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Conduct research on a special population

Conduct research on a special population

Select a special population that was not in the Reading. Conduct research so that you can explain the characteristics of the population, common needs, and strategies for providing effective case management services.

Once you have conducted your research, write a hypothetical client scenario that includes:

  • Name of client, age, gender, educational status, living situation, marital status.
  • Presenting problem (case management related) and explanation of how the client ended up in the current situation.
  • List of needs prioritized so that the most immediate are first.
  • Brief explanation of the client’s special needs (population) and treatment obstacles.
  • At least two referrals (choose a city different than where you live for practice) to meet those needs

Remember to focus on the client’s membership in the special population. The presenting problem, needs, obstacles and referrals should be appropriate to the special need of the client.

The learning activity should use the following layout . APA format is not required, however be sure to add at least 500 words total in the response.

Client Name:

Age: Gender: Marital status:

Level of Education (partial or last completed)

Housing: (explain who the client lives with and the situation- does client pay rent or own home/live for free)

Presenting Problem:

List of needs:

Special Population/Needs: (explain the population and how this relates to the client)








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Age: 16

Gender: FEMALE

Marital status: SINGLE

Level of Education (partial or last completed): Partial


At the moment she lives with foster parents and thus no housing problem or rent details.

Presenting Problem:

The client is an underage girl who is pregnant. The child is in school and living with foster parents. She is an orphan and thus was adopted by another family. She risks dropping out of school due to the pregnancy. The girl is also a drug addict. She was brought up in the streets before being adopted. This is where she started taking hard drugs such as heroin and Marijuana. She was taken for rehabilitation immediately after adoption and she stopped for a while. She later resumed taking the drugs at the age of 14. The…


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