An Instrument for Assessment of Longitudinal Community Resocialization Through a Group Process InterventionDavid F Allen, Marie Allen-Carroll, Keva Y Bethell* and James Manganello
Allen Institute of Research and Training, Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport, Nassau, Bahamas, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Keva Y Bethell
Director of Research
Allen Institute of Research and Training
#207 Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport
Nassau, Bahamas, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 16, 2016; Accepted date: February 01, 2017; Published date: February 03, 2017
Citation: Allen DF, Allen-Carroll M, Bethell KY, Manganello J (2017) An Instrument for Assessment of Longitudinal Community Resocialization Through a Group Process Intervention . J Trauma Treat 6:355. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000355
Copyright: © 2017 Allen DF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
“The Family: People Helping People Project” is a community-based group process intervention involving personal sharing to confront social fragmentation in the Bahamas. A preliminary study suggested that the family may influence gradual change in the Bahamian community, and was followed by a 3-year extension that examined aspects of resocialization in the community. Participants reported several changes after Family enrollment, with increasing significance in some areas. While earlier testing periods showed decreases in negative parameters and no changes in positive factors, later periods showed tapering of improvements in negativity with increased positive tendencies. The need to measure resocialization following therapy in The family necessitated the development and validation of a novel instrument. The Allen Resocialization Scale™ attempts to define resocialization based on many established constructs of personal growth, and is a promising tool with many potential applications across populations.