De institutionalization of the Mentally Ill Exercise
CheckPoint: Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill
One of the most significant historical events to impact the evolution of human service work was the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill in the 1960s. Your text examines some positive and negative outcomes of deinstitutionalization.
· Resources: Ch. 3 (p. 144) of Human Services in Contemporary America and the University Library
· Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]
· Locate at least one article from the University Library that demonstrates the impact of deinstitutionalization on local communities. Then, answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words:
o How did deinstitutionalization impact the local community in your article?
o How is the local community dealing with related problems, such as homelessness, crime, and
the spread of communicable diseases?