Amanda wants help. Amanda has faced many problems, including drugs, behavior problems, and risky sexual behaviors. All of this is linked to becoming disconnected from society, which is important to one’s development like school or family. Since Amanda was separated from essential and crucial, social interactions, she is further cut off from normal living. I believe first that Amanda needs help from a substance abuse counselor and psychologist to determine appropriate, treatment for her. The relationship with her parents is rather strained. Parent-child bond aspects are amongst the strongest predictors of drug abuse. Still, after behavior problems and drug abuse have begun, parenting skills and family settings also matter. These bonds are among the most protective, yet riskiest factors, against drugs and deviant behavior. Family-based treatments would be among the most effective for Amanda, because she feels alone and stuck in a rut. Treatments are realistic and center on family managing approaches including examining and
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course XBIS 219 219 taught by Professor Craigbowles during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.