Episode 48: Group Homes for People With Intellectual Disabilities with Christine Bigby, MSW, Ph.D.
In this episode, Ben chats with Dr. Chris Bigby who has been conducting research in group home settings for more than 30 years. In this conversation Dr. Bigby shares her work in identifying the key indicators of good group homes (i.e., where residents live their best lives and staff, enjoy their work) and how to best reach those outcomes.
Bigby, C., & Beadle-Brown, J. (2016, July). Dimensions of culture in underperforming and better group homes for people with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60, No. 7-8, pp. 637-637.
Bigby, C., Bould, E., Bennett, P., & Howell, T. (2020) 'More people talk to you when you have a dog' - Dogs as catalysts for social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. La Trobe. Journal contribution. https://doi.org/10.26181/5fa36f64e1c9c
Bigby, C. & Anderson S. (2021). Creating opportunities for convivial encounters for people with intellectual disabilities: “It looks like an accident”. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 46(1), 45-57. DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2020.1812178
Bould, E., Bigby, C., Iacono, T., & Beadle-Brown, J. (2019, July). Identifying factors that predict and sustain good active support in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities using multi-level modelling. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 710-710.
Humphreys, L., Bigby, C., & Iacono, T. (2020). Dimensions of group home culture as predictors of quality of life outcomes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33, 1284–1295. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12748
Humphreys, L., Bigby, C., Iacono, T., & Bould, E. (2021). Patterns of group home culture in organizations supporting people with intellectual disabilities: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2021.1954482
Quilliam, C., Bigby, C., & Douglas, J. (2015). Paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & DevelopmentalDisability, 40(3), 286-296.https://DOI:10.3109/13668250.2015.1034255
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