ERIC Number: ED217902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
Florida Community Colleges Committed to Florida Mental Health Hospitals.
Ashburn, Robert; And Others
These three papers discuss the role of Florida's community colleges in developing training programs for mental health service employees in the state. Following introductory material, Robert Ashburn presents an overview of the Unit Treatment Rehabilitation (UTR) training program, which was designed to improve the quality of mental health care in Florida. He provides a review of the legislation authorizing the UTR program, outlines its purpose, and discusses its seven components (i.e., UTR community college training, medication administration training, crisis intervention and control, orientation to UTR employment, orientation to psychosocial treatment and UTR's multidisciplinary team approach, remedial education, and supervisory training). Attached is information on the participants, training provided, and budget available at four mental health facilities involved in the project. Next, Roy Church discusses the involvement of four community colleges in the development and delivery of a 180-hour, competency-based treatment skills program offered in conjunction with four state mental hospitals. Finally, Arthur Slater explains the logic and design of the UTR curriculum. He cites evidence of the need for the program; identifies requisite job skills for mental health paraprofessionals; analyzes the curriculum content, structure, and evaluation; and lists instructional materials to be developed. The document concludes with an overview of the current status of UTR training and plans for the coming year. (HB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Job Training, Mental Health, Occupational Information, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychological Services, Teaching Hospitals, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida; Unit Treatment Rehabilitation Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (61st, Washington, DC, April 20-22, 1981).