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What to do in case of emergency in psychosocial programs?

By 15 June 2022August 22nd, 2022  

Family Development Program

Adrien Cascarino edited by Vincent Griffaton


One of the main challenges in family development programmes is connected with the principle of non-intervention by the social workers.
What should you do when faced with a severely malnourished child? With a dehydrated adult? With a case of tuberculosis? When there is an obvious case of incest? When someone tells you they are going to commit suicide? Or that they are going to kill someone?
Whilst not attempting to give the ‘magic’ answer to these questions, this information sheet identifies the right questions that should be asked before action is taken.