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BUSINESS AS USUAL: WORK EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESS PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Research on Employment for Persons with Severe Mental Illness

ISBN: 978-0-76231-129-3, eISBN: 978-1-84950-286-3

ISSN: 0192-0812

Publication date: 17 December 2004

Abstract

Employment has been identified as a significant goal for many homeless persons with mental illness. However, treatment plans for this population typically focus on housing and mental health needs, and neglect to assess individuals’ desires and abilities to achieve and maintain paid employment. This chapter describes the work experiences of the Chicago cohort of the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports (ACCESS) project.

Citation

Pickett-Schenk, S.A., Cook, J.A., Jonikas, J.A. and Banghart, M. (2004), "BUSINESS AS USUAL: WORK EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESS PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS", Fisher, W.H. (Ed.) Research on Employment for Persons with Severe Mental Illness (Research in Community and Mental Health, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 63-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0192-0812(04)13003-1

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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