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Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Anita Everett
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

Reviews, in detail, the current and historic role of government as funder, regulator, and provider of mental health services in the United States. Highlights a number of critical dimensions of public mental health programs, including, but not limited to, the organization of services for children, adults, and aging adults; substance abuse services; specialty services designed to enhance long-term recovery support and community integration; supported housing; and integrated behavioral health and primary care. Focuses on the role other public agencies, working in parallel and integrated with public behavioral health agencies, such as Social Services, Social Security, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Public Health, and Medicaid. Features an overview of public agencies, peer (current and former mental health clients) operated services.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the roles of local, state, and federal government in the regulation, funding, and provision of mental health and substance abuse services
Compare and contrast differences and similarities in services for children, adults, and elderly adults
Discuss other systems that are often involved with persons who have mental illnesses such as social services, departments of corrections and juvenile justice, schools, housing, and others

Methods of Assessment: Participation and attendance in class (50%) and the submission of a written paper (50%).
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tue 06/17/2014 - Wed 06/18/2014
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: