Video Oral Presentation On Case Study Of Kirra Assessment 4 Answer

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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

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:

  • That prior to about three months ago, Jade Ling was a hardworking and high achieving student.
  • She was a quiet and well-behaved student with 2 – 3 close friends.
  • However, over the past three months, her grades have deteriorated. She has stopped hanging out with her old group of friends and now hangs out with the ‘cool’ group of young people.
  • She has started smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Although her parents don’t let her go out on the weekend, she looks for any opportunity to sneak out of the house and visit her friends.
  • Jade Ling’s parents are very distressed and angry. They can’t understand why Jade Ling is rebelling against them. They are worried about the negative influence and role model she is to her younger sisters. They are talking about sending her to live with an uncle and aunt interstate but Jade Ling is resisting this.
  • In her most recent counselling session, she hinted that she has been sexually abused. She would give no information about when this may have happened or who the perpetrator might be.

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 is 15 years old.
  • Abe previously lived with his father, stepmother and half siblings. However, he experienced abuse and neglect in their care.
  • Approximately six months ago, child protection became involved and placed Abe in the care of his paternal grand-mother Marj, aged 64. Child protection then closed the case.
  • There are some generational issues with Marj struggling to accept some of Abe’s normal adolescent behaviours. Her understanding of contemporary adolescent development is poor.
  • Abe is struggling at school, smoking cigarettes, stealing money from Marj, stealing at school and in the community.
  • Abe’s behaviour at home is difficult for Marj to manage.
  • In addition, Abe’s father and stepmother are struggling with financial issues, and

Abe’s father has now refused to provide financial support for him.

  • Many times over the past 6 months, Marj has threatened to relinquish Abe’s care, and this is creating anxiety for Abe.

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.

  • Kirra and her son Tim (14 years old), live in a short-term rental property.
  • The family are Indigenous.
  • Kirra’s ex-partner Adrian, lived with the family until recently, and was physically and verbally abusive. Although Adrian is making efforts to remain actively involved in Tim’s life, he continues to be threatening and intimidating toward him when he gets frustrated.
  • Tim has always struggled with learning and socialising at school. Lately his behaviour has become concerning to teachers as he has become disruptive and difficult to manage in class.
  • Kirra has a long history of substance misuse – in recent years this has mainly involved alcohol  for which she has never received treatment.
  • A few weeks ago, some concerned parents reported to the school principal that at school pick up, Kirra smelling strongly of alcohol, was being loud and behaving inappropriately. The parents did not feel physically threatened by Kirra, but they were concerned about her loud laughing, joking and swearing.
  • Following the incident at school pick-up, the principal contacted the local family support service you work for because the principal knew that your service had provided support to the family in the past.

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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