Case Scenario #3:
Adam is 14 years old and has recently been placed with a new foster family. You are Adam’s new social worker and are meeting him for the first time. He refuses to go to school and will not talk to his new foster family. Adam had been living with his biological maternal grandmother since he was 10 months old. His grandmother recently passed away and there were no other family members able to provide care for him. In the last two weeks, Adam has had to move, start a new school, say good-bye to his grandmother, and leave his neighborhood and friends.
Questions to ask the group: What are your concerns? What would you like more information about? What would be your next steps in working with Adam? What resources might you want to engage? What are the implications for your interactions with Adam and his foster family?