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Post by Day 4 a brief summary of your client (young child), including presenting issues, family dynamics, and the young child's attachment to primary caregiver(s). Then, describe at least one significant development-related issue for the young child. Explain why this is an issue. Finally, explain two interventions you might employ to enhance the young child's development, including why you think they are appropriate. Justify your response with references to this week's Learning Resources and the current literature. Be specific.

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Example of a case of parenting styles and its impact:

Presenting issues: James,The child age 6, clings on to primary caregiver (mother), cries hysterically , screams and bites when he is left with any caregiver other than family members, ie. sister, brother , grandmother, grandfather, uncle and aunt.
Family Dynamics: The child is the youngest of three siblings. Their father died from cancer two years ago. His mother had to begin working full time shortly afterwards to provide financially for the family as they did not have any insurance or long term savings. During the initial grieving period, their grandmother and grandfather stayed in the home and helped with child care. After 6 months, their aunt and uncle came to help. But when the mother tried to bring in a babysitter, these behaviors began. Inevitably, she gave up and asked her brother and sister to ...

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Ray's Case Study

Ray is an 11-year-old Hispanic male who recently ran into trouble. A neighbor saw Ray ignite gasoline in a brick barbecue in the neighbor's backyard. The neighbor notified Ray's parents about the incident. The parents, uncertain about what to do, called the local fire department and asked that someone speak with Ray. The parents explained to the youth officer that Ray is often "a handful." He frequently refuses to follow rules and engages in activities that they feel are unsafe.

Ray also has difficulty in school. He is classified as learning disabled and is taking special classes to assist with his reading. The youth officer interviewed Ray and felt counseling would be appropriate. The officer told the family that he would refer them to a therapist who works with families of children who use fire.

Ray's parents have been married for 14 years and have two children, Ray, age 11, and Roberto, age 9. Both parents are college graduates and hold full-time managerial positions at a large corporation. The mother has arranged flextime at work so that she can be at home with the boys after school. The father works long hours and travels regularly. Both Ray and his mother discuss the long hours and travel with obvious annoyance.

The family lives in a single-family home in a middle-class suburban neighborhood. Ray and Roberto attend the public school nearby. Both parents grew up in the area. Their extended families live nearby and see each other regularly. Visits to grandparents and uncles are common.

After reading Ray's case study, apply two of the following approaches with this family: REBT, reality therapy, or structural family therapy. For each approach can you identify and describe:

- Treatment outcomes or goals that are consistent with each approach.
- Several techniques and methods you would use to achieve these goals that would be consistent with each approach, while considering the individual, family, community, societal, and multicultural factors.
- Evaluate the potential effectiveness of the techniques and methods you identified from each approach you have chosen

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