FAITH HARPER CASE STUDY ANALYSIS 4
on the complaints she has on her abusive marriage. More so, they also turn a blind eye when she
complains on the state of her kids. The Social worker responsible assumes her as a mental case
and therefore, dismisses her complains.
Although she temporarily got temporary custody of her children, got a divorce and had a
personal protection order (PPO) approved, the legal department did not do Faith any favor. Her
custody was overrun days later on some unsound reasons. Additionally, in the end she was
denied overall custody over her sickly child. Moreover, she had to sack her appointed legal
representative for negligence. She claimed that he once slept during a proceeding in court that
had been filed on her behalf.
Due to the numerous abuses by her husband on her, Faith suffered a lot of physical and
psychological strains. She was labeled a mad woman by her husband, their neighbors, the police,
social workers and the children protective services. Such discriminatory remarks were unproved
and based on what Bob told people. Evidently, she was a victim of racial discrimination based on
her skin color and origin.
During her legal battles, she was forced into a psychological analysis. From her assigned
case manager, it was evident that the tests were biases. The tests did not take into consideration
her different cultural background. Additionally, most of the services to her were given with the
perception that she was of unsound mind. Her medical career came to an end once she arrived in
the United States. Here, her medical career was not recognized forcing her to do odd jobs.
Consequently, she was subjected to some kind of personal ego problems since in Kenya she was
a highly respected member of the society. Additionally, she has trouble adapting to the life in the
US and the laws. She had to be taught on her rights to discover that she was being domestically
abused by her husband.