The most diverse minority group and the largest minority group are persons with disabilities, yet they are not often thought of as either a minority group or a cultural group. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to discuss the need for rehabilitation helping professionals as well as other helping professionals to understand and consider cultural diversity as a factor in the rehabilitation helping process. The book is divided into two parts. Part One, Disabilities, sets the stage for understanding what disabilities are, the impact of having a disability, discrimination that persons with disabilities encounter, discrimination that persons encounter as a member of a racial and/or ethnic group, and the impact of dual discrimination of being a minority person with a disability. Part Two, Disability and Multiculturalism, takes a look at each of the major racial and/or ethnic groups (African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American) as well as women and the elderly and the impact of having a disability. Additionally, ways of effectively helping persons with disabilities who are from a racial and/or ethnic minority background are presented. This excellent resource will serve as a primary or supplemental text for vocational rehabilitation training programs, social work programs, as well as other social service programs which train helping professionals.
|Publisher:||Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|