Abuse Neglect and charting

Child Welfare Services has conducted an investigation into allegations that Anne may the victim of child abuse and the results of the investigation were as follows:

Allegation Finding Perpetrator

Physical Abuse Indicated Biological Father

Risk of Harm Indicated Biological Father, Biological Mother

Substance Abuse Indicated Biological Mother

As a result of these findings, Anne was removed from the care of her parents and placed in a traditional foster home. The foster home is in the same community where Anne’s parents reside, so Anne can still attend the same school. You are the recently-assigned social worker for Anne and want to offer her services to deal with behaviors noted by her teacher such as her withdrawn demeanor, bruises and her torn and dirty wardrobe.

As the assigned caseworker you are responsible for drafting the initial case plan that outlines the necessary services for Anne and her parents.

Draft a 2-3 page “case plan” that includes the following:

What behaviors has Anne exhibited that would require service intervention?
Which services would you recommend to address those behaviors?
What services would you offer the parents based on the findings of the investigation?
Does the current placement in a foster home appear to be the appropriate type of placement for Anne based on the allegations and her needs? Why or why not?
Analyze the problems involved in the investigation of child abuse cases.
Identify the risk factors involved and the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect as well as the treatment, placement, and services available to abused children.