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Published: 15 December 2021

664 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197606384

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A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice

Fourth Edition

Romel W. Mackelprang, Richard O. Salsgiver, and Ryan C. Parrey

  • A non-traditional approach defies social constructs that devalue people with disabilities and puts forward Disability as a cause of pride and cultural identity
  • Narratives from people with disabilities provide personal insight while learning objectives and discussion questions reinforce key concepts
  • Introduces and employs the social ecological model and its three (biosocial, psychosocial, and social-cultural) dimensions
  • Written from a North American perspective, the book also addresses disability laws, policies, and practices globally
  • Accompanied by a robust set of instructor resources

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter, “Universal Diversity Theory,” provides a unifying framework that breaks down silos between identity groups, decouples diversity and oppression, and addresses diversity as a unifying concept for all
  • An updated three-component d/Disability framework covers impairments as individual characteristics, impairment in a societal context, and Disability as a source of identity, pride, and culture
  • A timely discussion and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the disability community
  • An updated exploration of the principles of race, gender, queer, disability, and economic theories as they relate to the disability community
  • A greater emphasis on disability in Canada as well as the United States as well as updated laws, policies, and practices in North America as well as globally

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