Community Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities


Author: Orv C. Karan,Stephen Greenspan
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483165051
Category: Political Science
Page: 494
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Community Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities delves into the changes happening in the disability services in the United States. The book focuses on how these changes are affecting the way professionals and agencies relate to people with disabilities and their families. The text aims to provide an introductory view of the community revolution in disability services. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 breaks down the underlying principles of the community revolution in disability services. Part 2 discusses the problems and issues in the implementation of these principles. Part 3 accounts for the changes in practices and value orientations of professionals involved in providing services for people with disabilities. The book will provide a rich source of insight for healthcare professionals, social workers, nurses, caregivers, teachers, counselors, psychiatrists, therapists, and community planners.

Community-based Rehabilitation

CBR Guidelines
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789241548052
Category: Community health services
Page: 452
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Comprises suggestions on how to develop or strengthen community-based rehabilitation programmes and ensure that people with disabilities and their family members are able to access the benefits of the health, education, livelihoods and social sectors. Gives particular consideration to the inclusion of disabled people, their family members, and communities in all development and decision-making processes

Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation

From Theory to Practice
Author: David R. Strauser
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826195636
Category: Psychology
Page: 481
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Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings

Challenges to Service Delivery
Author: Debra A. Harley,Noel A. Ysasi,Malachy L. Bishop,Allison R. Fleming
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319647865
Category: Social Science
Page: 735
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This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes. Included among the topics: Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings. Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities. The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability. Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities. Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses. Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.

Enabling America:

Assessing the Role of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering
Author: Committee on Assessing Rehabilitation Science and Engineering,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309063744
Category: Medical
Page: 424
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The most recent high-profile advocate for Americans with disabilities, actor Christopher Reeve, has highlighted for the public the economic and social costs of disability and the importance of rehabilitation. Enabling America is a major analysis of the field of rehabilitation science and engineering. The book explains how to achieve recognition for this evolving field of study, how to set priorities, and how to improve the organization and administration of the numerous federal research programs in this area. The committee introduces the "enabling-disability process" model, which enhances the concepts of disability and rehabilitation, and reviews what is known and what research priorities are emerging in the areas of: Pathology and impairment, including differences between children and adults. Functional limitations--in a person's ability to eat or walk, for example. Disability as the interaction between a person's pathologies, impairments, and functional limitations and the surrounding physical and social environments. This landmark volume will be of special interest to anyone involved in rehabilitation science and engineering: federal policymakers, rehabilitation practitioners and administrators, researchers, and advocates for persons with disabilities.

Fitness Programming and Physical Disability


Author: Patricia D. Miller,Disabled Sports USA.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873224345
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 222
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Twelve authorities in exercise science, physical disabilities, and adapted exercise programming show how to safely and effectively modify existing fitness programs--without changing the quality or nature of the activity--to enable individuals with disabilities to participate.--From publisher description.

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Second Edition

Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors
Author: Irmo Marini, PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP,Noreen M. Graf, RhD, CRC,Michael J. Millington, PhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826180639
Category: Social Science
Page: 568
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Praise for the First Edition: "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars–-Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How do those born with a disability differ from individuals who acquire one later in life? Fully updated and revised, this second edition of a unique rehabilitation counseling text reflects growing disparities among "haves and have-nots" as they bear on the psychosocial aspects of disability. New content focuses on returning veterans afflicted with physical and mental health problems, persons with disabilities living in poverty, and the need for increased family and community-based engagement. The book provides updated information about assisted suicide, genetic testing, new legislation, and much more. Using a minority model perspective, the text provides students and practitioners of rehabilitation and mental health counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features first-person narratives from people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling such individuals. The text encompasses an historical perspective, psychological and sociological research, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the use positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared to individuals with specific disabilities. Designed for a 15-week semester, the book also includes thought-provoking discussion questions and exercises, an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoints. New to the Second Edition: Reflects the growing disparities between “haves and have-nots” as they impact people with disabilities Includes new content on veterans with physical and mental disabilities Describes the experience of impoverished individuals with disabilities Examines the need for increase family and community-based engagement Discusses strengths and weaknesses of the Americans with Disabilities Act Covers assisted suicide, genetic testing, and recent legislationExpanded coverage of sexual identity Provides an Instructor Manual and PowerPoints Key Features: Provides 16 personal narratives demonstrating the "normalcy" of individuals with different types of disabling conditions Includes stories of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal chord injuries, muscular dystrophy, mental illness, and other disabilities Delivers counseling strategies geared toward specific disabilities, with "do’s" and "don'ts" Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors

Cross-cultural Rehabilitation

An International Perspective
Author: Ronnie Linda Leavitt
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 413
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This book helps build an awareness of cultural and racial issues that are increasingly vital for today's rehabilitation professionals. This new resource explores this subject in depth, providing valuable insights from an interdisciplinary team of authors.

