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seen in the course of the relationship as Kathy becomes withdrawn from friends and family and starts taking pills invoking violent acts from her husband Tony. This is where they first seek help from the family intervention worker. The second stage, the mature phase, consists of adaptation, completion, stabilization, and propagation. Adaptation is seen by the couple as they start the first phase of treatment which are 2
CASE ANALYSISgoverned by three main principles: safety first, responsibility and control, and the rights of the victim. In this part of treatment, the strengths perspective is also utilized by the worker. She gets Tony to take responsibility for his actions toward his wife by invoking the image of an experience street fighter who is unable to control himself with his wife. Completion is soon witnessed in this case when, after 4 months of weekly meetings, the couple decides that they have the violence under control and decide to break away from sessions with the thoughts to call if they needed more assistance. Stabilization is seen when the couple follows up with the worker4 months later, deciding that the worker has something to offer, as their relationship hit a rough patch due to financial struggles. The threat of the children possibly being removed from the home due to another child abuse and neglect report being filed is where propagation is seen. The family now enters the final stage of the social systems cycle, the entropic phase, which consists of stagnation and dissolution. Stagnation is seen when Kathy takes the children and leaves Tony for a bit due to the recent passing of her mother and her father moving in with them which causes a divide between Kathy and Tony. Through another course of therapy, the