Archive for New Paradigm Values / Principles / Approaches

Empowerment and Mental Health in Community

This paper clarifies the concepts of empowerment and mental health and examines the relationships in a qualitative study of psychiatric consumer/survivors participating in three innovative community mental health programmes.  Published in the Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 11:  p125-142, 2001

Self-Determination and Community: Building a Textured Life Story

This article appeared in The Communicator, Jan. 2001, by the Autism National Committee.  The story of Andrew Bloomfield’s life in community.

More Choice and Control for People with Disabilities

The goal of this Review of Individualized Funding, published  by the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, July 2000, was to develop understanding, awareness, and strategies for building the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and government to implement Individualized Funding for people with disabilities in Ontario.

Round Table Report on Individualized Funding

The purpose of the Round Table, chaired by John, was to develop province-wide principles, a policy framework, and directions for Individualized Funding, and to identify strategies for implementation.  This report was published in May 2000.

Canadian Independent Living Centres: Impact on the Community

This article was published in the International Journal of Rehabilitation Research,  23 (2), p. 61-74, 2000

Constructing Social Support With Vulnerable Citizens: Promise and Problems

This summary was part of presentation made in Holland in 1999; discussing building support networks in a way that expands relationships and promotes a sense of community.

“Nothing About Me, Without Me”: Participatory Action Research with Self Help/Mutual Aid Organizations for Psychiatric Consumer/Survivors

Participatory action research with self-help/mutual aid organizations for psychiatric consumer/survivors is reviewed. This research was published in the American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 6, 1998

Beyond “Partnership Shock”: Getting to ‘Yes’, Living with ‘No’

Appeared in:  Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation; Special Issue on Partnerships 12:2; Winter, 1998

Empowerment: Self in Community

Presented to the Empowerment Practice in Social Work Conference; Faculty of Social Work; University of Toronto; Sept. 27, 1997

The Impact of Independent Living Resource Centres in Canada on People with Disabilities

This article was published in the Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation,  10:2, p. 99-112, 1997