Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Tikva: Building and sustaining mental health in the Orthodox Jewish community through positive leadership and communal initiative: A grant proposal
by Lax, Raizel C., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 65; 1523169
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this grant project is to educate and train leaders within the Orthodox Jewish community to act as culturally sensitive first responders to mental health crises within the Orthodox Jewish community. Mental illness is highly stigmatized among this population. Having trained, trusted, and culturally sensitive community leaders capable of identifying individuals and families in need of mental health services increases the chances that they may use these supports. The proposed leadership training program consists of a series of psycho-educational training groups. The educational emphasis will be on understanding and identifying mental illness, educating leaders about stigma, and approaching community members in need of referrals. The Walter and Elise Hass Foundation is the identified potential funding source. A line-item budget and an evaluation tool are included in the proposed program. The actual submission or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pasztor, Eileen Mayers
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Health education, Judaic studies
Keywords: Jewish Orthodox, Jewish community, Peer support, Psychoeducational groups, Psychosocial support
Publication Number: 1523169
ISBN: 978-1-303-20357-2
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