ERIC Number: ED106709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Explorations in Self-Help and Mutual Aid. Proceedings of the Self-Help Exploratory Workshop Held June 9-12, 1974, Chicago, Illinois under the auspices of the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation.
Borman, Leonard D., Ed.
Prompted from several directions, the Stone Foundation sponsored this exploratory workshop on community self-help and mutual aid efforts. The purposes identified for the conference were: (1) to enhance the functions of self-help groups by creating new opportunities for them to learn from others; (2) to find ways to share more widely what is known and needs to be known about self-help principles and organizations; (3) to help give greater public visibility to self-help efforts; (4) to foster more adequate research and evaluation of self-help groups; (5) to identify and help to develop successful training programs for group participants; and (6) to find ways to explore the implications of the self-help group movement in regard to institutional policies. These proceedings were transcribed from tape recordings and include all the presentations made at the sessions, followed by most of the questions and discussion. The report offers a very detailed examination of trends in self-help programs and should be useful to practitioners and the public-at-large. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Programs, Individual Needs, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Help Programs, Workshops
Center for Urban Affairs, Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (HC-$7.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Center for Urban Affairs.