First published in 1986. The authors and their contributing associates have spent most, in some cases all, of their professional years working both with mentally handicapped individuals and with the men and women who serve them in residential facilities. This book, at its core, is about the future of these people.
Table of Contents
Contents: J. Thaw, Creating Future Responsive Residential Facilities: A Perspective on the Process of Applying Reform. R.D. MacNamara, Forces in the Administration of Residential Facilities. J. Thaw, S.F. Wolfe, The Direct-Care Worker: A Socio-Cultural Analysis. J. Thaw, E. Benjamin, A.J. Cuvo, The Professionals: Difficulties and Directions. A.J. Cuvo, J. Thaw, Mental Disability Law--The Politics of Human Rights. G.D. Thorne, J. Thaw, Policy and the Perspective of State Government. G.J. Allen, L. Heatherington, M. Lah, Human Aspects of Evaluation in Institutional Settings: Political, Methodological, and Social Trade-Offs.
Jack Thaw Mansfield Training School,Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation, and University of Connecticut.
"It is the best, if not the first, 'how-to' book for people who would innovate in institutions for mentally retarded people. ... Organization and writing quality are uniformly good, chapter outlines are remarkably clear ... (the book) clearly conveys many good lessons and helpful 'how-to' suggestions for professionals in mental health, social work, and other human services."