- Recognize the needs of the person.
- Anybody feels uncertain when assigned a new task, so
- Involve the community or group when needed, because an
individual accepts the change easily when his group is involved
and this change lasts longer.
- Show empathy and understanding to the person's problems.
- Give them only suggestions and not solutions.
GUlDELINES TO FAMILY INTERVENTION
Here are some guidelines to show you how to go about the
- You already have certain tasks assigned to you. This
intervention is only a part of the work you are already
doing. It is best that the intervention is incorporated
into your other tasks and becomes part of your routine way
of handling individuals and families regardless of the programme
- Find out the specific risk factor in the family on one
or more of your family visits. The HRC helps you to do this.
The problem which the family wants solved first should be
attended to immediately. If there is more than one risk
factor, intervene in the area which the family perceives
as most problematic.
- Decide on the person to be involved and counselled in
the family to help solve the problem.
- Try to elicit active participation from the persons who
matter, because ultimately they are the people who should
improve their family conditions. But do this gradually and
stepwise depending on the co-operation of the family.
- Your intervention should be simple and flexible.
- For the purpose of intervention you will have to perform
a few tasks with the family members. So, list out a few
simple tasks and demonstrate.