Neighborhood Networks for Humane Mental Health Care

  • Arthur J. Naparstek
  • David E. Biegel
  • Herzl R. Spiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 3-7
    3. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 9-17
    4. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 19-30
    5. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 31-46
    6. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 47-62
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-64
    2. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 65-88
    3. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 89-99
    4. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 101-116
    5. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 117-134
    6. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 135-150
    7. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 151-169
    8. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 171-188
    9. Arthur J. Naparstek, David E. Biegel, Herzl R. Spiro
      Pages 189-196
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-223

About this book

Introduction

It is hard to think of a more timely and topical major contribution than Drs. Naparstek, Biegel, Spiro, and collaborators have provided in this volume. Their penetrating, comprehensive study and field tests give us mapping toward the goal of reifying the concept of "community" as applied to human services. The book will prove invaluable to those at the policy level-legislators, planners, and administrators. It will serve as an essential reference for community workers-professional provid­ ers, natural helpers, and citizens as a whole. A salient ideal of New Federalism-placing governance as close to the people as practicable-seems a prophetic match with the model of Neighborhood Empowerment. As the authors point out, conventional wisdom has seemed to offer government regulation, control, and pro­ gram evaluation as a panacea package for improving human services. This work suggests a radically different approach; specifically, a shift to greater instrumental involvement of the richly variegated mosaic of American neighborhoods, combined with a system of excellent, high technology service agencies. Certainly, genuine efforts have been made before toward a true linkage of the community with human services. The Great Society pro­ grams, with their emphasis on citizen involvement and "maximum fea­ sible participation" established the foundation for legitimate citizen/ consumer linkage with the program process. Yet, in so many instances, the results fell far short of expectations.

Keywords

empowerment evaluation health health care regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur J. Naparstek
    • 1
    • 2
  • David E. Biegel
    • 3
  • Herzl R. Spiro
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Washington Public Affairs CenterUSA
  3. 3.School of Social WorkUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Research PsychiatryMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1146-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1148-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1146-1
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