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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 etc.

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 very good.

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 successful intervention.


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