ERIC Number: ED233107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Primary Prevention Approaches to the Development of Mental Health Services for Ethnic Minorities: A Challenge to Social Work Education and Practice.
Miller, Samuel O., Ed.; And Others
This monograph contains articles on mental health needs, experiences, and preventive social work programs in ethnic minority communities. An overview by Gwenelle Styles O'Neal reviews factors that influence the mental health of ethnic minorities and explores family and community support networks for alleviating stress. Susan Bellinger examines mental health programs and preventive activities in the workplace and discusses efforts to evaluate these programs. June Brown considers whether primary prevention, which relies on examination of social conditions and environmental intervention, can improve the design of family and child social services. Samuel O. Miller and Rita Cates discuss distinctions and linkages between physical and mental health prevention approaches, consider prevention specifically for ethnic minorities, and discuss potentials for developing and implementing preventive programs. James Leigh examines preventive programs in the educational setting, and stresses the need for social work educators, practitioners, and students to be aware of how race and racism affect mental health. David Maldonado explores prevention among the minority elderly, focusing on the special needs of this group. Finally, Samuel O. Miller stresses the need to develop social work education curricula on preventive mental health in conjunction with existing social services, and examines social work curriculum development models for mental illness prevention among ethnic minorities. (MJL)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Prevention, Professional Education, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Services, Social Influences, Social Services, Social Support Groups, Social Work, Stress Variables, Work Environment
Council on Social Work Education, 111 Eighth Avenue, Suite 501, New York, NY 10011 ($6.95 plus $0.70 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.