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Case Study Analysis Tiffani

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Attachment theory assumes that attachment behaviors are seen as adaptive and enhance
the ability of an individual to survive, for instance, a working model that exists in case of a
stressful experience. Another assumption of attachment theory is that it provides a sense of
security. This security helps individuals to avoid incidences of stress or depression; it is like a
safe haven or secure base. The attachment develops during or after life events and depends on
preferences for individuals to incline towards some human figure like a child to mother to seek
assistance (Foley, Nash & Munford, 2009).
Tiffani is a 16-year old currently at a group of a home undergoing counseling for
adolescent sexual exploitation and prostitution. One problem in Tiffani’s case that can be
approached from an attachment theory is sexual abuse or exploitation. Tiffani ran away from
home because she felt threatened; she was no longer safe. Tiffani’s parents left her in the hands
of Jimmy and Nate, who would sexually harass her. She felt her home was no longer warmly and
safe and ran away. She met Donald, who sexually exploits her and hits her and also sells her.
Tiffani feels secure with Donald and attached to him. She was lacked the protection of her
parents at home that led to her being sexually exploited by her uncle and Donald.
The first assessment question to ask Tiffani is; How did it feel like when things first
changed at home, and you were no longer close to your parents? The second question is to ask
Tiffani; What do you expect from your parents if you go back to your family?
One intervention applied in Tiffani’s case is Family Attachment Narrative Therapy. The
intervention is based on the idea that childhood trauma and neglect can affect attachment,
relationships, and development. The social worker works to repair what was missing and repair

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Running Head: Case Study Analysis: Tiffani Bradley Case Study Analysis: Tiffani Bradley Student’s name: Course: Instructor’s name: Date of Submission: 1 Case Study Analysis: Tiffani Bradley 2 Case Study Analysis: Tiffani Bradley Attachment theory assumes that attachment behaviors are seen as adaptive and enhance the ability of an individual to survive, for instance, a working model that exists in case of a stressful experience. Another assumption of attachment theory is that it provides a sense of security. This security helps individuals to avoid incidences of stress or depression; it is like a safe haven or secure base. The attachment develops during or after life events and depends on preferences for individuals to incline towards some human figure like a child to mother to seek assistance (Foley, Nash & Munford, 2009). Tiffani is a 16-year old currently at a group of a home undergoing counseling for adolescent sexual exploitation and prostitution. One problem in Tiffani’s case that can be approached from an attachment theory is sexual abuse or exploitation. Tiffani ran away from home because she felt threatened; she was no longer safe. Tiffani’s parents left her i ...
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