ERIC Number: ED199953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Proceedings of a National Multicultural Seminar on Mental Retardation among Minority Disadvantaged Populations (Norfolk, Virginia, October 10-12, 1977).
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
The National Multicultural Seminar on Mental Retardation among Minority Disadvantaged Populations was initiated in response to concern about the root causes of mental retardation especially in mild forms which tend to be more prevalent and more devastating among persons living in depressed, disrupted, and impoverished environments. Nineteen papers from the seminar are provided: "The Issues of Human Rights and Human Services" (W. Robertson); "Prevention of Environmental Causes" (M. Ruiz); "Remarks Made" (C. Kimber); "The Gerontological Aspects of Mental Retardation among Minority Disadvantaged Population" (P. Chang); "Overview and Current Status of the Gerontological Aspects of Mental Retardation" (P. Grob); "The Functions of Community Services Administration" (W. Allison);"Towards Understanding the Need for Minority Participation in the Developmental Disabilities Movement: The Nationwide Study" (B. Morgan); "Reaching the Low-Income Mentally Retarded Consumer" (E. Long); "The Stop Organization Outreach Model" (W. Orton); "The Norfolk State College Model for Service Delivery to Minority Disadvantaged Populations" (R. Woods); "Genetic Studies in the Tidewater Area" (P. Bibbins, Jr.); "Genetics or Environment: Black Intelligence and Attaining our Potential" (B. Bibbins); "The Role of the Predominantly Black College in the Educational Process" (H. Wilson); "The Role of American Colleges and Universities with a Black Heritage" (B. Bulter); "Health Issues Relevant to Mental Retardation in a Multicultural Society" (T. Evans); "Mental Retardation and Mental Health Issues" (R. Sanchez); "The Inter-Relationship Between Mental Health and Mental Retardation" (T. Johnson, Jr.); "Policy Implications for Minority Retarded Citizens" (W. Harris); and "Possible Causes of Mental Retardation in Puerto-Rico: An Island's Challenge" (R. Moran). A summary report titled "Report to the President's Committee on Mental Retardation" by A. Buchmueller concludes the document. (SB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Civil Liberties, College Role, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Environmental Influences, Etiology, Genetics, Geriatrics, Health, Intelligence, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Minority Groups, Nature Nurture Controversy, Outreach Programs, Prevention, Public Policy, Puerto Ricans
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.