minimum of 2.5 pages
Answer the questions and develop a treatment plan with the appropriate practitioner (psychologist, social worker, substance abuse counselor, etc.).
Mary Adams and her family: Expanding the social support network
The Adams family consists of Frank and Mary (the parents) and two teenaged children,
Julie and Bill. The family was referred by CPS when Julie ran away from home following
an argument with her mother over chores which resulted in a beating from her father.
Confrontations over non-compliance with house rules and non-participation in church
activity have escalated over the past year. Frank and Mary are heavily involved in their
church, which has rules about how members should dress. They attend church
meetings four days a week. Julie and her parents have major conflicts over these rules.
While assessing the family’s social support network, you discover it consists almost
exclusively of church contacts. Mary’s network consists of five people, including Frank,
Julie, Bill, her pastor, and her pastor’s wife. The family has just moved to an apartment.
They know no one in the building. Mary agrees to work with you on expanding her
social support network.
● Brainstorm ways in which you might help Mary expand her social support
● What skills might you teach her to enable her to expand her network?
● What might be an appropriate homework assignment?
● What might be a reasonable goal?