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Self Help

Self-Help Groups: Moving From Professional Leadership to Mutual Support


I Introduction

II Step 1: Learning About Self-help/Mutual Aid

III Step 2: Building a Transition Team and Plan

IV Step 3: Letting Go

V Step 4: Remaining "On Tap, Not on Top"

VI Case Studies

VII Conclusion

VIII References

by Gillian Kranias, Self-Help Resource Centre

For an introduction to self-help theory and resources, we refer readers to "Self-Help/Mutual Aid: Take Another Look," OHPE Bulletin 80.1 from November 13, 1998. You can access this article at and it's resource list at

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health


Information Center, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
(800) 222-2225 TDD(800) 222-4225 Fax(310) 589-3014


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