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This paper is a case study of a nine year old boy, Cody who suffers from behavioral problems. The author gives a short history of Cody's life so far - a mother who has been married three times where each marriage was with an abusive partner. The author also relates that Cody was well-adjusted until the birth of a second child by his mother a year and a half ago. The author then describes Cody's personality changes and the consequences that these misbehaviors have. In addition, the author analyzes that Cody lost his coping ability when his step-sibling was born and that many of his actions were attempts to gain his mother's attention. Moreover, the author reasons that Cody has not had any proper role models in his life. In closing, the paper suggests several intervention methods for Cody to correct his antisocial behavior such as positive encouragement and family counseling.
From the Paper:"Until one and a half years ago, Cody was a happy, well-adjusted boy despite the circumstances. However, after his mother had a second child by the third husband, Cody's behavior began to change. His grades fell in school and he began getting into fights with other children. He became distant and lost his happy-go-lucky attitude. He became sullen and a boy that used to be polite developed a foul mouth. His personality changed so drastically that it is difficult to recognize him as the same boy."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Simons, R., Simons, L., & Wallace, L. (2005). Families, Delinquency, and Crime. Oxford University Press.
Cite this Case Study:
Interventions on Family Issues (2009, February 19) Retrieved May 21, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/case-study/interventions-on-family-issues-112286/
"Interventions on Family Issues" 19 February 2009. Web. 21 May. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/case-study/interventions-on-family-issues-112286/>