Family centres strengthen the preventive mechanisms of the social services. In order to ascertain if the work involved at the family centres gives an early preventive capability, a group of social workers from ten family centres did research on the assumption that the general measures taken for the benefit of all families even helped families with young children having special needs. Dialogue, reflection and questioning were the main methods used in the research circles. The research showed that the above assumption was substantiated. It showed that the family centres’ work in reaching all families, even helped in the identification and the early detection of families needing extra social support. Since the social workers were easily accessible, they could identify the families with special needs at an early stage, thereby preventing later complications with resultant destructive processes.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
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