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his week, you will develop an Individualized Service Plan for Bo. You will be using the Individualized Service Plan Template as the basis for this week?s Assignment.

You should review the video of Tammy?s Story and Bo?s Supplemental Information. You should also review the work you did in the Unit 2 Discussion Board Ecological Assessment, and in the Unit 6 Assignment. In your work with Bo in Unit 2, you applied the three levels of the ecological model to assess his overall situation and how his environment affects his emotional and physical health. Then, in Unit 6, you utilized this information to complete a comprehensive assessment. Now you and Bo will move into the exciting and empowering phase of creating an Individualized Service Plan.

Complete an Individualized Service Plan for Bo based on what you observed in the video and the work you did in the previous units.

  1. Complete the general background information in the top section of the ISP Template. Be sure to include Tammy in the ?Developed with? section because he is a minor. Also, make sure to include accurate DSM diagnosis information from the work you did in your Unit 6 assessment.
  2. Be sure to use the client?s own words (what you imagine he would say) when you write the overall statement of ?How I see myself and what my life will be like when I have accomplished my goals.?
  3. You must rate every category as strength or need.
  4. Choose at least five of the categories to write specific goal statements. Most agencies will require that a goal and objectives (action steps) be established for every area that is assessed as a need, but for the purposes of this Assignment, you may disregard this and choose categories you feel are the highest priority to address at this time. When you write the goal statements, remember you will be doing this together with Bo. These should be his goals. When you write goals with a client they will be written in third person, for example, ?Bo will? Also keep in mind that a good goal isS.M.A.R.T.(Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound).
  5. Develop at least one specific objective (action step) with target date for each of the goal areas you and Bo created in step 4. These action steps should include what the specific action is, who is responsible for completing it, and if any other resources are required to complete it. When you write action steps with a client they will be written in third person, for example, ?Bo will?? Chapter 25 will help you to develop appropriate objectives. Keep in mind that goals typically have more than one action step, but for the purposes of this Assignment, you need to develop at least one action step per goal.
  6. Sign and date the form appropriately by typing your name, Bo?s name (his first name is fine) and Tammy?s name, since Bo is a minor, and the date completed at the end of the ISP.

Note: If this were a real plan with a real client, you would provide them with their own copy and update their electronic medical record to document the plan you have completed together. Instead, you will submit your completed plan to the Unit 7 Assignment Dropbox. Congratulations! You are now moving into the action and monitoring phase of case management!

Submitting Your Assignment

Unit 6: Fictitious Supplemental Information


for Tammy?s Story Video


Author?s Note: This supplemental information was written exclusively for use by Kaplan


University and course HN330. It represents completely fictitious information about


Tammy and her son, Bo; who are portrayed in real-life in the PBS documentary video


included in HN330. The reason this fictitious information is included in the course is to


provide a broader range of personal and environmental strengths and barriers for


students to assess for Tammy and her family. This supplemental information is not


intended to demean or diminish Tammy and her family in any way; it is solely added for


instructional purposes. In real-life Tammy?s story does not present the additional


information that is included in this supplement. In real-life Tammy?s story presents an


amazing story of human resilience and perseverance under very difficult


circumstances. Students should use this supplemental information as part of the learning


process in studying how to conduct person-centered and strengths-based assessments


and individualized service plans within the context of an ecological perspective.


Students are encouraged to use all of the information that Bo shares in the supplemental


information when completing their assessment assignment in Unit 6


The video of Tammy?s story represents your initial meeting with Tammy and her family. In


this meeting you have an opportunity to experience first-hand her challenging living


conditions and working conditions. Tammy and her sons present a number of issues that


they deal with on a daily basis. There are numerous strengths presented in this initial


meeting as well as numerous challenges and barriers to living healthy lives and to being


treated with dignity as all human beings deserve. You should watch the video several


times and take careful notes on the three ecological levels encompassing this family;


the micro, mezzo, and macro. There are relevant factors in all three of these levels


represented in the video.


Following your first meeting with Tammy and her family, as portrayed in the video, you


determine that Bo, the younger son, will be the primary client that you will provide case


management services to. (Bo is the younger son who does not wear a shirt in the video.


