The Community Mental Health Act of 1963

1-Identify the first (earliest) policy written at the Federal(or state) government level regarding the chosen social
problem:
a-.What is the name of this early policy
b.-When was it enacted (year)
2)Describe how this early policy intended to address the identified social problem.i
.Ex: The policy provided direct monetary assistance to relieve povertyii.Ex: The policy expanded treatment for
mental healthi.Ex: The policy mandated legal punishment for those selling drugs
3)Describe the social discourse in regards to the social problem and those affected by it at the time the early
policy was enacted.i.Ex: Those in poverty were seen as victims of an economic depressionii.Ex: Child abuse
was seen as a private family matteriii.Ex: People who abused drugs were seen as dangerous criminals
4)Identify and briefly describe any significant event that happened that brought attention to the social
problem.i.Ex: An incident that garnered a lot of media attentionii.Ex: An incident that involved someone famous
5)Identify the societal values surrounding the social problem at that time.i.Ex: Individualismii.Ex:
Patriarchyiii.Ex: Traditional familyiv.Ex: Social Darwinism
6)Describe how the early policy was shaped by those valuesi.Ex: We see the value of individualism expressed
in the policy by…ii.Ex: We see Protestant Work Ethic values expressed in the policy by…iii.Ex: We see JudeoChristian altruism expressed in the policy by..

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