Scenario for Role Play 17
Juan is a bright fourth-grade student who does excellent work and tries his best daily. He lives with his father and stepmother (Mr. and Mrs. Diaz). His real mother, who lives in a nearby town, wants to be a part of his life. She has been to school to inquire about Juan and has observed him in the classroom. Juan seems thrilled that she is interested in his school work. His father and stepmother do not know that the real mother has been at school. They are in a conference with you right now.
- Possible background information
- Behavioral causes
- Possible solutions
- Consider theories, models, or other information used to help guide your decision making
- Create a script for talking with Mr. and Mrs. Diaz.
Parents role - Mr and Mrs. Diaz
Your son Juan is a bright fourth-grade student who does excellent work and tries his best daily. He lives with you (father and stepmother). His birth mother, who lives in a nearby town, wants to be a part of his life. During this conference you want to inform the teacher of Juan’s birth mother’s intentions and that you do not want her to have any contact with Juan unless it has been prearranged with you.
Teacher - Suggestions
- Inform the parents that the mother has inquired about their child.
- Inquire about the legal decisions made (court injunctions against the parent).
- Inform the parents that without a court order the real mother can not be kept from visiting her child.
- Refer the parents to the principal, since all visitors should report to the office.
- Agree with the parent’s legal request.
- Discuss possible future courses of actions with the principal, parents, and mother.
- Refer the parent(s) to a counselor or psychiatrist for family counseling.
- Have a meeting with parents, counselor, teacher, mother, and principal to determine the best for the student.