ERIC Number: ED042208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Paraprofessional Mental Health Worker: What Are We All About?
This paper presents, from the worker's point of view, ways in which paraprofessionals have related to clients, agencies, and the community, in their own idiom, often giving and receiving help that the professional staff were unable to obtain. The author discusses in detail: (1) important aspects of the black community that relate to patient service and background of the worker; (2) the participation of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Workers in patient service, community involvement, and organizational structure; (3) ways in which the paraprofessional staff have worked through their problems together; (4) the Career Ladder which has been developed; (5) questions about the future of this group; and (6) dreams for tomorrow, for patients and staff. (Author/EK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY. Dept. of Psychiatry.; American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association Convention in San Francisco, California, March 23-26, 1970