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self-Help Groups

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

These are organizations that offer guidance to people with certain specified problems that enable affected individuals and families to help themselves. Several validated self-help programs...

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Self-Help Groups

Steven P. Segal.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 2074 words.

Self-help groups facilitate mutual assistance. They offer a vehicle for people with a common problem to gain support and recognition,

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Self-Help Groups and Organizations

Steven P. Segal.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 2574 words.

Self-help groups facilitate mutual assistance. They offer a vehicle for people with a common problem to gain support and recognition, obtain information on, advocate on behalf of, address...

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Can Self-Help Groups Really Be “Self-Help”?

Brian P. Greaney, Joseph P. Kaboski and Eva Van Leemput.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development. 17605 words.

We provide an experimental and theoretical evaluation of a cost-reducing innovation in the delivery of “self-help group” microfinance services, in which privatized agents earn payments...

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Maintenance of Abstinence in Self-Help Groups

Bertrand Nalpas and Isabelle Boulze-Launay.

in Alcohol and Alcoholism

January 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 3851 words.

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To analyse abstinence rates 12 months after alcohol cessation in a sample of French subjects...

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Evaluating Program Impacts on Mature Self-help Groups in India

Klaus Deininger and Yanyan Liu.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty. 10222 words.

Despite the popularity and the unique nature of women's self-help groups in India, evidence on the economic impact of these groups is scant. On the basis of two rounds of surveys of 2,517...

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Strengthening communities through women's self help groups in South India

Frank Tesoriero.

in Community Development Journal

July 2006; p ublished online July 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Public Policy; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Development Planning and Policy. 4841 words.

This article reports on an evaluation of women's Self Help Groups (SHGs) in an area in south India. Groups were evaluated, not in terms of their success as microcredit schemes, from a...

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<b>Dimensions and Predictions of Professional Involvement in Self-Help Groups:</b> <i>A View from Within</i>

Adital Tirosh Ben-Ari.

in Health & Social Work

May 2002; p ublished online May 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 0 words.

This article focuses on an analysis of how members of self-help groups perceived professional involvement and what they defined as the dimensions of such involvement. Models to predict...

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Self‐help Groups and Income Generation in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi

Eliana La Ferrara.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2002; p ublished online March 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

The aim of this paper is to understand the functioning and the scope of self‐help groups in the informal settlements of urban areas as a means of generating income for poor households. It...

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A worksite smoking intervention: a 2 year assessment of groups, incentives and self-help

Leonard A. Jason, Doreen Salina, Susan D. McMahon, Donald Hedeker and Mary Stockton.

in Health Education Research

March 1997; p ublished online March 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Sixty-three companies in the Chicago area were recruited to participate in a worksite smoking cessation program. Participants in each worksite received a television program and newspaper...

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Collective Action and Community Development: Evidence from Self-Help Groups in Rural India

Raj M. Desai and Shareen Joshi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Planning and Policy. 12551 words.

In response to the problems of high coordination costs among the poor, efforts are underway in many countries to organize the poor through “self-help groups” (SHGs)—membership-based...

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Deconstructing gatekeepers discourses in the establishment of self-help groups for women in rural India

Supriya Baily.

in Community Development Journal

October 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Development Planning and Policy; Public Policy. 5265 words.

This qualitative case study, set in rural India, deconstructs discourses as they relate to the perceptions of power-holders on the development, establishment, and impact of self-help groups...

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self-Help Groups

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

These are organizations that offer guidance to people with certain specified problems that enable affected individuals and families to help themselves. Several validated self-help programs...

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Self-help Groups

D. Narayana.

in The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Economics. 2274 words.

The Origins of SHG–Bank Linkage

In the 1970s an ambitious credit scheme called the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) with

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THE IMPACT OF SELF-HELP GROUP ATTENDANCE ON RELAPSE RATES AFTER ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION IN A CONTROLLED STUDY

S. E. MUELLER, S. PETITJEAN, J. BOENING and G. A. WIESBECK.

in Alcohol and Alcoholism

March 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 4117 words.

Aims: Self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are widely recommended for aftercare of alcohol-dependent persons, even though scientific knowledge of its...

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PERSONALITY AND ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE-USE DISORDER PATIENT RELAPSE AND ATTENDANCE AT SELF-HELP GROUP MEETINGS

David S. Janowsky, Anne Boone, Shirley Morter and Laura Howe.

in Alcohol and Alcoholism

May 1999; p ublished online May 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6079 words.

This study evaluated the role of personality in the short-term outcome of alcohol/substance-use disorder patients. Detoxifying alcohol/substance-use disorder patients were administered the...

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An Exploration of Helping Processes in an Online Self-Help Group Focusing on Issues of Disability

Jerry Finn.

in Health & Social Work

August 1999; p ublished online August 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 0 words.

This article reviews the growing use of online self-help and mutual aid groups and explores the helping mechanisms and content of an online self-help group for issues related to disability....

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Community gender entrepreneurship and self-help groups: a way forward to foster social capital and truly effective forms of participation among rural poor women?

Maria Costanza Torri.

in Community Development Journal

January 2012; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Public Policy; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Development Planning and Policy. 7119 words.

In the last few years, there has been a tendency to consider group approach in gender entrepreneurship and the creation of networks among women as an important factor to improve the...

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Settler–State Political Theory, ‘CANZUS’ and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Kirsty Gover.

in European Journal of International Law

May 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 15824 words.

When the UN General Assembly voted in 2007 to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), only Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA cast negative votes. This...

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Hearing Voices Network

John Harris and Vicky White.

in A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

January 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 95 words.

An organization with a telephone help-line and local self-help groups that provides information and support to people who hear voices

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Hearing Voices Network

John Harris and Vicky White.

in A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 95 words.

An organization with a telephone help-line and local self-help groups that provides information and support to people who hear voices

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