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Title: Helping and Socialization (Practice Notes)

Description: A concern arising when intervention focuses on deviant behavior is whether the agenda is to help or to socialize or both. The key to differentiating helping from formal socialization interventions is determining primary intent with respect to whose interests are to be served (see Exhibit). Helping interventions are defined in terms of a primary intention to serve individual interests; socialization through formal intervention primarily seeks to serve the interests of the society.

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