be leading to drinking eg. Wife's nagging, inability to cope
with stress or the influence of friends.
Outcome: Mother being motivated,
started giving better care and stimulation for children. They
were kept clean and the house was also kept better. Further
she would agree for birth control. The father has not stopped
his drinking habit, but he says that he is trying to reduce
it. He spends some time with the children.
Case 3: The family has five
children in the age range of 10 years to 1½ years. The
mother is pregnant again. They have not followed birth control.
Both of them work as casual labourers. Father is alcoholic.
He had an attack of TB two years ago. He was advised against
taking alcohol. He had stopped momentarily but has started
drinking again. Children are healthy and immunized. Elder
child goes to school and young ones attend the Anganwadi.
There is abject poverty. The mother feels overburdened with
work. The parents have frequent quarrels and the mother is
not happy with marriage. She has been wanting to leave the
husband but has not done so for the sake of society and children.
- Abject poverty
- Severe marital discord
- Over burdened mother
- Alchoholic father
- Over crowding in the family
- Regular attendance to Anganwadi Centre
- Elder children attending school
- Parents motivated
- Good health/lmmunization for children
Entry Point: Mother was talked
to about her over burdening. She was appreciated for getting
her children immunized and was told that her children look
quite healthy. Her problems were discussed in detail and the
worker empathized with her. This further motivated her to
discuss her other problems.