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Editorial: Perspectives on the Social Protection of PeoplewithDisabilities
- Cosmin Goian (West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, No. 4th V. Pârvan Boulevard, Timişoara, România, E-mail: email@example.com)
- Loredana-Marcela Trancă ( West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, No. 4th V. Pârvan Boulevard, Timişoara, România, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Issue 1 of 2022 of the Social Work Review aims to publish original articles on the issue of people with disabilities in Romania. The topic, important and current for the Romanian social workspace, resulted in the publication of 12 articles written as a single author or in teams. The summary is varied, presenting research conducted in Romania, with different topics in the field of social work for people with disabilities, with important references in the interdisciplinary area.
Thus, a team formed by the authors Loredana Marcela Trancă, Theofild-Andrei Lazăr, Antonela Savu and Andreea Uscatu, published an article on access and equity in higher education and the needs of students with disabilities.
An article on a sensitive and insufficiently explored topic is by the authors Mara Chivari and Eva Rus, about the sexuality of people with disabilities.
Mrs. Felicia Andrioni, Mrs. Lavinia Elisabeta Popp and Mrs. Oana Lavinia Filip were accepted for publication with an article on good practice models in intervention with young people with special needs, but also with an article on the evolution of interventions for people with psychotic disorders.The results of this longitudinal research contribute to the adaptation of the contexts of interventions and care for people with psychotic disorders in remission.
An article on the terms related to prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes regarding the physical and mental disabilities of individuals was accepted for the author Remus Runcan.
A team of authors Maria Cristina Bularca, Coman Claudiu, Tudorică Radu, Oana Lavinia Filip, Atena Gagiu (Şoşoi), DoinaDrăguinea and Adriana Marian present a research on how people with disabilities were portrayed in the media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Adrian Toma published an article about the vulnerability of people with disabilities to environments with a high incidence of contraventions and crimes.
Authors Cosmin Goian, Luiza Vlaicu, Geanina Moţăţeanu, Dănuţ Sorin Bălăuţă and Cosmin Popovici have published a paper on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on children with special educational needs in rural areas in Mehedinţi County.
Mrs. Loredana Marcela Trancă and Ms Timoteea Puşcaş presented a qualitative research on the challenges faced by parents of children with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author Mihaela Gavrilă-Ardelean published an article about the role of social workers and the needs of community psychiatry in Romania.
A topic on the adaptation of parents with special needs children to the context of the pandemic was published by Gianina-Mălina Lăzărescu, Otilia Ioana Tudorel and Mona Vintilă.
Also accepted for publication was a topic written by Beatrice Măguran and Mona Vintilă, on the impact of children's eating habits on self-esteem in a family context.
The diversity and timeliness of articles accepted for publication provide useful results for researchers and practitioners in the field of social work for people with disabilities, leaving topics open for reflection and improved intervention measures.