Writing Services-Twin Behavior: Intervening

Writing Services-Twin Behavior: Intervening

Writing Services-Twin Behavior: Intervening

Twin Behavior: Intervening
 Amee and Aaron are 6-year- old twins of Josh and Lacy. Josh is an alcoholic and
unemployed, and Lacy works two jobs to feed the family. When Lacy arrives home late
from work, Josh is drunk after spending the day managing the children. Josh picks a fight
with Lacy over petty issues and starts hitting her. Amee and Aaron try to protect their
mother. As they tug on their father's leg, he stops hitting Lacy, falls to the floor, and
begins to cry. This has been a nightly ritual since Josh lost his job six weeks ago. Before
losing his job, Josh used to hit Lacy on a sporadic basis, usually when he had too much to
drink. The children have developed a morbid fear of their father, and they are extra
careful not to annoy him.
At a parent/teacher conference, Lacy is told that her twins' aggressive behavior on the
playground at recess is becoming an issue. Their teacher expresses concern and suggests
that Lacy might want to investigate early intervention for her children. Without
discussing the violence being experienced in the family, Lacy agrees with the teacher to
pursue intervention for the twins' behavioral issues.
 Identify and integrate various psychoeducational 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.
 Be sure to address whether there may be differences between the responses seen for
Amee and Aaron and provide your reasoning.
 Explore issues of gender, diversity, and ethics within the intervention approaches.
Due Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Your response should be at least 2 pages long, and
include a cover page and reference list.
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum
Discussed the psychoeducational or supportive approaches
for children witnessing family violence and are at risk of
experiencing multiple problems at the cognitive, behavioral,
developmental, and/or emotional levels.
Determined that although both children have been exposed to
the family violence, there is no clear determinant of how they
will respond to the situation due to mitigating internal
Points
32
24
processes.
Explored the issues of gender, diversity, and ethics within the
intervention approaches. 24
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner;
demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation
and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling,
grammar, and punctuation.
Total: 100
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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

too.

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