Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Evaluation of the Impact of the Mental Health Services Act in Tulare County
by Mercado, Deanna N., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012, 78; 1509819
Abstract (Summary)

The Mental Health Services Act, enacted by California voters in November 2004, initiated growth and transformation of the public mental health system by introducing a more culturally competent system that promotes wellness and recovery for persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses. This study examines quality-of-life outcomes for adults receiving services with Turning Point of Central California’s North County Mobile Unit, a contracted agency of Tulare County funded by the Mental Health Services Act. A quantitative method was utilized to explore and document program members’ experiences and quality-of-life outcomes after participation in and receipt of services following the MHSA’s Wellness and Recovery Model treatment modalities over a 1-year period. This initial analysis reveals a positive impact of MHSA-funded services on quality-of-life outcomes and recidivism rates of clients of the North County Mobile Unit; however, further research is warranted for substantiation of these findings.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miranda, Alex
Commitee:
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: California
Publication Number: 1509819
ISBN: 9781267627230
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