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Building and mobilising informal family support networks

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This article details Project SHaRE (Source of Help Received and Exchanged) which was conceived in response to work with poor families and families with disabled members who had needs that went continually unmet. The project is based on 11 characteristics around community which should strengthen family functioning e.g. "promote both interdependence among community members and family self-reliance with respect to identifying and meeting needs". It is about empowering families - "Empowerment implies that many competencies are already present or at least possible" - family support and supportive community building. Keyword: Families

Author
Dunst, Carl Trivette, Carol Gordon, Nancy Pletcher, Lynda
Source
Singer, G Irvin, L (eds) Support for Caregiving Families: Enabling Positive Adaptation to Disability
Publisher
Paul. H. Brookes Publishers, Baltimore
Publication Date
1 January 1989
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Families
Origin
United States

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