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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD17020109092897 Submitted: 01 February 2017 Modified: 22 August 2019

Community participation efforts for strengthening community well-being through conflict management.

Somjit  Daenseekaew,
Ratdawan Klungklang,
John F. Smith

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This participatory action research aimed to enhance a community's potential in strengthening sub-district well-being, a grass-root community of Northeast Thailand. Community Participation had three patterns. The first pattern-involved determining the five community commitments in which the members relied on an honest living, followed a "sufficiency economy" process, practiced local traditions, engaged in community development, and prevented their community from conflicts under the community justice system. The second participation was processed through community meetings with volunteer voting. Three workshops were arranged for volunteer training to develop instruction media for raising consciousness, distributing their knowledge, and resolving any controversies among the community members. The third participation was to advocate human rights among the community members by broadcasting via the local news tower, religious ceremonies, and career meetings. These activities helped encourage generosity among the community members, praised the respectful members , maintained traditions, developed communication, and built careers for the children, handicapped, poor, sick or elderly as well as supporting a community's proactive role in using the justice system to settle conflicts among its members.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Nursing
Publication Date
December 2012
Special edition
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Box No. 56 Fulltext Print Format