CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Yueh-Ching Chou  (Professor)

TEL: 886-2-28267182    
FAX: 886-2-28263630
E-mail: choucyc@ym.edu.tw
Website :
http://www.ym.edu.tw/ihw/eng/chou%20yueh-ching.htm

 

Current Position/ Department Affiliations
Professor, Institute of Health & Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University

Academic Degrees
Ph.D., School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, USA

Research and Professional Experience

Yueh-Ching Chou identifies herself not only as a researcher but also as an activist.

After being trained as a social worker, she worked as a community social worker in Taipei City and as a care worker for people with intellectual disability (ID) at an institution and at a nursing home for frail older people in Taiwan. After that, she went to Minnesota for her doctoral study and after four years, received a PhD degree from the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. Her doctoral thesis was focused on an intervention developed for families who had a child with ID. Intervention development and program evaluation has since become my research expertise.

After completing her PhD training, she went back to Taiwan. There she has been teaching at the university and doing research on social services, in particular in co-operation with disabled people, families and NGOs. For example, since 2000, she and senior practitioners and managers and families established “the Taiwan Community Living Consortium” (TCLC) for advocating living and inclusion in the community for people with ID. Even now, the TCLC still fights with the government to get it to develop ordinary housing schemes for this group of people so that they could live in the community instead of an institution.

Her research work has been linked with her involvement with the disability movement and with practitioners and parents of disabled children, leading to a number of publications in areas like: outcome evaluation, support needs of families and persons with a disability, quality of life, health issues of women with disability, sexual health of adults with disability, and work and care reconciliation policy related to mothers.

She is now as a co-editor involved in a new forthcoming international journal. “International Journal of Care and Caring” (IJCC), Professor Sue Yeandle (University of Sheffield, UK) as its main editor, will very probably be launched in 2017.

Teaching

Current Research Projects

·         Housing transitions and quality of life: Aging adults with intellectual disability and their parents (2 years) (2015/8-2017/7)

·         Pathways to equality and inclusion: Deinstitutionalization and community/independent living policy reform in Taiwan and Nordic Countries (2 years) (2015/1-2016/12)

Research Projects in the past 5 years

·         Developing and evaluating intervention programs for promoting sexual health in adults with ID (3 years) (2012/8-2015/7)

·         Impact of local welfare systems on female labour force participation and social cohesion in Taiwan: Comparison with 11 European Countries (NSC100-2915-I-010-004) (EU FP7-SSH-2010-2.1-2) (as a co-operating partner for 1 year) (2011/1-2011/12) (NSC NT$1,460,980) (International Project: the FLOWS project, led by Professor Per H. Jensen from Denmark)

·         Working carers of adults with ID: How to make employment and care responsibilities compatible? (3 years) (2008/8-2011/7) (NSC NT$5,659,000) (International Project: the WOCAWO (“Working Carers and Caring Workers”) project (Finland, Sweden, the UK, Australia, Japan, Taiwan; led by Professor Teppo Kröger from Finland) https://www.jyu.fi/ytk/laitokset/yfi/en/research/projects/wocawo

 

Publications (as a first author)

·                Chou, Y. C*., Z, J., Lu & Lin, C. C. (2016) Comparison of attitudes to sexual health of men and women with intellectual disabilities among parents, professionals and the university students, Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (accepted)

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Kröger, Teppo, & Pu, Cheng-yun (2015). Models of long-term care use among older people with disabilities in Taiwan: Institutional care, community care, live-in migrant care and family care. European Journal of Ageing, 12(2), 95-104.

·                Chou, Y. C.*, Kröger, T., & Pu, C. Y. (2016). Universal breadwinner vs. universal caregiver model: fathers’ involvement in caregiving and well-being of mothers of offspring with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 29, 34–45.

·               Chou, Y. C.*, Lu, Z. Y., & Pu, C. Y. (2015). Attitudes toward Male and Female Sexuality Among Men and Women With Intellectual Disabilities. Women & Health55(6), 663-678. 

