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Gladys is a 25-year-old Vietnamese stay-at-home mother who has been married for 7 years and has three children by her husband. They are all girls with the oldest being 6 years old followed by a 4-year old and now a 3-month old. Gladys reports that her husband always wanted a son. She states that he has always been an angry man but after the birth of their third daughter, his violent behavior has increased. Gladys states that most of his violence and aggression has been directed at her or the house all these years, but now she fears for her daughters’ lives. “He’s out of control,” she says during the interview, “I don’t know what to do.”
Gladys’ family lives in Vietnam and her husband has no family connections. Gladys reports that her husband pays all the bills and the only money she receives is a small weekly allowance for food and supplies for her and the girls.
Identify and give examples of three techniques you would use to explore Gladys' story. Your examples should be worded as if you are actually speaking to the client.
What goals would you want to identify for Gladys, based on the information available? Explain why you chose those goals and how you think they will help meet the client's needs.
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Gladys strengths includes her desire to see help concerning the spousal abuse she receives at the hands of her husband and the fear she has for her children