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How can I ask parents or teachers for help with interventions?

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Last Updated: 03/06/2016 at 3:46pm
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April 7th, 2015 4:52pm
Usually a direct approach is the best. You can even write a mock-up of what you're asking from each of them and what you're trying to accomplish through the intervention. Perhaps something like: "Hi, I'm really glad that you could make time for me to talk with you. It has come to my attention, and perhaps yours too, that _____ is having problems with_____ and I believe it's gotten to the point where they no longer have the ability to truly see the situation as clearly as they need to in order to help themselves. So I've taken it upon myself to gather supporters who are interested in joining me and others in a kind of intervention for _____. It's my full intention to create an atmosphere of understanding where ___ can be surrounded by people who care about their wellbeing and want to see them succeed. It's important that ____ knows just how many people believe in them, and also to hear from those people just how ____ has affected their lives. There are so many people in this world who are willing to tear others down, or neglect people for their own benefit and that can be discouraging to people who are struggling with serious problems. So _____ needs to not only hear, but see the people that care about them. I would greatly appreciate your participation and I am trying to organize a time and date that works for everyone involved. However if you do not feel comfortable physically being there, I am also asking that the people consider writing a letter that could be given to _____ or read allowed. It's still a way of showing support and letting _____ know that they are in your thoughts. Thank you very much for taking the time to listen to my request, and I can give you my contact information if you are interested." You can always use that as a kind of foundation to ask people. And of course you can make it as personal or as informative as you want, but the point is you're trying to convey a sense of unity and purpose. It's ok if people don't want to participate because they may feel too emotional about the situation. It's a good policy to make people feel comfortable and unobligated to the intervention, but at the same time make them feel important to it as well.
May 5th, 2015 6:20am
Just go up and ask them. You have to be bold. Say you need to talk to them about something that is important to you.
June 9th, 2015 6:24pm
lots of parents and teachers are very open minded when it comes to asking for help because they really do want whats best for you all you have to do is say we need to talk its very important to me and a teacher will pull you to the side and help you the best they can going to a parent is hard but telling them you have a problem and need help will work
October 27th, 2015 11:30am
What do you mean by interventions? If you mean educational intervention, then just wait around a bit longer after the lesson and tell your teacher what you eed help with and ask for advice. If more than one person in your class is finding something difficult, then it is worthwhile for you to get your teacher to adress this problem. Your teacher can then send off letters to alert your parents about intervention sessions running.
December 29th, 2015 3:23pm
The most important thing is to actually do it. Choose someone you trust, it doesn't end up mattering so much who, teachers and parents can help you, it matters that you do. Don't beat around the bush, don't try to pry your way into the question. If you are nervous write what you want to say down, then if you can't say it, give them the letter. Its scary, its so scary but its important. Their job is to care for you, and they most likely want to. Be brave. You can do this.
March 6th, 2016 3:46pm
Of course you can , parents are angels sent from heaven to us they are our rock no matter what and even when sometimes we feel like they don't understand us. Pick a person that you trust and up up