Read the case study about Tim

Read the case study about Tim

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ASSESSMENT 1: Open Book Test (30%)
• For this assessment you are required to answer eight questions and respond to a case study.
• This is an open book assessment.
• You may use but are not expected to use references.
• If you do take information from a source (e.g., a book, journal article, website, class lecture) you MUST reference (using APA 7) that source.
• It is expected this assessment task should take you approximately one and a half (1.5) hours to complete.
• You have five (5) days to complete it and no extensions will be granted.
• Please download the assessment document and complete in MS-word.
• Please upload the completed assessment document as a MS-Word file through Turnitin into the moodle assessment link.
Short answer questions
Q 1 Read the case study about Tim (week 1 lecture, slide 16). Read the explanation about ‘wicked problems’ (slides 17 and 18).
Question: What are four ‘wicked problems’ in the case study, and in what way are they “wicked” problems? 2 marks
Student’s response
Q 2 Drawing from Bromfield et al’s (2010) “Issues for the safety and wellbeing of children in families with multiple and complex problems” (reading in week 2 moodle), identify and explain six ways domestic violence can have a negative impact on the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in these families. 3 marks
Student’s response
Q 3 Drawing from lecture 2 and/or lecture 5, how might evidence and theory help you to understand and respond to the case study about Tim (week 1 lecture, slide 16)? Provide 6 – 8 sentences in your response to this question. 4 marks
Student’s response
Q 4 Research Youth Justice Centres in your State/Territory.
• How many Youth Justice centres are there and where are they? (1 mark)
• What is the age and gender of the young people in each of the Youth Justice Centres? (1 mark)
2 marks
Student’s response
Q 5 Regarding age of consent laws:
a. What is the age of consent in your State or Territory? (1/2 mark)
b. Is it legal for someone in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g., a coach) to have sexual interactions with a 17 year old in their care (in your State/Territory)? (1/2 mark)
c. If there is sexual activity between two young people – one young person age 15 years, and the other aged 13 years – do you need to call the police or child protection or both? Give a reason for you answer (2 marks). 3 marks
Student’s response a)
b)
c)
Q 6 Regarding sexting
a. Can sexting be a crime if it involves a person under the age of 18 years, even if the under 18 year old has consented? Why/why not? (1 mark)
b. If a young person repeatedly texts someone, asking them for a naked picture of themselves, might this be a crime? Why/why not? (1 mark)
2 marks
Student’s response a)
b)
Q 7 Regarding mandatory reporting laws:
a. List the professionals who are mandated reporters in your State/Territory? (1/2 mark)
b. What abuse types are mandatory to report in your State/Territory (e.g, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and/or exposure to family violence?) (1/2 mark)
1 mark
Student’s response a)
b)

Q 8 Provide 3 – 4 sentences in your response to each of the following questions:
a) How might parents in collectivist cultures view the notion of young people’s rights? (provide 2 – 3 sentences in your response)
b) How might this impact the young people themselves (consider positive and negative impacts)? (provide 2 – 3 sentences in your response)
3 marks
Student’s response
a)
b)

Case Study Jack
You are a Case Management Worker within an Intensive Case Management Service providing support to young people aged 12 to 17 who are in out-of-home care.
Jack is 16 years old, on a child protection order and living in a residential unit. Four weeks ago Jack was transferred to you, and you are now Jack’s allocated case manager.
You have met with Jack 3 times over the past 4 weeks. Whenever you meet with him he is respectful but illusive and guarded. You get the sense that he doesn’t trust you at all.
Jack’s case history informs you that he not been in a day program for the past 3 years, that he regularly uses illicit substances (marijuana and inhalants). The residential workers where Jack lives say that Jack absconds regularly from the unit, that he usually disappears for 2 – 3 days at a time with no explanation about where he has been or what he has been doing. When you talk to Jack about where he goes he just says he hangs out with friends but he is unwilling to provide any details about who the friends are, how old they are, or what he does with them. He says he occasionally smokes marijuana but no other substances.
According to Jack’s case history, he was removed from his mother’s care approximately 3 ½ years ago because of reasons relating to her long history of mental illness and heroin use. Jack has had no contact with her for about the past year – when she moved to live interstate. Jack’s father and his partner live on the other side of town (about 1 hour drive away) and although Jack would like to develop a relationship with his father he has only met him three times throughout his life. Jack also has a sister who lives approx. a 20 minute drive away, who he visits when he can – although he finds it difficult to get there. Jack’s sister is on unemployment benefits (although she does do some casual cash-in-hand work). She also smokes marijuana regularly. Jack says he is close to her and would like you to help him to spend more time with her.
a) What might out of home care be like for Jack? (Provide 2 – 4 sentences in your response) (2 marks)
b) Why might rapport/trust be difficult to build? (Provide 2 – 4 sentences in your response) (2 marks)
c) Identify the ethical dilemma in Jack’s request that you support him to spend more time with his sister. How might you respond to his request and why? (Provide 8 – 10 sentences in your response) (6 marks) 10 marks
Student’s response a)
b)
c)

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