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3: Sociological Interventions
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- explain the sociological process of intervention.
- describe the six approaches to solving social issues.
- recognize and apply macro, meso, and micro levels of intervention.
- explain the sociological practitioner's role and approach in solving social problems.
- identify issues requiring a multilevel, multifactor problem solving approach.
- 3.1: Interventions and Problem Solving
- There are six approaches most commonly used by sociological and other professional practitioners, communities, and clients to address social problems and create change. To resolve or improve situations, different problems require different approaches based on the client needs and social resources available to them. Each sociological approach incorporates a different level of analysis to assess the problem with a specific focal area of intervention.
- 3.2: Problem Solving Approaches and Interventions
- There are six problem solving approaches and interventions most commonly used among practitioners. Each approach examines a different aspect of a social problem. The nature of the problem and people involved determines the most appropriate intervention to apply.
- 3.3: Commonalities of Approaches
- There are four common themes among problem solving approaches. All approaches focus on creating change. Interventionists work towards changing behavior or the social arrangements of clients. The goal is to improve social functioning of individuals, groups, communities, and organizations.
- 3.4: References, Key Terms and Concepts