Support groups, Psychological health, Support group facilitation
Support groups are quite prevalent in our country today. Studies suggest that support groups are beneficial in that they increase survival rates, offer a safe environment for disclosure, improve participant's coping skills and emotional and psychological health, are a platform for sharing information and resources, and give women an avenue in which to help others in similar situations. Different facilitators vary greatly in their roles, as well as in their philosophies and methods. This paper examines the facilitation of support groups to determine what approaches are most effective and healthy for the participants through a review of current literature and interviews with facilitators of various support groups. While the answers given in the interviews differed greatly, some themes emerged that are transferable to practical application.
Grods, Jennifer K. (Jennifer Karlisa), "Women and Support Groups: Successful Approaches to Facilitation" (2001). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 162.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Women--Social networks; Self-help groups; Group facilitation
student projects; term papers
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