1st Edition

Models of Social Intervention and Constructionism Current Narratives

    294 Pages 2 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    294 Pages 2 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book takes a new, critical, and multidisciplinary look at experiences and meanings of social intervention in different social contexts, taking the approaches of social constructionism as a theoretical approach. The volume collects the results of theoretical-practical experiences that social science professionals with critical and constructionist visions linked to social work intervention have carried out in different spaces. It considers the way social work intervention models are built, their foundation, and their application. It provides the findings on tested intervention models built according to the basis of social constructionism in specific social scenarios, providing interesting findings that show intervention alternatives beyond traditional approaches. The social intervention strategies discussed take place in diverse situations, including health recovery and reconstruction in breast cancer, family abandonment issues of institutionalized adolescents, institutional care of refugee families, women caregivers of children with disabilities, men who exercise violence, and more.

    1. Social Constructionism: Intervention in Social Reality and Diversity

    Fernando Bruno

    2. Social Intervention from Social Constructionism: Building Intervention Models

    Cesar Arnulfo De Leon Alvarado and Laura Fabiola Nunez Udave

    3. New Challenges to Participatory Action Research in Academia: Notes from the Field

    Beatriz Padilla

    4. Health Recovery and Reconstruction in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Social Constructionist Approach

    Gibran Alejandro Valdez Flores and Laura Karina Castro Saucedo

    5. The Erotic-Amorous Relationships of Young University Students in Saltillo: A Constructionist Approach Applied to the Investigation of Their Communicative Practices

    Jesus Gerardo Cervantes Flores and Gabriela De La Pena Astorga

    6. Narratives of Family Abandonment: A Constructionist Intervention in Institutionalized Adolescents

    Francisco Alejandro Moyeda Martinez and Laura Fabiola Nunez Udave

    7. The Resilience That Is Built in the Interaction of Migrant Children and Adolescents: A View from the Institutional Care of Refugee Families

    Martha Virginia Jasso Oyervides, Laura Karina Castro Saucedo, Reyna Alicia Arriaga Bueno, and Blanca Diamantina Lopez Rangel

    8. The Needs Felt by Female Breast Cancer Survivors Participating in a Reflective Communicational Support Group in Saltillo, Mexico

    Laura Karina Castro Saucedo, Gibran Alejandro Valdez Flores, and Cesar Arnulfo De Leon Alvarado

    9. Social Reconstruction of Women Caregivers of Children with Disabilities: A Model from Socio-Constructionist Intervention

    Víctor Ramirez and Fernando Bruno

    10. Social Constructionism and Male Narratives in Reflection Groups for Men Who Exercise Violence towards Their Partners in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

    Laura Karina Castro Saucedo

    11. Qualitative Constructionist Evaluation of Social Intervention Projects

    Laura Karina Castro Saucedo, Cirilo Garcia Cadena, Esmeralda Jaqueline Tapia Garcia, and Juan Martell Munoz


    Laura Karina Castro Saucedo, PhD, is full-time professor at the School of Social Work, Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAdeC), Mexico. Dr. Castro Saucedo has published books, book chapters, and journal articles. She has been a consultant at the U.S. Agency for International Development evaluating programs of social intervention in partnership with the nongovernmental organization "Pro Superación Familiar." She has been a member of the International Federation of Social Workers and belongs to the board of professors that manages the master's degree program of Social Intervention Models Based in Social Constructionism.

    Fernando Bruno, PhD, is professor at the School of Social Work, Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAdeC), Mexico. Dr. Bruno has published books and journal papers. He has collaborated with the Center of Investigations and Studies in Sociology in Portugal on topics such as welfare, sexuality, and the elderly. His is a member of the National Researchers System. Dr. Bruno is currently working on support networks for the elderly and is also writing about social constructionism. He is currently part of the Taos Institute as an Institute Associate.

    César Arnulfo De León Alvarado, is professor at the School of Social Work, Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAdeC), Mexico. Dr. Leon Alvarado has published book chapters and several journal papers. He has collaborated with several public and private organizations to create intervention programs to develop emotional skills for the welfare of people in vulnerable situations. He has collaborated on the research project "Diagnosis and analysis of the social impact related to culture, legality, public services and social participation because of the exploration and exploitation of shale gas/oil" (2015), promoted by the National Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT). He has been a member of the International Federation of Social Workers since 2016.