Mental Health and the Family in the Current World Crisis

By Nathan W. Ackerman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1957

This article relates the current world crisis with mental health and family in terms of a problem in human relations. The author asserts that a marked symptom of the profound unrest in human relations today is the emergence of a broad group of behavior deviations. The piece advocates for viewing social health and mental health as one inseparable issue. The value of the professionals in dealing with these issues is an important piece in being able to treat these issues. Special attention is paid to the deterioration of the family and what can be done to help strengthen and stabilize it. The piece concludes by looking at opportunities through role adaptation and adaptive development to tackle these issues.

Topic: History, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Mental Health, Family, Community Centers

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 34/No. 1

Page Number(s): 58-72

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Ackerman, Nathan W. Mental Health and the Family in the Current World Crisis. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1957: 58-72.


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