The hell with that! The Horse springs into action.
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
May 10, 2017 1:48pm CST
I just got an email from one of my colleagues at STAND, the organization that sponsors the mentorship program I work for. That's the one that has me taking boys from ages 7 through 14 out into the community, hiking, visiting animal farms, playing sports, etc. My colleague said that the "Case Manager" (who does not work for our organization) wants to "close out" all services for a 12-year-old boy I just started working with a month ago. They (the parents) haven't gotten back to him when he calls, he said. I just spoke with the kid's father yesterday. He got back to me immediately after I called. I wanted to find out (from the father) what he saw as the most important "treatment goals" for the child. The kid and I get along great and have already twice climbed the rock wall I'll use as my lead photograph for this post. I called the Case Manager just now and said, "Don't close the case! This kid and I are going great!" Next, I called the father and left him a message about what was happening. Hopefully, this will be resolved today. I don't want to lose a kid client who seems to be benefiting from my services.
18 people like this
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 17
Yeah, it's a slightly strange case. looks like we ARE going to close it out. I'm bummed, but there will be other kids, perhaps more in need than this young man. He has a mom and a dad (adoptive), but he's spent some time in flux. I hope he's OK.
• United States
10 May 17
I wonder if the Case Manager even has their correct phone number ? Maybe he had been leaving messages at the wrong number or even had an old number. That wouldn't be fair to close the case based on that . . . he didn't go through all the avenues to try to reach the parents! I hope it gets resolved too as the kid is doing great with you . . . it would be more than unfortunate if the case was closed due to miscommunication!