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     Assertive community treatment (ACT) is an approach which deliver services to individuals who have severe mental illness who needs are not met by traditional services. ACT is a team based approach service that provides a wide range and individual focus therapies and support services to the individual who is suffering from mental health disabilities. These services that are offer by Assertive community treatment attempts to keep people from being hospitalized. This model also assists the individual to reach recovery and to achieve a meaningful life that is not illness focus. The Assertive community treatment approach is designed to assist individuals with serve mental health disabilities that experience symptoms that are difficult to manage.…

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    Assertive Outreach - helps individuals access services and navigate systems usually through intense case management; Motivational Interventions - this component is aimed at illness self-management which brings to the light the ambivalence of clients that hinder them in achieving life’s goals; Counseling – individual, group, family, or a combination; Social Support Interventions - Not only building new relationships but mending older ones; Long Term Perspective – Accepting that recovery cannot…

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    the lifespan. In the mental health profession, the most general practice is the bio-psych-social model used to understand the client, their surroundings and how they interact with one another. There are other traditional methods of practice that are evidence based that work within the relationship between the professional and client. Throughout the history of mental health, different approaches have developed. Initially, the treatments for those with mental illness were not humane and in many…

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    Lutheran Settlement House is really the only social service agency within the community. It has been providing services to Fishtown and the Philadelphia area since 1902. The services since then may have changed but it’s core mission of “empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” has not ("History | Lutheran Settlement House | Empowering Children, Adults, Families, and…

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    Beginning this class, I was not sure what to expect because I did not really know what community health was. I signed up for the class to fulfill the requirement for my minor. Throughout this class, I have learned so much about the aspects of the community health, agencies, drug abuse, health rates, and disease types and control. These were all topics that were greatly interesting to me and I feel like the class improved my understanding of the way in which many communities operate. It also…

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    The Negotiation As expected the hospital team initially saw the needs of the community as a problem the CCC itself should handle through government programs or by approaching a hospital in another area, West Point Hospital. They expressed frustration with the community and reminded the CCC that the hospital is run on private money from donors and not government funded. It was obvious that the hospital did not feel any responsibility to the community itself, they were concerned with business…

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    northern Brooklyn while it operated from 1914 to 1982. The hospital served residents living in a community built around industry and considered a rawer area of the city. As the hospital aged, its facilities declined and the level of care which could be provided for patients degraded to the point that the hospital was closed as the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center assumed and could better fulfill the responsibilities to the community. The opening of the new center incentivized the city…

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    Personal Theology: A Garden of Community Lucy Atkinson Rose’s idea of the sermonic moment continues to strike me as a new and powerful method of developing relationships through sermons. Atkinson Rose proposes the following: “One form of preaching aims to gather the community of faith around the Word where the central conversations of the people of God are fostered and refocused week after week.” In suggesting that we rethink sermons as a shared experience of Truth, rather than truth from the…

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    Within the city of Corpus Christi, there is evidence of economic disparity. I discovered this through my experience with the Junior Achievement (JA) program, and through data collected and observations made on my assigned school and its neighborhood, and of other JA schools in the city of Corpus Christi. All data and observations were collected to show comparisons between each JA school. The information found is valuable because it is important to know about both the physical side of a community…

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    educators and communities, particularly, those in underserved areas, to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth. Our Vision, every child is a “Maker”. Our Mission, to create more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making (Makered.org, 2016). Values. We currently focus on five key values that support our mission and vision. They are as…

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