Using complete sentences provide an answer to each Case Study. Use the NASW Code of Ethics and NASW Standards for Case Management to support each response. Be detailed. Each response should be at least 4 sentences.
TOPIC : Who Owns the Problem?
Instructions:?In the following situations, identify who owns the problem. As you study each case, decide whether it is you, as the Case Manager, the client, the client’s family or both you and the client that owns the problem. Support your answer with content from the textbook, NASW Code of Ethics or the NASW Standards for Case Management. Be very detailed in your responses with at least four sentences as responses for each Case.
A woman you have placed in temporary housing is angered by the loud music of her neighbors. She appeals to you to do something about it. Who owns the problem?
You work at a victim/witness resource center where you assist the victims of crime to handle the emotional and technical ramifications of the crime before they go to court. The husband of a victim, a woman who was carjacked by a teenager one night, takes you aside and asks you to persuade his wife to drop the charges. He tells you confidentially that it would be better for his wife if “she didn’t have to go through this.” Who owns the problem?
The mother of a rape victim, with whom you have been working, calls and says that ever since the rape, her daughter has been crying and unable to eat or sleep. She tells you it is urgent that she know exactly what happened to her daughter, but that her daughter refuses to talk about it. She asks if you can tell her what happened. Who owns the problem?
Your client is going to court on his third DUI charge. The family of the woman whose car he hit calls your office before the proceedings because the article in the paper stated your client was receiving help from your agency in preparation for the trial. The family wants you to withdraw your services and advocate with the judge that your client be sent to prison and not to a rehabilitation center. Who owns the problem?
You have developed a goal plan for a child. The parents agree with the plan, which involves summer camp and other recreational activities over the summer, all with a therapeutic program. The teacher calls to tell you that this child can hardly benefit from school and that sending him to camp is a waste of the taxpayer’s money. What he needs, she tells you, is therapy. Who owns the problem?
Answer & Explanation
Case 1: A client is struggling with substance abuse and wants to seek treatment. Who owns the problem? In this case, the client owns the problem of substance abuse. As... View This Answer