Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1984

Volume 9 Issue 3

Short Term Support Groups for Recently Separated People

Joy Rainey

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Joy Rainey

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This paper describes a group support program for separated people. A simple self-report anonymous questionnaire was the only evaluative device used: the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The present program raised a number of issues, in particular – who are the most appropriate personnel to deliver the service; whether volunteer or professional. It is also noted that various researchers view social support as a critical variable for the eventual adjustment of the individual. Given the high number of those affected by separation and divorce, inclusion of such services would seem important as part of any preventive community program.

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