SOCIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Social Intervention Programs are activities by
government, social agencies and volunteers designed to change and improve the social
situation of individuals, groups and community, strengthen social bonds and encourage internalization of social control. Psychologists involved in social
intervention programs are often focused in microsocial assessment and personal or family
change. Social psychology has often underlined the importance of
In our present societies the macrocontext has some unique
characteristics. We live in an ever-quickening changing society.
Reflections about the need to change social representations of social groups, of their social problems and of the way to cope with such problems
are proposed. Media influence in the processes of social
change are also considered.
A scheme to reflect and debate some outstanding
challenges for social intervention are offered. That raises a set of new challenges to
practitioners of the welfare systems, particularly that of taking more into account the
new macrosocial dynamics. Reference - Current challenges in psychology of social
intervention CASAS, Ferrán. Psicol. Soc. Online. 2005, vol.17, n.2, pp. 42-49.
Evaluation of Social Intervention Programs
- Guttentag, Marcia
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 218, issue 1 Critical Huma, pp. 3-13
Social Intervention for Children with Language Impairment: Factors Affecting
Journal article by Bonnie Brinton, Martin Fujiki; Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol.
The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program for
first episode psychosis: treatment development and preliminary data. - Community
Mental Health Journal, 44(6), December 2008, pp.443-455.
The Graduated Recovery Social Intervention Program is a novel cognitive-behavioural
therapy program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced
an initial episode of psychosis. In this paper, the treatment development process of
Graduated Recovery Social Intervention Program is described and data from an open
feasibility trial are presented. Findings suggest clinical and psychosocial benefits
associated with Graduated Recovery Social Intervention Program, and the treatment was
well-received by clients and therapists.
A Group Social Skills Intervention Program for
Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors
M. Barrera, PhD CPsych and F. Schulte, MA.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a
skills group social intervention program for child brain tumor survivors. Significant
improvement was found after social intervention based on parents reports of
self-control, social skills , and quality of life. The social intervention is feasible and
outcomes based on parental reports provide preliminary support for the efficacy of the
Can an Intervention Program Provide Social Capital
and Cultural Capital for Minority Students?
Acherman, Dora. and Perez, Linda
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association
Preliminary findings of longitudinal studies and qualitative research evaluating an NIH funded program
designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minority
group students in biomedical research. Students displayed large variations in their
levels of previous exposure to specific kinds of social capital and cultural capital that
according to the literature are associated with success in scientific careers. Exposure to
social capital and cultural capital through the social intervention program had a positive
impact on all students. Students acquired the skills to develop professional relations
with senior researchers in their fields of interest. It is still too early to ascertain
whether these social intervention program benefits will have a long term impact on their
career paths. Findings point to the need for social intervention program for
underrepresented groups to include exposure to social capital and cultural capital as well
as their traditional academic components.