Mental Health Consultations to Welfare Agencies

  • Alexander S. Rogawski
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


Epidemiological studies of psychiatric disorders have repeatedly shown that in most populations low social and low economic positions are associated with higher rates of psychopathology.1 The disadvantaged status contributes to the intensity and frequency of all social indicators of impaired mental health. Welfare workers, who are called upon to assist these segments of the population,2 often have only limited professional and technical preparation to cope with the mental health needs of disturbed clients and their troubled families. This alone would make it desirable for welfare staff to have easy access to support and consultations by mental health professionals.


Mental Health Mental Health Professional Welfare System Mental Health System Community Mental Health Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander S. Rogawski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Social and Community PsychiatryUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Mental Health Consultation ServicesCentral Region, Los Angeles CountyUSA

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