Race, Culture and Disability: Rehabilitation Science and Practice


Author: Fabricio E. Balcazar,Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar,Tina Taylor-Ritzler,Christopher B. Keys
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449655629
Category: Medical
Page: 418
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Race, Culture and Disability: Rehabilitation Science and Practice is a guide to understanding the research and practical implications related to race, culture and disability in rehabilitation science. Edited and contributed by leading experts, this multidisciplinary work examines the intersection of the constructs of race, culture and disability in order to identify strategies for improving the effectiveness of rehabilitation practice with ethnic minority consumers. This text is an extremely timely and relevant contribution for students, researchers, and practitioners in the rehabilitation fields. Key topics covered include disability identity, psychological testing, evidence-based practice, community infrastructure, employment issues and much more.

Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities


Author: Cary Griffin,David Hammis,Beth Keeton,Molly Sullivan
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598574036
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start.

Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults

Realities and Visions
Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826129475
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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This authoritative book serves as an invaluable resource for policy advocates, program planners, and service delivery agents. It provides an overview of the major pieces of legislation that currently impact the field of aging, and the lives of older adults; addresses the philosophical, historical, and demographic challenges that they face; and lays out tools that facilitate policy and program development to include the media, coalition building, the use of an evidence base, and health promotion strategies. Jurkowski also examines major service areas for older adults, and how each major mandated program addresses these programs and services--a must for the program planner or a service delivery setting. The book is also extremely helpful to graduate students in social work, public health, and gerontology, building their understanding of policy development through a critical analysis and review of policy frameworks, and promotes development of skills in shaping programs and implementing policy. Unlike other books in this field, Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults focuses on triangulating skills, policies, and programs for the reader, and blends a social welfare and public health approach to the text's conceptual design. Instructor's Guide Now Available! An Instructor's Manual for this textbook is available for those professors who have adopted Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults and can verify a bookstore order of 7 or more copies. Please email our Marketing Department at [email protected] if you have adopted this text as you will need a password to download the guide. Please provide the name and telephone number of the bookstore that ordered the textbooks.A print version of the Instructor's Manual is also available.

Disabled Village Children

A Guide for Community Health Workers, Rehabilitation Workers, and Families
Author: David Werner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 654
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Disabled Village Children is for those concerned with the well being of disabled children living in rural or poor areas. The book contains a wealth of information crucial for therapists, professionals and community groups facing a variety of common childhood disabilities including polio, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, blindness and deafness. The book provides clear, detailed information and easy-to-implement ideas for rehabilitation at the village level, development of skills, making low-cost aids and the prevention of disabilities.

Community-based rehabilitation services for the disabled

a pilot experience in Indonesia : report
Author: International Labour Office
Publisher: Intl Labour Organisation
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 76
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Culture and Disability

Providing Culturally Competent Services
Author: John H. Stone
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266964
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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Culture and Disability provides information about views of disability in other cultures and ways in which rehabilitation professionals may improve services for persons from other cultures, especially recent immigrants. The book includes chapters with descriptions of the interaction of culture and disability. A model on "Culture Brokering" provides a framework for addressing conflicts that often arise between service providers and clients from differing cultures. Seven chapters discuss the cultural perspectives of China, Jamaica, Korea, Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, focusing on how disability is understood in these cultures.

The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology


Author: Paul Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199908672
Category: Psychology
Page: 624
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Rehabilitation psychology is one of the fastest growing fields in applied psychology and involves the application of psychological knowledge and skills to the understanding and treatment of individuals with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation psychologists aim to optimize outcomes in terms of health, independence, and daily functioning while also minimizing secondary health problems. The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology provides background and overview of the associated psychological processes and types of interventions that are critical in managing the consequences of disability and chronic disease. Psychological models and research have much to contribute to those working with the physical disabilities; this volume has a broad cognitive behavioral focus within the general banner of the biopsychosocial framework. The editor has successfully brought together contributions from a range of well-established and experienced researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of clinical and academic contexts. They highlight the critical psychological aspects, review applied interventions, and consider the wider conceptual, clinical and professional themes associated with disability and society.

