Prevention, Powerlessness, and Politics: Readings on Social Change

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This provocative book of readings examines the need for social change and political action to effect broad-based prevention of psychopathology. Addressing those in the caring professions such as social psychiatry and social work, the editors argue that this need arises from the feelings of powerlessness among those who are attempting to deal with the abuse and exploitation in today's society while working in existing programmes. Topics addressed include programmes for individuals and families, programmes for ...
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Overview

This provocative book of readings examines the need for social change and political action to effect broad-based prevention of psychopathology. Addressing those in the caring professions such as social psychiatry and social work, the editors argue that this need arises from the feelings of powerlessness among those who are attempting to deal with the abuse and exploitation in today's society while working in existing programmes. Topics addressed include programmes for individuals and families, programmes for larger political change affecting groups and identification of sources of resistance and opposition from protectors of the status quo. The volume concludes with suggestions of ways in which power can be redistributed in an effort to remove the feelings of futility now confronting workers in prevention programmes.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803931640
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/1988
  • Pages: 560

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Table of Contents

Prologue - George W Albee
A Model for Classifying Prevention Programs
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PRIMARY PREVENTION
Report of the Task Panel on Prevention
Powerlessness and Psychopathology - Justin M Joffe and George W Albee
The Causes of the Causes - Justin M Joffe
Bureaucratizing Values - Burton Blatt
'Mediacracy' - David Manning White
Mass Media and Psychopathology
Themes and Variations - M Brewster Smith
PART TWO: EFFECTS OF POWERLESSNESS: THE VICTIMS
The Education of the Oppressed Child in a Democracy - Ned O'Gorman
Talking to Your Children's Souls - Thomas J Cottle
Portraits of Deprivation
The Case of Sophie - Burton Blatt
Mental Retardation in the Slums - F Rick Heber
An Alabama Prison Experience - Stanley L Brodsky and Kent S Miller
A Welfare Funeral - Stephen E Golston
Sexual Exploitation - George W Albee
Sexual Abuse of Children - Gertrude J Rubin Williams
Symptoms in Women - Marcia Guttentag
Women - Grace K Baruch and Rosalind C Barnett
Dependence and Independence
Family Stress and Children's Response - Michael Rutter
Unmet Needs of Children - Edward Zigler and Matia Finn
Marital Disruption as a Stressor - Bernard L Bloom
Women and Sexuality - Julia R Heiman
Sexual Problems in Men - Joseph Lo Piccolo
Men and Rape - Gene G Abel
A Typology of Risks and the Disabilities of Low Status - Elizabeth Taylor Vance
PART THREE: STRATEGIES OF EMPOWERMENT: PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
New Possibilities for Women - Betty Friedan
Sex Education for Women - Paula Brown Doress and Wendy Coppedge Sanford
Sex Education in the Community - Nancy R Hamlin
Preparing Young People for Responsible Sexual Parenting - Sol Gordon and Peter Scales
Prevention of Psychopathology of Blacks - Thomas O Hilliard
Overcoming Self-Hate in Gays - Brian R Mc Naught
PART FOUR: PROGRAMS INVOLVING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE
A Vision of Child Care in the Future - Edward Zigler and Matia Finn
Early Childhood Development as a Policy Goal - Richard H de Lone
The Politics of Aging - Robert H Binstock
PART FIVE: PROGRAMS FOR LARGER SOCIAL CHANGE
The Role of Religion - James B Nelson
A Behavioral Settings Approach - Phil Schoggen
Changing the Schools - Henry M Levin
A Community Action Program - Kenneth B Clark
Neighborhood Change - Sharland Trotter
PART SIX: SOURCES OF RESISTANCE AND OPPOSITION TO PREVENTION
The Politics of Timidity - I Ira Goldenberg
'Prevention' - Thomas Szasz
A Libertarian Analysis
Response to Szasz - Justin M Joffe and George W Albee
The Argument for Primary Prevention - George W Albee
The Argument Against Primary Prevention - H Richard Lamb
Reaction - Stephen Goldston
Reaction - Jack Zusman
Response to Lamb and Zusman - George W Albee
Response to Albee and Goldston - H Richard Lamb
PART SEVEN: LAST WORDS
Social Change, Social Action as Prevention - Gisela Konopka
Toward a Just Society - George W Albee
Lessons from Observations on the Primary Prevention of Psychopathology

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