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Community Mental Health


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Part I: From Stigma to Recovery Corrigan, Lee, Recovery and Stigma in People with Psychiatric Disabilities. Rosenberg, J., Rosenberg, S., Huygen, Klein, Marginal No More: Serious Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Preference. Pulice, Miccio, Where do we go from here? The Mental Health Consumer Movement in the United States. Part II: Emerging Trends in Community Mental Health Flynn, Hassan, West, Emerging Community Mental Health Challenges: Meeting the Needs of Veterans and Families Impacted by Military Service. Heilbrun, Bingham, Community Mental Health: Innovations in Diversion from Prosecution of People with Mental Illness. Section III: Community Mental Health across the Life Cycle Krase, Community Mental Health with Children and Youth. Lynch, Mason, McFarlane, Family Psychoeducation in the Treatment of Mental Illness: Historical Context, Current Practice, and Future Directions. Friedman, Williams, Kidder, Furst, Meeting the Mental Health Challenges of the Elder Boom. Section IV: Diversity and Community Mental Health Carten, African Americans, Racism, and Mental Health. Lim, Ton, Lu, Community Mental Health Services to Asian Americans. Cabassa, Community Mental Health Services to Latinos. Naturale, Community Mental Health: Cross-Cultural Mental Health Response in Disasters. Section V: Best Practices in Community Mental Health McLaughlin, Assertive Community Treatment: An Evidence-Based Practice and Its Continuing Evolution. Biegel, Kola, Ronis, Kruszynski, Evidence-Based Treatment for Adults with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders: Current Practice and Future Directions. Wilson, Neuropsychiatric Perspectives on Community Mental Health: Theory and Practice. Thomas, Case Management Strategies that Target High-Risk Homeless Subpopulations. Section VI: Community Mental Health - Organizational and Policy Issues Klein, Community Mental Health: Policy and Practice. Sullivan, "The Times They are a Changin' - Again." Glossary.

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Jessica Rosenberg is Associate Professor of Social Work at Long Island University. Samuel J. Rosenberg is Dean of the School of Social Science and Human Services and Professor of Social Work and Sociology at Ramapo College of New Jersey.


"This outstanding volume represents a comprehensive and scholarly guide for anyone with interests in the evolution of the Community Mental Health movement, its current status, and a vision of what we might expect in the near future. The internationally known authors of this second edition of Community Mental Health offer insightful analyses of challenges we face in our evolving health care landscape and provide innovative and creative solutions that have the capacity to transform the way we extend mental health services." - Leonard A. Jason, Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University

"In Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, Jessica Rosenberg and Samuel Rosenberg provide a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date research on best practices in community mental health in today's culture and political climate. The quality of information that this book provides is strengthened by the unique contributions of experts from numerous mental health-focused disciplines, including social work, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, public health and law. Infused into each chapter is an emphasis on the importance of addressing the stigma associated with mental health concerns and promoting a recovery philosophy that empowers individuals to pursue lives that go beyond simply resigning themselves to living unresponsively with mental illness." - Adam Miller, The Professional Counselor

"The editors have presented a comprehensive view of community mental health in this volume that expands upon the previous edition. The chapters capture an array of timely topics presented by experts. One finds in the pages of this forward looking book that mental health needs and practices are defined for the present and into the future. This is a must read for mental health professionals." - Peter B. Vaughan, PhD, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University

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