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Mental Health Policy & Service Delivery
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Myers, John. 2010. “Mental Health Policy &Amp; Service Delivery”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Collectively, our readings, discussions, and written assignments should lead to the development of broad, macro-level perspectives on community mental health policies and service-delivery issues, while individual projects and reports should foster deeper insights into some major issues in the field. Another major goal is to provide further experience in...

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Mental Health
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Learning Goal(s):

  1. In This course you will learn :
    1. varying conceptions of mental health and mental illness and the implications of your own beliefs and conceptions;
    2. the epidemiology of mental disorders;
  2. 3. the role of federal and state government in mental-health policymaking;
    4. The structure of services in Ohio and how it compares with other states;
  3. 5. service-delivery models for adults with severe mental disabilities, youth with severe emotional disturbances, and other special populations;
    6. legal issues, including civil commitment, competencey, the insanity defence, the right to treatment...

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