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ERIC Number: ED194860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Crisis Intervention With the Mentally Retarded: The New Treatment Look.
Sternlicht, Manny; Deutsch, Martin R.
The trend toward normalization of the mentally retarded has brought a new dimension to the problem of their adjustment. Within the past several years, large numbers of the mentally retarded have been discharged into the community from residential facilities; the stress and anxiety they experience at being thrust into a strange and alien world often become overwhelming, and the individual may become psychologically immobilized. Crisis intervention has been used only marginally with the retarded in this and other situations. A crisis intervention model is proposed which targets four treatment areas: (1) emergency problems associated with behavior disorders; (2) incidents arising from emotional disturbance; (3) stress resulting from the transition between institution and community; and (4) crises in the community (particularly within families and foster families). Against the backdrop of de-institutionalization and community placement, the possibilities for the creative use of crisis intervention with the mentally retarded are manifold. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).