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Step 1: Goals and Needs

Create an intervention plan.

Carla Washburn

Answer the following questions as they pertain to Carla.

  • Which one of Carla Washburn’s personal goals seems most important to focus on now?

  • What resources will be required? Include both the formal and informal resources you identified earlier, as well as additional resources that do not appear on the town map or in the case files.

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Carla's Quick Bio

Carla Washburn is a 76-year-old African-American woman who has been widowed for the last fifteen years. She lives alone in Plainville, a small town in the Northwest. Her small home is in a neighborhood that has been steadily deteriorating ever since the paper mill–the city's largest employer–went out of business four years ago. Carla and her husband were both employed at the mill until their respective retirements. Carla receives a small pension and Social Security. Unfortunately, the recent economic downturn has put the mill's pension fund in serious jeopardy.