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Running head: FORMAL REFERRAL 1 Formal Referral Process Paper Learning Team C CJHS/420 Case Management and Services Provided in Criminal Justice Instructor: Lisa Nash August 7, 2017
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FORMAL REFERRAL 2 Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the procedure and process a case manager should take when completing formal referrals and linking clients to services within the community. Address the importance of developing an individualized service plan. Introduction A case manager is expected to refer their client for different resources or services if the services or resources being provided to them aren’t benefiting their progression. It is the duty of the case manager to be knowledgeable about the resources and services being to the client to achieve the goals of the treatment plans. This paper is going to address the importance of developing, completing and providing clients with the appropriate resources through the formal referral process. The overall process is to change the clients’ negative behavior by implementing positive changes into their lives. It is very important that when a case manager is making referrals to different resources and services; they are ensuring that the chosen program meets the requirements that’ll settle the needs of every issue the client is having. Many clients aren’t verbal about their experiences or battles and many of them are ashamed to admit that they have issues. It becomes the responsibility of the case manager or counselor to notice and address these issues: changes in mood and behavior, the client asking for help, signs of depression or anxiety, attempts or references to suicide, and drug or alcohol abuse. Once these issues are noticed and documented;
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