a Social Worker by her probation officer

Tanya is a 10-year-old Hispanic, female who was referred by her teacher to meet with the School Social Worker. Tanya’s teacher reported that Tanya often plays by herself at recess and lunch and always seems nervous around the other children in her classroom. Tanya is reserved and feels anxious about meeting with the Social Worker.

Using the readings and the above vignette, please identify 2-3 engagement/assessment techniques you could apply to your initial meeting with Tanya. Please consider any cultural considerations.

Patricia is a 17-year-old, Caucasian female who was referred to a Social Worker by her probation officer. Patricia was arrested after she and a few friends attempted to rob a neighborhood store and Patricia was court-ordered to meet with a Social Worker. Patricia has a history of angry outbursts, is defiant, and often argues with authority figures.

Using the readings and the vignette above, submit a one-page paper including the following:

  • In your role as a Social Worker, what techniques would you use to engage Patricia in services?
  • How would you respond if Patricia was argumentative, angry, and stated she didn’t want to meet with you?
  • Please consider any cultural considerations.

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