First Advisor

Diane Pancoast

Term of Graduation

Spring 1971

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work




Mentally ill children -- Oregon -- Portland



Physical Description

1 online resource (ii, 29, 2 pages)


The original, and still primary, purpose of this study was to provide a statistical data base for a grant proposal to fund a children's mental health service agency in the PACT target area of Southeast Portland. Since the conception, the plan has been subsumed under the planning auspices of a group whose aim is to work toward expanding and consolidating mental health services in all dimensions for the Southeast Portland area. The geographical focus of this study is on that section of Southeast Portland which has been designated by the Office of Economic Opportunity as a poverty pocket because of an incidence of low-income families exceeding 22%. Portland Action Committees Together, Incorporated (PACT) originally was responsible for administering War on Poverty programs through three neighborhood centers in the area. Its functions have changed but it still remains very much involved, even providing the terms by which the area is known: the PACT target area. The particular focus of the study has to do with the mental health of elementary school aged children in the PACT target area.


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Report of a practicum submitted to the faculty of the School of Social Work, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work.

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