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ERIC Number: ED173471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Future Dimensions of Mental Health Services to Minority Communities.
Carrillo, Carmen
In the past, neither the minority individual nor a third world perspective was to be found in the conceptualization or administration of mental health services to minorities. Changes in the emphasis from the Anglo/European focus to a socio-eco-political understanding of people of color were gradual. The final breakthrough came during the l960s when third world practitioners and scholars developed a theoretical framework applicable to the experience of the third world community. The present state of the mental health field shows an encouraging growth in the pool of available books, articles, research and training opportunities for third world people. However, the debate over the mental health problems of minorities has failed to address the fundamental question of the allocation of resources to combat the problems faced by this population. If any gains are to be made in the future, there should be more concern for the allocation of resources to minorities. In addition, a strong and healthy association of third world practitioners is needed to work for the goal of culturally based, culturally appropriate, non-class bound mental health services. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Third World Counselors in Higher Education Conference