“SAIA People First Language”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXUQ--9xDWo
The New Asylums from Frontline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/asylums/
Review the follow-up video “The Released” from on Frontline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/released/view/
Report on the Mental Health Crisis in
A dream denied: The criminalization of homelessness in
Focus your review on pp. 8-24, 30-31, and 135-145, with emphasis on
Review: Angrosino, M. V. (1994). On the bus with Vonnie Lee: Explorations in life history and metaphor. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 23(14), 14-28: http://jce.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/1/14
A Few Resources to Get You Started
The 1999 Olmstead Supreme Court Decision and Nevada: http://www.pascenter.org/state_based_stats/olmstead_home.php?state=nevada#bodynav
Nevada’s Strategic Plan for People with Disabilities, Annual Report (June 2008):
Nevada State Health Plan:
Review (text or media player): “Mental Health Parity Approved with Bailout Bill”, NPR, June 14, 2009: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95435676
Review: Olmstead V.L.C. (98-536) 527 U.S. 581 (1999). 138 F.3d 893, affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/98-536.ZS.html
Review: Best practices for co-occurring disorders (MH and substance abuse):
Nevada Disability & Law Center (NDALC): http://www.ndalc.org/
The Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center (NDALC) is a private, statewide non-profit organization that serves as Nevada's federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for human, legal, and service rights for individuals with disabilities.
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): http://www.nami.org/
NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
PACT: Program of Assertive Community Treatment:
PACT is a service-delivery model that provides comprehensive, locally based treatment to people with serious and persistent mental illnesses.
Evidence-Based Practices KITs
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services--Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services:
Grading the States 2009--A Report on America’s Health Care System for Adults with Serious Mental Illness: http://www.nami.orggtsTemplate09.cfm?Section=Grading_the_States_2009
Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Nevada:
Searching for Scholarly Articles
There is a lot of scholarly information available on ACT or PACT programs. You may want to begin by searching various UNLV Libraries Databases. Follow these steps:
From the UNLV Libraries homepage (http://library.unlv.edu), click on the Articles & Databases tab, then from the A to Z list, click on "A" and choose "Academic Search Premier". Before beginning your search, click on the links that says "Choose Databases"--then check the following other boxes to include these databases: PsycArticles, PsycINFO, & SOCINDEX With Full Text.
In the Search Box, try some of te following keywords or keyword phrases:
You can try the same keywords when you search Google Scholar. Below are a couple of sample articles:
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for People with Severe Mental Illness
Authors: Kim T. Mueser, et al.
Behavior Modification, Vol. 27, No. 3, 387-411 (2003)
Effect of strengths model versus assertive community treatment model on participant outcomes and utilization: Two-year follow-up
Authors: Kristen Lawton Barry, et al
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 26 (3) Winter 2003
When "Googling" for reviews and information about the movie, you may want to try some of these keyword searches:
Here are a couple samples of reviews and information about the movie:
Some Resources to Assist You with Your Reaction Paper
Report on the Mental Health Crisis in
Check out the
In addition to this article, http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jun/09/old-crisis-returns/, try some keyword searches in the Sun's search box, such as:
You may also want to search the Las Vegas Review-Journal. From the Libraries Home Page (http://library.unlv.edu), click on the Articles & Databases tab, then on the A to Z list, click on "L"--then scroll down to Las Vegas Review-Journal database.
Try some of the keyword searches used above. Below are a couple sample article titles:
Emergency declared as mentally ill flood ERs; [Final Edition]
Brian Haynes. Las Vegas Review - Journal. Las Vegas, Nev.: Jul 10, 2004. p. 1.A