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2. Family Resources

Though some families may appear dysfunctional, we should always remember that every family however troubled, has its own strengths. It is the task of the intervention worker to tap these resources and utilize them in therapy.

The positive attributes of any family are as follows:

  • Adequate understanding and positive interactions within themselves and with neighbours and relatives.

  • A strong marital relationship or parent-child bond or any other healthy relationship in the family.

  • Evidence in the past, of the family handling crisis and problems by getting together and generating resources.

  • Adequate family support.

  • The ability to communicate emotions and feelings with each other.

  • Good care giving specially to the elderly & children as reflected by immunization, health status or nutrition.

  • Good moral and religious standards.

  • Adequate discipline.

  • The 'we' feeling or presence of family cohesiveness.

  • Adequate family routine.

  • Economic stability.

  • Presence of a leader or person from whom counsel is sought and followed.

3. Community Resources

  • Presence of community leaders,

  • Governmental and non-governmental agencies,

  • Existence of effective family programmes like supplementary nutrition / family welfare / Anganwadis / Balwadis / School developmental programmes,

  • Adequate support from neighbours, relatives and friends,

  • PHCS and creches.

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