Case Scenario--Dolly Andrews

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                 Introduction to Social Work Case Scenario—Child “Dolly Andrews” No one believed her.  She knows that her mother saw him; one of those nights when her father, smelling of  liquor, crawled into her bed.  Dolly tried to tell her best friend, especially after that Good Touch/Bad Touch  speaker at school.  Her 9-year old sister, Kelsey, knew.  They shared their bedroom, but they never talked  about it; Dolly had to make sure that he never touched Kelsey that way.  The last time for some unknown  reason, she fought back.  He held her down so tight that he bruised her wrists.  The next day at school, her  teacher noticed the bruising even though she wore long sleeves.  The teacher told the principal and the school  counselor, and they called the Child Abuse Hotline.  Dolly wasn’t going to tell; but her story came pouring out.  Now, for the first time in her 10-years of life, she was away from home, and in a foster home.  At least, they put  Kelsey here with her.  They were scared, but safe.  They missed their mom.    Steve and Andrea Smith had been foster parents for the past four years.  They had raised three boys of their  own and had two grandchildren.  Their large two story home at 82 1051 Elm in Seattle, Washington seemed  empty after their sons moved out.  Steve still worked part-time as a carpenter, but was working flexible hours  and was available to help Andrea, a homemaker, with the foster children.  They had taken in mostly teen boys,  so when the Family Services caseworker called to ask them to accept two young girls, one of whom had been  sexually abused, they were skeptical.  After seeing the two girls with no belongings with them because they  were removed directly from school, their hearts melted.  The caseworker said to take it slow with them; their  mother was distraught and unbelieving; the father had threatened the caseworker and was calling Dolly a liar. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course SOCIAL WOR 100 taught by Professor Mueller during the Spring '11 term at Lindenwood.

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