***Case summary and chart to be completed are in the attachment***
You are members of a therapeutic team at ResilExcellence, a child and family social service provider that has been contracted by the local school system to provide services to children in several elementary schools. ResilExcellence was founded on the principles of the resilience perspective.
Your team has just been assigned a new case. Following agency protocol, you have been asked to develop a pre-assessment based on a case summary forwarded to your agency by the school counselor (below).
The purpose of this pre-assessment is to identify and explore presenting issues that are potentially related to two broad categories of developmental competence: attachment and emotional and social competence. The pre-assessment must contain the following components:
‒ Identify the issues that are potentially related to attachment and emotional and social competence. For example, you might view a child’s behavior as evidencing insecure attachment.
‒ Develop a set of hypotheses about the underlying causes (i.e., individual, familial, extra-familial) of these issues. These hypotheses should explicate the links between the presenting issue (e.g., child behavior problem), type of competence (e.g., emotional competence), and antecedent circumstances (e.g., parental emotion talk). Note any assumptions you need to make about this case that are not evidenced from the case summary. Make sure your descriptions are as specific as possible so that they stand up to scrutiny.
‒ Based on the tenets of the social cognitive resilience perspective, develop a set of practice recommendations that pertain to each hypotheses; some of the recommendations will apply to more than one hypothesis.
‒ Record your conclusions in the ResilExcellence Pre-Assessment (Attachment and Social-Emotional Competence) Instrument
*** In order to ensure that you have time to work through each step, first identify one or two salient issues and develop your hypotheses and practice recommendations for these before you identify any other issues.