Intervention Plan: The family may be advised to make
a proper utilization of the help they are getting from the
father's sister. The parents may be counselled regarding the
importance of stimulation and spending time with children.
The worker along with the family may plan out the ideal time
say for eg. dinner time and see that the family carried out
the task given to them. A healthy and more positive interaction
between parents and children may be encouraged.
The parents may be encouraged to give the elder
girl some basic education as she is still very young. She
may explain the necessity and importance of this to them.
There may not be much that a worker can do to
remove abject poverty, however she can talk about budgeting,
proper utilization of the available resources, nutrition at
a low cost, and discussion of other ways of earning livelihood.
The worker can help the mother in planning out
her routine. The daughter may also be encouraged to help in
chores around the house. Along with this the worker can teach
cleanliness to the mother. She may explain its importance
to her and help her and encourage her in making changes gradually.
The worker needs to give a positive feedback
to the family, and involve herself in the tasks given to the
family, whenever necessary
taking more interest in children, better child care, more
organized and clean home and children. Better relations between
parents and children, despite the economic status of the family
remaining almost the same. They can plan their budget and
provide nutritious meal which costs less and things available
at home for play. Parents may take interest and there may
be more organization in the family.
Case 2: This
family has four children. The eldest is eight years old and
the youngest about one month old. The husband is a casual
labourer (coolie) and wife works as house maid. They have
not followed birth control. The father drinks. The children
are unclean but look quite healthy and are immunized. The
children attend Anganwadi regularly. Eldest goes to school.
The mother is quite motivated. Poor house keeping was noticed.
The second child has scabies. The family does not have any
serious financial problems. The parents are worried about
the scabies of the second child to a certain extent.