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The group is a medium for activity, participation, and involvement, and members are bonded to each other through these activities. The composition of socialization groups can be based on the similar interests and needs of members or on the common experiences offered by a particular program activity. There are at least three common forms of socialization groups: (1) social skills groups, (2) governance groups, and (3) recreation groups. Some social skills groups, such as assertiveness training groups, are formed for adults who wish to improve their existing skills.

Examples of teams include the following: • A group of professionals working with stroke victims and their family members in a rehabilitation hospital • A group of professionals who deliver home-based hospice care Introduction • Professional and paraprofessional helpers trained in crisis intervention sponsored by a county mental health agency • A group of professionals and aides who work with patients in a psychiatric hospital According to Abramson and Bronstein (2004), social workers have not always done a good job communicating their role on the team.

There is a strong sense of empathy and support accompanied by a sense of empowerment that members can help themselves to overcome problems, issues, and concerns and lead better, more fulfilled lives through their own efforts to help each other. Usually there are no special requirements for attendance except that members share the problem that is the focus or purpose of the group and that members limit what they say in the group to the purpose of the group. Members, Assess your understandtherefore, may come and go freely, deciding when they would like to attend.

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