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. Social intervention programs for underrepresented groups should include exposure to social capital and cultural capital as well as their traditional academic components.

Current challenges in Psychology of Social Intervention Programs
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 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. - CASAS, Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.17, n.2, pp. 42-49. ISSN.

Evaluation of Social Intervention Programs - Guttentag, Marcia.

Can an Intervention Program Provide Social Capital and Cultural Capital for Minority Students? Acherman, Dora. and Perez, Linda.
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.

The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program for first episode psychosis: treatment development and preliminary data. -  Abstract: The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program is a novel cognitive-behavioural therapy program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced an initial episode of psychosis.

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.

Social Intervention for Children with Language Impairment: Factors Affecting Efficacy. Journal article by Bonnie Brinton, Martin Fujiki; Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol. 28, 2006.