Katie is a 35 year old woman, wife, mother of 2 young children, daughter, and rising professional. Mostly pain medication and soma muscle relaxant. Lewis husband called to discuss the possibility of doing an Intervention with his wife, Katie.
Coordinated Care Systems Macro Case Mapledale School System Prevention Case They have lived in the U. He worked as a machine worker in a factory for five years before being recently "laid off. Olivares works as a housekeeper for a family. Olivares complains that his wife has recently started "to nag" him about his drinking.
He admits that during the last few months he has increased his intake of alcohol, but denies that this is a problem for him, as he drinks "only on the weekends, and never during the week.
Olivares and his wife speak of the difficulties they experience in living in the U. Neither speaks much English.
As a result, he works long days in order to make ends meet. His weekend drinking is, for him, his way of relaxing, which he feels that he deserves.
Identify and sort through the relevant facts presented by the Olivares. Identify the problems, issues, concerns that arise with the Olivares. How would you classify Mr. Analyze the issues in terms of knowledge presented in the training modules.
Use training materials to develop a list of options and an initial plan of action for social work intervention with the Olivares. Identify any additional information, research knowledge, and resources that are needed to develop and select options; identify ways to gather what you need; gather what you can.
Develop a strategy for social work practice with the Olivares. Be sure that you have a concrete and specific strategy for how you would address alcohol-related issues with the Olivares.
Consider what kinds of reactions you might expect from each of the Olivares, and develop a plan for how to respond to them.
What kinds of referrals in your practice community would you make and why? What are the intervention goals?
CASEY Casey, a year-old Caucasian woman, is seeking counseling for anxiety and depression that she attributes to problems in her current relationship. In response to questions about her use of substances, Casey describes herself as a "social drinker.
She began drinking regularly times per week and heavily to intoxication at the age of 13, usually in the company of an older cousin or school friends. She continued this pattern through high school but cut back during her first two years of college due to lack of money to buy alcohol and more difficult access.
During her junior and senior years, Casey "came out" as a lesbian to her parents and family. She also resumed drinking heavily.
After graduation from college, Casey and her partner of 3 years Angie, age 24 moved into an apartment together, as both began working full-time. Casey and Angie are "out" at work and with both families of origin. Casey reports that they both decreased their drinking at this point, due to concerns about their finances and interest in starting their new careers.
Identify and sort through the relevant facts presented by Casey. Use training materials to develop a list of options and an initial plan of action for intervention with Casey. Who should be included in your work with Casey, and why?
Develop a strategy for social work practice with Casey. Be sure that you have a concrete and specific strategy for how you would address alcohol-related issues with Casey.
Consider what kinds of reactions you might expect from her, and develop a plan for how to respond to them.Behavioral Health is Essential. Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover. Because older victims of abuse tend to be isolated, their interactions with physicians are important opportunities to recognize abuse and intervene.
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Department of Health and Human Services, Sixth Special Report to the U.S. Congress on Alcohol and Health, no. 22 ().