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The Professional Role Within a Self-Help Model: A "Widow-to-Widow" Project

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Publication Date: December 1979

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Rona Small; Paul Goldhamer

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Family; Death; Social Services

Type: Report


The authors explore possibilities for the functions of professionals as coordinators for self-help groups, drawing on the experience of a Montreal YM/YWHA's "Widow-to-Widow Project." The project was a peer self-help group for newly widowed women to help them cope with emotional, social, educational and career issues.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.2, Winter 1979.