- During the course of family interventions a few mothers
(5) who were not getting along well with their husbands
left their houses for a period of about one or two months
and therefore they not be contacted.
- In some families the mothers were quite cooperative but
the family members (e.g., in-laws, husband) were the main
hindrance in carrying out family interventions.
- Though it was thought that proper utilization of existing
resources shall be the main task during family interventions,
the available resources e.g., Anganwadis, Balwadis, Government
schools, Primary Health Centres and other facilities like
Jawahar Rozgar Yojana, IRDP, etc. could not be utilized
because of their non-functional status. Though Gram Pradhans
and other influential persons of the two study areas were
contacted by the intervention team but they showed their
inability to help the target families due to lack of funds
c) Some observations made about the AWs
selected to carry out family interventions
- The AWs of rural areas were more cooperative than the
AWs of city slum area.
- The educational level of AWs did not make any difference
in their attitude towards the intervention programme.
- M.S., AW of Bhairavi Khera (experimental rural area) was
found to be the best worker among all the AWs selected for
the present study. She was devoted towards her job, regular
and sympathetic towards the problems of the families under
her care. She was happy about the changes which have taken
place during the years of her services as an AW and also
about the changes after the initiation of interventions.
The cooperation from all the 15 families in this area was
Another AW R. Y. of Mastipur who is educated only upto class
8 has now started taking a keen interest in the intervention
work. It is felt that in due course of time and with supervision
her rapport and intervention skills with the families under
her care shall greatly improve.
Thus it seems that a genuine desire on the part of the AWs
to help their clients is the most essential ingredient for