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Special Issue On People With Disabilities And Social Welfare: Introduction, Barbara Barton Dec 2009

Special Issue On People With Disabilities And Social Welfare: Introduction, Barbara Barton

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Dreams Deferred: Disability Definitions, Data, Models, And Perspectives, Barbara Barton Dec 2009

Dreams Deferred: Disability Definitions, Data, Models, And Perspectives, Barbara Barton

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When Ed Roberts, who had polio, forged new ground for people with disabilities by developing the first Center for Independent Living in 1972, the stage was set for people with disabilities and advocates to join together in a new civil rights movement. 'Invisible' no more, the disability community started what was expected to be a stratospheric leap into community inclusion. There was substantial hope held in the anticipated impact of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 (P.L. 101-336, 104 statute 327). For millions of Americans, it appeared that the ADA would provide avenues for ...


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 36, No. 4 (December 2009) Dec 2009

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 36, No. 4 (December 2009)

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SPECIAL ISSUE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SOCIAL WELFARE

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE - Barbara Barton, Guest Editor
  • DREAMS DEFERRED: DISABILITY DEFINITIONS, DATA, MODELS, AND PERSPECTIVES - Barbara Barton, Guest Editor
  • DIMENSIONS OF LOSS FROM MENTAL ILLNESS - Amy E. Z. Baker, Nicholas Procter, and Tony Gibbons
  • INFLUENCES ON JOB RETENTION AMONG HOMELESS PERSONS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES - Russell K. Schutt and Norman C. Hursh
  • E-THERAPY AS A MEANS FOR ADDRESSING BARRIERS TO SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF - Dennis Moore, Debra Guthmann, Nikki Rogers, Susan Fraker, and Jared Embree
  • CONNECTING YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES: CUSTOMIZED CAREER PLANNING ...


Reaching Beyond The "Moron": Eugenic Control Of Secondary Disability Groups, Gerald V. O'Brien, Meghan E. Bundy Dec 2009

Reaching Beyond The "Moron": Eugenic Control Of Secondary Disability Groups, Gerald V. O'Brien, Meghan E. Bundy

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While much has been published about the American eugenics movement, few authors have considered the relative status of various disability populations as targets of eugenic control. While many writers focus on persons diagnosed as feeble-minded as the central focus of control, little has been written regarding the status of additional disability groups. This is important since, as described here, a central component of coming to understand past social injustices against marginalized groups and the contemporary relevance of such injustices is gaining an awareness of why specific populations were accepted by control authorities as appropriate or viable targets for control measures.


Human Rights And Social Justice In A Global Perspective: An Introduction To International Social Work. Susan C. Mapp. Reviewed By Jani Nairruti., Nairruti Jani Dec 2009

Human Rights And Social Justice In A Global Perspective: An Introduction To International Social Work. Susan C. Mapp. Reviewed By Jani Nairruti., Nairruti Jani

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Book review of Susan C. Mapp (Ed.), Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social Work. New York, USA: Oxford University Press, 2007. $32.95 paperback.


Theory And Practice With Adolescents: An Applied Approach. Fred R. Mckenzie. Reviewed By Nila Ricks., Nila Ricks Dec 2009

Theory And Practice With Adolescents: An Applied Approach. Fred R. Mckenzie. Reviewed By Nila Ricks., Nila Ricks

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Book review of Fred R. McKenzie, Theory and Practice with Adolescents: An Applied Approach. Chicago, IL: Lyceum, 2008. $42.95 papercover.


Autobiography And Decolonization: Modernity, Masculinity And The Nation State. Philip Holden. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley Dec 2009

Autobiography And Decolonization: Modernity, Masculinity And The Nation State. Philip Holden. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley

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Book review of Philip Holden, Autobiography and Decolonization: Modernity, Masculinity and the Nation-State. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. $55.00 hardcover.


Men On A Mission: Valuing Youth Work In Our Communities. William Mardiglio. Reviewed By Will Rainford., Will Rainford Dec 2009

Men On A Mission: Valuing Youth Work In Our Communities. William Mardiglio. Reviewed By Will Rainford., Will Rainford

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Book review of William Mardiglio, Men on a Mission: Valuing Youth Work in our Communities. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. $60.00 hardcover.


