Although there is no indication that she has any health problem (in other words, nothing is revealed about her health status). Sarah will have the problem enjoying her studies based on her inability to sustain her interest in a person (her mother or friends) for a longer period of time (Weis 221). And Sarah’s mother seems to be clueless about how to successfully handle the situation. Though this does not necessarily mean that the child is in dire need of protection outside her home, periodical visits of social workers could help her mother understand what her daughter needs (Rowe 25). Sarah’s mother is also have been affected by her sudden break from her husband, which may have weighed heavily on her psychological power to control her emotion and help her daughter overcome her own psychological stress. Theoretically, the absence of her father may be partly responsible for Sarah’s unfriendly disposition to people, friends or relatives she doesn’t like (Emery 163).
My first actions as a practitioner: As an early childhood practitioner, it would amount to mere speculations if I should make my decision without first of all undergo the assessment of Sarah’s behavior. Therefore, the first step is to closely and carefully monitor Sarah for revelations of any strange manners or symptoms that could show that she may have been suffering from psychological/mental, social and physical abuse by her depressed mother (Carr 202). With reference to National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children NSPCC, a multi-professional approach is needed to offer believable consultation and assessment of any child in need. This modality will produce well-rounded assessment using professionals from the educational, social and health fields to monitor Sarah and document their findings to help map out the best strategy required to solve the girl’s problems (NSPCC 3-25).