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Youth Leadership Program for Changing Self-Image and Attitude Toward People With Disabilities

Ronen Cohen - Community Social Worker,
Dr. Dana Roth - Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Aron York - The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Shimshon Neikrug - Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro


Cohen, R. Roth, D., York, A. and Neikrug, S. (2012). Youth leadership programs for changing self-image and attitude towards people with disabilities.  Journal of social work in disability and rehabilitation, 11(3), 197-218.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of social work in disability and rehabilitation, on February 28, 2018, available online: DOI: 10.1080/1536710X.2012.704215


Beit Issie Shapiro is a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that also operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change. The organization runs an intervention program among young people, aimed at changing their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of the program.  


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  • Disabilities:

    All disabilities

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    Changing Attitudes

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