- コミュニティ心理学研究 (ISSN:13428691)
- vol.1, no.1, pp.82-93, 1997-03-20 (Released:2020-09-17)
Self-Help Groups are organized voluntarily and intentionally by people who suffer from common problems, to solve these problems or to acquire power to live with these problems. These groups are independent from profesionals and managed independently. And they develop regular and lasting activity.Self-Help Groups are system which have functions of lasting community. People who participate in the system change their own system.This paper descrives,(1)Definition of Self-Help Groups. (2)Ideological background of Self-Help Groups. (3)Conditions to be organized for Self-Help Groups. (4)Specific characteristics of help by Self-Help Groups. (5)Functions and roles of Self-Help Groups. (7)Possibility and limitations of Self-help Groups. (6)Future and left problems of Self-Help Groups.