Cracks In The Pavement: Social Change And Resilience In Poor Neighborhoods. Martin Sdnchez-Jankowski. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley Dec 2009

Cracks In The Pavement: Social Change And Resilience In Poor Neighborhoods. Martin Sdnchez-Jankowski. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley

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Book review of Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008. $24.95 papercover.


Globalization And International Social Work: Postmodern Change And Challenge. Malcolm Payne And Gurid Aga Askeland. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley Dec 2009

Globalization And International Social Work: Postmodern Change And Challenge. Malcolm Payne And Gurid Aga Askeland. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley

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Book review of Malcolm Payne and Gurid Aga Askeland, Globalization and International Social Work: Postmodern Change and Challenge. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2008. $99.95 hardcover.


Chinese Americans And The Politics Of Race And Culture. Sucheng Chan And Madeline Y Hsu (Eds). Reviewed By Julian Chun-Chung Chow., Julian Chun-Chung Chow Dec 2009

Chinese Americans And The Politics Of Race And Culture. Sucheng Chan And Madeline Y Hsu (Eds). Reviewed By Julian Chun-Chung Chow., Julian Chun-Chung Chow

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Book review of Sucheng Chan and Madeline Y. Hsu (Eds.), Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008. $27.95 papercover.


Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative In The 1970s. Bruce J. Schulman And Julian E. Zeliger. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley Dec 2009

Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative In The 1970s. Bruce J. Schulman And Julian E. Zeliger. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley

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Book review of Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer, Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. $49.95 hardcover, $19.95 papercover.


City Of Disorder: How The Quality Of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics. Alex Vitale. Reviewed By Stephen Pimpare., Stephen Pimpare Dec 2009

City Of Disorder: How The Quality Of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics. Alex Vitale. Reviewed By Stephen Pimpare., Stephen Pimpare

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Book review of Alex Vitale, City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics. New York: New York University Press, 2008. $40.00 hardcover, $20.00 papercover.


Connecting Youth And Communities: Customized Career Planning For Youth With Psychiatric Disabilities, Kim Brown Dec 2009

Connecting Youth And Communities: Customized Career Planning For Youth With Psychiatric Disabilities, Kim Brown

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Young people with psychiatric disabilities are significantly overrepresented in the juvenile justice system, tend to be employed sporadically if at all, and frequently have negative connections within and to their communities. Recent research conducted in Montana with youth who have developmental and/or physical disabilities demonstrates the effectiveness of using a customized career planning model to increase linkages to resources and access to community- based employment. Side benefits include improved self-esteem and positive community connections. The customization model holds promise as a way to reduce the risk factors young people with psychiatric disabilitiesf ace and increase the resiliency factors that ...


Influences On Job Retention Among Homeless Persons With Substance Abuse Or Psychiatric Disabilities, Russell K. Schutt, Norman C. Hursh Dec 2009

Influences On Job Retention Among Homeless Persons With Substance Abuse Or Psychiatric Disabilities, Russell K. Schutt, Norman C. Hursh

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Job retention is an important psychosocial rehabilitation goal, but one that is not often achieved. We investigate facilitators of and barriers to employment retention among homeless individuals with psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses who were re-interviewed eight or more years after participating in a traditional vocational rehabilitation program. Most program graduates who maintained employment had secured social support from a variety of sources; personal motivation was also a critical element in job retention and compensated in some cases for an absence of social support. Both the availability of social support contacts and personal motivation influenced likelihood of maintaining sobriety. Physical ...


Dimensions Of Loss From Mental Illness, Amy E. Z. Baker, Nicholas Procter, Tony Gibbons Dec 2009

Dimensions Of Loss From Mental Illness, Amy E. Z. Baker, Nicholas Procter, Tony Gibbons

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This review explores the nature, scope and consequences of loss resulting from mental illness. Losses are described within four key themes: self and identity, work and employment opportunities, relationships, and future-oriented losses. In reflecting upon review findings, several assumptions about loss are illuminated. Findings are situated within the cornerstones of recent mental health reform, specifically a recovery-oriented approach and social inclusion. Particular attention is directed towards notions of risk and responsibility and tensions in realizing the impact of loss within an individualized recovery framework. Implications and recommendations for policy and practice are highlighted.


