Good evening class, after watching Hanging with Hailey, The client is not functioning well with her intrapersonal systems. She starts off by saying that things with her friends have gotten worse and that rumors are spreading about her. She hates going to school and the only reason she attends is because her mom would be upset otherwise. The rest of the school is aware of the rumors that are being spread. The social worker asked about lunch and the client said that she doesn’t eat lunch and that she doesn’t feel hungry. Here the social worker is evaluating her physical health. She dives into this information more because this gives her a look into how the client can get some food into her system despite the issues she may be facing. She also asks about any other people that the client may talk to about her issues or that anyone that she may relate to. This also contributes to her mental health. Having someone to talk to and share things with broadens her support network. All of the issues that the client is facing is important for the social worker to understand the severity of the problem. As stated in the textbook is it important to, “evaluate whether clients have the capacity to continue functioning in the community or whether hospitalization or other strong supportive or protective measures are needed” (Hepworth et al., 2016). It seems in this case the client may not be functioning well at school and so for now the social worker is trying to see what options the client has to continue to function. Next time they meet she can fill in the social worker to how the interventions have been helping her or not.
Hepworth, D. H., Rooney, R. H., Rooney, G. D., & Strom-Godfried, K. (2016). Direct social work practice: Theory and skills (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage. ISBN-13: 9781305833803.