Discussion: Parenting and Substance Abuse
a social worker, you will meet children and adolescents who are in
complicated family situations and may require a variety of resources for
support. There are many times when these situations involve drug abuse,
domestic violence, child abuse, and/or neglect. If these factors are
present within a child’s or adolescent’s environment, it will impact
their development. As mandated reporters, social workers are legally
required to report any suspicion they have of child abuse or neglect to
local authorities in an effort to ensure a healthier environment within
which they can grow.
this Discussion, review the case study “Working With Clients With
Addictions: The Case of Barbara and Jonah.” Consider this week’s reading
in the Learning Resources.
Post by Day 3 an
explanation of influences of Barbara’s addiction on Jonah’s future
development. Describe an intervention that you would use for Jonah if
you were the social worker in this case. Please use the Learning
Resources to support your answer.
Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2016). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 2 (pp. 62-111)
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
- Working With Clients With Addictions: The Case of Barbara and Jonah