Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Mental Health Services Act of 2004 and its impact on transitional age youth served in Los Angeles County: A policy analysis
by Herrrera, Elmer Ivan, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 66; 10046246
Abstract (Summary)

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) of 2004 was analysed using David Gil’s (1992) analytic framework. The strengths and weaknesses of the Act were assessed and special attention was placed on transitional age youth (TAY) who are consumers of Full Service Parternship (FSP) services in Los Angeles County. This analysis found that there have been some improvements in the provision of services to TAY as a result of the MHSA (2004). However, TAY continue to be a group that remains underserved despite the availability of MHSA (2004) funds. The lack of infrastructure of Department of Mental Health to oversee MHSA (2004) funded projects is likely one of the main reasons why new programs for TAY have not been developed. This analysis did find that TAY, who have been served under MHSA (2004) funded programs, have lower rates of incarceration and hospitalization. The recommendations for social work practice, policy and research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Public policy
Keywords: Fsp, Health, Mental, Mhsa, Policy, Tay
Publication Number: 10046246
ISBN: 978-1-339-56308-4
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