- Subject index
The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization—including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action.
Chapter 35: In Search of the System: Adult Mental Health
In Search of the System: Adult Mental Health
After years of planning and political wrangling, the signing of the 1963 Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act was a joyous occasion for many. President Kennedy himself had argued that the ...