Policies to explore: american with disabilities act (from week 7)

 

Policies to explore:

  • American With Disabilities Act (from Week 7)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (from Week 7)
  • Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

 Explain how the policy is addressed at the federal, state, and local level.

What programs were developed from this this policy?

Reflect on how the policy affects or may affect your community, geographic area, or potential clients.

Then, address this unique prompt for this week’s Quick Guide:

  • Describe one strategy for addressing the lack of accessibility of mental health resources.

CITE MATERIALS   

Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th ed.). Pearson Education.

  • Chapter 8, “Mental Health and Substance Abuse” (pp. 161–191)

Laws and Regulations | SAMHSA 

S.524 – 114th Congress (2015-2016): Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress 

H.R.6 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress 

Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th ed.). Pearson Education.

  • Chapter 8, “Mental Health and Substance Abuse” (pp. 161–191)