When working with Brad, there are some positive objectives which must be kept in mind. It is vital to help him to manage his distress and emotions or to regain control of his own behavior. Brad must be encouraged for verbal communication so that it becomes easy to understand his thoughts and feelings. Efforts must also be made to develop a collaborative relationship with Brad. It is also important to be calm and polite with Brad and listen carefully to his thoughts and emotions. He must also be given the time to process as what has been said to him. If necessary it might be essential to ask him repeatedly the same question to gather information and get a thorough idea of his mindset. Moreover, it must also be ensured that Brad is supported by his friends, family and the society so that it becomes easy for him to quit those habits. Motivational interviewing can also help Brad to address his issues so that it becomes easy for the social worker to help me get rid of the problem (Hall et al. 2015).
The two organizations which will Brad and the ATSI people in the social and cultural aspects are discussed below:
The Redfern Foundation: Redfern Foundation helps the people of ATSI community to build their skills and create a positive sustainable infrastructure. This will help to promote the social, employment and educational opportunities among the people of these communities. Brad can also get employed through this organization and this will help me to get rid of this bad habits. Brad and the other people of the ATSI community will get a platform to exchange their thoughts and emotions and be self-sufficient (dovetail.org.au 2017).
New South Wales Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organizations (COAPA): This organization fosters and supports economic, social and cultural well being of the ATSI people who are the residents of New South Wales. This organization will help Brad and the members of the ATSI community who are at the risk of being separated by their families and friends. Moreover, the organization will also provide counseling and support to the people to get rid of their suffering and distress (alsnswact.org.au 2017).
It is vital to understand the plight of the ATSI people in order to assist Brad’s feeling of being isolated. The people of the ATSI community were isolated from their family, community and nation. They were rendered homeless. But research indicated that these tribes emphasize on the interconnectedness between their families, communities and they showed concern about each other. They had no place to eat or sleep and were in intergenerational trauma. The state had enforced them for separation and this in turn has affected the ability of the ATSI people to be balanced in their mental and emotional state (education.vic.gov.au 2017). Similar was the case with Brad. He remained isolated and developed a criminal mental state. Moreover, there was unconcealed drug and alcohol misuse among the people of the ATSI community.