One goal for this week is to explore various aspects of case management utilized as guidelines for working with clients. In the first discussion we talked about the various aspects of the role of a case manager and the components of case management. In this discussion, we will be exploring the environment in which people function. Understanding the influence of environmental factors is important in being able to successfully implement case management interventions and strategies. For example, if your client wants to exercise more but lives in an unsafe neighborhood, you will need to help the person problem-solve safe opportunities to exercise. For this discussion, you will need to post your initial thread before you will be able to see the posts of other students. (This discussion is worth 5 points.)
Chapter 3 of the text discusses this environment through an ecological model. Based on the readings, and other sources of information where applicable:
Choose something you would like to change about yourself.Using the ecological model, describe how you would seek to make that change. Also, clearly discuss the different micro, meso, and macro level factors and people at that may help or hinder that progress.
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