ERIC Number: ED199303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Puerto Rican Task Force Report: Project on Ethnicity.
Mizio, Emelicia, Ed.
A model of mental health service delivery to the low-income Puerto Rican population in areas of the mainland United States where Puerto Ricans are concentrated is presented in this report. The model, designed for use by family service agencies and other similar mental health facilities, assumes that Puerto Ricans are at great risk for mental health problems and are victims of social pressure and racism. The first section of the report represents an effort to develop a conceptual framework upon which to base a design of a service delivery model. This framework utilizes systems and ecological concepts. The second section of the report presents one service model justified by the conceptual base. The model suggests that mental health service delivery programs should anticipate a period of community testing before referrals are made, be located in an accessible physical facility, be established as a separate Puerto Rican program, employ a bicultural staff, and provide special staff training. Suggested program components include advocacy services, consultation, information and referral services, counseling, family life education, integrated programs, and research and evaluation procedures. The third section of the report presents a series of guidelines for the development of standards of mental health service delivery. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Family (Sociological Unit), Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Social Services, Systems Approach
Family Service Association of America, 44 E. 23 St., New York, NY 10010 ($3.00 ea. 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.