chapter  4
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Pre-Group Planning with Mutual Aid in Mind

Pre-group planning plays a major role in social work with groups (Kurland 1978), and regardless of where we work, the population with which we work, or the nature of the group purpose we have in mind, there are a few aspects of planning that pertain specifically to setting the stage for mutual aid: attending to the larger setting/system in which the group is to take place, giving some consideration to composition, and identifying and developing a relevant purpose.