- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- The adjustment of thirty-five deinstitutionalized residents placed in family support homes under the supportive living program from South DeKalb Mental Health Center in DeKalb County, Georgia, 1981
- Holmes, Christine T.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Vaughn, Janice
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Social Work (MSW)
Date of Degree: 1981
Granting Institution: Atlanta University
This study attempted to answer two basic research questions: (1) What factors facilitate adjustment for deinstitutionalized residents? (2) How does the deinstitutionalized resident placed in the Family Support homes adjust from institutional life to home life and the community? This was an explanatory, descriptive study which assessed the adjust�ment of thirty-five deinstitutionalized residents living in Family Support homes in South DeKalb County. Over a six-month period, the following methods were employed: A questionnaire was administered to the residents and homepro- viders participating in the program. The questionnaire included an assess-ment of the homeprovider role, factors in placement, home environment, meals and nutrition, personal management and support services, and adjustment to community living. Frequency distributions and percentages were used to analyze the data. The major findings are: (1) family support homes facilitate adjustment to community living; (2) most of the residents have functioning skills; (3) the homeprovider plays an important role for adjustment and personal manage�ment; (4) all of the residents in the family support homes were unemployed; and (5) all the residents were involved in activities at the South DeKalb Mental Health Center.
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- Clark Atlanta University