Behavioral Health Services for Women Receiving Public Assistance
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The purpose of this study is to determine whether access to behavioral health services has been affected by welfare reform.
Condition or disease
This study examines patterns of behavioral health service use among a group of female household heads who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and have serious mental illness (SMI). The findings from this study will be used to determine the feasibility of conducting a full-scale longitudinal study of the impact of welfare reform outcomes on female household heads who have SMI and are currently or formerly recipients of welfare.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 64 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Female head of household on TANF at any time during first quarter of 1997 and used at least one behavioral health service during that quarter