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ERIC Number: EJ958561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Social Workers' Role in the Canadian Mental Health Care System
Towns, Ashley M.; Schwartz, Karen
Research on Social Work Practice, v22 n2 p214-218 Mar 2012
Objective: Using Canadian survey data this research provides social workers in Canada with a better understanding of their role in the Canadian mental health care system. Methods: By analyzing data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 1.2 Mental Health and Well-being, the role of social workers in the Canadian mental health system was determined. Results: Findings indicated that social workers were accessed third most frequently for mental health care. While a variety of individuals accessed care from social workers, those of different sexes, ages, education, and income levels did so at significantly different rates. Conclusion: Social workers should adjust services to include those less likely to access care who may benefit from it, while maintaining services for current clients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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