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ERIC Number: ED307862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Literacy as a Treatment Modality for Young Chronic Mentally Ill Adults. "Independence through Literacy." Narrative Report.
Laffey, Janet; Carlson, Sheila
This report reviews the accomplishments of a literacy tutoring program--"Independence Through Literacy"--which was funded in its first year by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Library Literacy. This program had as its objective to demonstrate that literacy should be included among the basic skills that are fundamental to the rehabilitation of the young chronic mentally ill adult. The following program components/issues are discussed: (1) volunteer recruitment; (2) tutor training and matches of tutors and students; (3) administration, structure, advisory committee, and Literacy Volunteers of America affiliation; (4) budget of federal funds spent (budget breakdown); (5) pre- and post-testing of clients/students (e.g., the Rosenberg Measure of Self-Esteem and the New Jersey Standard Level of Functioning Scale) and clinicians' comments on student progress; (6) library component (introduction of students to the public library by their tutors); and (7) a workshop held in 1988 for mental health professionals and institutional librarians. A concluding statement summarizes and reflects on the findings of the program, which is described as successful by those who were involved at its various levels. (CGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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