In addition to meeting with clients, a human services professional needs to be able to plan out a client’s treatment and articulate that plan to others. In this regard, it’s important to understand how case planning works, regardless of your role in the process. In this assignment, you will take information from a case study and make your own case plan to be presented to your “colleagues.”
Imagine you are presenting one of your cases to your colleagues during a team meeting. Review the Case of Chuck for information about your client.
Create a 10 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that introduces your client to the team and presents your case plan. Using the case management strategies covered this week:
- Identify and prioritize at least three referrals you would make for Chuck. Examine what needs the referrals address and describe how they address those needs.
- Explain how the referrals will prevent recidivism.
- Using client self-determination as a strategy, discuss how you would include Chuck in the referral process. Illustrate why client self-determination is important with examples or evidence
Case Planning and Case Management
The Case of Chuck
Summative Assessment: Case Presentation: Chuck & Referrals
Chuck is a 56-year-old male. He was referred to you for case management services by his probation officer. Chuck is on probation for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. He was arrested while yelling at cars in the middle of the street.
Chuck has a history of multiple arrests for minor offenses and has spent time in jail. He has never been in prison. Chuck’s probation officer is requiring Chuck to enroll in services. Chuck is reluctant but consented to treatment. He remains somewhat resistant during interactions but is cooperative.
Chuck has no income and is staying at the local homeless shelter. He previously worked as a mechanic. When not staying at the shelter, Chuck reports going without meals because he cannot afford to buy food. He takes the bus when he can afford bus tickets but usually walks.
Chuck admits to drinking beer “occasionally”. He denies having a problem with alcohol. He denies use of illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs. Chuck’s probation officer reported Chuck drinks daily and has been known to use methamphetamine.
Chuck denies mental health symptoms but reports having “some weird diagnosis” in the past that he took medication for. He is not currently taking any medications. Chuck has no known health problems. He does not have a primary care doctor and reports he cannot afford one anyway because he has no health insurance.
Chuck has a limited support system. He reports having a few friends at his apartment who he talks to. He states he also talks to the staff at the homeless shelter because he’s known them for years. Chuck is not in contact with his family even though they live in the same city. He is not in a relationship. He was previously married and his two grown children.
Chuck cannot identify any strengths. He states his reason for treatment is to make his probation officer “stop nagging at me.”