Read the following case study about Susan:
- Susan is a 28-year-old single mother who has just been released from prison. She has a 12-year-old son, Thomas, who has been getting into trouble at home and school. Thomas is getting sent to the principal’s office repeatedly, and when home, refuses to complete his homework. Sometimes Thomas refuses to attend school altogether. Susan is overwhelmed and unsure of what to do as she tries to reintegrate back into the community and in her son’s life. Susan often finds herself crying and depressed. She has tried disciplining Thomas, but nothing seems to work. She does not know who, or where, to turn to for help. Considering a strength-based approach, identify what types of wraparound services would help Susan.
Answer the following questions in relation to a potential plan for Susan from a strength-based approach. Each response should be at least 175 words in length.
- What are the different types of human services professionals who could help Susan? Include a description of any specific skills they should possess and their working environment.
- What steps would you take as part of your plan to help Susan, and how will you prioritize the list?
- What types of wraparound services would be appropriate for the needs of this client?
Format citations according to APA guidelines.