Due Friday of Week 14 - Risk Management and Safety Planning with a Woman and her Children Assignment (Worth 40%)
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of the assignment, students should be able to:
1. Critically analyze the effect of social policy, relevant legislation, and political, social, historical, and/or economic systems before selecting strategies and delivering services in order to more positively support individuals and families across the lifespan that experience intimate personal violence.
2. Apply a combination of anti-oppressive, ecological, culturally intelligent, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches to screen, assess, report, advocate, and jointly create goals and address needs of individuals and families across the lifespan that experience intimate personal violence.
3. Apply micro, mezzo, and macro level strategies that emphasize safety, encourage resilience, respect self-determination, promote social justice, and also challenge patterns of oppression, discrimination and harassment, and sexual violence when working with individuals and families across the life span that experience intimate personal violence.
As part of the Scope of Practice of the profession of Social Service Work in Ontario, you are responsible for the provision of assessment, treatment and evaluation services within a relationship between a social service worker and a client and also the provision of social support to individuals, families, and communities (OCSWSSW Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook, 2008, p.2). As a worker, you will be assigned to work with individuals and families on a regular basis and also encounter the complexities related to intimate personal violence. Therefore, no matter which social service agency you may be employed in, you will employ a combination of screening, assessment, advocacy and planning related to managing risk and safety for those that you support.
The video has 3 distinct parts includes the worker assigned to Pam talking to her colleagues in a supervision meeting about the family; then the actual meeting with Pam talking to the shelter worker about the abuse she and her two children experienced from Steve (husband and father of both children), the incident that caused them to move into the shelter, and the challenges she is cu
ently facing; and then the shelter worker obtaining some supervision from her colleagues. There is also a
ief family intake file that gives a few more details about the family, particularly around situational changes since that meeting with the shelter worker in the video.
First, you will pretend you are the shelter worker Taneisha/Taalim from the video that met with Pam. Based on the information shared in the file and during the meeting you had with her in the shelter (from the video), you are to use your critical and clinical analysis skills to complete the Risk Assessment with comments on how each item provides protection and/or puts Pam and children’s safety at more risk.
Then, based on the criminal charges against Steve being dropped and Pam’s recent decision to return with her sons to the family home and continue a relationship with Steve, you will use the information from the file and the meeting and your critical and clinical analysis skills to complete safety plans. The plans will address both ongoing and emergency safety for Pam and her children as they prepare to return to the family home next week.
Remember this is an individual assignment. Academic integrity policies and procedures are applied to this and all assignments attached to this course, Abuse Across the Lifespan (COUN 131). Here are some examples of what this means:
· You cannot submit work that you have completed and been evaluated for from a previous semester. If you are repeating this course, work submitted must be original and completed this semester.
· You cannot have other people complete the work for you and submit it as your own.
· You cannot copy and paste other people’s work and submit it as your own.
· You cannot copy and paste items from the D2L materials
esources and/or lecture and seminar slides that may apply. You may cite ideas and items you’ve paraphrased in-text and in a reference page at the end of the assignment in APA format.
· You must use your own words to explain the information you have written.
As per Fleming College’s Academic Integrity policy, please be aware that depending on the severity of any
eaches of integrity detected, some loss of marks or a grade of 0 will be given to the assignment. TurnItIn is also used for this assignment.
Please also be aware that a mark of 0 will be given to any questions not completed.
Instructions and Formatting for Part A – Pam and the Children’s Risk Assessment
1) In preparation, it is strongly recommended that you read the lecture and seminar slides as well as the reading material and videos regarding intimate personal violence against women and children. There are many sources of information that will help with considering both protective and risk factors for women and children experiencing violence by a family member.
2) In addition, refresh your knowledge on the Ecological Model so that you can apply it properly. Remember the following:
· The Macro Level refers to cultural and societal factors such as laws, policies, and economic systems as well as attitudes that protect and/or discriminate and oppress people. These serve to sanction intimate personal violence and/or protect from intimate personal violence, increase and/or decrease risk of intimate personal violence, as well as increase and/or decrease strengths and resilience. Feel free to use the Redwood Social Risks Wheel for Women and the Redwood Safety Wheel for Children and Youth.
