Year: 1998-1999
Month: January
Leader: Group M

Situation/Case Study:

I have a student who exhibits low self-esteem, signs of depression and is completely disorganized. His father died last year in a rather violent manner and he lives with his mother and stepfather. His mother is completely against having him meet with the school social worker.

Teacher feels helpless to find help for this child. Probably the behavior is a reflection on the home situation. Parents fighting, splitting up and death may be part of the cause of his behavior. May be clinical depression.

Theories behind practice:

Impact on others:

Work with administration to take some steps to get counseling for this child. Keep records of behavior on a daily basis and use it to conference with mother. Ask the school counselor to come in and observe his behavior and meet with you, administrators and mother.