John C. Bricout

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Return-to-work is an area of critical concern for individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI), because of the psychological, psychosocial and economic benefits of employment. Although the majority of individuals with SCI are employed pre-injury, they are impeded from maintaining those jobs due to personal, organizational and systems level barriers.(More)
Communication-oriented Internet technologies and activities such as social media sites and blogs, have become an important component of community and employment participation , not just in the specific function of activities, but as a link to larger communities of practice and professional connections. The occurrence of these activities, evident in their(More)
Children with disabilities, their families, and the social workers who provide services are faced with navigating complex social and institutional environments in their quest for developmental, educational and daily living supports. Models of disabilities provide conceptual frameworks for understanding and action that can inform the decision making process(More)
Focus groups were conducted at five chemical dependency treatment facilities assessing residents' (N = 65) conceptualizations of denial and the role it may have played in the pathogenesis and progression of their substance use disorders. Two of the authors read verbatim transcripts of the focus group proceedings and independently developed models of denial(More)
Introduction Public policy, in general, and specifically, the development of public agency agendas and activities are most effectively crafted by including the participation of a wide range of stakeholders (Ward, Baker & Moon, 2009). This participatory approach is particularly valuable when dealing with issues related to vulnerable populations such as(More)
This article contributes to the discourse around evidence-based practice (EBP) as an organizing principle and guiding framework for macro-practice education as it has developed in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. In examining the first five years of implementing evidence-based education at the macro level,(More)
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