Takye Strong Case Study

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Takye Strong is a three-year-old African American male who was referred to the S.A.F.E Family Strengthening Program by Sharonda Robbins, Child Protective Investigator from the Broward County Sherriff’s Office, in order to receive therapeutic services due to allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviors. Specifically, it was alleged in May of 2016, Takye went into the thirteen-year old bedroom, pulled down the child’s pants while he was asleep and performed oral sex. The child got up and cleaned himself off. The teenager reported that Takye stated he did the incident because “he could.” Thereafter, Takye, while in the care of his mother, made a vomit noise. The child stated to his mother that he sucked the teenager’s “wee wee”. There are no …show more content…
Sweeting denied any mental health problems for herself or the child’s father. During his portion of the interview, the child denied experiencing any anxious symptoms. He also denied having focusing issues, spacing out, feeling as though there is a strain in her chest, and/or avoidance of people who act in ways he is uncomfortable with. Ms. Sweeting denied Takye having experiences with prolonged anxiety and depression. Relatedly, the youth denied any delusions, hallucinations, obsessions, or compulsions. Similarly, he denied having any suicidal or homicidal ideation, plans or intentions. Takye and his mother similarly denied they youth has ever experienced any trauma or related traumatic symptoms. Reportedly, Takye has not received any previous mental health treatment. She denied any mental health history within the …show more content…
Toushika Sweeting and Mr. Frank Strong, an unwed couple whose union produced one child. Takye currently resides in a Fort Lauderdale home with his mother, maternal aunt and uncle. Ms. Sweeting noted Takye’s father Frank Strong, currently does not reside in the familial home and does not have a relationship with Takye. The mother described Takye as being a child who “cares about other people feelings.” When the mother was asked to describe the youth 's strengths she noted Takye is smart. Importantly, the mother opined the youth 's weakness as being a follower and wished to address this in therapy along with his inappropriate behavior that is coming

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