Pyc4811COMMUNITY AND HEALTH
UNIQUE NO: 536712
STUDENT NO: 48932930
Cover page page 1
Contents page page 2
Introduction page 3
Principles of community psychology page 3/4
The Community page 4
The Problem page 5
Design of the programme page 6
Conclusion …show more content…
Sharing power is essential, the programme of prevention cannot be an 'us vs them' mentality.
1.5 Sense of community
Community psychologists sometimes strive to foster a sense of community in a group. Members participate in communities in part because their needs are met by connecting with other members. Members are also attracted to communities in which they feel influential, share commonly held ideals that can be pursued through involvement in the community and experience a sense of belonging (McMillan & Chavis, 1986).
1.6 Level of analysis
Intervention may concern itself with more than one level analysis as individuals exist in Microsystems. One person or a group can influence another.
1.7 Radiating effects
This can go both ways either positive or negative. Change in social setting may have a direct or indirect result that was unintended.
2. The Community
The community in which I live in and where the intervention will take place in located in Newlands East, Durban. There are 3 high schools in the area and 4 primary schools, there is one sports grounds in the area and a shopping centre where basics can be bought. There are single dwellings or houses in the newly developed area but majority of the residents live in flats and duplexes. Privacy is rare and this is a close knit community. There ade no recreational facilities except the sports ground.
3. The Problem…
Critically Compare and Contrast Community Psychology and Public Health Approaches to Social Problems840 Words | 4 Pages
Public health concerns itself with the prevention of lifestyle diseases, such as heart problems, as well as diseases of which the occurrence can be reduced if the public is educated about it, such as HIV/AIDS and cholera (Tut 102 for PYC4811). Public health, as practised in South Africa and most industrialized countries, is based on the biomedical/western model of illness. According to this model, the reason for disease and distress (and, therefore, mental illness) is because of lesions within…