Sociology Index

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.

Current challenges in psychology of social intervention
CASAS, Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.17, n.2, pp. 42-49. ISSN
According the author, 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. We need to change social representations of social groups, of their social problems and of the way to cope with such problems are proposed. The importance of non-material dimensions of social life in social change processes are pointed out. The new perspectives and goals involved with the quality of life concept are discussed. Media influence in the processes of social change are also considered. And finally a scheme to reflect and debate some outstanding challenges for social intervention are offered.

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. 28, 2006.

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.
Abstract: The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) is a novel cognitive-behavioural therapy program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced an initial episode of psychosis. Findings suggest clinical and psychosocial benefits associated with GRIP, and the treatment was well-received by clients and therapists. The retention rate of 67%, however, suggests the need for protocol modifications to improve engagement.

A Group Social Skills Intervention Program for Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. M. Barrera, PhD CPsych and F. Schulte, MA
Journal of Pediatric Psychology Advance Access published online on March 25, 2009
Abstract: Objective 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. Conclusions: The social intervention is feasible and outcomes based on parental reports provide preliminary support for the efficacy of the program.

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
Abstract: This paper reports on preliminary findings of a longitudinal qualitative study 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 and cultural capital that according to the literature are associated with success in scientific careers. Exposure to these types of capital through the social intervention program had a positive impact on all students, particularly on those entering the program with little or no previous exposure. Findings point to the need for social intervention programs for underrepresented groups to include exposure to social and cultural capital as well as their traditional academic components.