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GARCIA-PEREZ, Omar; PENA-CALVO, José Vicente  and  TORIO-LOPEZ, Susana. Socio-educational care and severe mental disorder: housing as a basis for intervention. Convergencia [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.72, pp.171-197. ISSN 2448-5799.

The paradigm shift in mental health opens the door to a multidisciplinary approach. We advocate the need to invest in the recovery of people with Severe Mental Disorder from a socio-educational perspective, beyond the classic medical-clinical approach. The literature is reviewed and the results of various programs to support housing as a centerpiece of community intervention are analyzed. Improved personal and social functioning, fewer revenues, greater satisfaction and quality of life at lower cost is evidence. It is therefore crucial setting public policy of social action that promotes the conditions necessary to achieve social justice and inclusive citizenship. The relevance of Social Pedagogy and Social Education in achieving this goal and in improving their quality of life is concluded. We demand their theoretical and practical space in the field of mental health.

Keywords : mental illness; housing; social inclusion; socio-educational intervention; social justice.

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