about the treatment and its outcome? What do you know about the previous therapeutic relationship?
What did you do to engage the client and establish a relationship? Describe the client’s reactions to the relationship.
Client Description: Describe client’s physical appearance, body language, eye contact, speech and tone. Include client’s reactions to the social worker.
Change Readiness:
What stage of change is the client in? Assess your client for Change Readiness. Look at all the areas of change readiness. Does the client have any underlying conditions that might impact the ability or readiness to change?
Strengths:
What strengths does your client have? Identify and describe 3. How have these strengths helped the client in the past? How might they help the client in the future? How will you as a case manager build on these strengths to help you client.
Family Assessment:
Write two paragraphs about the family. One about the family of origin and one about the family of procreation. Use the terms explained in class. Assess parenting style, family functioning, family roles, family rules, family history. Discuss socioeconomic, educational, and occupational background of the family. Describe how the family members interact.
Create a genogram for the family
Service Plan:
Decide on 3 problems that the client and you will work on to solve. What are the goals that should be achieved? What actions need to be taken to solve the problem and reach the goal? Will you be making referrals to other agencies for services? Why?

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