The Importance Of Intervention

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Intervention Children are part of a family unit, these families are part of a community, and that community is part of the society. In order to really be able to help these young children it is essential to understand how these social systems are interconnected and affect the child directly. The current foster care system sees separation from the caregiver as the most viable intervention, however, this at best addresses the problem on a short term basis and does not enact true change. When designing an intervention it is fundamental to take a holistic approach which will strengthen each social systems and their interconnectivity but also will provide for long term solutions. On a micro level the basic needs of the child need to be addressed. …show more content…
This is all an in effort to help the parent realize the effects of the trauma on the child and how they can be one of the key components in effecting change. The parent’s would receive a lot of educational support by having access to parenting classes, anger management or substance abuse classes (whatever was a major problem that lead to the abuse or maltreatment ), communication skills building, teaching of home management, parent-child interaction. Once they have finished these courses and it is evident that significant change has occurred to create a safe environment the child will return. To facilitate this return there would be monitored visits between the child and parent so that it is evident that changes in parental style and treatment has occurred. It can be a shock to the child to be in foster care one day and back at home the next without giving them the proper time and support to transition …show more content…
This power is rarely actually used by a community because it requires people to truly be invested in other’s lives. Concretely this can be done by having parenting classes and open forums on topics of the like in a community center where everyone is welcome to come. Another thing that needs to be taught is the importance of speaking up for victims of abuse, this not only goes for children but for other populations alike. So many individuals close their eyes in order to avoid seeing injustices happening right in front of them and many claim the ‘it’s not my problem why should I care’. By building a strong and supportive community it will become everyone’s problem and everyone will care because they will now be putting a name to a face and a problem to a

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