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Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

A usually informal group of friends, colleagues, etc., who provide emotional and social support at times of trouble. Epidemiological evidence suggests that the availability of a support...

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Support Groups

Vicki S. Helgeson and Benjamin H. Gottlieb.

in Social Support Measurement and Intervention

October 2000; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Research Methods in Clinical Psychology. 11918 words.

This chapter explores support groups and social support. It outlines what a support group is, and discusses theories underlying peer support groups, the effectiveness of peer support...

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support group

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

A usually informal group of friends, colleagues, etc., who provide emotional and social support at times of trouble. Epidemiological evidence suggests that the availability of a support...

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support group

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 41 words.

A usually informal group of friends, colleagues, etc. who provide emotional and social support at times of trouble. Epidemiological evidence

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support group

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 41 words.

A usually informal group of friends, colleagues, etc., who provide emotional and social support at times of trouble. Epidemiological evidence

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Group Support

Barbara Lubrano Di Ciccone, Tiffany D Floyd and David W Kissane.

in Enhancing Cancer Care

September 2007; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 5199 words.

Group support allows patients to address cancer-related concerns while also receiving emotional support from others with similar experiences. Such social support is known to act as a buffer...

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women’s support group

Edmund Heery and Mike Noon.

in A Dictionary of Human Resource Management

P ublished online June 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Resource Management. 103 words.

A group of wives, partners, and other family members and friends that is formed to provide support and campaign on

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women's support group

Edmund Heery and Mike Noon.

in A Dictionary of Human Resource Management

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Resource Management. 103 words.

A group of wives, partners, and other family members and friends that is formed to provide support and campaign on

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women's support group

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

A group of wives, partners, and other family members and friends that is formed to provide support and campaign on behalf of striking workers. The formation of women's support groups has...

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Vietnam Logistic Support Group

Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Ewan Morris, Robin Prior and Jean Bou.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 430 words.

The 1st Australian Logistic Support Group was established at Vung Tau in April 1966 as part of the deployment of

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Vietnam Logistic Support Group

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

The 1st Australian Logistic Support Group was established at Vung Tau in April 1966 as part of the deployment of the 1st Australian Task Force. At first somewhat rudimentary in ...

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Online social support groups

Martin Tanis.

in Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

February 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology. 10714 words.

To give and receive social support is an important aspect of social interaction, and since the Internet has become more and more integrated with everyday life, it is no surprise that much...

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Using Grief Support Groups to Support Bereaved Students

Renée Bradford Garcia.

in Supporting Bereaved Students at School

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: School Psychology; Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 6447 words.

This chapter provides a template for conducting school-based grief support groups for elementary and secondary students. The template supplies school-based mental health professionals with...

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Counseling Services and Support Groups

Leah Ruffin and Lenard W. Kaye.

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

March 2006; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. 6470 words.

This chapter examines the role of counseling services and support groups in helping the elderly maintain active and engaged lives. It offers a careful description of both treatment groups...

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Feminist Methods: The Parents’ Support Group

Ellen Seiter.

in Television and New Media Audiences

December 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12463 words.

This chapter explains the reasons behind choosing a parents support group: to provide necessary advice to first-time parents while preventing instances of child abuse as a focus group....

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International Support For Nonstate Armed Groups

Belgin San-Akca.

in International Relations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 13164 words.

The international arena has been plagued by violence involving nonstate armed groups (NAGs) at an increasing pace in the post–Cold War era. NAGs refer to organizations that primarily use...

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Group Therapy and Support in Addiction Treatment

Rick Ginsberg.

in Integrative Addiction and Recovery

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Addiction Medicine; Psychiatry. 6858 words.

This chapter examines and defines the differences between group therapy and group support for people with substance abuse and addiction and investigates how these therapeutic interventions...

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Helping Clozapine Help: A Role for Support Groups

David F. Zita and John Goethe.

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 0 words.

A successful clozapine support group operates from the principle that the drug is most successful when the person takes it as prescribed. The likelihood of initial and ongoing collaboration...

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Insights From Cult Survivors Regarding Group Support

NICOLE DUROCHER.

in The British Journal of Social Work

August 1999; p ublished online August 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work. 0 words.

SUMMARY

Reports of numerous types of cults have increased and have been receiving considerable media coverage over the last ten years (Singer and Lalich,...

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Lessons Learned from a Secret Facebook Support Group

Debra Parker Oliver, Karla Washington, Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles, Ashley Gage, Megan Mooney and George Demiris.

in Health & Social Work

May 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 5349 words.

The National Association of Social Workers developed practice standards for social workers using technology in their practice. These standards were derived from the foundation of the social...

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The Whys and Wherefores of Support Groups: Helping People Cope

Nancy Sherman.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

April 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Communication Skills; Community Medical Services. 8646 words.

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this...

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