· The Mezzo Level refers to the relationships between people and their family members, friends, co-workers, neighbourhoods, communities, schools etc. that shape cultural values and beliefs about what is appropriate and inappropriate. These contribute to increase and/or decrease risk of intimate personal violence, as well as increase and/or decrease strengths and resilience. Feel free to use the Redwood Social Risks Wheel for Women and the Redwood Safety Wheel for Children and Youth. Also feel free to use the Duluth Power and Control and the Equality Wheels.
· The Micro Level refers to the personal, psychological, intellectual, and biological factors of people that influence their personality characteristics, behaviour, decisions, and motivation. These contribute to the an increase and/or decrease in risk for perpetration of intimate personal violence, increase and/or decrease risk of intimate personal violence, as well as increase and/or decrease strengths and resilience. Feel free to use the Duluth Power and Control and the Equality Wheels.
3) Watch the video about Pam and her family from the beginning of it to the end; it has 3 parts (it is just over 34 minutes long) and the read the additional information provided in the Butler Family Intake File below. Watch the simulated team meeting where the shelter worker (you) Taneisha/Taalim provides information about the meeting with Pam and obtains supervisory and team clinical support as well as the interview with Pam. There is no closed captioning, but a transcript has been provided on D2L in the ASSESSMENT folder under Risk Management and Safety Planning with a Woman and her Children in D2L. Please also be aware that the subject matter addresses intimate partner violence and exposure to intimate partner violence in a family. While abusive behaviour is not shown, in the video please be aware that this particular counselling meeting does focus on the details of the abuse as well as how upset and angry the woman becomes when describing her cu
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4) In addition, read the file about Pam and her family for further information.
5) Pretend you are the worker, Taneisha/Taalim from the video and you’re completing a risk assessment chart/form based below (Part A – Pam and the Children’s Risk Assessment) based on the information you observed, read, and obtained from Pam so far and knowing that she and the children are returning to the family home next week.
6) Pretend that after a few meetings with Pam now (beyond the meeting in the video), you’re completing the risk assessment below (Pam and her Children’s Risk Assessment) and then are submitting it to your supervisor for clinical review.
7) For all of the assessment areas in the Part A - Pam and her Children’s Risk Assessment below explain in detail the reasons protective factors chosen by you manage risk or increase Pam’s and the children’s safety as well as share the reasons the risk factors chosen by you decrease Pam’s and the children’s safety at a macro, mezzo, and micro level. Remember some of the information may have been implied by Pam or the shelter staff in the video and the file versus directly said and also you are to use your observation, critical thinking, critical and clinical analysis, and deductive reasoning skills here. TIP: Do not just write in the information that has already been presented in the video - explain in your writing to your supervisor why certain items are protective factors for Pam and the children and why others are risk factors. Sometimes items may be both.
8) Bullet points can be used and should be single-spaced. However, the information needs to be clear and detailed with evidence of critical and clinical analysis explaining why items are protective factors and
isk factors for the family.
*You must submit the completed written work for Part A, Part B, and Part C by uploading the word docx with the chart for Part A and charts for Part B and Part C only to the Week 14 Risk Management and Safety Planning with a Woman and her Children Assignment drop box by midnight on Friday of Week 14. Don’t forget to include of reference page of the sources you used when describing the formal community resources chosen. Do not include the instructions of the assignment in your submission.
Part A – Pam and her Children’s Risk Assessment (Worth 20%)
ASSESSMENT AREAS - Cultural
ECOLOGICAL MODEL - MACRO, MEZZO, AND MICRO LEVEL INFLUENCES
Culture Identification of the Family - Must include minimally 1 macro influence in your analysis of the items
· identification with specific ethnic
acial groups, communities, bands
· upholds specific traditions and customs and/or roles and expectations
· participation in particular cultural events
Here and in all below sections, make sure to include why each item you choose are protective factors
Here and in all below sections, make sure to include why each item you choose are risk factors
Gender and Sexual Orientation of all Family Members - Must include minimally 1 macro influence in your analysis of the items
· evidence or absence of traditional gender roles
· identifies as male, female, trans, and/or with the 2SLGBTQ+ community
· pronouns used – TIP: these are mentioned in passing
Spiritual Health of the Family - Must include