The success of any new program often depends on an accurate needs assessment of the population to be served. Program planning is particularly difficult for low incidence disabilities, such as deafness. This paper presents a model to assist practitioners in community mental health program planning for deaf adults. The model is applied to a large metropolitan community in the southwestern part of the United States. Several issues emerge as a result of applying this model and we make recommendations for more effective mental health service provision based on these issues.
Myers, P. C., & Danek, M. M. (2019). Deafness Mental Health Needs Assessment: A Model. JADARA, 22(4). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol22/iss4/5