Who can I Tell?

Discipline: Social Work and Human Services

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 2 Words: 550


Consider the following case scenario:

You have been invited to attend a school staffing for your 16 year old client John. The school reports that John has been acting out in school as evidenced by skipping classes, fighting, and disrespecting authority. The school suspects that he is using drugs. As John’s caseworker you know that John is in fact using drugs, because he has disclosed this to you in confidence. You also know that John’s same-age girlfriend is pregnant with his child. No one else knows this.

For this assignment, you will reflect upon the case scenario.
In a minimum of two-pages (not counting the title page and reference page) address the following:
Identify confidentiality issues. What information can and can't you share with the school.
Defend your response. Be specific. Give examples.
Incorporate one (1) credible resource to support and/or defend your thoughts. Cite source used.