ERIC Number: ED337999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Community Linkages: A Guide to Assertive Outreach for Homeless Persons with Severe Mental Illness.
Engstrom, Karen; And Others
This manual is intended to help train case managers to work more effectively with persons who have mental illness and are (or have been) homeless. The approach stresses assertive outreach in the community setting to improve the client's life in the community as the best means to prevent rehospitalization. The manual's 10 units address the following topics: qualities needed in an assertive community outreach worker; the client population and the model of assertive community treatment; features of mental illness and substance use disorders; general health issues among homeless persons with severe mental illness; establishment of financial security through public entitlements; the therapeutic alliance in the client's own setting; the total treatment approach--team issues and activities; establishing community support linkages with collateral service providers; processing assertive outreach experiences; and the larger picture (creating cultural relevance, increasing one's knowledge base, and impacting public policy). A 41-item bibliography is included in an appendix. (DB)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Community Programs, Financial Support, Homeless People, Intervention, Mental Disorders, Models, Outreach Programs, Psychosis, Social Work, Substance Abuse, Therapy
Thresholds National Research and Training Center on Rehabilitation and Mental Illness, 561 West Diversey Parkway, Suite 210-A, Chicago, IL 60614 ($17.65 including postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Thresholds, Chicago, IL.