Case Management and Community Resources

Please read the vignette entitled “The Gonzales Family” found at the bottom of this assignment. Conduct a needs assessment by completing the “Needs Assessment and Case Plan” form found in this week resources section. Based on this needs assessment find actual resources in your community and compile a list of resources that you would provide this family. For each community resource, provide a list with the following information:Name and type of resourceContact information (phone number, address, hours of operations, etc.)Contact procedure (i.e. walk-in clinic, must call to make an appointment, must have a referral from a mental health worker, etc.)Cost involvedAny additional information that would be helpful to the clientBriefly, (1 or 2 pages) describe what your experience was like finding these resources.Where did you find the information?How difficult or easy was it for you to locate the information and details you needed?Did you ask other clinicians?Did you use the Internet?Did find it necessary to call the service/agency to clarify how and when to access these services?How difficult do you think it would have been for a client to find this information on his or her own?CASE MANAGEMENT VIGNETTE- “THE GONZALES FAMILY”The Gonzales family is a Mexican-American family consisting of the mother Maria age 36, step-father Henry age 46, the oldest daughter Mary age 16, the oldest son James age 13, a set of twins Sam and Jordon ages 7, and a newborn son Henry Jr. age 10 months. The older children Mary, James, and the twins have a different father, who is currently in prison for armed robbery. Both Maria and Henry are unemployed, although Henry reported working almost full-time in manual labor jobs, until about 3 months ago when he was seriously hurt at work. He stated it is painful to walk for long periods at a time and his back always seemed to hurt. Henry is in the country illegally, which has made it difficult to seek full-time employment other than manual labor jobs. They recently received an eviction notice from the landlord for the three-bedroom apartment they live in, due to three months of missed payments. They have 30 days to be out of their apartment, or pay the back rent. The parents report they have no medical insurance and currently live off of Maria’s welfare check each month. However, they have had to sell a portion of their food stamps each month to have cash to pay the utility bills. Maria reports having very little food left in the house, and it is only the 15th of the month. Maria reported struggling with depression for most of her life and at times turning to drugs when things “get too bad”. The family initially came into therapy because James was recently suspended from school due to bad behavior. Maria stated that James has always struggled in school and she is concerned he may have some learning problems.

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