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A Family Agency in a Community Project for the Hospitalized Mentally Ill

JULES V. COLEMAN, RUTH A. JANOWICZ and ROBERT W. HARRISON
Social Work
Vol. 12, No. 4 (OCTOBER 1967), pp. 47-53
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23710413
Page Count: 7
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A Family Agency in a Community Project for the Hospitalized Mentally Ill
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Abstract

Family Service of New Haven participated with other Connecticut agencies in a five-year pilot project to develop co-operative care for the mental patient and his family during and after hospitalization. Topics discussed in this paper include the development of workable procedures, difficulties in treatment and procedure, staff orientation and response to the lower-class psychotic patient and his treatment expectations, and the need for continuity of care. The authors conclude that there would have been a more secure base for agency practice in a neighborhood-based, supportive-empathic casework approach.

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