Running head: PROCESS REXORDING
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Relevant Background Information
J is an older lady whose childhood roots are in Chengdu. However, she lived in the United States Chinatown for the longest time because her parents came to the United States when she was four years old. As an older resident of the United States, J holds that the current challenges regarding increasing costs are unsolvable because the solutions are with the government. She stated that the government was aware of the increasing costs of rent, electricity, food, and fuel, but no policies were adopted to alleviate the situation. Although she came to the family resource center frustrated, she went home happy because a unit was set aside by the family resource center to address the issues she highlighted. She never gave a prior notice before visiting and was worried that she would not be attended to, but she was lucky because there was social personnel who guided her throughout the process.
The interviewer’s purpose is to assist the client in answering the questionnaire. In this way, the interviewer will gather enough information regarding the client. Furthermore, the information plays a vital role in reflecting the ideal situation for the elder living in Chinatown, New York City. As a result, the interviewer will incorporate the responses to determine how the family resource center can help intervene for increased costs such as rent, electricity, food, and fuel.
J visited the family resource center with mixed reactions. First, she was anxious since she had not been given prior notice that she would be visiting the center. Her failure to book an appointment made her worry because she never knew whether she would be assisted. She also thought visiting the resource center without notice would only trouble the social work officials. Secondly, she was hopeful that her concerns would be addressed if the officials gave her a chance to express herself. When I noticed her frustrations, I told her that she never had to worry because I would help her even without booking an appointment. After an in-depth engagement with J, I gave her a simple questionnaire to fill. She filled under my guidance as I helped her where she encountered challenges. My interest in knowing the question indicated to the client, “are you a permanent resident of Chinatown?” The reply from my client was that she had lived in Chinatown for the better part of her life even though she was born in Chengdu, China. My response, “I am happy to meet an individual from my city,” made the client become composed and reduced her anxiety. When I asked her about the solutions to the current situation, she expressed hopelessness because she had nothing to contribute to the increasing costs since the solution was within the authorities. However, I notified the client that, even though the challenge was beyond control for her, the resource center was setting up a unit for helping families in Chinatown to cope. I also asked her whether she was interested in joining, which she accepted.
Assessment (Client and session)
J responded as expected during the interview. She was contributing to areas she felt that she had helpful ideas. Also, she gained courage and calmness during the session after she realized that I would help her through. J can express her feelings well and is given an ideal environment.
Overall, the interview session was successful since I managed to help the client. I also managed to gather the information to help me understand how the older adults live in Chinatown and advocate for better intervention.
Book an appointment to engage another woman from Chinatown who has the same roots as J to help me get another view of the issue.
To gather information concerning people living in Chinatown and use the information to understand how the older people live in the city.
Future Considerations or Questions
If the client cannot suggest the best intervention for the situation, what should be done?
Running head: PROCESS REXORDING