ERIC Number: ED198420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
Social Networks, Psychosocial Adaptation, and Preventive/Developmental Interventions: The Support Development Workshop.
Todd, David M.
The Support Development Group is an approach which explores and develops a theory for the relationship between network characteristics and notions of psychosocial adaptation. The approach is based on the assumption that teaching people to view their social world in network terms can be helpful to them. The Support Development Workshop is presented in four basic steps: (1) teaching participants to map their social networks, (2) conducting informal peer discussions about networks and support, (3) introducing network structure into the dialogue about support and coping, and (4) discussing implications for individual and collective action to encourage positive dialogue between the participants and their networks. Ideas about networks and psychosocial adaptation which may be useful for preventing personal and social dysfunction and enhancing personal and social development are discussed. Details on the workshop are included in the appendix. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Support Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980). Best copy available. Appendix 2 not filmed due to copyright.