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Displaced Workers

- imagine that you are working with either a displaced worker or someone from the working poor. Develop a case scenario that depicts the situation for the family or individual you are working with.
-State what has happened and address how this is impacting the client. Provide in your case scenario insight into the age, how long the individual was employed, the type of job skills, and so forth.
-Analyze the situation from the perspective of this being a crisis or emergency, and discuss how that may influence the direction you take while preparing a follow-up plan. Say how you would move forward with this client in placement, follow up, and evaluation.

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(1) Imagine that you are working with either a displaced worker or someone from the working poor. Develop a case scenario that depicts the situation for the family or individual you are working with.

Hypothetical case

Mrs. Alvarez is a 47-year old married Mexican American. She is healthy and has no physical or psychological difficulties. She and her children Jan 13, and Michael 16 were brought to the United States by her husband after his military stint when Jan was three and Michael six. Mrs. Alvarez socioeconomic background reveals that she hailed from poor hardworking immigrants who had limited opportunities. She was happy that things had improved after her marriage and move to the States. However, Mr. Alvarez, 52 was recently laid off from his job where he worked as a computer operator for the past ten years. He is now unemployed. Mrs. Alvarez has only a high school education, and has begun working low-paying jobs to make ends meet. She wants to go back to school to obtain a higher education but is afraid of the socialization. Mrs. Alvarez has not allowed herself to be identified with stereotypes, and is proud of herself as a Mexican American. Her allegiance to her heritage extends beyond her home. She even practices her tribal religion at home refusing to go to the neighbourhood church. The Alvarezes live in small, suburban town. She does not socialize with the other wives in the tight-knit community, and has not allowed herself to become acculturated into American life for fear of losing her identity. Since his unemployment her husband has become angry, hostile and withdrawn. He yells at her and the children in angry outbursts.
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Solution Summary

This solution provides a case study of a displaced worker with suggestions for crisis intervention.

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