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Biopsychosocial assessments have been a way for social worker to observe how different environment biologically psychologically andor socially affects individuals According to biopsychosocial assessment it is described as a general model or approach that posits that biological psychological and social factors all play a significant role in human functioning in the context of disease or illness Wikipedia 2011 In assessing an individual biologically there are different focuses the social worker must keep in mind they are focusing on collecting information about genetics physical conditions exposure to medicationsubstances symptoms from keep mental health domains and information about the correspondence between demographic characteristics and known epidemiological characteristic of mental disorders Ashford LeCroy 2010 For psychological aspects social workers need to keep in mind focusing on identifying psychological vulnerabilities psychosocial stressors information about the psychic consequences of stressors and coping mechanisms Ashford LeCroy 2010 And for the third component from the biopsychosocial assessment social workers need to examine the social aspect which includes collecting and organizing data concerning likely sources of stressors in the patients social life Ashford LeCroy 2010 With these three components to gather information about the individual it allows social workers to refer the individual to appropriate resources to address their issues Also with the three components it makes the assessment less difficult and helps the social worker pin pint the underlying issues the individual is experiencing either it be from childhood trauma relationship with family and relatives or issue of mental health Childhood trauma emotional and cognitive issues teen motherhood and being a teen are some issues that is going to be focused on from the case scenario regarding Mario the child and Mary a teen mother Mary at the age of sixteen was placed in foster care due to her mothers inability to showcase her protectiveness and the mothers paramour inappropriately touching Mary Mary does have other family member but are too far away for Mary
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