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The gift of groups

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The gift of groups

  1. 1. The Gift of Groups
  2. 2. True or False <ul><li>How a woman perceives her health is the best predictor of her future health? </li></ul>
  3. 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. 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. 5. <ul><li>Creating a Health Optimist vs. a Health Pessimist </li></ul>
  6. 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. 7. The Question? <ul><li>What level of </li></ul><ul><li>participation </li></ul><ul><li>is needed? </li></ul>
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. Informal Groups <ul><li>Best used with information presentation and skill-building groups. </li></ul>
  16. 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. 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. 18. Formal Groups <ul><li>Best used with decision making and participant driven groups. </li></ul>
  19. 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. 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. 21. New Venues <ul><li>Online Discussion Group (Yahoo) </li></ul>
  22. 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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