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 contexts.
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. Current challenges in psychology of social intervention CASAS,
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 Efficacy
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-behavioral therapy
program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced an
initial episode of psychosis. The treatment development process of Graduated Recovery
Social Intervention Program is described. Findings suggest clinical and psychosocial
benefits associated with Graduated Recovery Social Intervention Program.
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. Exposure to social capital and cultural capital
through the social intervention program had a positive impact on all students. It is still
too early to ascertain whether these social intervention program benefits will have a long
term impact. Findings point to the need for social intervention program for
underrepresented groups to include exposure to social capital and cultural capital.