You have your choice of one of four clients to use for
this Assignment. Go to the California
Homeless Youth Project website, and watch the following four
Street Through My Eyes
Son Saved My Life
Pillar to Post
Youth Finds Success With Transitional Housing
Questions Below :
client did you choose?
did the client present in the Interview?
were the client’s expressed Goals, Expectations and Requested Services?
any additional Relevant Information.
is your impression and recommendation for this client?
Client: Luz Acosta Date: 10/30/12
Luz is a 75 year old widow who
reports loneliness, alienation from her family, and no friends within her
community which is predominately Jewish while she is a Cuban American.
Additionally, she utilizes a
wheelchair as her mobility is very limited.
How Client Presented in the
Luz presented as vacillating between
tearful sadness and anger.
She was very well dressed and had outstanding
grooming. It is not known if she dresses this way all of the time or because
the human service professional had an appointment with her.
On one hand Luz seems very lonely
but on the other she pushes others away from her, finding fault with everyone.
Client’s Expressed Goals,
Expectations, Requested Services:
Luz did not express any goals. She
noted loneliness and seemed unhappy about this but resisted outreach by others.
Luz’s aides did not meet her expectations and she requested having a Cuban girl
to assist her rather than the aides she currently has.
Additional Relevant Information:
Luz is alienated from her son and
his wife, primarily as she notes because she feels her son has married beneath
him. She had a fight with a brother, and they have not spoken for several
She sums up the neighbors as liars
and thieves even though some of them appear to be listed in her phone book. Luz
is very meticulous about her appearance, so she has pride in self.
Impressions and Recommendations:
Luz appears to be a very lonely
woman who perhaps has unresolved grief issues regarding the loss of her
husband. By pushing others away, Luz will not be hurt by any future loss. Some
recommendations include: grief counseling with Luz, assisting her with exploring
a reconnection with her family, exploring activities within the apartment
community where she might participate, connecting Luz with the Cuban-
American community, obtaining Luz’s
medical information (only if Luz authorizes) as she may need a physical to see
if there are any medical conditions impacting her attitude and behavior.
WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL AND NO PLAGIARISM