family support could be a barrier if she wanted to rely upon her mother, who is in favor of her terminating the pregnancy. If Eboni’s mother is pushing for an abortion and Eboni decides to keep the baby, Eboni’s mother may not want another child that she is responsible for providing food and shelter.Kirst-Ashman,K.K,& Hull, H.H., Jr. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.Chapter 13,”Gender-Sensitive Social Work Practice” (pp.499-545)Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Logan Family Episode 1 [Video File]. In Sessions. Retrieved from REPLY QUOTE EMAIL AUTHORHide 2 replies
1 month ago Rachelle Dillaman RE: Discussion 2 - Week 2COLLAPSEJulian- I agree that family support could be a barrier for Ebony and getting herand her support network on the same page is going to be important to help Ebony figure out her next step and be prepared but that family support can also come from the paternal side of the family. One skill that could be helpful with this is a family meeting. In CPS we call them planning or team meeting where everyone from both sides come to together in 1 room and discuss the concerns both sides have in a neutral setting and in some cases have a facilitator there will be helpful to keep the meeting focused. Do you think this is something that would be helpful in Ebony's case?REPLY QUOTE EMAIL AUTHOR1 month ago Andason Romanous Tashi RE: Discussion 2 - Week 2COLLAPSEHello JulianThank you so much for such a comprehensive analysis of the Eboni’s case. I admire the manner in which you have put your thoughts together in analyzing the case. Well, I cannot agree with you more when you indicate that the social worker was being insensitive to Eboni, as she seemed to condemn her instead of helping her. As social
workers, I believe we should be more sensitive when dealing with such cases. Teenage pregnancy is a serious issue and thus requires critical approach in order to support the victim physically, emotionally, as well as psychologically.REPLY QUOTE1 month ago LaToya Lang RE: Discussion 2 - Week 2COLLAPSEReviewing the video of Eboni and the social worker the social worker was not culturally competent nor gender sensitive when the social worker asked her if she wanted to get pregnant or if she knew who the father was. The social worker asking if Eboni knew who they father was, was very insensitive and can be looked at as Eboni slept around with multiple boys. This was very judgmental of the social worker and could have been addressed in a better way.The social worker's engagement could have definitely been better. General practitioners must learn to approach clients from multicultural groups with a clear understanding of their own view of the and how it differs from others (Fulcher, 2012; Diller 2015). The social workers orginal approach could have caused Eboni to be definsive and nor receptive of the information or help that the social worker was providing.
References:Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.