Joe and Mary are married for 6 years. Between them, they have five children. Both of them were previously married. Joe’s ex-wife claimed physical and mental abuse. Joe grew up with a physically abusive father and Mary lived with an over possessive mother, was insecure and suggest that ‘men cannot love.’ Mary has a six month old baby still breast feeding. Joe is not happy when Mary is feeding the baby. He becomes angry. Mary is afraid he will hurt the baby.
Joe had been physical abusive to his biological children. He was never abusive to Mary or her biological children. Friends have indicated to Mary that Joe needs help, but Mary feel that Joe has changed.
Mary’s older daughter is afraid of Joe because her half brother has told her stories of Joe’s behavior. Mary depends on Joe for financial support and feels that she cannot separate from him. Joe denies responsibility for former abuse and blames others for his behavior, and states that he loves Mary and his children. Joe and Mary have never discussed abuse.
All writing assignments, discussions, tests, examinations, projects must be created in a narrative format. Bullets points and lists are unacceptable, unless the bullet points and lists are follow by a an extensive detailed description or explanation that follows the narrative format – at least a paragraph (6 sentences).
Analyze this case.
Make recommendations for Joe.
Make recommendations for Mary
Make recommendations for the children.
You must have at least four references. One reference to support your analysis of the case. Three references to support your recommendations. This assignment should be completed in at least 1 page.