This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes.Included among the topics:Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings.Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities.The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability.Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities.Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses.Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Rural America.- Disability, Income, and Rural Poverty.- Transportation, Accessibility and Accommodation in Rural Communities.- The Role of Technology in Service Delivery for People With Disabilities in Rural Communities.- Healthcare Initiatives, Strategies, and Challenges for People with Disabilities in Rural, Frontier and Territory Settings.- Ethical Vocational Rehabilitation Practice and Dual Relationships in Rural Settings.- Resilience and Strengths of Rural Communities.- Challenges Faced by Veterans Residing in Rural Communities.- Marginalized Racial and Ethnic Adults with Disabilities in Rural Communities: The Role of Cultural Competence and Social Justice.- Adolescents and Transition Students with Disabilities in Rural Areas.- Women, Older Adult, and LGBTQ Populations with Disabilities in Rural, Frontier, and Territory Communities.- Offender Populations with Disabilities in Rural Settings.- American Indians and Alaska Natives with Disabilities in Rural, Tribal Lands, Frontier Regions, and Plain States.- Agricultural, Farm, and Immigrant Workers with Disabilities.- Sensory Impairments Among Rural Populations in America.- Rehabilitation Practice, Employment, and Policy for Rural Development for People with Disabilities in West Africa.- The Asia and Pacific Region: Rural-Urban Impact on Disability.- Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural and Remote Australasia.- Rural Development, Employment, Chronic Health, and Economic Conditions in Canada.- People with Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders in Mexico: Rights and Practices.- System of Service Delivery for People with Disabilities in India and Impact in Rural Areas.- Rehabilitation Practices, Employment, and Policy for Rural Development for People with Disabilities in Turkey.- Rehabilitation Services in Colombia.- Disability Policies and Practices in the Rural United Kingdom.- Challenges After Natural Disaster for Rural Residents with Disabilities.- Meeting the Needs of Rural Adults with Mental Illness and Dual Diagnoses.- Multiple Sclerosis Among Rural Residents: Treatment, Psychosocial Implications, and Vocational Implications.- Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Treatment in Rural, Frontier, and Territory Settings.- Marketing Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Rural Communities.- Implications of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Rural, Frontier, and Territory Communities.- Americans with Disabilities Act in Rural America: A Case Study.- Rural Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for Rehabilitation Professionals.- Climate and Weather in the United States and Its Impact on People with Disabilities in Rural Communities.- Developing the Personnel to Meet the Needs of Persons with Disabilities in Rural Settings Through Online Learning.- Human Resources Issues: Recruiting and Retaining Rehabilitation Counselors and Human Service Professionals in Rural, Frontier, and Territory Communities.- Capacity Building in Rural Communities Through Community Based Collaborative Partnerships.- Utilizing Indigenous Volunteers and Paraprofessionals for Disability Advocacy and Service in Rural America.- Research and Evidence-Based Practices of Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural, Frontier, and Territory Communities.