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ERIC Number: EJ695984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
Mutual Support Groups for Long-Term Recipients of TANF
Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Khairallah, Angela Oliver; Race-Bigelow, Janis
Social Work, v49 n1 p131 Jan 2004
This study examined the effect of involvement in mutual support groups on long-term recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other vulnerable individuals. From qualitative interviews with nine group members, the study identified key themes, benefits, and barriers related to involvement in the groups. Content analysis of the data revealed insights about characteristics of effective self-help and mutual support groups, which social workers and other professionals can use to develop effective support groups in the future. Participants discussed benefits for themselves and their families, such as enhanced parenting and social skills, increased knowledge, and enhanced self-esteem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families