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ERIC Number: ED300493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Mental Health Programs for Minority Youth and Their Families: A Summary of Conference Proceedings.
Isaacs, Mareasa R.
This report includes the background papers developed for an invitational workshop on mental health program development for minority youth and their families, and a summary of the recommendations made and actions to be taken. Section I presents an overall framework and an overview of the issues that were explored in greater depth at the workshop. The material for this section was developed through a survey of key professional representatives of the major minority groups in this country--Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Section II summarizes the workshop recommendations, which are made in the following areas: (1) policy; (2) research; (3) training; (4) access; (5) assessment; (6) family involvement; and (7) community education and resource development. Section III delineates activities to be undertaken through the Technical Assistance Center at Georgetown University and the National Institute of Mental Health's Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) program to begin to address some of the issues identified. Section IV presents some brief descriptions of sample programs that serve minority youth and their families; these were developed from a survey conducted before the workshop. Appendices include "Minority Children and Mental Health: Old Perspectives and New Proposals" (Margaret Spencer); a list of the workshop planning committee members, and staff, respondents to the questionnaire; major issue areas discussed at the workshop; a list of workshop participants; a copy of the agenda; and a list of state CASSP projects. (BJV)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Community Programs, Family Involvement, Federal Programs, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Surveys, Training, Workshops, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.
Note: A workshop sponsored by the CASSP Technical Assistance Center (Atlanta, Georgia, January 30, 1986-February 1, 1986).