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Wang, Shih-Chih, Chang, Heng-Hao & Fu, Li-yeh (2014). Working but not employed: mothers of adults with intellectual disability as hidden workers. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 39(4), 353-362.  

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching* & Kröger, Teppo (2014) Reconciliation of work and care among lone mothers of adults with intellectual disabilities: the role and limits of care capital. Health and Social Care in the Community, 22(4), 439–448.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching (2013). Work-family reconciliation policies and practices in Taiwan. Asia - Pacific Newsletter on occupational health and safety, 20(3), 68-70.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Lee, Yue-Chune, Chang, Shu-chuann & Yu, Amy Pei-Lung. (2013). Evaluating the Supports Intensity Scale as a potential assessment instrument for resource allocation for persons with intellectual disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 2056-2063.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Fu, Li-yeh, & Chang, H. H. (2013). Making work fit care: reconciliation strategies used by working mothers of adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 26, 133-145.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Lu, Zxy-yann Jane & Pu, Cheng-yun (2013). Menopause experiences and attitudes in women with intellectual disabilities and in their family carers. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 38 (2), 114-123.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Kröger, Teppo, Chiao, Chi, & Pu, Cheng-yun (2013). Well-being among employed and non-employed caregiving women in Taiwan. International Journal of Social Welfare, 22, 164-174.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Toshiko Nakano, Heng-Hao Chang and Li-Fang Liang (2013). Parent-carers in Taiwan and Japan: lifelong caring responsibilities within a familistic welfare system. In T. Kroger & S. Yeandle (Eds.) Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective (chapter 8). Bristol: Policy Press.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Fu, Li-yeh, Pu, Cheng-yun & Chang, H. H. (2012). Difficulties of work-care reconciliation: Employed and non-employed mothers of children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37(3), 260-268.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching* & Lu, Zxy-yann Jane (2012). Caring for a daughter with intellectual disabilities in managing menstruation: a mother’s perspective. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37(1), 1-10. (received the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) international research paper award for 2012 (JIDD journal) at 2012 ASID conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November 7-9 )

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Harman, Anthony D., Lin, Chwen-Jen, Wan-ping, Chang, Shu-chuan & Lin, Mei-Ling (2011). Outcome Evaluation of Active Support Training in Taiwan. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1130-1136.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Pu, Cheng-yun, Kröger, Teppo, Lee, Wan-ping & Chang, Shu-chuan (2011). Outcomes of a new residential scheme for adults with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan: A two-year follow-up. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR), 55, 823-831.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Fu, Li-yeh, Lee, Yue-Chune & Lin, Li-Chan (2011). Predictors of Subjective and Objective Caregiving Burden in Older Female Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. International Psychogeriatrics (IPG), 23(4), 562-573.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Chiao, Chi & Fu, Li-yeh (2011). Health status, social support, and quality of life among family carers of adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) in Taiwan. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 36(1), 73-79.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Fu, Li-yeh, Kröger, Teppo & Chiu, R. Y. (2011). Job satisfaction and quality of life among home care workers: a comparison of home care workers who are and who are not informal carers. International Psychogeriatrics (IPG), 11 (23), 814-825.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Pu, Cheng-yun, Kröger, Teppo & Fu, Li-yeh (2010). Caring, employment and quality of life: comparison of employed and nonemployed mothers of adults with intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJMR/AJIDD), 115(5), 406-420.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching* & Lu, Zxy-yann Jane (2010). Deciding about sterilisation: Perspectives from women with an intellectual disability and their families in Taiwan. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR), 55(1), 63-74.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Pu, Cheng-yun, Fu, Li-yeh & Kröger, Teppo (2010). Depressive symptoms in older female carers of adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR), 54(2), 1031-1044.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Kröger, Teppo & Lee, Yue-Chune (2010). Predictors of job satisfaction among staff in residential settings for persons with intellectual disabilities: a comparison between three residential models. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23, 279-289.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching* & Rooney, Ronald H. (2010).Task-centered practice in Taiwan. In A. E. Fortune, P. McCallion & K. Briar-Lawson (Eds.), Social work practice research for the twenty-first century (pp.245-249). New York: Columbia University Press.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Pu, C. Y., Lee, Y. C., Lin, L. C., & Kröger, T. (2009). Effect of perceived stigmatization on the quality of life among ageing female family carers: A comparison of carers of adults with intellectual disability and carers of adults with mental illness. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research(JIDR), 53(7), 654-664.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching* & Schalock, Robert L. (2009). Survey Outcomes and Cross-National Comparisons of Quality of Life with Respect to People with Intellectual Disabilities in Taiwan. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (JPPID), 6(1), 7-10

