In what ways can sociology contribute to the more effective resolution of social problems at the individual, group, and community levels?
Being reactive instead of proactive? Sounds like that fits right in with most liberal agendas that have ingrained themselves in our sociology classes and services. They don’t want to actually solve any problems by preventing them in the first place. They just want to spend more money and make more people dependent on the government. God forbid people don’t have to cope with problems and become responsible free thinking individuals. They might start voting differently.
Sociology or "Applied Sociology" will never lead to solutions for any social problems. Rather than ask the hard questions about society, Sociologists poke at the political problems with their collective liberal mindset to sow anxiety rather than truly solve the problem. Why don't sociologists look into cultural issues that determine relative social standing? Why don't sociologists look into cultural history to pinpoint how society develops in the first place? As it exists today, sociology is a sounding board for political opinion and tripe that benefits no one.
By following the logical conclusion absent PC indoctrination. ... sadly, it rarely happens.
You should start by abolishing all non-voluntary funding for sociology, including all government funding, else your claims to resolve social problems are false, being based on force and threats.