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You have been referred the case of Carla Washburn, a 74-year-old woman, whose sister has called your agency on her behalf. Widowed twenty years ago, Ms. Washburn recently lost her 25-year-old grandson, whom she raised from childhood, in Afghanistan. Recently, she fell off a ladder at home and has been in great pain ever since. She refuses to see a doctor. As you delve into the case, you will see many levels to this problem. Can you help her?

My Goals For This Case

  • Discover

    Meet Carla Washburn, and learn how effective social work practice can make a huge differences. to clients dealing with loss, grief, and health issues.

  • Identify

    Learn how the larger social environment, culture, social policy, and social forces have impacted her life.

  • Develop

    Develop your problem-solving skills through a four-phase interventive process: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate.

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