You are providing in-home therapy services, on the reservation, for a child who has autism.
You are providing in-home therapy services, on the reservation, for a child who has autism. Inside the home, you notice bruises on the child, alcohol bottles lying around, and witness the father being verbally abusive towards the mother. Which of the following is the best response?
A. Continue to focus your attention on the child, ignoring the father’s behavior as that is a personal matter.
B. Provide resources to the mother including tribal health, law enforcement, and legal assistance.
C. Stage an intervention in which you try to convince the father to seek outside help.
D. Confront the mother, indicating that you will call child protective services if she does not demand that the father move out immediately.