People with Disabilities: Empowerment and Community Action

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-05-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Develop more effective community initiatives and build solid collaborations! Although the fields of disability studies and community psychology developed separately, with little crossover, they have evolved similar values, principles, and tactics. People with Disabilities: Empowerment and Community Action is the first volume to bring together these two fields. Now disability activists and community psychologists can join forces, share ideas, and gain strength from one another. This landmark volume offers empirical research and practical advice from respected scholars in the field. People with Disabilities: Empowerment and Community Action presents tested strategies for empowering a wide variety of people with disabilities, including Latinos, the aged, the developmentally disabled, low-income schoolchildren, and patients with chronic diseases. The diversity of strategies offered here means that every community can find a way to make its own voice heard. People with Disabilities: Empowerment and Community Action offers detailed, step-by-step plans for developing a broad range of programs, including: choosing strategies to suit rural, suburban, and urban environments taking a capacity-building approach to community empowerment developing participatory action plans building effective coalitions enabling collaboration between inner-city universities and the community With its solid research, helpful tables and figures, and well-organized action plans, this book is certain to become a classic in the fields of disability studies and community psychology.

Table of Contents

Community Psychology and Disability Studies
Peter W. Dowrick
Christopher B. Keys
Consumers as Collaborators in Research and Action
Glen W. White
Dorothy E. Nary
A. Katherine Froehlich
Collaborative Ecological Community Interventions for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Leonard A. Jason
Amy M. Kolak
Tonya Punell
Dan Cantillon
Jennifer M. Camacho
Susan Klein
Allison Lerman
Empowering Latinos with Disabilities to Address Issues of Independent Living and Disability Rights: A Capacity-Building Approach
Fabricio E. Balcazar
Christopher B. Keys
Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar
Community Responsiveness: Examples from Under-Resourced Urban Schools
Peter W. Dowrick
Thomas J. Power
Patricia H. Manz
Marika Ginsburg-Block
Stephen S. Leff
Soon Kim-Rupnow
Building Community Coalitions with People with Disabilities and Their Families: An Empowerment Approach
Christopher B. Keys
Alan R. Factor
Index 113

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