The salutogenic approach in social rehabilitation. Concept review.


The salutogenic approach is one of the leading ways of thinking about rehabilitation. It emphasizes the subjectivity of people participating in the rehabilitation process. The overriding aim of social rehabilitation interventions is to support changes that naturally occur in an individual's life, focusing on their potentials. This approach is reflected in various theoretical concepts supported by practice and the postulated directions of social rehabilitation interventions. This approach is also known in Polish rehabilitation thought. The aim of this theoretical study was to discuss the most important concepts of social rehabilitation referring to this perspective. The most famous concepts supported by research were presented: creative rehabilitation, multifactorial offenders readiness model and the model of a good life. The mentioned concepts give the possibility of unconventional treatment of social rehabilitation interactions, an individual approach to each person requiring social rehabilitation or therapeutic interventions, and may be an inspiration when designing interactions with the most difficult categories of offenders.

Published : 2021-12-27

Kowalczyk, M. H. (2021). The salutogenic approach in social rehabilitation. Concept review. Resocjalizacja Polska, (22), 255-271.

Małgorzata H. Kowalczyk 
Wydział Filozofii i Nauk Społecznych, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika  Poland

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