Amarillo Case

Amarillo Case Study

Case Study

The Questioner’s List

Questions to consider periodically:

  • Where else could we get information that would be useful?
  • What are the barriers to reunification?
  • Have we checked all relatives?

  Questions to consider before finalizing court recommendations:

  • Are our court recommendations child focused?
  • Have we covered every need of the child(ren) in this case?
  • Did we appropriately consider the minimum sufficient level of care (MSL) standard in forming our recommendations for this case?
  • Do our recommendations ask for what is appropriate, whether or not it is readily available?
  • Is our work clear, diplomatic and non-judgmental?



Attorney for the CASA program

Child: Maria Amarillo – 1st contact

Child: Maria Amarillo – 2nd contact

DCP&P Caseworker: Alberta Gillis

Kinship Relatives: Pedro & Anna Valdez

Maternal Aunt: Consuela Amarillo

Medical History: Maria Amarillo

Resource Parents: Stanley & Karen Becker

School Guidance Counselor: Julia Mansfield