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The Development of Self-Help Groups and Support for Them in Germany

  title={The Development of Self-Help Groups and Support for Them in Germany},
  author={Justus-Liebig-University Giessen},
This article gives a broad overview over the development of self-help groups and support for them in Germany. Historic and political contexts of the German health and welfare systems are given. Reflecting the professional discussion in Germany, a basic typology of self-help groupings is suggested by definitions of anonymous groups, larger self-help organizations, and small self-help groups. The relationship between professional helpers and selfhelpers, the remarkable change in attitudes over… 

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