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Provide intervention support to children and families

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work with families to identify issues that require early intervention for reducing risk and developing capacity for increased effectiveness as a family unit.

1 . Operate within a professional network
  • Professional opinions are sought from informed others when analysing presenting issues

  • Presenting issues are managed within a case work framework

  • Strategies for family intervention are confirmed with the professional support network

2 . Structure the access and interaction with the family
  • Access to individuals and the family unit is negotiated

  • Respect for all members of the family is demonstrated

  • Family member safety is assured

  • Interaction is structured to provide opportunities for family members to participate in decision making

3 . Identify constraints/barriers to family effectiveness
  • Social interaction with the community is assessed

  • Financial management is reviewed

  • Parenting methods are observed and discussed

  • Family relationship issues are observed and discussed

  • Household management is reviewed

  • Current methods for dealing with stress are identified

4 . Identify options with family members
  • Key areas where changes are required are identified and agreed to with involved family members

  • A plan of action to implement agreed options for change is developed with the family

  • Factors are explored with family members which could influence their preference and ability to achieve a course of action/change

  • Agreed actions for change are discussed and confirmed with supervising professionals

5 . Identify resources to assist the family
  • The family/family member is supported in decision making to assess and access the resources required

  • Professional support is briefed on the family's issues and options within the case management framework

  • The family/individual family member is referred to professionals who will participate in implementing the action plan

6 . Support agreed actions
  • Education to provide skills in areas such as parenting, household management, stress management and conflict management is provided as required.

  • Progress reviews of the success of any intervention are applied within the case management framework

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Range Statement

Families may include:

Working with clients will be carried out within requirements established by:

Establishing a relationship with clients will be carried out within requirements established by:

Evidence Guide

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Evidence must include observation of performance in the work environment or in a simulated work setting