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Social work education and disability: benefiting from the impact of the ADA

Author:
QUINN Peggy
Journal article citation:
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 12(1/2), 1995, pp.55-71.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This article looks at the effect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 has had on social work education. Social work has a long history in the areas of rehabilitation and work with people with disabilities, at least as far as medical social work is concerned. During the 1960s, funding and opportunities in the area of disability and rehabilitation provided opportunities for an increased involvement of social workers. In the last two decades however, social work has virtually relinquished its place to rehabilitation professionals, counsellors and the medical profession. Education and research have not focussed on these areas. A 1992 survey of graduate schools of social work revealed that, even with the impetus of the ADA, few schools have content on disability and rehabilitation. As a step toward upgrading curriculum content, some sources of information and some resources for curriculum enhancement are described.

Journal article

Supporting and encouraging father involvement in families of children who have a disability

Author:
QUINN Peggy
Journal article citation:
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 16(6), December 1999, pp.439-466.
Publisher:
Springer

Although researchers have studied families of children with disabilities for many decades, most of this work has been focused on the mothers. Very little information is available to help social workers and other family professionals understand the importance and benefits of father involvement. This article reviews some of the research on father involvement; identify the barriers and supports; and make recommendations based on the literature and on reports of successful programmes.

Journal article

Midlife women with disabilities: another challenge for social workers

Authors:
QUINN Peggy, WALSH Sheri Keys
Journal article citation:
Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 10(3), 1995, pp.235-254.
Publisher:
Sage

The paucity of information about midlife women with disabilities led to a qualitative study of 25 such women. The study found that these are competent, independent women who provide care for family members and friends and participate in the community. However, the women need services to maintain the control necessary to function. Social Workers can help them by locating roles models and mentors and by working with policymakers to develop beneficial programs and policies.

Journal article

America's disability policy: another double standard?

Author:
QUINN Peggy
Journal article citation:
Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 9(1), Spring 1994, pp.45-59.
Publisher:
Sage

Women with disabilities face a dilemma because disability policy does not take gender into account and gender is viewed by society as doubling women's dependence. Social workers should be prepared to assist women with disabilities to obtain services and benefits and to ensure that they are included in the movement for equal value and equal acceptance. This article reviews some economic and social effects of disability policy and includes a list of questions that social workers can ask to help them determine which services will be most helpful to their female clients with disabilities.

Journal article

Home of Your Own programs: models of creative collaboration

Author:
QUINN Peggy
Journal article citation:
Journal of Community Practice, 12(1/2), 2004, pp.37-49.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philapelphia, USA

This description of Home of Your Own (HOYO) programs offers strategies for community collaboration that benefit people with disabilities. As more people with disabilities choose to live in the community rather than in institutions and as the population of the U.S. ages, community practitioners need to understand their needs as well as the resources available to assist them. HOYO programmes involve home buyers, financial institutions, realtors and organizations such as Centers for Independent Living, in locating properties, training clients and publicizing the programme. Practitioners and instructors can utilize HOYO programmes to illustrate the positive results of cooperation between federal, state and local agencies. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580)

Journal article

Social work and disability management policy: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Author:
QUINN Peggy
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Health Care, 20(3), 1995, pp.67-82.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Although social work has traditionally been involved with persons with disabilities, our position in the area of disability policy has been less evident. This article presents a brief review of the history of policy toward those with disabilities along with a summary of some philosophical perspectives which undergird those policies. A Disability Systems Case Manager is proposed as a solution to the morass of conflicting rules and regulations currently applied by numerous governmental, vocational, and welfare agencies. This manager would operate from the Structural Paradigm which recommends an initial examination of a client's environment for impediments to successful functioning before focusing on the client's potential vulnerabilities of problems.

Book

Understanding disability: a lifespan approach

Author:
QUINN Peggy
Publisher:
Sage
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
256p.,bibliog
Place of publication:
Thousand Oaks, CA

Details expected developmental stages for those without disabilities as well as the impact of disability at each of these periods. Begins with diagnosis in infancy or childhood and goes on to provide specific information on four disabilities: Down's Syndrome, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. Designed to aid social workers to create treatment and care plans, coordinate with other professionals, and work with users and carers.

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