E-Therapy As A Means For Addressing Barriers To Substance Use Disorder Treatment For Persons Who Are Deaf, Dennis Moore, Debra Guthmann, Nikki Rogers, Susan Frake, Jared Embree Dec 2009

E-Therapy As A Means For Addressing Barriers To Substance Use Disorder Treatment For Persons Who Are Deaf, Dennis Moore, Debra Guthmann, Nikki Rogers, Susan Frake, Jared Embree

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Persons who are deaf face a number of challenges with regard to vulnerability for substance use disorders. Moreover, accessible treatment for this condition can be difficult to establish and maintain. The Deaf community may be one of the most disenfranchised groups in America in regard to appropriate access to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services. This article reviews findings related to substance use disorder and treatment for this condition among persons who are deaf. It also reviews a promising approach for addressing treatment needs via e-therapy, and it highlights the challenges and concerns regarding e-therapy for this population ...


Does The Gi Bill Support Educational Attainment For Veterans With Disabilities? Implications For Current Veterans In Resuming Civilian Life, Alexa Smith-Osborne Dec 2009

Does The Gi Bill Support Educational Attainment For Veterans With Disabilities? Implications For Current Veterans In Resuming Civilian Life, Alexa Smith-Osborne

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A secondary data analysis of the 2001 National Survey of Veterans (NSV) for 2075 Gulf War-era veterans was conducted to investigate whether the GI Bill (the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, most recent provisions of which have been entitled the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill), considered as a social welfare policy, demonstrated protective effects for veterans with disabilities in terms of successful re-entry and sustained enrollment in higher education. Regression analyses to test the mediation effects of use of the GI Bill, use of non-Veterans' Administration (VA)financial aid, and use of VA health ...


Parental Cognitive Disabilities And Child Protection Services: The Need For Human Capacity Building, Sandra T. Azar, Kristin N. Read Dec 2009

Parental Cognitive Disabilities And Child Protection Services: The Need For Human Capacity Building, Sandra T. Azar, Kristin N. Read

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Theories regarding the social cognitive origins of parenting risk have recently emerged. This work not only has implications for the nature of interventions with parents, but also for the approaches taken by the social service systems that work with them. This paper reviews the evidence that there is a significant number of parents with cognitive disabilities within child protection caseloads and outlines the types of human capacity building and organizational development that are needed to support the parents' needs. Such capacity building will not only increase the effectiveness of child protection interventions with parents with cognitive disabilities (PCD), but will ...


Left And Right And Global Politics. Alain Noel And Jean- Philippe Therien. Reviewed By Josephine Chaumba., Josphine Chaumba Dec 2009

Left And Right And Global Politics. Alain Noel And Jean- Philippe Therien. Reviewed By Josephine Chaumba., Josphine Chaumba

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Book review of Alain Noel and Jean-Philippe Th6rien, Left and Right in Global Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. $28.00 papercover.


Social Security, The Economy And Development. James Midgley And Kwong Leung Tang (Eds.). Reviewed By Martin B. Tracy., Martin B. Tracy Dec 2009

Social Security, The Economy And Development. James Midgley And Kwong Leung Tang (Eds.). Reviewed By Martin B. Tracy., Martin B. Tracy

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Book review of James Midgley and Kwong-Leung Tang (Eds.), Social Security, the Economy and Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. $85.00 hardcover.


The Gender Impact Of Social Security Reform. Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards And Rebecca Wong. Reviewed By Silvia Borzutsky., Silvia Borzutsky Dec 2009

The Gender Impact Of Social Security Reform. Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards And Rebecca Wong. Reviewed By Silvia Borzutsky., Silvia Borzutsky

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Book review of Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards and Rebecca Wong, The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. $35.00 hardcover


Institutions And Savings In Low-Income Households, Jami Curley, Fred Ssewamala, Michael Sherraden Sep 2009

Institutions And Savings In Low-Income Households, Jami Curley, Fred Ssewamala, Michael Sherraden

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This paper examines the influence of structured savings program arrangements on the saving performance of low-income households in individual development accounts (IDAs). Data are drawn from the American Dream Demonstration (1997-2004), which looked at the saving performance of low-income households in matched savings accounts across the United States. Hierarchical multivariate regression is used to identify which specific structural program arrangements are important in influencing the saving performance of low-income families. Findings suggest that overall, structured program arrangements, including financial education, peer mentoring groups and saving targets are important in influencing people's saving performance-including low-income families.


