ERIC Number: ED050369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
The Fort Logan Lodge: Intentional Community for Chronic Mental Patients. Final Report.
Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, CO.
This report attempts to identify important variables affecting the success of the Lodge Program, affiliated with the Fort Logan Mental Health Center. The Lodge Program is a community based, group oriented, social and work program for the rehabilitation of the refractory, long stay mental patient. Findings reported include the following: (1) the referrals were some of the most chronic patients at the hospital; (2) no statistically significant differences among treatment teams regarding knowledge, behavior, and attitudes toward the Lodge were found to be related to referrals, the number of men who were rejected, the number who refused to enter or those who joined the Lodge; and (3) with the exception of the vocational rehabilitation counselors, the attitude on the part of treatment personnel was only slightly favorable. In general, leadership among the Lodge membership was found necessary for the group to respond more effectively to the social and work tasks it faced, and the vitality of the Lodge community seemed largely contingent upon positively influencing the variables that influence leadership. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)