Socialization of the Ex-Mental Patient

By Abraham Lurie, Louis Berkowitz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1964

The integration of ex-mental patients into general society is a topic of recent interest in the field of mental health. The authors describe a trial program wherein patients of a mental hospital are phased into full participation in a "normal" group at a Jewish Community Center (JCC). Care is taken to prepare the patients as well as the center staff for the successful integration of these individuals, and most "normal" participants in the center's activities are not able to distinguish ex-patients from other participants. This program has yielded valuable progress in the socialization of ex-mental patients and has also brought the federation hospital and community center into a closer working relationship.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Institutional Care, Mental Health, Partnerships, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 2

Page Number(s): 186-193

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Lurie, Abraham. Berkowitz, Louis. Socialization of the Ex-Mental Patient. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1964: 186-193.


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