How the medical and social models of disability play out in adoption social work

Graduate social work students in Dr. Elspeth Slayter's course were asked to reflect on the ways in which they do their work with clients with disabilities. Specifically, they were asked to reflect on what aspects of their practice were “under” the medical model of disability and which were “under” the social model of disability. Students … Continue reading How the medical and social models of disability play out in adoption social work

Аудио-презентация по материалам поездки в США по программе “Обмен социальным опытом и знаниями” Eurasia Foundation.

Моя поездка в США по программе обмена социальным опытом и знаниями закончилась, но наша совестная работа с американскими коллегами, я уверена, только начинается. В презентации, которую я представляю вашему вниманию, содержится обзор программ и организаций, с которыми я познакомилась во время поездки: Mother Caroline Academy - школа для девочек из малообеспеченных семей, Kevin O'Grady School … Continue reading Аудио-презентация по материалам поездки в США по программе “Обмен социальным опытом и знаниями” Eurasia Foundation.

The power of language: Person-first or disability first?

L anguage has symbolic power for many people with disabilities.  All too often, we hear "the r word" (retarded) used in a derogatory fashion, for example.  For many years, human service workers have worked towards the use of person-first language.   In this approach to language, the person is identified first, versus the disability.  For example, instead … Continue reading The power of language: Person-first or disability first?