Training Action Plan

Race, Cultural, and Disability: Rehabilitation Science and Practice

Author(s)/Developer(s): Balcazar F., Suarez-Balcazar, Y. Taylor-Ritzler, T. & Keys, C. (Eds.)
Date: 2010
Publisher/Source: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Available from: Commercially sold
Submitted by: Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri Kansas City
Type: Training Material or Curriculum

This 414-page book covers a variety of topics related to people at the intersection of race, culture, and disability. The intended audience for this book includes researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in the field of Rehabilitation. This book covers a broad spectrum of important topics when discussing race, culture, and disability, including the following chapter topics: (1) Examining the nexus of race, culture and disability, (2) The conduct of research on race and disability, (3) Disability identity and racial/cultural identity, (4) Psychological testing and multi-cultural populations, (5) Access to vocational rehabilitation services for Black Latinos with disabilities, (6) Challenges to providing culturally competent care in medical rehabilitation services to African Americans, (7) Cultural diversity and cultural competence in programs serving people with psychiatric disabilities, (8) Community infrastructure and employment opportunities for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, (9) Employment and rehabilitation issues for racial/ethnically diverse women with disabilities, (10) Cross-cultural issues for Asian Pacific Americans with disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation system, (11) Cultural competence education in rehabilitation, (12) three-dimensional model for multi-cultural rehabilitation counseling, (13) Ethical decision-making models in MC rehab. counseling, (14) Cultural competence - a review of conceptual frameworks, (15) Evaluation capacity building: a cultural and contextual framework, (16) A systems approach for placement - a culturally sensitive model for people with disabilities, (17) Exploring cultural competence - implications for research, (18) Implications for practice in rehabilitation, (19) Implications for training future generations of rehab practitioners and researchers, and (20) How race, culture, and disability intersect: pragmatic and generative perspectives. While this is a well-researched resource, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may or may not be included in much of the research cited since rehabilitation services is the system focus. UCEDDs will need to take this into consideration when integrating the content of this book in curricula and training activities.

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