CHAPTER - 6
Here are a few 'real life' cases that need intervention.
So, let us see how we can intervene in different families
and help them, using the various methods explained in the
Case I: In this family both
parents are casual labourers. They have four children. Their
age ranges from 9 years to 1½ years. The eldest child
is a daughter. As both parents are working, she looks after the
house and younger children. She does not go to school and
has not even attended Anganwadi centre. There is abject poverty
and the family is rated as disorganised. The children are
unclean and look adequately nourished and are immunized. They
attend the Anganwadi centre quite regularly. the father's
sister lives nearby and helps the girl whenever necessary.
She has taken interest to send the two children to the Anganwadi
centre and sees that they attend regularly.
- Abject poverty
- Disorganized, Unclean home/unclean children.
- Child neglect/Indifferent parents.
- Regular attendance to Anganwadi Centre.
- Children immunized/adequately nourished.
- Father's sister helping out.
- The eldest daughter looking after the home.
Entry Point: As the parents
were not available, the girl was talked to about the work
at home, how she manages and so on. She was appreciated for
looking after the house and children so well. As she seems
to be a clear resource in the family, she was used as an entry
point to the family.