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  1. Recognize the needs of the person.

  2. Anybody feels uncertain when assigned a new task, so provide reassurance.

  3. Involve the community or group when needed, because an individual accepts the change easily when his group is involved and this change lasts longer.

  4. Show empathy and understanding to the person's problems.

  5. Give them only suggestions and not solutions.


Here are some guidelines to show you how to go about the intervention programme:

  1. 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 undertaken.

  2. 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.

  3. Decide on the person to be involved and counselled in the family to help solve the problem.

  4. 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.

  5. Your intervention should be simple and flexible.

  6. 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.

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