Chapter 9. Strengthening Social Support for Members of Disempowered Groups

  1. Jim Orford Professor Emeritus Head

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch9

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

How to Cite

Orford, J. (2008) Strengthening Social Support for Members of Disempowered Groups, in Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch9

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855935

Online ISBN: 9780470773154

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Keywords:

  • community psychology action projects;
  • rheumatoid arthritis and coronary heart disease;
  • adolescent grandchildren;
  • non-parental male adult mentors;
  • teen–parent relationship;
  • school drop-out and drug use;
  • statistical path analysis;
  • Mentor youth contact;
  • risky sexual behaviour;
  • aggressiveness, gang-related activities, depression and suicidal tendencies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social support for young people

  • Social support interventions for women

  • Support for those with illness or disability or for their families

  • Responding to domestic violence

  • Support for LGBT groups