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Community Psychology - Intervention and Prevention Strategies

Learn about the intervention and prevention strategies used by community psychologists with this free online course.

Psychology
Free Course
In this free online course you will learn about community psychologists who view social problems as being due to the unequal distribution of resources which can result in poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and crime. Start this course today and learn how community psychology shifts the power dynamics so that community members can provide unique points of view about barriers that need to be overcome in working toward social justice.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course Community Psychology - Intervention and Prevention Strategies will teach you about the work of community psychologists. The course starts off with introducing you to the field of community psychology, and how it started. Then it delves into a key part of community psychology, namely, prevention and the fundamental role it plays in helping communities.

The course teaches you about the theories behind community psychology as well as the research methods and practice competencies used by those practicing community psychology, such as prevention and empowerment. The course also teaches you about understanding communities through the various dimensions of diversity that make up different communities. Next, you will learn about community intervention and prevention strategies and about stress within communities, and how they can cope with stress.

You will learn about the role communitiy psychology can play in influencing public policies. You will learn about working with communities to organize them, and create partnerships and coalitions, and how behavioural psychology has been combined with community psychology to create the field of Behavioural Community Psychology. Finally, you will be introduced to the topics of social and political change. So start this free course today and learn valuable skills about community psychology.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Distinguish the difference between professionally-led versus grassroots interventions
  • Discuss what it means for a community intervention to be effective
  • Describe why a community needs to be ready for an intervention
  • Recognize the steps to implementing community interventions
  • Discuss the historical perspectives on prevention and promotion
  • Identify the different types of prevention
  • Identify examples of risk and protective factors
  • Describe various aspects of prevention programs and evaluation
  • Discuss what stress is and the different forms people can experience
  • Identify what coping is, what coping strategies are, and coping styles
  • Discuss how individuals and communities become resilient

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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