The author of this report has been asked to offer a summary and analysis of a CPS-oriented intervention with an at-risk child. The intervention will be described from beginning to end. It will be summarized how there was a prevention or resolution to problems that were discovered. There will be an analysis of how there was negotiating and advocacy on behalf of the client. There will be a listing of at least three practice skills (micro and/or macro) that were used as part of the intervention. There will be a general critique of the intervention’s progress and performance, what could have been done to generate a better outcome, whether the intervention was empowering and whether it was discriminatory or oppressive.
The story in question is about a woman named Alice. Despite what her name might imply, lice is actually a Latino. She is under the scrutiny of CPS for a number of reasons. Before getting into that, the story of Alice up to this point should be told. Alice was born into a family of two married parents. The family had only her and no other children. Alice identifies herself as Mexican-American and has Catholic beliefs. Her parents still go to church to this very day but Alice herself does not. She is twenty-eight years old and heterosexual. She has a four-year-old daughter named Maria and she is currently in danger of losing her rights to see and visit her due to a number of factors.
First of all, the father of her children and her have had some rather nasty physical altercations. Both the father of the child and Alice herself are apparently both using illicit drugs and alcohol. Alice identifies this as a problem with the father of the child but asserts that her alcohol use is only occasional and that her illicit drug use is not something she would be unable to stop. Thus, she does not see a problem with her own personal drug use. However, her recent personal history would obviously contradict that problem. While the drug/alcohol use may fuel the fire with the father of the child, the same would be accurate of Alice, based on the totality of the evidence. A sterling example of this was a recent incident when Alice was arrested. She apparently slapped her mother and took her child out of bed in the middle of the night. She apparently has no recollection of that happening. The culmination of her drug use, her propensity towards violence and her now-present criminal history is going to make it exceedingly difficult to find and retain gainful employment. Alice seemed to embrace the CPS intervention and seemed excited about getting through the process. She has stated that she is willing to do “anything” to get her daughter back. However, her ostensibly denial about her drug abuse is going to be a huge barrier to that occurring. Couple that with the fact that she must complete a number of different objectives to get her daughter back and the fact that those objectives anger management counseling and random drug testing, her chances of getting Maria back are slim to none given that she must pass all of the objectives to attain her goal of reuniting with Maria.
As for how the author of this report helped prevent or resolve problems, the author of this report made it crystal clear that no amount of illicit drug use is going to be acceptable because the drug tests will catch it. Further, that drug use is fueling the proverbial fire with the father of the baby as well as the family violence and neglect that occurred with the aforementioned arrest. In terms of negotiating and advocating to the client, the author asserted that this intervention is not about judgment or hurting Alice. Rather, it is about protecting Maria and what is best for her and Alice continuing down the path she is traveling is obviously antithetical and contrary to her asserted goal of regaining custody. Alice obviously needs to break the pattern cycle she is on and that means no drugs and no continued contact with the father of the child except as mandated by the courts. Three practice skills that were used for this engagement with Alice included evaluation, engagement and assessment. Alice and her situation was evaluated and assessed and the author of this report engaged with Alice as a client.
One critique that the author of this report would have is that it is questionable whether the author “got through” to Alice or if she’s going to reject the advice on the basis that it is judgmental or “mean.” Calling something what it is in social work (abuse, neglect, etc.) and parlaying that to actually getting the client on the right path can often be two different things. If something could have been done different, it would have been a calm assertion that while she may think or feel otherwise at times, the drug use, abuse and alcohol has to all go away so as to protect and reconnect with her daughter. The intervention was empowering in that there seemed to be a slight indication that Alice was “getting it”â€¦even if she did not come out and say it. The author supposes that only time will tell. Even with the minority nature of the client, the work with Alice did not center on judging Alice or that she is Latina. The intervention was not really derived form a practice model in that it was very obvious (as an outsider, at least) what the problem was and what needed to be said by the practitioner and done in response by the client. In terms of a model that could be used, the author would point to the work of Edwards and Addae when it is said that “the first step is to recognize the problems to address and prioritize them” (Edwards & Addae, 2015). The author would take that assertion and dovetail it with what is said above. Alice is trying to dance around the fact that she has drug/alcohol/violence issues and that cannot be allowed to stand. It has to be made clear to her that any future with her daughter will hinge on coming to terms with that. She may not want to hear that, at least at first, but she needs to be told that. If she is as sincere as she says about getting her daughter back, she will come around. If not, then she will notâ€¦and she should not.
