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People with disabilities : empowerment and community action
Keys, Christopher.
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
118 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of prevention & intervention in the community, volume 21, number 2 2001."
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 ... [et al.] -- 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 ...[et al.] -- Building community coalitions with people with disabilities and their families : an empowerment approach / Christopher B. Keys, Alan R. Factor.
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Journal of prevention & intervention in the community.

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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

Peter W. Dowrick and Christopher B. KeysGlen W. White and Dorothy E. Nary and A. Katherine FroehlichLeonard A. Jason and Amy M. Kolak and Tonya Purnell and Dan Cantillon and Jennifer M. Camacho and Susan Klein and Allison LermanFabricio E. Balcazar and Christopher B. Keys and Yolanda Suarez-BalcazarPeter W. Dowrick and Thomas J. Power and Patricia H. Manz and Marika Ginsburg-Block and Stephen S. Leff and Soon Kim-RupnowChristopher B. Keys and Alan R. Factor
Community Psychology and Disability Studiesp. 1
Consumers as Collaborators in Research and Actionp. 15
Collaborative Ecological Community Interventions for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 35
Empowering Latinos with Disabilities to Address Issues of Independent Living and Disability Rights: A Capacity-Building Approachp. 53
Community Responsiveness: Examples from Under-Resourced Urban Schoolsp. 71
Building Community Coalitions with People with Disabilities and Their Families: An Empowerment Approachp. 91
Indexp. 113