ERIC Number: ED199302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Black Task Force Report: Project on Ethnicity.
Delaney, Anita J., Ed.
The major aim of this report is to develop a model of mental health service delivery to the urban, low-income black community. The model assumes that racism and poverty have placed constraints on the development and functioning of systems related to the black family and that the family is the primary source of mental health in the black community. The conceptual base of the model flows from an ecological systems perspective which takes into account relationships that occur between poor black individuals and the systems within and outside their neighborhoods. The goals of the model are concerned with developing and strengthening skills for survival and achievement. The model suggests that mental health service delivery programs should begin with a neighborhood needs assessment, be located in an accessible physical facility, and reflect appropriate staffing and staff training. The program components should include family advocacy functions and culturally based counseling services. (MK)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Blacks, Economically Disadvantaged, Family (Sociological Unit), Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Services, Systems Approach, Urban Areas
Family Service Association of America, 44 East 23 St., New York, NY 10010 ($3.00 each plus $1.00 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Manpower and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Family Service Association of America, New York, NY.