Guidelines to the Trainer
As part of the Governmental Health Services in India, various
programmes exist in Rural, Slum area and Urban areas to better
child and family health. The family intervention proposed
in this manual is meant to reach children at risk of poor
psychosocial development. Risk assessment and subsequent intervention
strategies can easily be integrated into the training programmes
and routine tasks of health workers. The learning of these
new skills will help them to counsel the families with regard
to their risk factors and improve coping skills. The aim is
to use the young mother as a means of entering the family
system and bring about changes in the family.
This means that any health worker can act as an intervention
worker. The trainer would need to familiarize himself with
the manual before initiating training. Our manual contains
the following chapters.
||Normal Psychosocial Development of the Child.
|| Role of the Family in healthy Child
|| Identification and Assessment of 'High Risk'
|| Family Intervention -General Guidelines -outline
of steps in family intervention.
|| Family Intervention in Specific Conditions
The intervention worker needs to be trained in the following
- Training the intervention worker in identifying the 'at
risk' families at field level and detailed assessment of
these risk factors.
- Training to identify various resources within and outside
the family that can be utilized in intervention.