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In the context of massive changes in the mental health treatment and care systems of developed countries, social workers often feel the brunt of providing adequate community care services for mentally ill persons, alleviating the burden placed on the families of those with mental disabilities, and mobilizing resources and support systems that will facilitate a person’s adjustment in society after release from an institution. Social Work in Mental Health explores how social work academics and practitioners have been responding to these adverse conditions to provide quality and humane services to mentally ill persons. It offers suggestions for supporting the recovery and empowerment process of the mental health care consumers and for developing programs with a wide range of psychosocial, vocational, and housing support systems. (Haworth Press)
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