This is because aboriginal families place much emphasis on the extended family and it will therefore be very challenging to work with one side of the family and neglect the other (Stafford, & Kurt, 2007).
The first step towards developing an intervention plan for Naomi’s case will be confirming her indigenous status. This will require brining in Naomi’s mother to help in her identification. The reason for this is that for a person to be considered to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, they have to be identified by a close relative or a community member. For way of identification, an Aboriginal person is any individual who positively identifies as an Aboriginal and is embraced as such by the people with whom he/she lives amongst (Stafford & Kurt, 2007).
After the self-identification exercise, it will be important to get a written intervention order from Naomi’s mother. After this has been put in place, there will be no need to complete a comprehensive cultural support plan but only the minimal information in the cultural support plan will be recorded. This is necessitated by the fact that the family will still be at hand to meet the cultural needs of the children as they had done before. Given that it will not be possible to enquire about the health matters of Gary during the burial, it is important to determine the duration that Naomi and her sister will be in care. As a starting point, it is also important to undertake an extensive study to determine whether there is a specific cultural need that needs to be met. Identifying the level of contact with the extended family is critical since it will determine whether a comprehensive cultural support plan will have to be developed with the family (Spencer, 2006).
In order to come up with an effective intervention plan, there will be need to use culturagrams. Culturagrams are tools that are specifically developed to comprehend the role of culture in