Helping People To Help Themselves: Self-Help and Prevention, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Helping People To Help Themselves

Self-Help and Prevention, 1st Edition

By Robert E Hess


129 pages

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pub: 1991-08-06
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A useful book in which the authors describe and advocate self-help and mutual aid groups in the field of human services. Topics include support groups for bereaved parents, sexually abusive families, women who have undergone Caesarean childbirth, and former mental patients.

Table of Contents

Contents Self-Help as a Service Delivery Strategy

  • Introduction
  • Effects of a Support Group on the Emotional Impact of Cesarean Childbirth
  • The Parents’ Auxiliary of Little People of American: A Self-Help Model of Social Support for Families of Short-Statured Children
  • Preventive Processes in Self-Help Groups: Parents Anonymous
  • Mutual-Help Groups: Members’ Views of Their Benefits and of Roles for Professionals
  • Effects of Participation in a Self-Help Group for Bereaved Parents: Compassionate Friends
  • Self-Help Participation and Quality of Life: A Study of the Staff of Recovery, Inc.
  • Professional Attitudes, Awareness, and Use of Self-Help Groups
  • Parents United of Oregon: A Natural History of a Self-Help Group for Sexually Abusive Families
  • Epilepsy Self-Help Groups: Collaboration With Professionals
  • The Role of the Self-Help Clearinghouse

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling