Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice
Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1999 - Social Science - 267 pages
This comprehensive text fills a huge void in the field! Romel W. Mackelprang and Richard O. Salsgiver introduce an empowerment approach to working with persons with disabilities -- a direction that lights the way for human service workers and provides clients with greater independence and resilience. The authors are ardent in their desire to empower persons with disabilities by building on their strengths. This comprehensive book features a ground-breaking, strengths-based approach that fills a void in the available material on this topic, and thoroughly prepares helpers to work successfully with persons who have disabilities.
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