- Show active involvement and understanding in executing
- Praise and appreciate family's efforts. This increases
their sense of improvement. If necessary, when you see changes,
demonstrate them to the family. This gives them more confidence.
- Do not be directive or force a family to change. Instead
show them the need to change and demonstrate healthier ways
- Do not act as a judge or take sides. Try and understand
each person's actions and behaviour and motivate them to
change gradually on their own.
- Remember you cannot solve all the problems in a family.
Your task is to initate the process of change and show the
family how to handle problems. Subsequently, the aim is
to help the family solve their problems themselves.
- Do not feel upset if you cannot change a family despite
all your efforts. Remember, a family will change only if
it feels the need. If a particular strategy is not working
try a different approach but do not get disheartened if
things do not work. May be the family wants to stay that
METHOD OF INTERVENTION
Once the problem is identified the intervention worker should
take the following options for initiating change.
- Problem solving i.e. helping discussions among family
members regarding the problems and arriving at a solution
- Referral to, or involvement of another agency.
Very often families behave and do things in a certain way
because of lack of knowledge and awareness. Educating them
about these issues might be enough in solving minor problems
in the family. Explaining to the family regarding normal psychosocial
development of the child, the role of the family in the promotion
of cognitive and emotional development and