CBR World Council or Churches

CBR World Council or Churches - A publication of the World...

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A publication of the World Council of Churches No 175 October-December 2001 (Printed on August 10, 2002) COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 2 Editorial 3 Introduction What is community-based rehabilitation? Features 5 The impact of regional cultures on disability 11 A heart for CBR Experiences 9 “Am I not a member of the human race?” 13 Mother participates 15 Restoring health and dignity 18 Special school for special children 20 A breakfast to break barriers 22 Women of courage 25 Update AIDS conference Role of Christian health care 26 Bible study The only label that matters is love 27 N ETWORKING Announcement, letters COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION
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contact 2 EDITORIAL Cover One of the world’s best known community workers – Mother Teresa encouraging a child Credit: CMAI PLAY WITH CHILD LYING ON STOMACH Stages 1-4 First Stage Encourage the child to raise their head, to support themselves on elbows Use padding where necessary Second Stage Swing the child - slowly at first If the child is fearful, hold their body first ‘guess the smell’ Illustrations included in this issue are step by step instructions to help children with disabilities to learn to move and balance. Fig. 1 Fig. 2 within NGOs and church-based sectors. It is in these sectors that CBR has developed during the past few years without blueprints. It is also a sector where CBR personnel have struggled to inculcate the essence of CBR participatory approaches. Activities have included a broader concept of community development and focus on the medical, educational, vocational, social and spiritual aspects of rehabilitation. The various CBR models that were initiated by these sectors are forming an enormous resource for evaluation studies. But this resource is often not well documented and therefore remains unknown to policy makers. It is hoped that the reflections in this issue will stimulate not only a debate, but will also form a catalyst for this sector to further improve the quality of work. Scrutinizing the ex- periences of various backgrounds, sizes and scope will hopefully enable our readers to have a better understanding of CBR. CBR in our opinion is gaining popularity. It is also our contention that terms and definitions are not important but what counts is the practical application of an attitude or a strategy which is not just relevant to the ‘South’ but is of equal importance to those in the ‘North’. Huib Cornielje Guest Editor WCC It is now more than two decades since a slow but definite pattern of development has evolved in the field of disability and rehabilitation in what is now widely referred to as Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) . While this effort could compare well with the Primary Health Care movement, it unfortunately has never received the same kind of attention or recognition.
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