Recovery From Disability

Manual of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Author: Robert P. Liberman
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585628883
Category: Medical
Page: 628
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The time is right for recovery from serious mental disorders. Mental health professionals and state and local mental health agencies are responding to a national call for action on recovery: from the President's Commission on Mental Health, the Surgeon General, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. But how can recovery from mental disorders become a reality? Recovery From Disability describes the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation to bridge the gap between what is known and what actually can be used to achieve recovery for patients in real-life mental health programs. The book draws on Dr. Robert Paul Liberman's 40 years of designing, testing, and disseminating innovative treatments for persons with mental disabilities. Illuminating up-to-date treatment techniques that reflect a consensus of experts regarding evidence-based practices, Dr. Liberman shows how recovery can be the rule rather than the exception. This practical book addresses day-to-day realities faced by practitioners who must wrestle with the individualized needs and personal goals of each patient while drawing up a rehabilitation roadmap to recovery. Written in a down-to-earth manner with minimal jargon, this clinical manual is intended for everyday use. Brimming with clear advice and ideas for effective services, the book is relevant to the work of all mental health disciplines, administrators, consumer advocates, and clinicians with all levels of experience. Practice-based evidence is highlighted by an abundance of real-life examples and a host of graphic aids. The author addresses the particular needs of Latino patients and takes up the latest developments in rehabilitation, such as illness management, social and independent living skills training, neurocognitive pharmacology, cognitive remediation, and use of computers in rehabilitation. Each chapter contains information, techniques, and treatment methods that enable clinicians to: Help patients select realistic yet personally meaningful goals for enriching their lives Teach patients how to stabilize their symptoms and cognitive impairments Train patients in social and independent living skills for empowerment and autonomy Educate family members and other caregivers to collaborate with mental health professionals in overcoming their loved one's disability Provide access to vocational rehabilitation, including supported employment Facilitate comprehensiveness, continuity, and coordination of competency-based rehabilitation, using personal support specialists, assertive community treatment, and integrated mental health care Dr. Liberman also describes how to customize services that are effective for individuals with more than one disorder, whose disorder is refractory to customary pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, or whose adaptation to community life is marred by aggressive behavior. With its wealth of rich and immediately applicable treatment approaches, Recovery From Disability will help professionals equip mentally disabled patients to reach their personally relevant goals and progress on the road to recovery.

Rehabilitation Counseling and Emerging Disabilities

Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects
Author: Lynn C. Koch, PhD, CRC,Phillip D. Rumrill, PhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826120695
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Emerging disabilities are disabling conditions that are new to medical science, often medically debated, and lacking in known etiology; or those increasing in prevalence in recent years. This master's-level text is the first to eschew traditional disabilities to focus specifically on the unique characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities such as multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease, or those currently increasing in prevalence (e.g., diabetes, autism, PTSD), and explore their implications for rehabilitation counseling practice. The text is also unique in its examination of how disability causes, types, and patterns are changing in response to current medical, social, cultural, and environmental trends and addressing necessary changes to rehabilitation policies and practices to better serve consumers with emerging disabilities. The book explores important sociological and environmental phenomena such as global warming, pollution, poverty, violence, migration patterns, addiction, and substance abuse, and the changing age demographic of the United States that has altered the landscape of disability policy and rehabilitation services in the 21st century. Each chapter provides specific examples of disabling conditions and discusses their medical, psychosocial, and vocational significance. The authors examine implications for rehabilitation assessment, planning, and placement, and emphasize changes needed to rehabilitation policy and practice. The text is replete with practical evidence-based strategies for meeting the psychosocial and vocational needs of people with emerging disabilities. Chapters include case examples, learning objectives, and discussion questions. Key Features: Describes disabling conditions either new to medical science or increasing in prevalence in modern society Examines sociocultural, environmental, and legislative trends that have resulted in emerging disabilities Delivers policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve services and supports for Americans with emerging disabilities Provides practical, evidence-based strategies for meeting the psychosocial and vocational needs of people with emerging disabilities Includes learning objectives, case examples, and discussion questions Supplemental materials include PowerPoints, syllabus, and test bank

Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability

Community Support for All
Author: Julie Ann Racino
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789005977
Category: Medical
Page: 473
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Explore case studies from the 1980s and 1990s that highlight the progress of community programs for people with disabilities! Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability: Community Support for All is an essential research reference on how community support systems can greatly assist people with diverse disabilities to live fuller lives outside of institutions. Based on qualitative research methods, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability reflects over a decade of technical assistance and research in state, regional, and local communities throughout the United States. Community service managers, policy makers, researchers, activists, individuals with disabilities, and their families will benefit from the numerous studies that promote a better quality of life for those living with disabilities. Structured around the support and empowerment paradigm, which strives to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability offers studies that combine in-depth, qualitative research approaches for use with field practicums, research internships, and professional development. You will examine studies that cover several different types of community support systems, in the fields of mental health, mental retardation, brain injury, physical and multiple disabilities. In Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, some of the topics you will read about include: public policies to support changes in communities and governmental programs advocating for statewide changes in housing andcommunity support programs national, regional, and local studies of organizations and innovations supporting people with disabilities working for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in public schools and communities agencies as supporters and funders of personal choice, self-advocacy, and services to families case studies on community integration that show people with disabilities living successful lives personal assistance services as described by leading consumer experts and advocates maximizing the personal futures of people with disabilities through supported employment, housing and community livingWith Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, you will gain an in-depth look at the programs and policies available to people with disabilities and the emerging trends, directions, and recommendations for these programs. An excellent guide and research tool, this book challenges you to reach to another level of advocacy and not to settle for the status quo when it comes to bringing interdependence to everyone.

The Future of Disability in America


Author: Committee on Disability in America,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309104726
Category: Medical
Page: 618
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The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.

Public Health


Author: Bernard J. Turnock
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284104370
Category: Medical
Page: 475
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Using a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system—what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The book covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system; how the system is organized at the federal, state, and local levels; its core functions and how well these are currently being addressed; evidence-based practice and an approach to program planning and evaluation for public health interventions; public health activities such as epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, policy development, and more.