Community Services Report

Instructions and required materials are attached. Please read everything carefully as there are a lot of details!

There is a sample report that I have attached for you to look over. That sample is very similar, but slightly different [ex. it had a longer section 1 and section 2, more objectives required in section 3, different geographic location and case summary]. Please look over it regardless as it will make the assignment more clear.



Read the case summary and consider the key client issues that may likely impact the chosen client’s community participation and related treatments / service needs. Note 2 goals that your client would likely agree to working on. At least one of your goals should be directly about addictions and or mental health [ADMH]. Pick one of your goals with ADMH concerns and write 2 objectives. At least one of the objectives should relate to assessment and / or treatment services/ or other supports and name one real agency service and / or professional.


Find four services described using professional language from the Glossary. Take the one agency noted in your ADMH objective above, and locate, gather information, and describe in detail it AND three other real community resources that would help further assess or treat the client’s mental health / addictions issues [cite all sources]. To include the community resources in this report, you must confirm with them via website or contacting the service intake worker that eligibility would be likely for your client; and cite a source [e.g., a website or personal communication is fine]. In some cases the resource may be located geographically outside of your community area but it must have a catchment area that includes clients from your area.



Write the4-section report.


The Report: The following bolded subtitles should be the actual subtitles in your report. Do not start a new page after each section. See other formatting requirements below.


Section 1: Geographic / Demographic area

Briefly note in a maximum of 2-3sentences the area of your focus[Peel Region in Ontario, Canada which consists of Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga]. Mention the approximate populationsize and any useful socio-economic characteristics or general issues impacting the area’s people. Cite sources.[1/4 – ½ page]


Section 2: Key Client Issues, and Two Goals and Two Objectives

Do not add an Introduction to this section. Follow the steps A, B, and C.

  1. Identify in 2-3 sentences, the key client issues from the case summarythat may have to be addressed.[Do not recount or summarize the case: 3 key issues is usually enough].
  2. Next, for two of the key issues, write one separate Goal each [numbered G1 and G2], that the client potentially could develop with you and agree to work on.
  3. Pick one of the Goals [i.e., that must be concerning a clearly ADMH issue] and write 2 Objectives [numbered Obj1 and Obj2] for the one Goal.

The goal you select in [C] to write Objectives for must clearly relate to addictions/mental health, and that goal’s objectives must nameat least one community servicesand or professional for assessment or treatment or ongoing support of some kind, that is needed; as this will link to Section 4 below.Use the modified Summers format for Goals and Objective writing. Ensure the Goal language reflects that each is  ‘broad / future oriented/ completed and positive’. Ensure thatonly Objectives are S.M.A.R.T. Make sure your Objectives logically link to the Goal you pick and that any professionals’ roles mentioned, in an Objectives,are clearly within that profession’s Scope/Standard of Practice.

[1  page max.].


Section 3: Services Description

Be sure to use professional language throughout. Describe 4 different services [each from a different agency / hospital] for theADMH-related objective of your client and describing all four as detailed below. Describe in detail 4 distinct, currently existing, services [available in Peel Region ONLY] that will each address the same assessment or treatment or support need of your client. If the geographic areahas limited services, you must still include at minimum4 MHA assessment or treatment services from different agencies / providers [note: often outside agencies will extend catchment areas to smaller communities]. Do not compare and contrast services in this section.

Be sure to describe the agency aspects in detail that are pertinent to your client’s issues [If it is a hospital or multi-service agency do not describe extraneous detail about the multitude of unneeded services they offer]. Take great care not to just repeat their marketing / advertising information that is meaningless and not factually supported. It will be especially important to note the exact name of the service or program and as much detail as is possible for you to gather, such as [and not in any particular order]:

  • eligibility criteria / exclusionary criteria,
  • details of the provided service [e.g., if they provide assessment services, find out what is specifically included in their assessment process;
  • what are the specific treatments that may be proposed;
  • what is the practice model/theoretical base employed;
  • also name where the funding for that specific service originates and if it is from government, which department does it flow through before landing at the agency [e.g., a local area office of MCCSS or MOH, MLTC];
  • how long the service has been in operation,
  • wait list information;
  • number of staff that provide the services;
  • intensity / frequency of the service;
  • duration that service is available to clients etc.
  • If that agency has had research published on their service efficacy you should locate it and cite it if relevant to the specific service for your client.

