The importance of this article lies in its information for already existing parent groups and the questions that are most often raised about the group's effectiveness and work - for example "Why has the group's emphasis changed?", "Why does all the work fall to a few people?". The answer to these questions is "Don't panic! - parent groups are not steady or static". The author goes on to explain the dynamics of most groups and provides some focus questions which should ensure groups continue to be effective. Keyword: Community Development
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Parent groups: healthy and strong or going, going, gone?
From the kit, Branching Out
National Information Project
1 January 1994