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Author Pengra, Lilah Morton, 1946-

Title Your values, my values : multicultural services in developmental disabilities / by Lilah Morton Pengra.

Imprint Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub., 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1968 P398Y    Check Shelf
Description xv, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248) and index.
Contents Principles of Values-Based Services -- Everyone Has Values -- Values Give Meaning to Behavior -- Values Correlate with Ethnic and Class Identities -- Designing Values-Based Services -- Intervention Using Schema Analysis -- Schema Analysis of Decision Making -- Problem Behavior and Schema Analysis -- Values-Based Services in Context -- Humanizing and Personalizing Services -- Independence -- Rejecting Schemas About People with Developmental Disabilities -- "My Own Values."
Summary "This engaging book shows how to provide culturally responsive services that support the values of the people receiving them. The author combines her experiences of working with adults with developmental disabilities and her background in anthropology to offer practical methods for discovering variations in values. Readers will learn to apply these strategies to support self-advocacy, facilitate community inclusion, and interpret challenging behavior. Through the stories of people with diverse ethnic and class backgrounds, the text explores cultural differences in values such as decision making, self-reliance, responsibility, privacy, independence, and equality. This knowledge will enable family members, teachers, social workers, clinicians, and support staff to identify values that affect behavior. Topics covered include sensitive areas such as cleanliness, relationships, theft/ownership, pain, money management, and anger. Use this thought-provoking guide to expand your knowledge of culturally appropriate services and to design successful, respectful programs and supports that build on the strengths of each person's values."--Product description.
Subject Developmentally disabled -- Services for -- United States.
Multiculturalism -- United States.
Social values -- United States.
Developmentally disabled -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst00891891
Multiculturalism. (OCoLC)fst01028836
Social values. (OCoLC)fst01123424
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Cultural Diversity.
Developmental Disabilities -- therapy.
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration.
United States.
ISBN 155766448X
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