Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 77–82 | Cite as

Reaction of a skeptical sociologist

  • Francis G. Caro
Articles A Special Issue of Citizen Participation in Community Mental Health Services


Various federal efforts to stimulate participation of the disadvantaged in community-based human service programs appear to have produced only modest results. Particularly deserving sober attention are support services needed to initiate and sustain meaningful involvement of the disadvantaged. Both financing such support services and potential professional dominance of citizen participants pose critical problems.


Public Health Health Psychology Human Service Support Service Critical Problem 
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© Human Sciences Press 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis G. Caro
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  1. 1.the Institute for Social Welfare ResearchCommunity Service SocietyNew York

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