ERIC Number: ED121553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Mexican-American Mental Health Issues: Present Realities and Future Strategies.
Boucher, Stanley W., Ed.; And Others
In June 1970, the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education Conference on Mexican American Mental Health Issues was held at Goleta, California Primary goal of the conference was to promote learning, not specific action, program funding, or legislation. Planned by Chicanos, the 3-day conference was aimed at bringing together Chicanos from all over the West who were concerned about mental health. Over 140 Chicanos from 9 western states attended. Some had formal degrees, some were "New Careerists", some were eminent writers, and some were citizens of the barrios. This report consists of eight papers presented at the conference. These are (1) "Institutional Deviance: The Mexican American Experience"; (2) "The Plight of Los Batos in El Barrio"; (3) "El Sentido de la 'Salud Mental' en Los Angeles Del Este" ("The Meaning of 'Mental Health' in East Los Angeles"); (4) "The Impact of Class Discrimination and Racism on the Mental Health of Mexican Americans"; (5) The Impact of the Mental Health of Anglo Social Institutions upon the Mexican American"; (6) "Chicano Designs for New Model 'Mental Health' Services: I LUCHA (League of United Citizens to Help Addicts)"; (7) "Chicano Designs for New Model 'Mental Health. Services: II The San Antonio Proposal--A New Kind of Mental Health Center"; and (8) "New directions". (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. Mental Health Manpower Office.