During our class facilitation, our group discussed the importance of considering the importance of culture when developing interventions. Among our class there was a general sense of agreement that culture is an important aspect of our lives, even though we did explore some extreme opinions that claimed that multiculturalism is detrimental to society. Before discussing specific cultural interventions, we wanted to gain a better understanding of the classes’ understanding of culture. After obtaining a firm grasp of culture, we then moved on to discuss the field of cultural interventions Continue reading
Bullying Interventions in Schools
Our group discussed social interventions in youth bullying behaviors. We examined a meta-analysis, an empirical study and the Violence Prevention Works website (http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/index.page) which is home of the international Olweus Bullying Prevention Progam. We concluded the class with an activity and discussion six major approaches and tried to apply them to the same bullying scenario.
1. Ttofi and Farrington (2011)
The article by Ttofi and Farrington (2011) is a meta-analysis that examines the effectiveness of anti-bullying programs in schools. The study included 89 studies that all used a control group and were Continue reading