This study utilized David Gil's framework to analyze the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. The unfavorable outcomes for individuals with mental illness were evident since the passing of Lanterman-Petris-Short Act in 1968. After 43 years, history continues to reflect the harsh reality, challenges, and poor outcomes in various domains such as education, socio economic status, housing, criminal involvement, and utilization of public aid with those with a mental disorder. The Lanterman-Petris-Short Act revolutionized the mental health system with the goal of enhancing the outcomes of people with a mental illness. This important piece of legislation only exists in California; however other states have used it to develop their own mental health services. This study delved into a relevant legislation that promotes better outcomes for the mentally ill, the problems and challenges they experienced, the significance and the anticipated outcomes, implications on social work practice were discussed and lastly, the importance of future research.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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