A Mixed Methods Analysis Of Social Capital Of Liberian Refugee Women In Ghana, Alice Boateng Sep 2009

A Mixed Methods Analysis Of Social Capital Of Liberian Refugee Women In Ghana, Alice Boateng

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This article reports on a mixed methods study of Liberian refugee women at the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana. The study examined the role and impact of social capital on the women's well-being. Three types of social capital - bonding, bridging, and linking - were examined. The study's findings revealed that although the women had some bonding social capital, they possessed very little bridging social capital, and linking social capital was non-existent. These findings suggest that the refugee women may benefit from national and internationalp olicies andp rograms that seek to both strengthen existing and create new sources of social ...


Ethics With Character: Virtues And The Ethical Social Worker, Paul Adams Sep 2009

Ethics With Character: Virtues And The Ethical Social Worker, Paul Adams

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This article explores the relevance to social work of those aspects of applied ethics that are not primarily about identifying and resolving dilemmas. It examines the potential of the ethical tradition rooted in the virtues and character of the practitioner-from Aristotle and Hippocrates to contemporary virtue-based ethics in medicine-to guide and enrich our understanding of the social work profession and the dispositions or qualities of character its practice requires and develops.


Factors Predicting Residential Mobility Among The Recipients Of The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Barbra Teater Sep 2009

Factors Predicting Residential Mobility Among The Recipients Of The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Barbra Teater

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The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest low-income federal housing program in the Unites States and has a policy goal of promoting mobility or "choice." This study explored the factors that predict residential mobility among the recipients of the HCV program in Columbus, Ohio by including variables found to predict mobility among the general population and two new variables that are specific to the HCV program: total tenant payment (TTP); and fair market rent (FMR). Although the findings revealed that race, gender, age and number in family were significant in predicting residential mobility, the variables affected ...


The Development Of An Unequal Social Safety Net: A Case Study Of The Employer-Based Health Insurance (Non) System, H. Luke Shaefer, Elizabeth D. Sammons Sep 2009

The Development Of An Unequal Social Safety Net: A Case Study Of The Employer-Based Health Insurance (Non) System, H. Luke Shaefer, Elizabeth D. Sammons

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The U.S. social safety net exacerbates labor market inequalities rather than ameliorating them. This paper traces this theme within an important historical case study: the emergence of the employer-based health insurance system. Employers became the dominant and tax-preferred provider of health insurance in the United States without any federal legislative action. Understanding how this happened may inform current reform efforts. This case study highlights two important factors. The first is path dependency, discussed by Skocpol (1992) and Pierson (2000). They argue that the ambiguous divisions of power and a pluralistic governance framework favor incremental processes of social policy formation ...


Research For Action: Cross-National Perspectives On Connecting Knowledge, Policy, And Practice For Children. Robert Chaskin And Jona M. Rosenfeld, Editors. Reviewed By Ann Reyes Robbins., Ann Reyes Robbins Sep 2009

Research For Action: Cross-National Perspectives On Connecting Knowledge, Policy, And Practice For Children. Robert Chaskin And Jona M. Rosenfeld, Editors. Reviewed By Ann Reyes Robbins., Ann Reyes Robbins

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Book review of Robert Chaskin and Jona M. Rosenfeld (Eds.), Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. $42.95 hardcover.


The Revival Of Labor Liberalism. Andrew Battista. Reviewed By Larry Nackerud., Larry Nackerud Sep 2009

The Revival Of Labor Liberalism. Andrew Battista. Reviewed By Larry Nackerud., Larry Nackerud

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Book review of Andrew Battista, The Revival of Labor Liberalism. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2008. $45.00 hardcover.


The Activation Dilemma: Reconciling The Fairness And Effectiveness Of Minimum Income Schemes In Europe. Amilcar Moreira. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley Sep 2009

The Activation Dilemma: Reconciling The Fairness And Effectiveness Of Minimum Income Schemes In Europe. Amilcar Moreira. Reviewed By James Midgley., James Midgley

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Book review of Amilcar Moreira, The Activation Dilemma: Reconciling the Fairness and Effectiveness of Minimum Income Schemes in Europe. Bristol: Policy Press, 2008. $110.00 hardcover.