34. Interventions for Development of Social Skills among Children in Developing Countries

  1. Peter K. Smith3 and
  2. Craig H. Hart4
  1. Suman Verma1 and
  2. Rajani Konantambigi2

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch34

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Verma, S. and Konantambigi, R. (2010) Interventions for Development of Social Skills among Children in Developing Countries, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 4

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

  2. 2

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • Interventions for Development of Social Skills Among Children in Developing Countries;
  • State of the World's Children (UNICEF, 2009b) calls for concerted social interventions and strong, cohesive partnerships to improve child survival and health care;
  • Social skills refer to abilities that promote adaptive behavior and facilitate adjustment and effective coping with daily life demands;
  • Key areas of social competence training among children are (a) social transactions, or the ability to maintain satisfying personal relationships and to resolve interpersonal conflicts in a socially acceptable way;
  • conceptual basis for the planning and implementation of life skills programs for children recognizes the essential role that life skills play;
  • Programs to Enhance Competence in Social Skills;
  • Exemplars of Social Skill Development Programs in Developing Countries;
  • Sesame Workshop India's initiative is to supplement the television show with its outreach program and bring Galli Galli Sim Sim to places where access to television is limited;
  • Process and outcome evaluation of treatments is an important program component to demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of the intervention;
  • Skill learning is an active process of acquisition, processing, and the structuring of experiences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition and Scope

  • Conceptual Framework and Core Elements

  • Programs to Enhance Competence in Social Skills: An Overview

  • Some Exemplars of Social Skill Development Programs in Developing Countries

  • Basic Concepts and Skills Targeted in the Programs

  • Intervention Format and Procedures

  • Evaluation Outcome

  • Methodological Issues

  • Implications for Research and Practice

  • Concluding Comments

  • Acknowledgments

  • References