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The National Mental Health Association : eighty years of involvement in the field of prevention

Author: Robert Hess; Jean DeLeon
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a unique and important volume that pays tribute to the contributions of the National Mental Health Association to the field of prevention. For more than 80 years, the National Mental Health Association has been a major force in the advancement of the field of prevention. It has pursued an impressive three-pronged mission of promoting health, preventing mental illness, and improving the care and treatment of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
National Mental Health Association
(DLC) 89019799
(OCoLC)20170215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hess; Jean DeLeon
ISBN: 9781317839576 1317839579
OCLC Number: 881183652
Notes: "Also ... published as Prevention in human services, volume 6, number 2, 1989"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; About The Editors; Introduction; The Mental Health Association and Prevention: A History; The Mental Health Association and Prevention; Genesis; Prevention of Insanity: 1910-1920; The Twenties to the Mid-Forties: After the First World War and Before the Second World War; World War II; The 1946 National Mental Health Act and the 1955 Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health; Comprehensive Community Mental Health Centers (CCMHC); The Sixties and Seventies: Mental Health Association and Prevention. The National Institute of Mental Health, the President's Commission, and BeyondThe National Mental Health Association, the President's Commission, and Beyond; Public Education: A Primary Tool; Maintaining the Commitment; The Contributions of Local Associations; Prevention Among Mental Health Associations; Advocacy for Prevention: The Role of the Mental Health Association in Michigan; Legislative Advocacy for State Dollars; The Representative Joe Young, Sr. Prevention Report; Conclusion. Choices for Positive Living: A Private/Public Partnership Program to Promote Mental Fitness and Self-Esteem in Adults and ChildrenParents as Teachers Project; WHO-We Help Ourselves: A Project in Anti-Victimization; Program Description; Program Evaluation; Conclusion; Welcome Baby Programs; The Youth Booth in the Mall: Reaching Youth in the '80s; Parenting Education: Primary Prevention in a Rural Community; Pierre the Pelican; Parenting Workshops; Hospital Programs; It's a Parent; Parent/Friend Volunteer Program; School Programs; Conclusion; The Inner ""I"" Primary Prevention in the Chicago Public SchoolsProgram Implementation; Summary Results; Action 88-89; Conclusion; The Lela Rowland Prevention Award recipients; Pierre the Pelican; Optimum Growth Project: Support for Families with Young Children; Method; Preliminary Results: 1980; Final Results: 1986; Conclusion; Stress Containment Through Meditation; Stress Management Training for Low Income Women; Pilot Study; Ongoing Program; Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving (ICPS): Competence-Building Primary Prevention Program; Outline of the ICPS Program; Dialoguing; Concluding Remarks. The Infant-Family Resource Program: Facilitating Optimal DevelopmentRationale; Background; Preventive-Intervention Program; Preventive-Intervention Services for Adolescent Parents and Infants; Education; Hopes for the Future; The Primary Mental Health Project: Thirty Years After; The Sequence of Events; Description of SMT; Evaluations; Discussion; Future Directions; Early Childhood Education and Primary Prevention.
Responsibility: Robert E. Hess, Jean Delong [i.e. DeLeon], editors.
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Here is a unique and important volume that pays tribute to the contributions of the National Mental Health Association to the field of prevention. For more than 80 years, the National Mental Health Association has been a major force in the advancement of the field of prevention. It has pursued an impressive three-pronged mission of promoting health, preventing mental illness, and improving the care and treatment of persons with mental illnesses through advocacy at all levels of state and national government and the development of prevention programs. The National Mental Healt.

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