A Community Participation Program for the Hospitalized Mental Patient

By Gary Rosenberg, Philip Coltoff

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1967

A psychiatric hospital serving the voluntarily committed instituted a program in which the community was involved in enhancing community adjustment of selected patients. Patients were used as "helpers" who staffed programs at a Jewish Community Center (JCC), or participated in programs at the Center as members. Both patients and staff found that involvement in the Center was a very useful tool in rehabilitating the patients.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers, Social Services, Institutional Care, Mental Health, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 3

Page Number(s): 253-259

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rosenberg, Gary. Coltoff, Philip. A Community Participation Program for the Hospitalized Mental Patient. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1967: 253-259. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5024


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