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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2006): Mental health services - overseas

Deinstitutionalization and people with intellectual disabilities: in and out of institutions

K. Johnson and R. Traustadottir (editors)
London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005

This collection of personal and professional perspectives addresses the key steps towards deinstitutionalization as they have been experienced by people with intellectual disabilities: living inside institutions, moving out, living in the community and moving on to new forms of both institutionalization and community life.

One in ten pre-schoolers may be suffering from mental illness

S. Boseley
Guardian, November 29th 2005, p.6

U.S. research indicates eight percent incidence of conduct disorders in pre-school children. While some schools insist on treatment, the majority of cases remain undiagnosed and receive no services.

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