ERIC Number: ED063104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Organization of Services for the Mentally Retarded, Fifteenth Report of the WHO Expert Committee on Mental Health.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
This report contains the collective views of an international group of experts presented at a World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Mental Health meeting in Geneva, 1967. Detailed attention was given by the Committee to problems relating to the management and rehabilitation of the severely retarded, the community adjustment of the adult retarded, and the role of socio-economic conditions as causal factors of mild retardation. Views of committee members are recorded under the following topics: (1) mental retardation problems and the changing outlook; (2) criteria, classification and nomenclature; (3) etiology, case-finding and prevention; (4) medical aspects; (5) education and training of mentally retarded children; (6) vocational, social and welfare aspects; (7) development of services; (8) education and training of personnel; (9) educating and informing the public; (10) special problems in developing countries; (11) research; (12) role of international organizations; and (13) recommendations for the organization of services for the mentally retarded. (BL)
Descriptors: Committees, International Programs, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Organization, Research Reports, Services
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Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).