CAS203 Principles of Case Management
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Leticia is an African-American mother in her mid-30’s who lives with her 2 1/2-year old son Dashon in an apartment on the grounds of her drug treatment program. She had been in recovery for approximately 3 years, after over 15 years of drug abuse, in particular the use
of cocaine. Leticia had made powerful efforts to change her life in the past few years, displaying her determination to care for her son and her hopes for his future. Leticia worried, to some extent, about providing her son with the necessities (food, clothing, as well as toys), and felt that because she was so exhausted sometimes she wasn’t as available to him as she wanted to be. She also worried about Dashon’s future.
She was raising an African-American boy in an urban environment where a significant proportion of those boys would not live to see adulthood, and if they did, they were relatively unlikely to graduate from high school and stay out of jail. Leticia had lived in poverty all her life and experienced first-hand the violence that accompanies drug addiction. Living in an urban environment that is dangerous on a daily basis, Leticia worried about her son’s future relationship to drugs.
Early in Leticia’s life, her mother was heavily involved in drugs and not able to adequately care for her, and as a result Leticia spent most of her childhood in foster 83 care and group homes. As a teenager, Leticia herself became involved with drugs, dropped out of school after the eighth grade, and left her last group home for the street. She had her first child when she was 18 years old, and began receiving government financial assistance. Over the next five years, she had two more daughters and continued to receive aid. Then her benefits were cut off when her three children were taken into the child welfare system for reasons related to her drug use. At the time of the interviews, her parental rights had been terminated on two of the children, and she had minimal contact with the third daughter, Mandy, who herself ran away from a group home approximately a year before. Leticia’s own mother was murdered in a drug-related incident about 5 years before the interview.