self-help group


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self-help group

a group of people who meet to improve their health through discussion and special activities. Characteristically, self-help groups are not led by a professional. Compare group therapy.
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Dean Ornish's heart disease program that utilizes patient self-help groups.
The survey instrument was a scripted telephone interview that focused on self-help group and membership characteristics, group activities, and affiliations with other organizations.
Posttreatment 12-step self-help group involvement of 2,045 substance-dependent veterans treated by 12-step or cognitive-behavioral programs.
This paper concerns the history and structure of the so-called self-help groups of alcoholics in Austria.
43) Although professional counselors may help a troubled individual to cope with a problem, a self-help group may be more beneficial for long-term, ongoing support.
What struck me most about these women who are joining together to form self-help groups was the spirit of empowerment and community I found.
Self-help groups (SHGs) are village-based organizations that focus on building the savings and credit as well as social empowerment of their (mostly female) members" and provide scope for mutual, economic assistance.
The World Bank-supported Agricultural Productivity Assistance Project in the Kyrgyz Republic assisted in establishing agricultural self-help groups of women, the Bank said in a press release.
With tears, Mariammal says, "If I had not joined the women's self-help group, my livelihood would have become worse, without any recourse at my age.
Das (political science, Mathabhanga College, India) and Sharma (political science, Sitalkuchi College, India) present ten papers that explore the role of self-help group programs for women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment in India.
A women's self-help group, 'Bharneshwar Mahila Bachat Gat', was responsible for supplying snacks to the Mankhurd anganwadi.