Building Capacity Among Pediatric Residents to Promote Health Advocacy Among Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Building Capacity Among Pediatric Residents to Promote Health Advocacy Among Persons with Developmental Disabilities (2009). Marks, B., Sisirak, J., Heller, T. & Cutler, A.

This Health Advocacy Curriculum was developed for the two hour Health Advocacy Workshop to improve access to quality health care for adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities/special health care needs (DD) through improved attitudes, communication, health literacy, and health advocacy among Pediatric Residents.

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The Health Matters Assessments V.1.0

The Health Matters Assessments V.1.0 (HMA) can be completed by employees of community‚Äźbased day and residential organizations providing services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The HMA packet will help you evaluate organizational needs and capacity for developing a health promotion plan including programs, services, environmental support, resources, culture, and employee knowledge and skills to do health promoting activities.
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Family Support Interventions for Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Family Support Interventions for Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2009). Heller, T. & Schindler, A. In L.M. Glidden and M.M. Seltzer (Eds.), International review of research in mental retardation, Vol. 37, (pp. 299-333). Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier Ltd.

Though families are considered the primary provider of support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), only a small amount of I/DD funding in the United States goes toward offering assistance to these families. In addition, formal interventions typically target families of children with I/DD, which are no longer available when the individual enters adulthood. This chapter reviews the literature on family support interventions for families caring for adults with I/DD. It first examines the impact of lifelong caregiving and the support needs of these families. It then draws attention to various interventions currently available for these families.

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