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Ageing of people with an intellectual disability: Effective training for frontline workers

McGhee, Adrienne & Dorsett, Pat (2011) Ageing of people with an intellectual disability: Effective training for frontline workers. Journal of Social Inclusion, 2(1), pp. 65-82.

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Abstract

While the attainment of late life represents a significant achievement for people with an intellectual disability, increased life expectancy has resulted in growing concerns about the extent to which disability service providers are ready to meet the changing needs of increasing numbers of older people and facilitate their ongoing social inclusion. Training of frontline disability staff is widely accepted as an effective strategy for increasing organisational capacity to contribute to improved quality of life for people with an intellectual disability. The study identifies training needs analyses and 'ready-to-deliver' training programs for frontline disability services staff working with adults with an intellectual disability who are ageing, assesses whether the training programs contribute to improved quality of life outcomes for service users, and makes recommendations for future research and development of training for disability services staff who work with older people with intellectual disability.

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ID Code: 52365
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Intellectual Disability, Ageing, Staff Training, Service Provider, Quality of Life, Social Inclusion
ISSN: 1836-8808
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Clinical Social Work Practice (160701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Counselling Welfare and Community Services (160702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Social Program Evaluation (160703)
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2012 16:30
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 08:25

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