F104: Roles and Responsibilities
F104: Roles and Responsibilities
1. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
A Wikipedia article that discusses Maslow's hierarchy, where the higher needs only come into focus when the lower needs are satisfied.
2. Abraham Maslow
This PBS webpage provides a brief biography of Abraham Maslow.
3. Developing Staff Competencies
Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities is available through various websites, including amazon.ca and the publisher, Brookes Publishing.
4. Disability Studies at Grant MacEwan University
MacEwan's diploma / transfer program in Disability Studies: Leadership and Community is renowned throughout Alberta as a Centre for Excellence in disability studies. Program graduates apply a respectful philosophy of individual growth, empowerment and self-determination to assist people with disabilities in reaching their goals.
5. Self-determination and Special Education
This article by Michael J. Ward discusses lessons learned and challenges to address.
6. Self-Determination Toolkit
The kit has been developed for teachers, parents, students and other professionals who are interested in promoting self-determination in the schools. One of the goals of this kit is to increase the involvement of students in their IEP process.
7. Inclusion Press Publications
From the Inclusion Press website: "John O'Brien and his wife and partner Connie Lyle O'Brien have been in the forefront of thinking and creating precedent setting innovations that helped to created full lives for people with disability labels the world over. In addition to developing many of the planning systems used internationally, training thousands of facilitators and human service workers, they have also been writers with enormous insight and sensitivity."
8. Online Publications by John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien
John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien (Responsive Systems Associates), through a subcontract with the Center on Human Policy, produce a wide range of informational material on person-centered planning, community building, and innovative services.
9. My Life Workbook
Central Alberta Community Board's My Life Workbook provides an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to assess their circumstances and use the resulting information to change or adjust their goals or their supports and services. It is based on the 12 Quality of Life standards that are part of the Creating Excellence Together certification process operated by the Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS).
10. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. This Department of Justice webpage provides the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in English.
11. Disability Action Hall
The Disability Action Hall is a team of people with disabilities and allies. Members tell their stories, take action and change lives! Anyone can be a member at the Hall. The Hall is run by a group of self-advocates and allies. Allies are people who help with disability rights.
12. Alberta Disabilities Forum
Formed in 1996, ADF is a coalition of 39 not-for-profit provincial disability organizations whose members speak with a unified voice on cross-disability issues of concern for Albertans with disabilities.
13. Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Through a vast array of policies and integrated programs, Canada's federal government seeks to contribute to the improved well-being of people with disabilities and the organizations that support them, and to promote the principles of citizenship. Whether accomplished by means of service delivery or through tax policies, the federal government’s aim is to reduce, if not eliminate, the barriers that people with disabilities face at various stages of life.
14. Funding the Individual: An Idea that Spans the Ideological Spectrum
This article by Troy Glover argues that the idea of individual funding through the privatization of the conditions of consumption is one that spans the political spectrum.
15. Mapping Community Capacity
The authors of this paper, John L. McKNight and John P. Kretzmann, are Co-Directors of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. The paper advocates the development of policies and activities based on the capacities,skills and assets of communities.
16. The Asset-Based Community Development Institute
The ABCD Institute is built upon three decades of community development research by John Kretzmann and John L. McKnight. It spreads its findings on capacity-building community development in two ways: (1) through extensive and substantial interactions with community builders, and (2) by producing practical resources and tools for community builders to identify, nurture, and mobilize neighborhood assets.
17. An Interview with John McKnight
John McKnight is the Director of Community Studies at Northwestern University on the outskirts of Chicago. He is the author of The Careless Society and co-author of Building Community from the Inside Out.
18. The Quiet Voice by Judith Snow
In the words of Judith Snow, M.A., "I am a person who can barely use my body at all. Every day I live and work through the assistance of several personal attendants." This article discusses the question, "How can people to listen to us?"
19. Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Area 78 includes Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Most major cities have separate websites.
20. Community Tool Box for Welfare Reform
Around the country, community groups are using inventive local approaches that could powerfully affect how welfare reform unfolds in the next few years. These efforts show that welfare reform can involve not just political leaders and experts, but every neighborhood in the United States.
21. Capacity Inventory of Individuals
A checklist to help individuals identify skills they possess and skills they would like to learn.
22. Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Disabilities and Seniors
The purpose of this publication is to answer some questions about abuse and neglect of seniors or people with disabilities. It may also help family, friends and caregivers of older adults or persons with disabilities.
23. Addressing Abuse of Disabled Adults
This 3-minute QuickTime movie (6 mb download) is for service providers and families on recognizing and responding to abuse, ways to help, and resources. In English. This video is captioned and a transcript is available.
24. Definitions and Recognition of Abuse and Neglect
A section of a Shropshire's Safeguarding Children Board manual that address the definitions and recognition of abuse and neglect. Numerous other parts of the Manual are interest and can be accessed through the Manual Parts.
25. Protection for Persons in Care Act
The text of this Alberta Act can be viewed on this Queen's Printer website.
26. Understanding the Protection for Persons in Care Act
This guide can help you undersatnd the Protection of Persons in Care Act.
27. Protection for Persons in Care
Protection for Persons in Care investigates reports of abuse or safety concerns for adults in publicly funded care facilities including hospitals, seniors' lodges and nursing homes. The Protection for Persons in Care Act, enacted in 1998, makes it a requirement to report any suspicion of abuse to a toll-free reporting line or local police authorities. A link is also provided to the General Information and Reporting Line.
28. Diversity Press
Diverse City Press Inc. produces and distributes inspiring and informational books, audio CD's and video tapes, dealing with persons with developmental disabilities, and a range of social issues.
29. The Ethics of Touch
The Ethics of Touch: Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries in Service to People with Developmental Disabilities is a training package for those who provide direct care to people with developmental disabilities. It can be ordered from Quality Mall, which specializes in person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities.
30. Building the Bridge from Client to Citizen
Building the Bridge from Client to Citizen: A Community Toolbox for Welfare Reform asks whether the use of "tools" being invented and adapted for rebuilding troubled communities could also provide useful ways for citizens to support the journey from welfare to work.