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1st Edition

Disability and the Black Community

ISBN 9780789020772
Published June 23, 2003 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Increase your awareness of the concerns facing the black disabled community!

Disability and the Black Community addresses physical, mental, and learning disabilities experienced across age, gender, and ethics groups by the black race in the United States. This unique book works to increase understanding and awareness of those working with the disabled by mobilizing advocates, providing alternatives for successful intervention and planning, and encouraging research in disability and rehabilitation. A distinguished panel of researchers and practitioners provide commentary on topics that include selected physical disabilities, disabled children learning and program concerns, welfare reform, public housing issues, domestic violence, and disability curriculum content—all in accordance with the broadening of the definition of disability as supported by the American Disabilities Act.

Disability and the Black Community raises the level of understanding and awareness of the complex and diverse concerns facing the disabled and their families in the community and the workplace. The book is at once motivational, influential, and empowering, examining social and political issues that compound the ordeals confronting the black disabled. Topics addressed include:

  • learning disabilities, academic achievements, and mental health issues of children
  • health disparities and access to care
  • welfare reform, disability, and race
  • practice, program, and curriculum models
  • and much more!
Disability and the Black Community is an essential resource for health professionals and advocates who work with the black disabled. The book keeps practitioners up to date on what is needed in terms of funding, facilities, and resources in order to keep the larger society and significant resource systems appraised of the needs of the disabled.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Study to Assess Patient Satisfaction of Transitioning from Medicaid to Managed Care by Sickle Cell Patients in Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Help-Seeking and Risk-Taking Behavior Among Black Street Youth: Implications for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Social Policy
  • Arthritis and the Role of the Physician in Nonmalignant Pain and Disability
  • The Context of Religiosity, Social Support and Health Locus of Control: Implications for the Health-Related Quality of Life of African-American Hemodialysis Patients
  • Motivated but Fearful: Welfare Reform, Disability, and Race
  • Predicting Weekly Earning for Consumers with Severe Disabilities: Implications for Welfare Reform and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Foster Care Children with Disabilities
  • Public Housing Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Addressing Students’ Social and Emotional Needs: The Role of Mental Health Teams in Schools
  • Parent-Adolescent Interaction: Influence on the Academic Achievement of African American Adolescent Males
  • The State of Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents: An Examination of Programs, Practices and Policies
  • 100% Access, Zero Health Disparities, and GIS: An Improved Methodology for Designating Health Professions Shortage Areas
  • A Study of the Influence of Protective Factors as a Resource to African American Males in Traditional Batterers Interventions
  • African Centered Family Healing: An Alternative Paradigm
  • A Model Program for African American Children in Foster Care System
  • Missed Opportunities and Unlimited Possibilities: Teaching Disability Content in Schools of Social Work
  • Epilogue
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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