A 3-Tier Model to Structure Interventions for Targeted Population
FLSM will implement a strategic framework “The 3-Tier Model framework” see Figure 1 below, to ensure that it provides relevant interventions that meet the needs of families. The services will be structured in response to research-based knowledge, proactive out-reach, referrals and as well as individual needs assessment data as generated from self-disclosed areas of need.
Tier I – Encompasses an all-inclusive out-reach programme service.
The interventions and enrichment services are structured to reach a larger group of about 80 – 90 percent of the targeted population. The services are proactive in nature and designed to build awareness and common understanding, with regards to building and strengthening sustainable healthy lifestyles at all levels of family dynamics. Programme services target a mixed bag, married, single, men, women, young and old. These may be provided through mass-education and/or at a designated facility. Interventions include but not limited to:
- Stop smoking campaigns;>
- Drugs and alcohol abuse and impact on health and family relationships;
- Onslaught of pornography and impact on productivity and mental health;
- Obesity awareness and impact on health, through symposia on Healthy lifestyle, nutrition and cooking demonstrations, vegan clinic supplies, aerobic physical exercises
Tier II – Programme services are designed for special groups with similar needs and interests
about 5 to 10 percent of the targeted population. Interventions are mostly enrichment programmes in nature. The program services are more streamlined, efficient and intended for a rapid response for a group with similar interests or needs, who usually fall between the cracks or tend to be neglected in the scheme of traditional programming. These include widows, young adults, senior citizens, single-parents, blended-families and married-couples. Interventions will include but not limited to:
- Presentations on selected topics of interest to a special group with similar needs, e.g., widows, married couples, single parents with children and blended families;
- Book club or read-a-thorn to address special topics of interest;
- Weekend Get-away retreats for married couples, spouse-talk and role-modeling;
- Promoting mentoring initiatives, e.g., “adopt-a-couple” mentoring programme; and including fun-time excursions for senior citizens, special dinners and related activities for keeping seniors engaged and relevant in society.
Tier III – At this level, programme services are structured for individuals or a significantly small group
about 1 – 5 percent of the targeted population. The services are time-sensitive, more intensive and may require durable counseling designed to address specific needs. Interventions include intensive one-on-one professional counseling sessions; and including referrals for rehabilitation services to a specialized residential facility for more intensive care based on the severity of needs. Interventions include but not limited to:
- Dealing with aftermath for victims of abuse, sextual crimes and incest (especially if implicating a member of the family);
- Substance or chemical dependency, alcohol, drugs and including phonography addiction;
- Divorce and marriage recovery, coping skills and healthy grieving following loss;
- Dealing with interpersonal conflict and anger management sessions.