Community Psychology - Intervention and Prevention Strategies
Learn about the intervention and prevention strategies used by community psychologists with this free online course.
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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.Start Course Now
Community Interventions - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Community Interventions
Transforming Community Contexts
Community Interventions - Lesson Summary
Prevention and Promotion
Prevention and Promotion - Learning Outcomes
Types of Prevention
Promotion and Risk
Prevention Research and Programming
Critiques of the Prevention Paradigm
Prevention and Promotion - Lesson Summary
Stress and Coping
Stress and Coping - Learning Outcomes
Physiological Vs. Psychological Stress
Coping and Stress
Coping and Context
Stress and Coping - Lesson Summary
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
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