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NCJ Number: 51886 Find in a Library
Title: DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION - PROGRAM AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Corporate Author: Syracuse University Press
United States of America
Editor(s): J L PAUL; D J STEDMAN; G R NEUFELD
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 317
Sponsoring Agency: Syracuse University Press
Syracuse, NY 13210
Sale Source: Syracuse University Press
1011 East Water Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS BOOK EXAMINE THEORETICAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, POLITICAL, LEGISLATIVE, ECONOMIC, AND PROGRAMMATIC ASPECTS OF DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.
Abstract: THE LACK OF PREPLANNING FOR DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION HAS RESULTED IN A NUMBER OF SERIOUS PROBLEMS THAT INCLUDE COMMUNITY READINESS FOR AND CITIZEN ATTITUDES TOWARD INSTITUTIONAL PATIENTS, ARCHAIC BUILDING AND HOUSING CODES, INACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, APPROPRIATE EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING, AND LACK OF SOCIAL AND MEDICAL SERVICES. FACTORS TO CONSIDER TO COMPLETE THE BONDING PROCESS BETWEEN HANDICAPPED PERSONS, FAMILIES, AND THE COMMUNITY AFTER DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION ARE PERSONAL TRANSITION, OVERCOMING COMMUNITY RESISTANCE, AND FAMILY UNDOING. FAMILY UNDOING REFERS TO THE FACT THAT DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION, IN MOST CASES, REQUIRES PAINFUL REVERSAL AND REVISITATION OF PRIOR DECISIONS TO SEPARATE A MEMBER FROM THE FAMILY. THE ADVENT OF A HANDICAPPED PERSON, PARTICULARLY A CHILD, TO A FAMILY OR THE DISCOVERY OF AN EXCEPTIONAL CHILD CAN LEAD TO DISORGANIZATION, AMBIVALENCE, GRIEF, HOSTILITY, AND DOUBT FOR MANY FAMILIES. OBSERVABLE CATEGORIES OF FAMILY PATTERNS FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ON FAMILY INTEGRITY INVOLVE OLDER PARENTS, THE ISOLATED COUPLE, THE PROFESSIONAL FAMILY, THE LOW-INCOME FAMILY, THE DISTURBED FAMILY, THE LARGE FAMILY, THE BROKEN HOME, THE RELIGIOUS FAMILY, AND THE 'AVERAGE' FAMILY. THE 17 CHAPTERS IN THE BOOK ARE ORGANIZED ACCORDING TO THREE SECTIONS: (1) DEFINITIONAL ASPECTS OF DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION; (2) THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION; AND (3) STRUCTURES AND STRATEGIES RELEVANT TO DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION. AN INDEX IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Deinstitutionalization; Domestic relations; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Persons with physical disabilities; Planning; Policy; Youth (Under 15)
Note: NO 12 IN SYRACUSE SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION MONOGRAPH SERIES
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