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Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281941/assessment-and-treatment-for-persons-with-co-existing-ability-and-substance-use-issues-a-review-and-analysis-of-the-literature
#1
Gabriela Novotna, Randy Johner, Michelle McCarron, Nuelle Novik, Bonnie Jeffery, Meagan Taylor
Persons with ability issues are at considerably higher risk to develop substance use problems when compared to the general population. Yet, little is known about the current status of substance use treatment for this population. A comprehensive search of the literature revealed a need for: (a) population-specific instruments for screening and assessment of the use of alcohol and drugs, including the misuse of prescription medication, (b) tailored treatment methods and individualized treatment plans that meet diverse literacy or cognitive needs,...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447917/differences-in-experiences-of-discrimination-in-accessing-social-services-among-transgender-gender-nonconforming-individuals-by-dis-ability
#2
Shanna K Kattari, N Eugene Walls, Stephanie Rachel Speer
Transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) individuals frequently experience discrimination and potentially a lack of respect from service providers, suggesting they have decreased access to professionals with cultural competency. Similarly, people with disabilities experience higher levels of discrimination in social services than their nondisabled counterparts. From an intersectional perspective, this study examines rates of discrimination in accessing social services faced by transgender and GNC people, comparing across ability...
April 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447916/mothers-with-physical-disabilities-caring-for-young-children
#3
Jean Jacob, Megan Kirshbaum, Paul Preston
Seventy-one U.S. mothers with a physical disability who had a child aged 0 to 3 years responded to a survey about the system of care used for their child. Results indicated that mothers participated in all different types of care (physical, comforting, playing, limit setting, and taking the child outside the home). Partners and participants' mothers provided the most assistance with care. Mothers were generally satisfied with assistance received from others. This article explores how mothers remain central to their children with others assisting with the child's care and the impact of such assistance on mothers' relationships with partners and children...
April 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447915/enhancing-the-career-planning-self-determination-of-young-adults-with-mental-health-challenges
#4
Jo-Ann Sowers, Paul Swank
The impact of an intervention on the self-determination and career planning engagement of young adults with mental health challenges was studied. Sixty-seven young adults, 20 to 30 years of age, with mental health diagnoses (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder) were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Statistically significant greater increases were made by the intervention group versus the control group for self-determination and career planning engagement, and self-determination at least partially mediated increases in career planning engagement...
April 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187699/siblings-of-people-with-disabilities-explicit-and-implicit-disability-attitude-divergence
#5
Carli Friedman
Siblings of people with disabilities have more exposure to people with disabilities than most nondisabled people, uniquely positioning them toward disability, yet less is known about how this might impact their attitudes. This study examined siblings' disability attitudes by determining siblings' explicit and implicit disability bias, mapping their 2-dimensional prejudice, and examining theoretical variables that might be relevant to their attitudes. To do so, the Disability Attitudes Implicit Association Test, the Symbolic Ableism Scale, and survey questions were administered to 48 siblings...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187698/availability-of-mental-health-services-for-individuals-who-are-deaf-or-deaf-blind
#6
Michele C McDonnall, Adele Crudden, B J LeJeune, Anne Carter Steverson
A survey of state mental health agencies found that a majority have no specific policy or procedure regarding how to provide mental health services to persons who are deaf or who are deaf-blind. Agency representatives report that staff lack knowledge of how to provide mental health services to persons who are deaf-blind and the agencies lack qualified interpreters. They recommend training for social workers and counselors to address best practices in working with people who are deaf-blind concerning communication methods and strategies, physical interaction, cultural issues, everyday life, sensory deprivation, ethics, use of an interpreter, and other general issues...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187697/towards-employment-what-research-says-about-support-to-work-in-relation-to-psychiatric-and-intellectual-disabilities
#7
Veronica Lövgren, Urban Markström, Lennart Sauer
This article presents an overview of research about support-to-work in relation to psychiatric and intellectual disabilities. The overview shows that support-to-work services are multifaceted, and that work can be seen as a tool for individual rehabilitation or as a set of goals to achieve. Providers are presented with specific components, which are characterized by systematic, targeted, and individualized interventions. The overview illustrates a need for long-term engagement and cooperation of and between welfare services and agents within the labor market to dissolve the Gordian knot that the transition from welfare interventions to employment seems to be...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187696/examining-more-inclusive-approaches-to-social-work-physical-disability-and-sexuality
#8
Shanna K Kattari, George Turner
People with disabilities often experience the idea that those with disabilities are not, or should not be, sexual beings. This article examines how people with physical disabilities define sexual activity, their levels of sexual satisfaction, group differences in how people define different acts as sexual activities, and the differences in levels of sexual satisfaction. Additionally, this study (N = 450) looks at the correlations between levels of independence in multiple contexts. Levels of independence are also assessed in relationship to severity of disability and sexual satisfaction...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187695/learning-about-the-lived-experiences-of-women-with-autism-from-an-online-community
#9
Jolynn L Haney, Jennifer A Cullen
The experience of being an adult female with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been understudied in social work literature. The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of females with ASD, from their perspective, by examining content from an online autism community Web site. Using a phenomenological approach, data analysis on content obtained from the forum revealed several themes about the women's experiences concerning the diagnostic process, managing and understanding symptoms, and the impact of ASD on their personal and work relationships...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831824/erratum
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November 10, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662528/family-forward-promoting-family-adaptation-following-pediatric-acquired-brain-injury
#11
Lyndal Hickey, Vicki Anderson, Brigid Jordan
