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Strategies for Assessing Family Strengths and Needs

Explore strategies for assessing family strengths and needs. Sometimes, families who have been coping with the needs of an exceptional child neglect other children or needs. It is essential that family needs are stabilized while the child receives assistance because a part of the intervention is to help families to reconnect as a unit and to not continue to focus on one child's needs exclusively.
Name some strategies that can be used to help families adjust to having to work with relative strangers. How would you feel if you had to work with a few different people who know about your family's problems?

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An effective strategy that can be used to help families adjust to having to work with relative strangers, is to provide information to the family that assures them that their situation and or family history will be kept confidential, and that the individuals that are working with them have been trained to protect the family's privacy at all times. Another effective strategy that can be used to help families adjust to working with relative strangers, is to constantly reiterate to the ...

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