ERIC Number: ED079477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Community Mental Health Workers Project: Report I (January 1971), Report II (February 1971), Report III (June 1971), and Report IV (March 1973).
Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, Louisville.
The Community Mental Health Workers Project is a 5-year community-based staff-demonstration study designed to develop, train, utilize, compare, and evaluate the effectiveness of three new types of middle level workers for community mental health programs. The three levels of workers are classified as: (1) an aide who will be an indigenous member of the community and whose function will be to provide various services to the patient and his family, (2) representative who will have a minimum formal education of a bachelor's degree and who will serve as a community expeditor and promote mental health programs, and (3) technician who will have completed an associate degree program and who will assist the center's staff by performing various ancillary functions. This publication consists of a series of reports providing ongoing information about the development of the project. The first report provides a synopsis of the program and discussion of the implementation of the programs, while the remaining reports are devoted to the development of role descriptions for the three new types of workers and the recruitment and selection of the technician, assistant, and representative trainees. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, Louisville.