Group-centered prevention is the most effective way to bring about change and conduct an effective group program. Any group can be made more effective by increasing the interaction between group members. To be effective, the group must be cohesive. Cohesion requires interaction. The group members must work together, talk and listen to one another, and commit themselves to the group’s success.
Local hospitals with cardiac patients are organizing prevention groups to help patients prevent future heart attacks. A marriage and family counseling group working on anger management also uses prevention group interventions. Anger management groups can use prevention techniques instead of just having people sit around and listen to a lecture. It's more effective. Group-centered prevention combines learning and counseling in the same program and can make each of these group efforts more effective.
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