Case of Lanesha Johnson Case Study Social Science

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Lanesha Johnson is a 12-year-old firestorm-teetering on that edge between childhood and adolescence. Her temper is persistent. When Lanesha blows into clinic, it's like she's dragging her Grandma Marietta along, even though it's the other way around. Marietta tries her best as Lanesha's legal guardian, but she's got a lot on her hands: she's also raising her 10-year-old grandson Marcus and caring for her aging mother, Lillian. Lanesha is a fourth grader in a predominately African-American school where her desk often sits empty. She's been out of school 14 days this year, many of which coincide with Lanesha's refusal to take her psychotropic medications. She rages several nights a week a threw major fits 4 days out of the week. All this distraction probably doesn't help with Lanesha's grades, and she's failing half of her classes. Lanesha shows up in clinic regularly with empty medicines and complains about her Grandma Marietta's lack of responsibility in refilling them. Grandma Marietta doesn't have a financial problem buying medicine-all costs are paid by Medicaid-but she never can explain why she doesn't get refills. She just says that it's Lanesha's responsibility anyway. Assume that you have been assigned to provide crisis intervention in the situation. For this case study, assume that the grandmother's non-compliance with giving Lanesha psychotropic medications is related to cultural issues. Based on the material in your textbook, identify why Lanesha's grandmother might not be invested in keeping Lanesha on her psychotropic medications. Once you have identified reasons why Lanesha's grandmother might not be committed to her granddaughter taking the psychotropic medications, identify culturally effective helping strategies that you could utilize to help Lanesha and her grandmother. Support your answers to the previous questions with specific information from the case and text or with other information you get from the Web or other sources. Write your 2-3 page case study in APA style (not including the title page and references).

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