Current trends in mental retardation services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were investigated using the New England region, the state of Michigan, and the United States as comparative frames of reference.
Our goal was to analyze recent structural, financial, and programmatic trends in Massachusetts and the New England region to close state institutions and implement community and family support services.
Massachusetts in particular illustrates the policy choices and challenges facing many American states engaged in restructuring their service delivery systems.
New England is an extremely dynamic and innovative region that is providing significant national leadership in the provision of alternatives to institutional care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Service santé, Support social, Milieu familial, Traitement communautaire, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Michigan, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Nouvelle Angleterre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Health service, Social support, Family environment, Community treatment, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Michigan, Human, Intellectual deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0435855
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 19/12/1997.