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Extracurricular inclusive programming for children with disabilities and their families: a proposal to increase community engagement

Goldberg, Jaclyn (2018) Extracurricular inclusive programming for children with disabilities and their families: a proposal to increase community engagement. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Families with children who have disabilities face much greater levels of stress than families with typically developing children. Social support, generally gained through community interaction, has been shown to ameliorate the detrimental physical and mental health effects of stress; however, families of children with disabilities participate significantly less in their greater communities due to feeling unwanted or unwelcomed by other community members. In recognition of these findings, the following proposal details a pilot program intended to reduce stigma, build social capital, and increase the likelihood for future community engagement. In developing such a program, children and families with and without disabilities will be brought together based on shared interests. If this program model is successful in achieving its aims, widespread dissemination of similar programs could lend to public health significance.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Goldberg, Jaclynjaclyng@pitt.edujaclyng
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAlbert, Stevensmalbert@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberCondeluci, Alsac44@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 14 December 2018
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 46
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2019 21:44
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2019 21:44
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/35676

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