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Unanswered Prayers – Decision Case



Case Synopsis

Stephanie Underwood, BSW, a Family Advocate at the Unity Center, a Christian domestic violence center, began to work with Rebecca. Rebecca was a Christian, worked at her church, and was living in an abusive situation with her husband, Steve. Tensions increased when Rebecca made a decision to end her marriage and the church terminated her employment because of her decision. Rebecca called Stephanie in the middle of this crisis and Stephanie had to decide how to respond to the situation.

Intended Case Use

Written for an undergraduate level social work course in practice with individuals and families, this case may also be used for specialized instruction on religion/spirituality in social work practice, policy, diversity, and values and ethics, or, more generally, for instruction on social work direct practice, family treatment, case management, or human behavior in the social environment.

Author/Speaker: Mackenzi Huyser

No part of this electronic copy of case may be reproduced, revised, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise — without the written permission of NACSW.


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