What Is Social Work Case Study

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Summary of Case Study The setting of the case study is August 15, 2010, 21 years since Danny’s incident. Kid returns to St. Charles, Missouri to meet Danny for the first time in 21 years. Zach notices that the relationship between Danny and Kid is deeper than he thought. Danny, remembering the promise Kid made him to return for him, is adamant on leaving the “river rat” life and going with Kid to Indianapolis. Zach seems reluctant to just let his father leave everything he has established in Missouri, such as his medical care and disability compensation. Kid reassures Zach that he will handle the matters and that it is now Zach’s turn to be a young man and not have to worry about his father. Danny reassures Zach that he is relieved of caring…show more content…
I think it is important that Kid and Danny address this through being proactive and seeking counseling. When a relationship rekindles after such a lapse in time, the first stages are easy, this is called the “honeymoon” stage. Considering Kid has been independent and not had to care for anyone, this can bring about new stresses that he has evidenced in the past to unconsciously avoid. Even though he has made it this far without running away, his track record predisposes him to the possibility. From the social work perspective, I think it is important for Kid to do more than just let his daughter know he has decided to live a new life. This behavior can also be seen as “vanishing”, just as he has done in the past. Addressing his relationship with Danny to his daughter is imperative, and opening the lines of communication for her to fully process this sudden change is important for their future…show more content…
Gay couples are typically resilient when confronted with challenges of being a same sex couple. According to Rutter (2011), “Confronting stereotypes together, working collaboratively to present themselves to the broader population as a health loving couple and navigating the day-to-day stressor often found in all couples, is most usually accompanied by wit, or a playful ability to laugh at the problem/stressor in tandem” (p. 39). This assist therapy with gay men to include this strength – to use humor to confront the issues collaboratively and healthily, therefore, strengthening the bond when they ‘‘poke fun’’ at
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