You are the case manager for a family of four. The parents are low wage earners and are parents of 2 children ages 2 and 5 years old. The husband is a seasonal worker employed April to early November making $250 per week. The wife works as a food service operator at a local Wendy’s earning $9.00 per hour for 20 hours per week. The family lives in public housing in a one bedroom apartment for $400 per month.
You are to prepare a working budget for the family. Discuss the items they need and make certain you make room for child care. You are to construct a monthly budget also. On your discussion thread, add a monthly budget that you would propose to the parents. Remember, your budget and plan must be functional and realistic.
In the forum below, post your budget and an explanation of the budget. What are the shortfalls of your budget? The strengths?