Group Discussion 9

You have just removed a 7 year old child from his single mother’s home due to ongoing substance abuse and her inability to care for the child.  The child was found to be malnourished and unsupervised for extended periods.  Upon observation, the child displays aggressive behaviors and poor impulse control.  What mental health treatment/interventions would you work to coordinate for the child?  What type of therapy/treatment do you feel is most appropriate.  Explain your rationale for this type of service (citing your text/another reputable source).  Are there any programs in your community that provide this type of support?  Provide information on a community program that would be an appropriate referral (research this).