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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A joint collective for community engagement and bridge building focusing on persons with untreated mental illness: A grant proposal
by Mina, Maureen T., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 73; 10137430
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis project explores the chronic issue of untreated mental illness as a social problem within the context of the County of Santa Barbara California’s mental health public policy decision making process. As the county’s Board of Supervisors considers implementation of the California Legislature’s Assembly Bill AB1421, which provides for Assisted Outpatient Treatment, it is essential that the board fully consider the issues, community perspectives and impact. Funding to be requested in the following grant proposal is to be used for interventions providing an educational forum focusing on diverse stakeholder perspectives in order to develop implementation recommendations. Actual submission and/or funding of the grant were not required for the completion of this project. An assessment of current research establishes both that untreated mental illness is a serious social problem with high costs to the individual and communities, as well as the importance of community involvement in the development of public policy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steve
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work
Keywords: Assembly Bill AB1421, Assisted outpatient treatment, California legislation, Mental illness, Santa Barbara County, Stakeholder participation
Publication Number: 10137430
ISBN: 978-1-339-93123-4
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