Issues and Problems
Celia Sanchez lack of English proficiency is a major barrier for her family. The indicators for this are her limited ability to participate in parent-teacher conferences, the need for her son as an interpreter during her medical appointments, and her inability to understand the legal decisions she made when meeting with the juvenile justice …show more content…
Emilia was a helpful and quiet child. At the age of 14 she started to change, her parents were not attentive to her and failed to intervene because her mother was busy with the other children and her father was working a great deal. Her parents were too overwhelmed with the other children and working long hours Emilia had no supervision. This is when she began to use drug and is continues to be drug dependent. Right after the birth of her son Joey, Emilia became pregnant again and decided to have an abortion. Her decision to have an abortion her parents feel she committed a moral sin and discontinued all contact with her. Emilia has a strong desire to stop using drug but lack the family support and encouragement she needs to complete the drug treatment programs. The client is also concerned about the affects of her legal issue would have on her immigration status, a fact that is difficult for her parent to truly understand. She lacks much need job skills she needs to acquire …show more content…
Her mother’s language barrier is also a big problem for her receiving services she is eligible to receive. This is an indicator that was manifested in Celia’s interview where she did not understand the consequences of Vicki’s condition and her statement “she is touched”.
Roberto Salazar’s, main issues are undocumented status and health issues. Roberto is dealing with unbearable back pain and weakened eyesight. Because of his undocumented status Roberto is being exploited by his employer. There were several times when Roberto failed to receive payment for the work he completed. Because of his undocumented status, Roberto was afraid to speak up. Most recently Roberto fell off of a roof on a job he was working on, because he was working in the country illegally he didn’t receive workers compensation.
Joey Sanchez is the son of Emilia Sanchez. His problems and concerns are tied in with the rest of the family’s problems, primarily Celia and Hector Sanchez. His grandparents are in the process of gaining custody of Joey. I am concerned with Celia’s lack of English proficiency and Hector’s health issues as well as his refusal to receive government assistance, will Joey receive all of the benefits he is eligible for or will they allow him to fall through the cracks as well.