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The helping community: issues in the evaluation of a preventive intervention to promote informal helping

The helping community: issues in the evaluation of a preventive intervention to promote informal helping

Journal of Community Psychology 10(3): 199-209

This report addresses conceptual and practical problems in evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention which used a pyramid training model for improving helping skills for informal helpers in two rural communities. Against a background for a study of help-giving and help-seeking patterns, the transmission of helping skills from professional to community trainers to local helpers was studied. Impacts of the intervention on other aspects of the community are reported.

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Accession: 047652997

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PMID: 10258778

DOI: 10.1002/1520-6629(198207)10:3<199::aid-jcop2290100302>3.0.co;2-a

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