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{A pro-active approach to community intervention in the rural setting}



{A pro-active approach to community intervention in the rural setting}



Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 12(1): 177-200



This paper reports an evaluation study of a pilot project held in a "CLSC" (Local Community Health Centre) located in a rural community. The intervention design is based on multidisciplinary teams created to meet specific local community needs. Mental health intervention is part of a community-based approach open to all kinds of requests for support. Practitioners in the field give support not only to the individual with a mental health problem, but also to existing self-help networks in the community. The intervention is also designed to change the relationship between a professional, seen as the one who provides services, and a client, defined as a consumer. The term "client" gains a wider meaning, and collaborative work with informal self-help networks induces a closer relationship between the community and the practitioner. The practitioner is more open to local community values and adjusts his or her practice to match variable contexts. The evaluation study has expanded knowledge of this type of intervention design, on its impact upon service demand, intervention modalities, and service management and organization. This project was coupled with a similar project in an urban environment and was financed by the Health and Social Services Ministry in Québec.

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