Topics for "Mutual Support"
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Programs that foster relationships in which experiences, feelings, ideas or other personal perspectives are exchanged to the shared benefit of those involved.
PN-8000 Support Group Clearinghouses
Programs that maintain lists of mutual support groups and link individuals who are in need of this type of service with a local group that meets their needs.
PN-8050 Support Group Meeting Formats
Mutual support groups that modify the way their meetings are structured to satisfy participants who may have a preference for face-to-face meetings, telephone support or virtual exchanges via the Internet or who may need a nontraditional setting because of mobility limitations, time constraints or other issues.
PN-8100 Support Groups
Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.