Identify and integrate various psycho-educational or supportive approaches that might be
used at the community level, such as at community centers, schools, and social service
agencies, to assist children like Amee and Aaron, who are at risk from family violence, to
more effectively cope and develop resiliency.
The Psycho Educational model is a humanistic approach that can be utilized to change
values, behavior patterns, interpretation of events, and outlook towards life of people who
are not able to adjust to their environment or their different situations at home, at school
or at workplace.
When the individual is not able to cope with the changes in his situation or environment,
it is called as an “Inappropriate” behavior and appropriate behaviors can be developed by
helping the individual to understand and comprehend the necessity for change and then
helping the individual in the development of the better behavior.
For children like Amee and Aaron, who face problems of family violence at home,
psycho-educational approaches can be used at the community level so that the counselors
and teachers can understand the problems being faced by the children, assure them
assistance, and also help them to change their behavior. Their aggression can be related to
the violence being faced at their homes, and if they are able to express their fears and get
appropriate help, they may be able to behave in an appropriate manner in the school and
on the playground. Children from violent families usually show aggression as a
protective mechanism or sometimes it is just copying their parent’s behavior, if the
children are explained the differences between appropriate and inappropriate behavior
through psycho-educational and supportive approaches, they may adapt better behavior
(What is "PsychoEd"?, 2006).
Be sure to address whether there may be differences between the responses seen for
Amee and Aaron and provide your reasoning.
There is a possibility of different responses for Amee and Aaron because of the
characteristic differences between their natures. Both the children will feel torn between
their parents or will be confused because of the feelings of love and fear for their violent
father and their victim mother. Still, the boy, Aaron, will be more aggressive and may not
accept the advice given easily because of the basic rebellious nature of boys. Aaron may
not be able to respond properly or immediately to the psycho-educational approaches
whereas Amee being a girl may show faster response. She may try to protect her parents