Speaking of Journals

Did you take time to look at the latest copy of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (December, 2013)? Jim Thompson’s Presidential Address is in that issue, and can also be found at the AAIDD website. It is an excellent overview of the past history of the field and key issues and goals for AAIDD. If you want to introduce someone to AAIDD, that is a good resource to share.

Did you take time to look at the latest copy of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (December, 2013)? Jim Thompson’s Presidential Address is in that issue, and can also be found at the AAIDD website. It is an excellent overview of the past history of the field and key issues and goals for AAIDD. If you want to introduce someone to AAIDD, that is a good resource to share.

And, also in that issue: Several good articles on practice, including one of sibling relationships and one entitled “Receiving the Initial Down Syndrome Diagnosis: A Comparison of Prenatal and Postnatal Group Experiences.” Included in that article is a section on the role of religion in the responses of parents, whether they received a diagnosis before birth or after.

Another recent AAIDD Journal Special Issue on Community Living and Participation contains 10 papers addressing research, practice and policy regarding community living outcomes and quality of life. The papers were prepared by presenters and participants of the State of the Science Conference hosted by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota in 2012. (full text access available at no cost with member subscription to IDD)

Journal of Family and Community Ministries

(a potential resource and publication outlet for AAIDD Religion and Spirituality Division members)

The School of Social Work, at Baylor University, in partnership with Truett Seminary, just recently launched the online version of The Journal of Family and Community Ministries (JFCM). Gain access to high-quality, valuable research in an instant! The journal features research-based articles with a special emphasis on application for ministry. JFCM is a subscription-based resource, but the subscription is free. It consists of a number of sections with a wide array of topics such as Global Missions, Healthy Congregations, Community Development, Mental Health, Marriage, Business as Mission and many others. The journal’s editorial board consists of professors and researchers in various areas, from social work and neuroscience to business and pastoral ministries. Subscribe here today.

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