This article describes a new and innovative social work intervention, Family Forward, designed to promote early adaptation of the family system after the onset of a child's acquired brain injury. Family Forward is integrated into inpatient rehabilitation services provided to the injured child and recognizes the important role of family in child rehabilitation outcomes and the parallel process of recovery for the child and family following an injury. Family Forward is informed by clinical practice, existing research in family adaptation after pediatric acquired brain injury, the resiliency model of family adjustment and adaptation, and family therapy theories and approaches...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715658/contemporary-perspectives-on-social-work-in-acquired-brain-injury-an-introduction
#12
Grahame Simpson, Francis Yuen
This special issue of the Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work in Acquired Brain Injury, has been initiated and coordinated by the International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI). In introducing the issue, some space will be allocated for providing definitions of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI); outlining the epidemiology and global costs; and detailing the impairments and psychosocial impacts for both the person sustaining the injury and his/her family...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646459/social-workers-perceived-role-clarity-as-members-of-an-interdisciplinary-team-in-brain-injury-settings
#13
Martha Vungkhanching, Kareen N Tonsing
This study investigated social workers' role clarity as members of an interdisciplinary team in traumatic and acquired brain injury treatment settings. A total of 37 social workers from 7 Western countries completed an anonymous online survey questionnaire. The majority of participants have more than 10 years of experience working in brain injury treatment settings (59.5%), and about 54% have been in their current employment for more than 10 years. Findings revealed that there were significant positive correlations between perceived respect, team collaboration, and perceived value of self for team with role clarity...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646258/acquired-brain-injury-parenting-social-work-and-rehabilitation-supporting-parents-to-support-their-children
#14
Mark Holloway, Lauren Tyrrell
Growing numbers of adults live with the consequences of acquired brain injury (ABI). Those affected frequently require medical input, rehabilitation, and social care. Individuals could suffer from a range of impairments that affect functional abilities. Limited attention has been paid to parenting with an ABI both within the social work and ABI literature. Parents with ABI present specific challenges to social workers and rehabilitationists. Case studies are used to illustrate how services can work to protect and support all parties, facilitating engagement with rehabilitation...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645886/describing-an-early-social-work-intervention-program-for-families-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Grahame Simpson, Daniella Pfeiffer, Shay Keogh, Brigitte Lane
A necessary step to evaluating practice is the accurate specification of social work interventions. Interventions delivered to 27 families with a relative with traumatic brain injury (TBI) admitted to a specialist inpatient brain injury rehabilitation service were coded (655 hr of social work services). The most frequent interventions were counseling, education, and case management. Services addressed person-oriented (65%; e.g., adjustment to hospital, adjustment to disability, family conflict) and environment-oriented (35%; e...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645683/self-advocacy-for-independent-life-a-program-for-personal-self-advocacy-after-brain-injury
#16
Lenore A Hawley
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in long-term injury-related disabilities. Individuals with TBI and their families must often advocate for themselves to secure resources to address their postinjury needs. However, the ability to advocate may be compromised by the effects of the injury. The Self-Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) program aims to empower individuals and families with the skills of self-advocacy so they can navigate life after brain injury in a self-efficacious manner.
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618587/holding-resilience-in-trust-working-systemically-with-families-following-an-acquired-brain-injury
#17
Franca Butera-Prinzi, Nella Charles, Karen Story
The conceptualization of resilience following acquired brain injury needs to remain sensitive to the complex nature and enduring dimensions of trauma, loss, and stress. It is essential that a systemic and dynamic view be maintained with a focus on the key adaptation tasks that families face: grieving, restructuring, identity redefinition, and growing through adversity. These tasks are explored in a case example illustrating how these challenges reemerge across the life cycle. The key theme in this contribution is that resilience is a fluid property, a potential that practitioners and service systems can listen for, support, strengthen, and hold in trust...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618343/a-clarion-call-for-social-work-attention-brothers-and-sisters-of-persons-with-acquired-brain-injury-in-the-united-states
#18
Charles Edmund Degeneffe
This article presents a clarion call for increased social work attention to the needs of siblings of persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) in the United States. The article overviews how siblings are psychosocially affected, how they provide care to the injured brothers and sisters, and how they personally develop as a result of their experiences. The article highlights the fact that social workers and other professionals often overlook the needs of siblings of persons with ABI and makes an appeal for social workers to advance clinical practice and research to benefit this often neglected population...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494552/support-persons-perceptions-of-giving-vocational-rehabilitation-support-to-clients-with-acquired-brain-injury-in-sweden
#19
Marie Matérne, Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Thomas Strandberg
The aim of this article is to explore the perception of being a support person for clients with acquired brain injury undergoing vocational rehabilitation. Nine support persons, identified by clients with brain injury, were interviewed. Interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis, resulting in 3 themes for assisting the client: commitment, adaptation, and cooperation. Within each theme, multiple dimensions were identified, reflecting the complexity of vocational rehabilitation following acquired brain injury...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494439/mindful-connections-the-role-of-a-peer-support-group-on-the-psychosocial-adjustment-for-adults-recovering-from-brain-injury
#20
Melissa Cutler, Michelle L A Nelson, Maya Nikoloski, Kerry Kuluski
How does participating in a peer support group impact an adult's psychosocial adjustment following brain injury? This question was investigated using a qualitative approach, interviewing patients recruited from an ambulatory care program. Data analysis guided by Bury's sociological framework, biographical disruption and biographical repair, revealed participants' pregroup disrupted sense of self, including subthemes related to intrinsic losses and uncertainty. Enhanced psychosocial adjustment including subthemes described participants' reorientation through shared experience...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
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