Dr. Melissa Smith and colleagues Published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental

Melissa Smith, Assistant Professor, and colleagues have a new paper published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research that explores definition of community for a racially and ethnically diverse sample of adults with serious mental illness.

Analyzing qualitative interview from sites in Baltimore, New York and Los Angeles, Dr. Smith and colleagues propose a Structural, Functional and Experiential (SFE) model of community. The model provides a conceptual framework and guidance for clinicians, researchers, policy makers and service stakeholders regarding the complexity and variability of community for their consumers, which is essential to their recovery.

More details can be found at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10488-020-01055-w

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