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For her to break the cycle and ensure that her child grows up in a different environment she would need to set short and long-term goals to change a self fulfilling prophecy. References James, J., Green, D., Rodriguez, C., & Fong, R. (2008). Addressing disproportionality through undoing racism, leadership development, and community engagement. Child Welfare, 87(2), 279–296. Plumber S-B, Miley, K. K., O'Melia, M. W., & DuBois, B. L. (2016). Generalist social work practice: An empowering approach. Pearson. Working with Survivor of Sexual Abuse and Trauma: The Case of Brenna. REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHORHide 3 replies5 days agoCharmaine Mitchell RE: Discussion 2 - Week 5COLLAPSEHi Tamara,Engaging Brenna with open-ended questions and active listening about her relationship with her mother prior to the mother having a boyfriend can provide important informationabout the family’s culture.REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHOR5 days ago
Alisha Lassiter RE: Discussion 2 - Week 5COLLAPSETamara,I agree with your two strategies especially your second one about breaking the cycle and settinggoals to ensure that her child can change a self-fulfilling prophesy. One additional strategy for accessing information concerning Brenna is highlighting her strengths and her desire to continue to push through the difficulties of life for the betterment of her child. This will encourage Brennaeven more if she continues to keep it in front of her. Often times, whatever we focus on and magnify that becomes the driving agent that helps us in the now and the future.REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHOR3 days agoLaToya Lang RE: Discussion 2 - Week 5COLLAPSETamara,I enjoyed reading your post and you addressed that it begins and starts with what was taught or given to a child. Have an outlet or a mentor to help her cope with what she was dealing with could have helped Breanna as she got older. Great points.REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHOR5 days ago
Charmaine Mitchell RE: Discussion 2 - Week 5COLLAPSECulture is handed down from one generation to the next and it shapes people’s thoughts and behaviors. In the case of Angela (27 years old), Angela’s family consists of her mother, her father, one brother, and herself. Despite the reported sexual abuse and domestic violence by the father, Angela’s father is known as an upstanding member of the community. As a social worker, it is important to recognize how the sexual abuse by her father and no one in the family or community believing Angela affects her life.I would want to know if Angela’s father was a victim of sexual and domestic abuse and the cycle is repeating itself. Bowlby 1980 explained (as noted in Brown, Taylor, and James. n.d), that children who experience constant abandonment from their primary caregivers are significantly affected. Angela has a history of self-cutting. I would gather information about Angela’s feelings when cutting and explore if she is aware of any intents she may have from cutting. Ward, Peisah, Draper, and Brodaty (2018) stated, Understanding individual