He is referred to as ?Younger Son? in the video transcript). Federal and state regulations


require that one primary client be identified in order to begin case management


services. In this case, Bo will be your identified client and you will do your best to work


with the rest of his family through working with him. Identifying Bo as the primary client


does not preclude you from meeting with the rest of his family or members of his


extended support system. You will also have regular contact with Tammy, since Bo is 13


years old and a minor.


In your subsequent meetings with Bo, you continue the ecological assessment process


to learn as much as possible about his personal strengths and challenges as well as his


expanded support system and other key environmental factors that affect his health and well-being. The more you learn the more you realize what an amazing family Bo is


a part of. He was born into a family that had experienced poverty and a lack of


education for generations. His older brother Matt is the first in their family to attend High


School. Despite this oppressive environment, Bo shares with you several people who are


very important role models in his life. Bo?s grandparents and his older brother, Matt has


been very influential in his life. Bo mentions in the video that he would like to be like his


brother Matt and be ?popular.? In subsequent meetings Bo also shares that he admires


all of the awards that his brother has earned and that he would like to be more


successful in school. He goes on to talk about his grandparents, Grammy Tina and


Grandpa Bill, and how supportive they were to him and his mom when they lived with


them. Grandpa Bill acted as a father-figure to Bo when he was young. Bo discusses the


difficulties of growing up in a small rural community and how isolating it can feel. Bo


describes Grandpa Bill as his one safe-haven when he was younger. Grandpa Bill would


spend hours with Bo creating forts out of boxes and sheets and creating amazing


imaginary worlds for them to play in. Bo also went to church every Sunday with his


grandparents. He reports that he misses the feeling of ?community? that he felt from his


church family.


It was during one of these conversations about Grandpa Bill that Bo broke down crying


and shared how difficult it has been for him to lose both of his grandparents, as well as


his father. Both of his grandparents died when he was 9 from health related


complications. Grandpa Bill had smoked his whole life and died from lung cancer.


Grammy Tina died from complications related to a stroke. Bo has not returned to


church since his grandparents? burials. Bo?s father died from liver failure, as a result of


alcoholism when Bo was 5. Bo reports that he doesn?t have many happy memories of


his father. He remembers that his father was a yeller and that he would ?push his mom?


around when he got home from work. Grandpa Bill is who Bo identified as a father


figure in his life.


When asked about his friends and support system now, Bo mentions his brother Matt. He


also mentions a friend from school who lives down the street. Bo spends most


afternoons hanging out at his friend?s house. He reports that they play video games


and smoke cigarettes. Bo states that he doesn?t feel like he fits in at school. He shares


that he is ashamed of his clothes and where he lives. He has been the victim of bullying


for years. Bo also shares that he often skips school and instead hangs out with his friend


down the street.


Bo has not had the benefit of regular health care or even a regular doctor because his


family has never had health insurance. His dental situation is very painful. He reports


losing several of his teeth to decay, and he is in need of serious dental work at this point.


Another challenging area that Bo shares in your assessment meetings is his history with


substances. Bo shares that everyone that he has ever known has smoked cigarettes. He


also has shared that his father was an alcoholic. Bo shares that he has been smoking


cigarettes since he was 10 and that he has experimented with alcohol in order to


?make life easier.? He reports that he had his first drink at the age of 11 after his friend


suggested that it might relieve some of his tooth pain. He reports that he continues to


use alcohol to help him deal with how sad and lonely he feels. ?I feel so good when I drink, like all my other fears and worries melt away.? He also


reports that he is not addicted to nicotine or alcohol and that he can ?stop smoking


and drinking whenever I want to. I just don?t want to.?


Finally, Tammy reports being concerned about Bo?s performance in school. She worries


that he has missed more days than she knows about. Bo was held back in third and fifth


grades and she is worried that he won?t make it to High School. Tammy fears that Bo


might have difficulties with learning but he has never been tested.


Every time you meet Bo and Tammy they talk about how they want a better life for


themselves. Bo reports that he wants to make it to high school, like his brother. He wants


to be able to get a job in the future so that he can get out of his current situation. He


also reports wanting to feel better about himself and to feel like he fits in. Tammy hopes


that case management services will help Bo to accomplish these things.


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