ROLE OF COMMUNITY COUNSELLORS IN DEALING WITH SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE COMMUNITY: THE SELAYANG EXPERIENCE

  • Khalib A.L. Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM
  • Hanafiah M.S. Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM
  • Idris M.N. Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM
  • Khadijah S. Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM
  • Suraiyah H. Jabatan Kebajikan Perubatan HUKM
  • Siti Sapor B. Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
  • Rohani I. Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat, Fakulti Perubatan UKM

Abstract

This is an intervention study utilising Community Counsellors (CC) for social change. Each CC is allocated to 10-11 problematic families and is asked to do Outreach Family lntervention (OFI) in the form of family diagnosis, counselling and therapy for a period of six months. The findings revealed that the outreach activities are moderately successful. With only minimal efforts; 33.3% of the total Family-Counsellors Contacts (FCC) and 56.6% of the total Duration of Visits (DV), CCs are capable of bringing almost 40% of the expected change, understanding 57% of the family problems and taking action on 44% of the problems. This study has proven that OFI utilising CCs is quite a useful tool to bring change in the society.

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Published
2002-09-01
How to Cite
Khalib A.L., Hanafiah M.S., Idris M.N., Khadijah S., Suraiyah H., Siti Sapor B., & Rohani I. (2002). ROLE OF COMMUNITY COUNSELLORS IN DEALING WITH SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE COMMUNITY: THE SELAYANG EXPERIENCE . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2(2), 27-31. Retrieved from https://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/1241
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