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Social Work Research: The Mentally Ill, the Mentally Disabled

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A selection of resources about the history, issues, characteristics, and policies relating to specific groups.

Target Populations: The Mentally Ill, The Mentally Disabled

The Mentally Ill

To find books on the treatment of the mentally ill search the Library Catalog. Some relevant subject headings include:

Mentally Ill Care United States
Mentally Ill Services for
Mental Illness United States

"History of Mental Health Services," IN Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, Md., National Institute of Mental Health, 1999. Chapter 2, pp. 75; 78-80.

United States. President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America: Final Report. Rockville, MD., 2003.

Transforming Mental Health Care in America: The Federal Action Agenda: First Steps. 2005

The Mentally Disabled

To find books on the treatment of the mentally disabled search IRIS, the Rutgers online catalog. Some relevant subject headings include:

People with Mental Disabilities United States
People with Mental Disabilities United States History
People with Mental Disabilities Institutional Care United States
People with Mental Disabilities Institutional Care United States History
People with Mental Disabilities Services for
Social Work with People with Disabilities
Asylums United States History

Goode, David. "A Short History of the Treatment of Persons With Mental Retardation," IN "And Now Let's Build a Better World": The Story of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, New York City 1948-1998. New York, AHRC, 1998. Chapter 1, pp.6-17.

United States. President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. A Charge We Have to Keep: A Road Map to Personal and Economic Freedom for People with Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C., 2004.