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Beyond Housing: Opening the Door to Community Participation

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 4873 words.

Advances in housing and service programs for people with severe mental illness have enabled many to move from the streets to homes in the community. At the same time, addressing the housing...

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Can Homelessness Be Prevented?

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 2705 words.

The lack of prevention and early intervention services can result in a constant influx of newly homeless people with severe mental illness whose homelessness may eventually become long-term...

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Challenges to Bringing Housing to Scale

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 5799 words.

Permanent supportive housing is subsidized housing with treatment and support services. There is no agreed-upon standard model for housing homeless people with severe mental illness to...

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From the Streets to Homes

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 4812 words.

Having a decent and safe place to live in is a basic human need, and adequate housing is an essential element in the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities. This chapter describes...

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Homeless People with Severe Mental Illness

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 7492 words.

People with severe mental illness have the types of psychiatric disorders that would have typically placed them in a state mental institution in the era of the asylum. Despite the burden of...

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Mental Health Services Take to the Streets

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 6458 words.

The challenge of reaching out to the homeless mentally ill initiated a period of creative development in mental health service delivery. Early in the post-deinstitutionalization era, the...

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National Initiatives to End Homelessness

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 5678 words.

This chapter presents two large-scale governmental efforts to implement community-level projects to improve the availability of and access to housing and support services for homeless...

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The Open Door

Carol L. M. Caton.

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 184 pages.

The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment, explains how and why homelessness in this group has persisted over the past 35 years...

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The Open Door

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 7630 words.

The post–World War II transformation of mental health care in the United States is marked by the shift in the locus of care for episodes of mental illness from the state mental asylum to...

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Overcoming the Problem of Disengagement from Treatment

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 6868 words.

Advances in evidence-based mental health treatment have expanded opportunities for people with serious mental illness to avoid unnecessary suffering and disability so that they can...

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Voluntarism and the Rise of Advocacy

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 6015 words.

Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, the public response to homelessness was local. In some communities, voluntarism surged, and charitable organizations provided food, clothing, and...

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