Assessment 4: Individual Video Oral Presentation (20%) Video Length: 8-10 minutes
You are a youth worker attached to a local secondary college. Stephanie who is 18 years old comes to talk to you about recent events that have upset her. You know that Stephanie is doing ok academically despite having a minor learning difficulty.
Stephanie’s life at home is difficult. Her parents are divorced, and her father has little involvement with her or her two brothers. She doesn’t get along well with her mother. He mother works full-time.
Stephanie tells you that she recently started a relationship with Zac who is one year younger than she is. A few weeks ago, she sent Zac some pictures of herself topless. Then over the weekend, she went to a party and Zac and his friends were there. She said that she had too much alcohol to drink. Zac took her outside with some of his friends and engaged in an intimate act with her while his friends filmed them. Stephanie is embarrassed and upset because the video has been sent around the school. She says Zac loves her and she loves him, and she still wants to be in a relationship with him.
She firmly tells you that she doesn’t want her mother to know any of what she has told you.
Jade Ling is the 15-year-old daughter of Chinese parents referred by her school counsellor to the Reconnect service you work for. Information gathered by telephone in the intake phase is as follows:
The school counsellor made a report to Child Protection. But neither child protection nor the police took any action because of the vagueness of the concerns.
You work for Anglicare as a youth worker. Early this week, you received a referral from child protection in relation to Abe, a 15-year-old young person. According to child protection, the police caught Abe shoplifting and gave him a caution rather than charging him with theft. The police reported the situation to child protection because they were concerned about Abe’s welfare and risk of placement breakdown. Child protection referred the case to Anglicare Youth Services – and then child protection closed the case. You are the allocated youth worker.
Child protection provided you with the following information.
Abe’s father has now refused to provide financial support for him.
Today you went to visit Marj and Abe – however Abe stayed in his room and refused to talk to you. You spent an hour talking to Marj about what has been going on at home and the challenges she faces in caring for Abe. Marj told you that she loves Abe – but doesn’t think she can continue to care for him for much longer.
You are a family support worker and you have been assigned the following case.
After being allocated the case, you promptly introduced yourself to Kirra who expressed interest in reengaging with your service. However, Kirra did not follow up on your attempts at connecting her to alcohol and other drug services, and a local trauma-informed parenting group. You are concerned that Kirra is not following through with the referrals you made, and you are concerned that Tim is not receiving the care and support he needs at home.
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