Social Workers' Role in the Canadian Mental Health Care System
Objective: Using Canadian survey data this research provides social workers in Canada with a better understanding of their role in the Canadian mental health care system. Methods: By analyzing data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 1.2 Mental Health and Well-being, the role of social workers in the Canadian mental health system was determined. Results: Findings indicated that social workers were accessed third most frequently for mental health care. While a variety of individuals accessed care from social workers, those of different sexes, ages, education, and income levels did so at significantly different rates. Conclusion: Social workers should adjust services to include those less likely to access care who may benefit from it, while maintaining services for current clients.
|Keywords||Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 1.2, mental health|
|Journal||Research on Social Work Practice|
Towns, A.M. (Ashley M.), & Schwartz, K. (2012). Social Workers' Role in the Canadian Mental Health Care System. Research on Social Work Practice (Vol. 22, pp. 214–218). doi:10.1177/1049731511412976