Russian-language training on reframing disability

Click here to view a Russian language screencast on this topic.Worldwide, people with disabilities experience stigma, exclusion and discrimination.  This often leads to the view of a person with a disability as someone to be pitied, someone who is suffering or someone who is bound to their impairment in a negative way.  Disability rights activists have challenged the world to reframe these views, views steeped in what is known as the “personal tragedy theory of disability.”   It can be hard to shake off these views, but social workers need to make the effort to learn more about how to support and empower people with disabilities in order to respect their dignity and worth as a human being.  As a small start to this effort. Eurasia Foundation grantees Elena Nosova (Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Moscow) and Elspeth Slayter (Salem State University School of Social Work, U.S.) engaged in a cross-national effort to begin to reframe disability in the eyes of child welfare workers.  Click here to view a Russian language screencast on this topic.
https://www.slideshare.net/eslayter/slideshelf

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