Planning Family Interventions in Social Work with Children and youth

The primary role of the family-based interventions is to seek the most appropriate approach of correcting unethical behavior, attitudes or lifestyles in attempt to introduce upright modifications through inception of a program that focusses on best-practices in achieving desired results. The practice should seek to utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM) whose purpose is to establish actual results in containing impulse control disorder of substance use. Concurrently, my case study focuses on establishing evidence-based interventions for a family that is struggling to counter problems relating to the change in siblings behaviors, parental conduct that has resulted to absence of father in children upbringing and educational decline.

Through clinical evidence-based approaches the affected families strive to embrace a suitable analytical program that is designed to change and improve the behavioral conduct of the siblings. In this specific case study, the family of Mr. Mann is undergoing a series of challenges of parental separation which has consequently impacted the siblings negatively. The family problems began when alcoholism of the husband (Mr. Mann) became intolerable as he often became hostile towards his wife who reluctantly let him leave the house. Unfortunately, the eldest son (Trig) witnessed the unceasing violence between the parents and their misconduct which was later diagnosed as the cause of his behavior change.  Alongside other challenges that adolescents experience, the most prevalent symptoms that have are evidenced in this specific family are negative self-concept, lowered self-esteem, aggression, poor achievement in academics and Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity (AHDH). The wife (Mrs. Mann) decided to seek consultation from the behavioral health clinic concerning the behavioral chance in her siblings which was getting out of hand for single parent in the new family system.

The family-based interventions are centrally focused on implementing approaches that strengthen the family that seeks to get out of behavioral challenges. The program can employ an approach of in-home family support whereby the facilitator integrate more interactivity within the household. In-home family support would enable the parent to be more open with the children and can thus listen, understand and help solve the issues…



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