Case Management Special Populations Paper

Special Populations - A Look at Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an act of abusive behavior imposed on one in an intimate relationship as a way of the abuser gaining power and control over an intimate partner.   The decision to write about domestic violence evolves from the very fact that women suffer at the hands of an abusive partner at an alarming rate, According to National Organization for Women. (n.d.) “Women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year’(para. Domestic Violence (Intimate Partner Violence or Battering)).   For various reasons many women that are abused stay in the relationship, while others escape only to live a life of fear and worry that her abuser will seek her out in retribution of her leaving the relationship.   The writer’s interest in writing about domestic violence stems from her experience with dating violence and how it impacted her life.
How can Case Management help the Domestic Violence Population
According to Social Work Best Practice (n.d.) “Social Work Case Management is a
method of providing services whereby a professional Social Worker collaboratively assesses
the needs of the client and the client’s family, when appropriate, and arranges, coordinates,
monitors, evaluates, and advocates for a package of multiple services to meet the specific
client” (para. Definition). As such, there are many ways that case management can serve the
domestic violence population.   To begin, when a domestic violence victim presents to say a   social services agency, she will go through the intake process which entails identifying the client’s problem and situation.   Once the intake coordinator has gather enough information he or she will begin the process of finding appropriate services that will meet the client’s needs.   Say in this situation the intake coordinator has determined that the client is the victim of domestic violence, as such, the intake coordinator will...