Consider the following scenario:
You work for a food pantry. You see one particular client (Mr. Reed) on a regular basis. While he has four children, you know for a fact that he uses drugs and has been abusive to his current girlfriend. He is known as a troublemaker in the community. You were once dependent on food assistance, but you actively sought employment and eventually gained financial security. You also left your abusive spouse to protect your children from further exposure to domestic violence.
You despise Mr. Reed and every time that he comes into your agency you want to deny him assistance.
Address the following in your post:
- What do you think needs to happen in order for you to successfully work with Mr. Reed?
- Are your feelings towards Mr. Reed normal?
- What options do you have? Be specific. Give examples.