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Social prevention

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Course ID: 3401-3R12PFS22 Erasmus code / ISCED: 14.0 / (0310) Social and behavioural sciences, not further defined
Course title: Social prevention Name in Polish: Profilaktyka społeczna
Organizational unit: Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialisation
Course groups:
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Basic information about pedagogy, educational conditioning and determinants and social pathology signs connected with 1st degree graduation



Short description:

The subject is devoted to presentation of issues connected with widely understood social prevention. Students will be taught about basic notions, goals, levels and strategies of social prevention. The students will also learn about examples of selected prevention programmes.

The subject will also form skills of proper and accurate recognition of socially not accepted behaviour signs using the theory of risk factors and protective factors as well as interactive theory of dysfunctional behaviours. There will also be presented suggestions aiming at optimization of the correctional and educational process.

Full description:

The goal of the subject is to introduce issues connected with widely understood social prevention and the forms of actions fulfilling requirements of the contemporary society. Among that

1.basic notions connected with social prevention prevention goals, levels and strategies

3.selected theories explaining aetiology and function of socially not accepted behaviours (risk factors theory and preventive factors and interactive idea of dysfunctional ehaviours)

4.selected models and examples of prevention activities

5.drawbacks and weak points of undertaken prevention activities

6.assumptions and standards of professional prevention, fulfilling requirements of the contemporary society

In the introduction part there are going to be presented essential issues connected with social prevention, among this, notion, connection with upbringing, notion of problematic prevention and the structure of prevention and correctional systems. Next, there are going to be discussed goals, levels and strategies of prevention, including strategies by Hansen and Gas. To understand these issues more profoundly there will be presentation of selected prevention programmes and examples of activities undertaken in specific units. There will also be shown evolution of approaches towards prevention and its current depiction fulfilling requirements set by social development. Emphasis will be put on the ability of accurate recognition of signs, aetiology and functions of socially not accepted behaviours based on selected, leading theories in the matter as well as adequate usage of prevention activities.

Estimated number of hours that students should devote to achieve desired effects of learning

seminar - 30 hours

self study work – 10 hours

preparations for exams - 10 hours

TOTAL approx.- 50 hours


Obligatory source materials

1.Bielecka E. (red.) (2007) Profilaktyka i readaptacja społeczna. Białystok

2.Gaś Z. B. (2006) Profilaktyka w szkole. WSiP, Warszawa

3.Hawkins J. D. (1994) Podręcznik ewaluacji programów profilaktycznych. Warszawa- Olsztyn

4.Michel M. (2004) Profilaktyka w środowisku lokalnym. w: Urban B.: Profilaktyka społeczna i resocjalizacja młodzieży. Wydawnictwo Górnośląskiej Wyższej Szkoły Pedagogicznej im. Kardynała Augusta Hlonda. Mysłowice

5.Moczydłowska J., Pełszyńska I. Profilaktyka w szkole dla młodzieży niedostosowanej społecznie, Rzeszów

6.Pytka L. (2006) Pedagogika resocjalizacyjna. Wybrane zagadnienia teoretyczne diagnostyczne i metodyczne. Warszawa

7.Szpringer M. ((2004) Profilaktyka społeczna. Rodzina, szkoła, środowisko lokalne. Kielce

8.Wojcieszek K. A. (2005) Na początku była rozpacz. Antropologiczne podstawy

Suplementary source materials

1.Kamińska- Buśko B., Szymańska j. (2005) Profilaktyka w szkole. Poradnik dla nauczycieli. Wyd. CMMP-P, Warszawa

2.Stanik J. (red.) (2007) Problemy profilaktyki oraz interwencji społecznej i prawnej wobec zjawisk para przestępczych i przestępczych. Wyd. TWP, Warszawa

3.Urban B. (1999) Zachowania dewiacyjne młodzieży. Kraków

Learning outcomes:


Having finished the process of learning, based on accumulated knowledge, a student:

• describes social prevention assumptions and their relations with education

• defines goals, levels and strategies of contemporary prevention

• describes mechanisms how contemporary prevention depiction is formed


Having finished the process of learning, a student has the following skills:

• makes a correct analysis of socially not accepted behaviours using theories of risk and protective factors and interactive theory of dysfunctional behaviours

• develops adequate prevention activities to pupil’s problems and needs of society

• adopts preventive projects to local and social environment

Personal and social competences

Having finished the process of learning, a student has the following personal and social competences:

• organizes a rational prevention activity, constituting a coherent system

• verifies prevention activities depending on the changing individual and social needs

• appreciate the importance of development of the prevention activities

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:


• Test

• level of acquiring study material to be prepared by students for each lecture


• oral exam

• being active during the classes

Social competences

• oral exam

Practical placement:

not required

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