Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Publication
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Mentally ill -- Care -- Oregon
1 online resource (155 pages)
The purpose, of this study was to determine the type of community resources which facilitate community adjustment and tenure for ex-mental patients. Particular emphasis was placed on the extremely visible variable of post-hospital 1iving arrangements available to mentally and/or emotionally disturbed patients. Initially, the researchers assumed that such living situations would be a decisive element in the aftercare needs of ex-mental patients. However, the study was in itself broad enough to introduce other significant factors of equal or greater importance to the target population. The study, then, attempted to assess the relative value of such interrelated activities as living situation, day treatment programs, crisis intervention, home visits, pre-hospital diagnosis and assessment, day hospitalization, brief asylum, and long-term sheltered settings to successful community adjustment for both the ex-patient and the community. Particular attention was focused on application of the findings to Region I.
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Magaziner, Ellen; McCarthy, Kathleen; and Staffel, Reyn, "Strategies for Reducing Recidivism of Mental Patients in Region I" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2132.