ERIC Number: ED118314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Experiences in Rural Mental Health. VII: Promoting Self-Help with Educational Programs.
Hollister, William G.; And Others
Based on a North Carolina feasibility study (1967-73) which focused on development of a pattern for providing comprehensive mental health services to rural people, this guide deals with promoting self-help via educational programs in Vance and Franklin counties. Emphasizing both cognitive and affective experiences, this booklet details the following program activities: (1) Mental Health Information Programs (empathy-building mental health information and "resource use" education; developing a rural mental health association, a controversial approach; escalating the impact of films); (2) Personal Growth and Personality Development Education (family life education, a bridge to churches; parent education in children's emotional health via the Parent Teacher Association; strengthening the ministerial family by helping ministers and their wives and ministers' wives alone; institute on family life and marriage counseling); (3) Education Programs for Dealing with Normal Problems of Living (drug abuse education, a behavior education approach; education for family planning and sexual behavior; weight watchers; alcoholism education task force; parents without partners); (4) Training Leaders and Helpers (learning experiences to increase competence in other agencies and create a cadre of informed, sensitized volunteers). (JC)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Alcoholism, Clergy, Cognitive Objectives, Drug Abuse, Educational Programs, Family Life Education, Feasibility Studies, Information Utilization, Mental Health Programs, Personality Development, Program Guides, Rural Population, Self Help Programs, Sensitivity Training
William G. Hollister, M.D., Division of Community Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ($1.50 each; $9.00 for set of 9 booklets; additional booklets $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina