kicked out of the home, had no income or education, and was left to make tough decisions with no support. Brenna’s story is one that is repeated all too often, and it was not until she received guidance, support, and services from the social worker that she was able to build upon her strengths and improve her well-being.Two pieces of information needed from Brenna that would best assist her is finding out information about her absent father and about her mother’s history. The background information on Brenna’s father is important because she may have additional family support that she may be unaware of. Brenna’s father and mother may have ended on bad terms, and her father may not beaware of Brenna. Brenna’s father could possibly provide Brenna with the affection she was searching for, which Brenna thought she found in her boyfriend, Cameron. Brenna’s mother’s history is important because she may of experienced similar experiences with her own mother which led her to repeat those decisions with Brenna. An understanding of the mother’s history could provide the social worker with an opportunity to connect her with additional support in order to eventually provide support to Brenna. The mother may benefit from therapeutic intervention to cope with her own trauma and learn how to build a relationship with Brenna.ReferencesJames, J., Green, D., Rodriguez, C., & Fong, R. (2008). Addressing disproportionality through undoing racism, leadership development, and community engagement. Child Welfare, 87(2), 279–296.Working with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma: The case of Brenna. In Social work case studies: Foundation year (PDF) Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M.