ERIC Number: ED308444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-5
Reference Count: N/A
Refugees and the State Mental Health Systems: Issues and Impacts.
Neider, John R.; And Others
This paper examines critical issues for states and advocacy groups in trying to develop short-term goals to address mental health needs of refugees and to plan long-term strategies for state and county service systems for this population. The paper begins with a discussion of the following issues: (1) centralized versus decentralized state mental health systems; (2) specialized versus mainstream programs; and (3) locus of control in state and county mental health systems. This is followed by a discussion of the characteristics and distribution of the refugee population from state to state, the varying state approaches to resource allocation, and the emergence of coalitions of various ethnic groups. The remaining sections discuss the scale of the overall service system and its resources within states, new potential funding resources, and regional coordination of resources. References are included. (TE)
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Mental Health Programs, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Services, Refugees, Regional Cooperation, Resource Allocation, State Agencies
Refugee Assistance Program--Mental Health Technical Assistance Center, University of Minnesota, Box 85, Mayo, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Refugees Assistance Program - Mental Health Technical Assistance Center.