Bridging the chasm between the disabled and a just and fair society takes skill, dedication, and a deep understanding of the issues. Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues presents leading social work experts providing insightful, effective strategies to address the current gaps in the system between social work and those individuals with disabilities. Diverse perspectives on all levels of social work practice are integrated with the basic tenets of social justice, accessibility to services, and human rights. Specific challenges and issues are addressed in work with disabled populations.
Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues examines the social construction of disability that connotes inferiority and highlights practical strategies for change. This creative resource gives social work educators, students, and practitioners the opportunity to embrace diverse and creative ways for integrating a generalist social work model in their work with various size systems that are related to disability. Chapters include extensive references, appendixes, tables, and figures to clearly illustrate topics.
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Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues is a valuable, unique resource for social work educators, students, and practitioners.
About the Contributors. Preface: Disability and Social Work Education, Carol B. Cohen. Acknowledgments. An Approach to Learning About Social Work with People with Disabilities, Nancy L. Mary. Everything You Never Wanted to Know Special Education… and Were Afraid to Ask (IDEA), Sandra Altshuler. MiCASSA—My Home, Reiko Hayashi. Resources Ancillary Services and Classroom Instruction: Thoughts of a Deaf-Blind Social Work Student and Her Teacher, Teresa V. Mason and Ashleigh Smith. An Overview of and Comments on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), John T. Pardeck and Jean A. Pardeck. Planned Change in the Disability Community, Randall R. Myers. Integrating a Family-Centered Approach into Social Work Practice with Families of Children and Adolescents with Disabilities, Diana Strock-Lynskey and Diane W. Keller. Adjustment to Disability, Carol B. Cohen and Donna Napolitano. The Impact of Sight Loss in Social Work Practice, Cathy Orzolek-Kronner. Disability and Spirituality in Social Work Practice, Jane Hurst. The Implications of Disability Protests for Social Work Practice, Sharon N. Barnartt. Applications of a Capability Approach to Disability and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in Social Work Practice, Patricia Welch Saleeby. Research Methods with Disabled Populations, Elizabeth Eckhardt and Jeane Anastas. Index. Reference Notes.