For each policy, briefly:

  • 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 weeks Quick Guide:

  • Describe one strategy for addressing the lack of accessibility of mental health resources.
    • Refer to the Social Welfare Policy: Search Tips site listed in the Learning Resources for tips on finding additional information.
  • 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)


APA Format and references