Interpersonal Conflict - Group 3
14 year old Ethan steals something from a mall, where Caitlin, a police officer catches him. Ethan attempts to run, forcing Caitlin to tackle him where he hits the floor and now has a huge gash across his forehead. Ethan begins swearing at Caitlin and attempts to hit her. After doing a background check, Caitlin discovers that he has a record of stealing and being involved in fights. Caitlin brings him to the hospital first before attempting to take him to the station. There, Nurse Alexa gives him some stitches and as she starts talking to him, she recognizes that he seems very grateful to be able to talk to someone. She continues to learn more about him to finds out the reasons behind his behaviour and discovers that he lives in an unstable home environment. Ethan discloses to her that his parents are both verbally and physically abusive, and continues to ask that nobody tell his parents about the arrest. The nurse contacts Children’s Aid Society (CAS) where they begin to do an investigation led by social worker Josie. Diondra, the support worker is contacted after because she has worked with Ethan in the past due to a similar situation.
The conflict then becomes what is to be done with Ethan...