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The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
The gift of groups
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  • 1. The Gift of Groups
  • 2. True or False <ul><li>How a woman perceives her health is the best predictor of her future health? </li></ul>
  • 3. True or False <ul><li>What’s most important is not what skills or capacities a woman has, but her belief in her capacity? </li></ul>
  • 4. True or False <ul><li>What matters most is that a woman is successful in making behavior change, whether that change is big or small? </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Creating a Health Optimist vs. a Health Pessimist </li></ul>
  • 6. Continuum of Participation <ul><li>Lecture (low participation, didactic) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-facilitated presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar Style Discussion Group </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated Work Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Participant-led Support Group (high participation) </li></ul>
  • 7. The Question? <ul><li>What level of </li></ul><ul><li>participation </li></ul><ul><li>is needed? </li></ul>
  • 8. Types of Groups <ul><li>Information Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Building </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Driven </li></ul>
  • 9. Information Presentation Group <ul><li>Provide participants with new information on topics that concern them. </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ Health Education Session </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ Community Topical presentation </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ Others? </li></ul>
  • 10. Skill-Building Groups <ul><li>Provide participants with new skills. </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Assertiveness Training Class </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Communication Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Other? </li></ul>
  • 11. Decision Making Groups <ul><li>Formed to make decisions on various issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Program Development </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  • 12. Participant Driven Groups <ul><li>Provide participants with emotional support in overcoming and/or achieving goals. </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ Support Group </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ Clubs (Social and Benevolent) </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ Other? </li></ul>
  • 13. Informal vs. Formal <ul><li>Informal Groups : </li></ul><ul><li>▪ have a short lifetime ranging from a few minutes to one session </li></ul><ul><li>▪ are created quickly (“discuss this question with your neighbor”) </li></ul><ul><li>▪ have little structure or format </li></ul>
  • 14. Informal groups <ul><li>Informal Groups: </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ have new group members with each new session/meeting </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ are especially useful during presentations </li></ul><ul><li> ▪ provide a quick check on comprehension </li></ul>
  • 15. Informal Groups <ul><li>Best used with information presentation and skill-building groups. </li></ul>
  • 16. Formal Groups <ul><li>Formal groups: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ last several days to several weeks </li></ul><ul><li>▪ require more planning </li></ul><ul><li>▪ have greater structure </li></ul>
  • 17. Formal Groups <ul><li>Formal groups: </li></ul><ul><li>▪ have a specific purpose </li></ul><ul><li>▪ have the same group members throughout its existence </li></ul>
  • 18. Formal Groups <ul><li>Best used with decision making and participant driven groups. </li></ul>
  • 19. Informal to Formal <ul><li>Use informal groups to create formal groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheese-making Group </li></ul><ul><li>Surviving the Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Market Fresh Class </li></ul>
  • 20. Connect with Existing Groups <ul><li>▪ Identify groups in which women are already involved. </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Identify women interested in being mentors (peer support). </li></ul>
  • 21. New Venues <ul><li>Online Discussion Group (Yahoo) </li></ul>
  • 22. Ins and Outs <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.selfhelp.on.ca/start.html (Starting a Self-Help Group) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.msduua.org/home/Resources_Board/TJDEffectiveGroupFacilitationpdf (Effective Group Facilitation) </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Materials </li></ul>http://tucollaborative.org/pdfs/Toolkits_Monographs_Guidebooks/peer_support_consumer_run_services_peer_specialists/Peer_support_developing_and_facilitating_self_help_groups.pdf (Developing Self Help Groups) http://www.asp.ucar.edu/ecsa/download/Workshop_training/discussion_facilitation_tips.pdf (Facilitating Discussion)

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