Mrs. Krasniqi Case Study

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One source of information not utilized by Child Protective Services was the information about Mrs. Krasniqi having a brother who was willing to take in the two children. I believe the case would have had a more positive outcome if this source had been further investigated. When asked about placing the children with their uncle the case worker said, I have not, and would never, investigate relative placement in this case, because these people always stay together. (Dallas, 1994, p. 3) Several aspects of life could have stayed the same for the children if they would have been placed with their uncle. They could have continued to practice their religion, they could have kept contact with their mother who was innocent, and they would have been …show more content…
The Krasniqi family are Muslims, a religion not highly accepted in the U.S. Muslims have very different religious practices than a southern Baptist. Even though the case worker was aware of the children’s religion, she proceeded to place the children in a Baptist foster home where they would eventually be adopted. I believe the case worker did not agree with the Muslim religion, therefore she was trying to remove the children from any form of contact with the Muslim religion. The case worker was pretty bias throughout the whole case. If the case worker had been more accepting of the family’s religion and looked for a Muslim foster family, the outcome may have been very different. A Muslim foster family could have helped the case worker to understand their religious beliefs and practices and the children would still be surrounded by something familiar even though they were not living with their …show more content…
One of the main core values in the NASW code of ethics is social justice. The code of ethics also talks about cultural differences. In section 1.05 Cultural Competence and Social Diversity part A it states, Social workers should understand culture and its function in human behavior and society, recognizing the strengths that exist in all cultures. The case worker should have been aware of other cultures involved in this case. If she would have been aware of the family’s background then she may not have had the biases that she

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