Anyone interested in Amish health, particularly mental health, is familiar with the publications of James Cates, a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with the Amish in the Elkhart-LaGrange settlement. In this book, Cates set himself the goal of providing guidance for human services professionals working with the Amish. I’m not a human services provider but, in my opinion, he succeeded in this goal. This book will also be useful for others, however, because Cates discusses some sensitive topics (e.g., drug abuse and addiction, violence towards women, and child abuse) that generally receive little attention in descriptions of Amish society. [First paragraph]
Greksa, Lawrence. 2015. "Review of Cates, James. 2014. Serving the Amish: A Cultural Guide for Professionals. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 3(1):138-40.