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Organizational Analysis of Three Community Support Program Models
Barbara Reinke; James R. Greenley
Psychiatric Services 1986; doi:
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The authors thank Steve Kane, project director, and Ellen Jane Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Departments of Psychiatry and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53792

1986 American Psychiatric Association

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Little attention has been paid to the organizational and administrative characteristics of effective community support programs for the chronic mentally ill. The authors analyzed three successful support programs in Wisconsin that employ three different models of service delivery: one provides services through caseworkers who carry specialized caseloads, another through local nonprofessionals who work with a centrally located program coordinator, and the third through a team of various mental health workers. Each program has taibred its organizational process to suit the types of clients it sees, the size of its catchment area, and the availability of other professional resources. The interrelated strengths and weaknesses of each model are discussed.

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