Strengthen these resources and utilize them properly to make
your intervention meaningful and enhance the positive aspects
in the family.
Once you have evaluated the family in all these areas you
can now arrive at some conclusions.
- What are the problem areas in this family?
- What are the strengths of this family?
- What is the first area you would like to change?
- Which are the family members you would like to involve
to begin with?
- Are there any external agencies that you would like to
ATTITUDES OF THE WORKER IN THE FAMILY
Your intervention keeps you in close contact with the family
members. Your attitudes towards the family and the process
would have far reaching effects on both. And hence, it would
be necessary to be aware of certain tenets before you start
your intervention. Here are certain do's and dont's for you
- Accept the existing family beliefs about any topic and
do not contradict them.
- Show interest in individuals. Do not see them as problem
- Listen with interest to what people have to say.
- Let a person share his feelings, even if you don't agree
- Refer to the previous conversation that you have had
- If a person becomes silent when you direct a message
to him, don't feel irritated. His silence may mean that
either he has not understood or that your ideas are not
acceptable to him or that he is thinking over it.
- Encourage the person to express his emotions and feelings
such as anger, irritability and distress.
- Do not take an attitude of judgement.