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Community Living for People with Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities

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Overview chapters are followed by contributions on clinical services, social adjustment, and staff roles in connection with the profound changes in research, policy, and care-giving now taking place. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801842825
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/1978
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
I Introduction 1
1 Overview of Clinical Services, Social Adjustment, and Work Life in Community Living 5
2 Community Integration of People with Psychiatric Disabilities: Emerging Trends 20
II Clinical Services 33
3 Applying a Rehabilitation Model to Residential Programs for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Disorders 37
4 Supporting People with Mental Illness Regardless of Their Environment: The Wisconsin Experience 53
5 Developing a Managed Service System for People with Developmental Disabilities: A State Agency-University Partnership 67
6 Adults with Profound Mental Retardation and Multiple Handicaps: Factors Associated with Mortality 82
7 Behavior Modification Procedures in Group Homes Serving People with Developmental Disabilities 94
III Social Adjustment 107
8 Adjustment to Community Life: The Role of Stress and Support Variables 111
9 Stress Management Interventions with People with Psychiatric Disabilities: A Key Support to Community Living 125
10 A Comparison of Social Support and Satisfaction among Adults with Mental Retardation Living in Three Types of Community Residential Alternatives 137
11 Mental Health Consumers' Preferences for Housing and Supports: The Vermont Study 155
12 Stability and Change in the Life-style and Adjustment of Adults with Mental Retardation Living in Community Residences 167
13 People with Mental Retardation Leaving Mental Health Institutions: Evaluating Outcomes after Five Years in the Community 183
IV Changing Staff Roles 197
14 Decongregating Residential Programs in Mental Health: The Impact on the Staff and Clients 201
15 Changes in the Quality of Work Life for Staff Members Transferred from Institutional Units to Small Residential Units 219
16 Staff Attitudes and the Group Home as a Workplace 232
17 Satisfaction and Stability of Direct Care Personnel in Community-based Residential Services 244
18 Human Resource, Program, and Client Correlates of Mental Health Outcomes 263
19 The Dynamics of Change in Residential Services for People with Developmental Disabilities 284
Summary: Community Living and Community Engagement 303
References 307
Subject Index 341
Author Index 345
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