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Community Disability Services: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice
     

Community Disability Services: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice

by Karen Nankervis, Ian Dempsey
 

This book provides an integration of the principles, policy and practice of disability service provision in the twenty-first century. It demonstrates links between theory and practice, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, and is drawn from international research. Ultimately, this book will enhance critical analysis and reflection, enabling students and

Overview

This book provides an integration of the principles, policy and practice of disability service provision in the twenty-first century. It demonstrates links between theory and practice, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, and is drawn from international research. Ultimately, this book will enhance critical analysis and reflection, enabling students and service providers to better choose between approaches, and implement strategies that best facilitate positive outcomes for people with disabilities. Available in the United States and Canada only.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557534149
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ian Dempsey is senior lecturer and disability studies program coordinator, faculty of education and arts at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Published in many international, refereed professional journals, Dempsey's research interests cover legislation and policy for people with a disability, family empowerment, and staff training and development in disability services. Dr. Karen Nankervis is Program Leader in Disability Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. She has been extensively involved in the local, national and international disability sector. Her research interests include service and program planning, case management, staff training, service provision to people with a dual diagnosis, working with offenders with a disability, and skill development for people with an intellectual disability.

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