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Debra Jennings

I. Parent Centers outlined characteristics of complex cases. Here are their thoughts, what would you add or further detail:

– Parents seem hopeless/desperate convey a sense of loss;
– Parents are angry and emotional;
– Mental health issues of the parent and/or child
– Staff feel that the parent is being manipulative
– Parents lack trust and/or are fearful
– Families have experienced disaster and/or trauma
– Family has need across a number of systems
– There are language and/or cultural barriers
– Child’s behaviors have resulted in inappropriate disciplinary actions, use of seclusion or restraint, placements in alternate settings
– Students and families are being penalized for truancy
– Families/parents are undocumented
– Parents have medical needs and/or disabilities