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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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