ERIC Number: ED306715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Rehabilitation of Persons with Long-Term Mental Illness in the 1990s. A Report of the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (12th, Washington, D.C., June 15-17, 1988). Switzer Monograph, 12th Edition.
Perlman, Leonard G., Ed.; Hansen, Carl E., Ed.
The focus of the six seminar papers is on the rehabilitation needs of persons with long-term mental illness, followed by excerpts of reviews and comments, as well as summary recommendations. "Rehabilitation Programs in the 1980s: Laying the Groundwork for the 1990s" (William Anthony) notes that deinstitutionalization is a historical fact and discusses psychiatric rehabilitation, family psycho-education, and case management as intervention approaches for the future. Paul Carling, in "Housing and Support for People with Psychiatric Disabilities: Directions for the 1990s," advocates promoting normal integrated housing and consumer choices, reorganizing services, and restructuring finances to promote supported housing. In "Housing: A Crucial Dimension," Jerry Dincin discusses capital funding, operational funding, zoning, and the stigma of mental illness. Joan Barker delineates advantages of a successful interagency agreement in "Coordination of Efforts Between Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health Systems." Esso Leete, in "The Role of the Consumer Movement and Persons with Mental Illness," offers the perspective of a person living with schizophrenia. "The Role of the Family in the Rehabilitation Process" (Agnes Hatfield) describes the purposes and ideology of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), a coalition of self-help groups for families. There are three brief concluding papers which address the consumer self-help movement, service needs of mentally ill deaf persons, and strategies for change in policy, programs, training, research, and legislation. (JW)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Consumer Protection, Cooperative Planning, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Emotional Disturbances, Family Role, Housing Needs, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Rehabilitation, Social Support Groups
National Rehabilitation Association, 633 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-4193 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.