Patricia is a 17-year-old, Caucasian female who was referred to a Social Worker by her probation officer. Patricia was arrested after she and a few friends attempted to rob a neighborhood store and Patricia was court-ordered to meet with a Social Worker. Patricia has a history of angry outbursts, is defiant, and often argues with authority figures.
Using the readings and the vignette above, submit a one-page paper including the following:
- In your role as a Social Worker, what techniques would you use to engage Patricia in services?
- How would you respond if Patricia was argumentative, angry, and stated she didn’t want to meet with you?
- Please consider any cultural considerations.