[6-8 pages [1.5 -2 pages x 4 services]]

Section 4: Services Considerations and Recommendation

Describe in detail a few relevant pros and cons of the four treatment providers you have identified and described in Section 3. These should relate to the likelihood of the services being able to meet your client’s needs and psycho-social barriers [i.e., identified in the case study or likely for such clients] that may impact the uptake of the services by your client.

The section should end by you identifying which one AMH assessment or treatment service of the four would be the most recommended for your client at this time and your reasoning for this, versus the other services described by you. [1 ½ – 2 pages]




Formatting Requirements

The report is to be in APA formatting. This is not an essay, but a report; therefore there should NOT be an Introduction paragraph or Conclusion. Do not use Report templates however as they are not APA formatted. Use the Manuscript formatting that APA uses.


** Be sure to cite properly and paraphrase –you MUST cite every instance of information that is not general knowledge. In Section 3 when writing about an agency you should cite your agency information source repetitively, not just at the bottom of a paragraph or once within. In general**


  • Length:25 – 11 pages plus a separateTitle and References page[s]
  • Font: New Times Roman only [including in headers and footers], 12 pt font only
  • Line and Page Spacing: Double-spaced lines on every page
  • All Margins:5 centimeters
  • Alignment: Left only [Please do not you use block / left and right alignment]
  • Format: Absolutely no coloured inks [remove all colours in hyperlinks and deactivate them]; no templates, no photos, no logos.
  • Write in Prose: no bulleted type lists allowed except in the Section 3 on Goals / Objectives.
  • Quotes: You may use up to 4 short quotes [i.e., less than 39 words each].
  • Page Number:Bottom right in footer
  • References:The section is entitled References -nothing else. Only cited works may be placed on your double-spaced References page[s], use hanging indents please. Personal Communications are fine to use in-text with the cited person’s permission.
  • Case Summary
  • Brianna is a 27 year-old woman who gave birth to a boy “baby Jake”, two months ago. This is her first child. He was briefly apprehended by the Children’s Aid Society [CAS] as he tested positive for cocaine at birth in the hospital. Brianna used cocaine intravenously for two years but claims she hadn’t used since she found out she was pregnant seven months ago. She informs you that she had a “slip” two days prior to giving birth. Brianna is distraught by the CAS intervention. While Jake is hpome now, CAS sent a worker to visit weekly. Brianna has heard recently learned that there will be an up-coming court case with the CAS. She has been informed by her CAS worker that their plan is to make her child a Society Ward, thus removing some of her rights as his mother, and she fears placing him on a fast track for adoption.
  • In order to fight CAS’ plan, Brianna needs to come up with her own plan to address her issues. Although she maintains that she hasn’t used since the last slip, you notice that she is wearing long sleeves and long pants despite the 35 degree heat. She looks very thin and her hygiene is poor.
  • Based on your conversation with Brianna, you know that she is an only child. She never knew her father. She was raised by her mother who was an “alcoholic and mentally unstable”. She states that her mother would have “really incredible mood swings” and could spend “weeks in bed”. Although she says she has some good memories of her mother, she describes her youth as unstable. She explains that they moved every six months, either because they got evicted or because they couldn’t afford the rent. Furthermore, she says that her mother “wasn’t strict at all” and recalls getting drunk for the first time with her mother at the age of 11. She more or less quit school in the middle of Grade 9, because it interfered with her social life. Brianna explains that she has been really depressed most of her life and also finds herself unable to get out of bed some days. She tells you that her mother died 10 years ago and that she’s been on her own ever since.
  • Brianna has worked as a waitress on and off for the past eight years. She has never been on a payroll, explaining that she didn’t want anything interfering with her social assistance. However, when she isn’t working as a waitress, she says she sometimes gets paid for sex to make ends meet. She claims she’s never been arrested for this before. Brianna lives in subsidized housing in a low-income area. However, she has received several notices of eviction due to non-payment of rent. The most recent notice was delivered yesterday. They have set the date for her eviction for the 21st of this November.
  • Brianna explains that there’s never been a stable male role model in her life and that, as a result, she’s never been able to have “successful” relationships. Brianna recounts having been involved with numerous abusive men throughout her life. Her recent boyfriend is a well-known drug dealer who has had numerous interactions with the law, but she is quick to point out that he is very loving and supportive. Her son is the result of prostitution and she has no idea who the father is.

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