The author of this report is not entirely sure what happened with Maria. If statistics and trends are to be believed, there is a good chance she’s regressed at least once or twice. However, the author of this report is trying to be optimistic and hopes that Alice will find her way eventually. The deck is stacked against her in a number of ways and not all of them are of her own doing (Lipsky & Caetano, 2009; Vasques, 2009). However, a lot of them are indeed of her own doing and she truly needs to redeem herself. CPS can show her the door but she has to be the one to take that step through the frame. CPS is concerned more with the health and safety of the child than Alice’s feelings about the matter.
Edwards, B., & Addae, R. (2015). Ethical decision-making models in resolving ethical dilemmas in rural practice: Implications for social work practice and education. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 12(1), 88-92.
Lipsky, S., & Caetano, R. (2009). Epidemiology of Substance Abuse Among
Latinos. Journal Of Ethnicity In Substance Abuse, 8(3), 242-260.
Vasquez, M.T. (2009). Latino/a Culture and Substance Abuse. Journal of Ethnicity In
Substance Abuse, 8(3), 301-313. doi:10.1080/15332640903110484
Get Professional Assignment Help Cheaply
Are you busy and do not have time to handle your assignment? Are you scared that your paper will not make the grade? Do you have responsibilities that may hinder you from turning in your assignment on time? Are you tired and can barely handle your assignment? Are your grades inconsistent?
Whichever your reason is, it is valid! You can get professional academic help from our service at affordable rates. We have a team of professional academic writers who can handle all your assignments.
Why Choose Our Academic Writing Service?
- Plagiarism free papers
- Timely delivery
- Any deadline
- Skilled, Experienced Native English Writers
- Subject-relevant academic writer
- Adherence to paper instructions
- Ability to tackle bulk assignments
- Reasonable prices
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Get superb grades consistently
Online Academic Help With Different Subjects
Students barely have time to read. We got you! Have your literature essay or book review written without having the hassle of reading the book. You can get your literature paper custom-written for you by our literature specialists.
Do you struggle with finance? No need to torture yourself if finance is not your cup of tea. You can order your finance paper from our academic writing service and get 100% original work from competent finance experts.
While psychology may be an interesting subject, you may lack sufficient time to handle your assignments. Don’t despair; by using our academic writing service, you can be assured of perfect grades. Moreover, your grades will be consistent.
Engineering is quite a demanding subject. Students face a lot of pressure and barely have enough time to do what they love to do. Our academic writing service got you covered! Our engineering specialists follow the paper instructions and ensure timely delivery of the paper.
In the nursing course, you may have difficulties with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical essays, and other assignments. Our nursing assignment writers will offer you professional nursing paper help at low prices.
Truth be told, sociology papers can be quite exhausting. Our academic writing service relieves you of fatigue, pressure, and stress. You can relax and have peace of mind as our academic writers handle your sociology assignment.
We take pride in having some of the best business writers in the industry. Our business writers have a lot of experience in the field. They are reliable, and you can be assured of a high-grade paper. They are able to handle business papers of any subject, length, deadline, and difficulty!
We boast of having some of the most experienced statistics experts in the industry. Our statistics experts have diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to handle any kind of assignment. They have access to all kinds of software to get your assignment done.
Writing a law essay may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, especially when you need to know the peculiarities of the legislative framework. Take advantage of our top-notch law specialists and get superb grades and 100% satisfaction.
What discipline/subjects do you deal in?
