Review your Week 8 Assignment. You will use the information that you gained from the interview on what the interviewee wants to accomplish to form a “Client Service Plan.” Review this week’s assigned readings in the Summers text as a guide.
For this Assignment
Submit a client service plan from the social history data that you created last week. Use the handout located in this week’s Learning Resources.
Name: George Tibiis Date: 20th January, 2020
George Tiblis is a 16 year old refugee from Syria. His parents and sister died in a bombing attack in his village located in northern Syria about two years ago. He came to America as part of a Christian mission rescue and was immediately put into foster care. He lived with the foster family for a year and managed to get a high school education but has had difficulties with fitting in and adapting to the routine and lifestyle. He made the decision of leaving his foster family and since then, he has been staying in different shelters or sleeping in public buildings, if not hitchhiking around the country.
When questioned, George confesses that he is depressed and has not had an easy time adapting to the new American culture introduced to him. He has had difficulty in making friends because of his refugee status and country of origin, stating that most of his peers view him as a threat because of the stereotypical nature revolving around the Muslim religion and terrorism. He claims that the teachers in his former school would treat him differently from other children, a factor that affected his academic performance. He has also not healed from the deaths in his family, describing the event as horrific and unfair. He blames himself for his family’s death, wishing there is much he could have done to help them. George admits he needs help but does not know where and how to get it.
Family of Origin
George lost his family in a bombing attack in his village in Northern Syria. He describes the tragic event as horrific and wishes that he could have done more to save his family. He admits that at times he wishes that he died alongside his family; he would not be going through the pain and difficulty that he is under now. Syria is a warzone, and his family was the little hope that he had of a future. He remembers how his father would teach him metalwork, hoping that one day, after the war ends, he and his father would open a shop to sell their ideas. He is not sure if he has any other family aside from those he lost, since they were always on the move for a number of years, escaping the outcome of the war.
Birth and Childhood
George was born in Syria and recalls having a good childhood in a once peaceful Syria. He would play with his sister and look up at airplanes that flew past their house, envisioning how one day they would tour the world with their parents as a way of thanking them for all the sacrifices they made. He describes how their village was once a beautiful place, with friendly faces and hope for a good life. He bitterly recalls how the war started. How one death became hundreds; the endless gunshots and bombings, and the sleepless nights. He had hoped that America would give him a new start, but cannot help but notice the negative reactions he receives from those he narrates his story to, hence why he keeps moving from shelter to shelter, until he can find a place to call home.
Given his refugee status, it has not been easy for George to get a job. He does not understand why but he keeps getting turned down. Occasionally, he does casual jobs that usually do not last more than a day, but gives him enough money to get a decent meal. George does not have a girlfriend; he says that a relationship is the last thing he needs until he gets his life in check. The trauma he has been through makes him wary of engaging in any relationship; he fears loss.