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Understanding the Self-Help Organization
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Understanding the Self-Help Organization
Frameworks and Findings

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Organizational Culture

August 1994 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume provides comprehensive coverage of self-help organizations, which in the United States alone involve over seven million people, from small local groups to major national organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

The focus is on three critical areas: public policy and self-help; participation, particularly by minorities, in self-help; and various frameworks which contribute to understanding self-help. The book concludes with six chapters of major findings and case studies.

Thomas J Powell
Preface
Some Comments on Knowledge Development in the Self-Help Field

 
 
PART ONE: POLICY FRAMEWORKS AND FINDINGS
Thomas J Powell
Self-Help Research and Policy Issues
Thomas J Powell
Agency Involvement with Self-Help Programs and Quality of Mental Health Services for Older Adults
 
PART TWO: MAJORITY AND MINORITY PARTICIPATION FRAMEWORKS AND FINDINGS
Morton A Lieberman and Lonnie R Snowden
Problems in Assessing Prevalence and Membership Characteristics of Self-Help Group Participants
Lonnie R Snowden and Morton A Lieberman
African-American Participation in Self-Help Groups
Keith Humphreys and Michael D Woods
Researching Mutual Help Group Participation in a Segregated Society
Douglas A Luke, Linda Roberts and Julian Rappaport
Individual, Group Context, and Individual-Group Fit Predictors of Self-Help Group Attendance
 
PART THREE: EXPLANATORY FRAMEWORKS
Julian Rappaport
Narrative Studies, Personal Studies, and Identity Transformation in the Mutual Help Context
Kenneth I Maton
Moving Beyond the Individual Level of Analysis in Mutual-Help Group Research
An Ecological Paradigm

 
Caroline L Kaufmann
Consumer Roles in Self-Help Group Research
Mellen Kennedy, Keith Humphreys and Thomasina Borkman
The Naturalistic Paradigm as an Approach to Research with Mutual Help Groups
 
PART FOUR: FINDINGS
Gregory Meissen and Mary Warren
The Self-Help Clearinghouse
A New Development in Action Research for Community Psychology

 
Kermit B Nash and Kathryn D Kramer
Self-Help for Sickle Cell Disease in African American Communities
Marsha A Schubert and Thomasina Borkman
Identifying the Experiential Knowledge Developed within a Self-Help Group
Christine L Saulnier
Twelve Steps for Everyone? Lesbians in Al-Anon
J B Kingree and R Barry Ruback
Understanding Self-Help Groups
Linda Farris Kurtz
Self-Help Groups for Families with Mental Illness or Alcoholism

Thomas J. Powell

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