ERIC Number: ED216293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Orientation Manual for Citizen Boards of Federally Funded Community Mental Health Centers.
Ragland, Sherman L.; Zinn, Harlan K.
This resource manual is designed to assist new and veteran board members in becoming effective and meaningful contributors to the community mental health center (CMHC) program. The materials summarize the growth and development of the CMHC concept and the services required by law and address the process of building and organizing the governing/advisory board, along with its functions, authority, accountability, and characteristics. Other chapters deal with board development and training, including training tools and resources. Evaluation and self-appraisal are also considered. A sample board constitution and bylaws are included. Throughout the manual the importance of citizen participation is stressed. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.