Termination of the Social Worker-Client Relationship: (please copy/paste link into your browser)
The Importance of Closure: (please copy/paste link into your browser)
Challenging Endings: (please copy/paste link into your browser)
https://www.bu.edu/ssw/files/2017/07/Gelman-et-al-Challenging-Endings-First-Year-MSW-Interns-Experiences-with-forced-termination-and-discussion-points-for-supervisory-guidance.pdfLinks to an external site.
Samantha is a 30-year-old, Hispanic female who has just lost custody of her two children (ages 3, 5). Child Protective Services (CPS) became involved after a neighbor reported concerns of neglect and substance use by Samantha. Samantha confirmed regular use of methamphetamine though reported wanting to get help for her children. CPS also found that there was limited food in the home and other safety concerns. The neighbors also reported the children were often outside for extended periods of time without supervision. The children have temporarily been placed in a foster home.
Using the above vignette, please submit a one-page paper discussing the following:
- How would you decide when it is time to mention termination to this client?
- How would you as the Social Worker go about introducing termination to this client?
- What would be some challenges you may experience in the termination process with this client?
The paper should be approx. one page and include high-quality writing. Please include a title page and double-check all spelling and grammar prior to submitting. Also, please make sure to cite all relevant information and include references as appropriate.