È possibile l‘auto/mutuo aiuto tra persone con problemi diversi? Una piccola sperimentazione di welfare societario

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Is self / mutual help possible between people with different problems? A small experimentation of corporate welfare

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Traditionally, it is believed that for the development of a self-help group it is necessary to bring together some people with the same problem to face, a problem that constitutes the "glue" of the group: a commonality considered essential for the life of the group itself, but which makes it difficult to promote groups aimed at specific difficulties that are not widespread, or in sparsely populated areas. The pilot project documented in this research wanted to try a new type of group, in which the participants do not present the same problem: each has a different type of difficulty than the others. The commonality between them is the intent, and hope, of recovery. Three groups were started and their development monitored for about a year. Two groups have resumed on a "standard" format. One, on the other hand, has maintained over time the characteristic of mixed group, developing in any case the typical dynamics of self / mutual aid. This is a first indication that non-specific groups of this kind can work. They could constitute an operating mode of extraordinary value for the development of a community welfare: it is a method that can be implemented almost everywhere, at a low economic cost, and easily enters into synergy with any other support projects and with institutional services.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Is self / mutual help possible between people with different problems? A small experimentation of corporate welfare
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)35-59
Number of pages25
JournalLAVORO SOCIALE
VolumeVol. 18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Gruppi con problemi misti
  • Gruppi di auto/mutuo aiuto
  • Reciprocità
  • Welfare societario

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