We have highlighted some of the most popular subjects we handle above. Those are just a tip of the iceberg. We deal in all academic disciplines since our writers are as diverse. They have been drawn from across all disciplines, and orders are assigned to those writers believed to be the best in the field. In a nutshell, there is no task we cannot handle; all you need to do is place your order with us. As long as your instructions are clear, just trust we shall deliver irrespective of the discipline.
Are your writers competent enough to handle my paper?
Our essay writers are graduates with bachelor's, masters, Ph.D., and doctorate degrees in various subjects. The minimum requirement to be an essay writer with our essay writing service is to have a college degree. All our academic writers have a minimum of two years of academic writing. We have a stringent recruitment process to ensure that we get only the most competent essay writers in the industry. We also ensure that the writers are handsomely compensated for their value. The majority of our writers are native English speakers. As such, the fluency of language and grammar is impeccable.
What if I don’t like the paper?
There is a very low likelihood that you won’t like the paper.
- When assigning your order, we match the paper’s discipline with the writer’s field/specialization. Since all our writers are graduates, we match the paper’s subject with the field the writer studied. For instance, if it’s a nursing paper, only a nursing graduate and writer will handle it. Furthermore, all our writers have academic writing experience and top-notch research skills.
- We have a quality assurance that reviews the paper before it gets to you. As such, we ensure that you get a paper that meets the required standard and will most definitely make the grade.
In the event that you don’t like your paper:
- The writer will revise the paper up to your pleasing. You have unlimited revisions. You simply need to highlight what specifically you don’t like about the paper, and the writer will make the amendments. The paper will be revised until you are satisfied. Revisions are free of charge
- We will have a different writer write the paper from scratch.
- Last resort, if the above does not work, we will refund your money.
Will the professor find out I didn’t write the paper myself?
Not at all. All papers are written from scratch. There is no way your tutor or instructor will realize that you did not write the paper yourself. In fact, we recommend using our assignment help services for consistent results.
What if the paper is plagiarized?
We check all papers for plagiarism before we submit them. We use powerful plagiarism checking software such as SafeAssign, LopesWrite, and Turnitin. We also upload the plagiarism report so that you can review it. We understand that plagiarism is academic suicide. We would not take the risk of submitting plagiarized work and jeopardize your academic journey. Furthermore, we do not sell or use prewritten papers, and each paper is written from scratch.
When will I get my paper?
You determine when you get the paper by setting the deadline when placing the order. All papers are delivered within the deadline. We are well aware that we operate in a time-sensitive industry. As such, we have laid out strategies to ensure that the client receives the paper on time and they never miss the deadline. We understand that papers that are submitted late have some points deducted. We do not want you to miss any points due to late submission. We work on beating deadlines by huge margins in order to ensure that you have ample time to review the paper before you submit it.
Will anyone find out that I used your services?
We have a privacy and confidentiality policy that guides our work. We NEVER share any customer information with third parties. Noone will ever know that you used our assignment help services. It’s only between you and us. We are bound by our policies to protect the customer’s identity and information. All your information, such as your names, phone number, email, order information, and so on, are protected. We have robust security systems that ensure that your data is protected. Hacking our systems is close to impossible, and it has never happened.
How our Assignment Help Service Works
1. Place an order
You fill all the paper instructions in the order form. Make sure you include all the helpful materials so that our academic writers can deliver the perfect paper. It will also help to eliminate unnecessary revisions.
2. Pay for the order
Proceed to pay for the paper so that it can be assigned to one of our expert academic writers. The paper subject is matched with the writer’s area of specialization.
3. Track the progress
You communicate with the writer and know about the progress of the paper. The client can ask the writer for drafts of the paper. The client can upload extra material and include additional instructions from the lecturer. Receive a paper.
4. Download the paper
The paper is sent to your email and uploaded to your personal account. You also get a plagiarism report attached to your paper.
PLACE THIS ORDER OR A SIMILAR ORDER WITH US TODAY AND GET A PERFECT SCORE!!!