The Five Federal Laws and the Human Service Movement

Discuss the intent of each of these five laws that are presented in Chapter Two of your course text:

  1. The establishment of the National Institute of Mental Health (1946)
  2. The Mental Health Study Act (1955)
  3. The Community Mental Health Centers Act (1963)
  4. The Economic Opportunity Act (1964)
  5. The Schneuer Sub-professional Career Act (1966)

Additionally, describe the role of the National Organization for Human Service Education and the Council for Standards in Human Service Education in their application.
Your assignment should be two full pages (excluding title and reference pages).  Include at least two references to online sources and at least one peer-reviewed journal article that was published within the last five years found at the Ashford online library.  All sources must be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford University Library.

Required Reading

  1. Read from the text, Human Services: Contemporary Issues and Trends:
  • Chapter 1: Basic Concepts and Definitions of Human Services
  • Chapter 2: Historical Roots of Human Services
  • Chapter 4: Empowerment: Theory and Practice
  • Chapter 5: Human Services: Necessary Skills and Values
  • Chapter 6: Techniques and Skills in Interviewing
  1. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). (n.d.). Domestic violence statistics: Prevalence of domestic violence (Links to an external site.).  Retrieved from
  2. Lee, R. M. (2018). Interviewing, social work, and Chicago sociology in the 1920sQualitative Social Work: Research and Practice17(5), 639–658.
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