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Lee, Yue-Chune, Lin, Li-Chan, Kröger, Teppo & Chang, Ai-Ning (2009). Older and Younger Family Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual Disability: Factors Associated with Future Plans. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Mental Retardation), 47(4), 282-294.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Lu, Zxy-yann Jane & Pu, Cheng-yun (2009). Prevalence and Severity of Menstrual Symptoms among Institutionalized Women with an Intellectual Disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability (JIDD), 34(1), 36-44.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Lu, Zxy-yann Jane, Pu, Cheng-yun & Lan, Chung-Fu (2008). Predictors of Female Worker Attitudes towards Menstruation and the Provision of Help to Institutionalized Women with Intellectual Disabilities in Taiwan. Social Science & Medicine (SSM), 67, 540-545.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching*, Lu, Zxy-yann Jane, Wang, Frank, T. Y., Lan, Chang Fu & Lin, Li-Chan (2008). Meanings and Experiences of Menstruation: Perceptions of Institutionalized Women with an Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID), 21, 575-584.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Lee, Yue-Chune, Lin, Li-Chan, Chang, Ai-ling & Huang, Wei-Yi (2008). Social Services Utilization by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families. Social Science & Medicine (SSM), 66(12), 2474-2485.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Tzou, Ping-Yi, Pu, Cheng-yun, Kröger, Teppo & Lee, Wan-ping (2008). Respite care as community care Service: Factors associated with the effects on family carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability (JIDD), 33(1), 12-21.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Lin, Li-Chan, Pu, Cheng-yun, Lee, Wan-ping & Chang, Shu-chuan (2008). Outcomes and Costs of Residential Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Taiwan: a Comparative Evaluation. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID), 21, 114-125.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Lin, L. C., Chang, A. L., & Schalock, R. L. (2007). The Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities In Taiwan. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID), 20, 200-210.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Schalock, R. L., Tzou, P. Y., Lin, L. C., Chang, A. L., Lee, W. P., & Chang, S. C. (2007). Quality of Life of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Who live with Families in Taiwan. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR), 51(11), 875- 883.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching & Schalock, R. L (2007). Trends in residential policies and services for people with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR), 51(2), 135-141.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Haj-Yahia, Muhammad M., Wang, Frank, T. Y. & Fu, Li-yeh (2006). Social Work in Taiwan: An Historical and Critical Review. International Social Work, 49(6), 767-778.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching, Wang, Yu-Yu, Fu, Li-yeh, & Palley, Howard A.(2006). Taiwanese Housing Policy: Shifting the Focus of Housing Policy under a Democratic Regime. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (APJSWD), 16(2), 53-66.

·                Chou, Yueh-Ching & Kröger, Teppo (2004). Community care in Taiwan: mere talk, no policy. Social Work in Mental Health, 2(2/3), 139-156.

·                Chou, Y. C. (2003). Social Workers involvement in Taiwan’s 1999 Earthquake disaster aid: Implications for social work education. Social Work and Society, 1, from http://www.socwork.de/Chou.html

·                Harris, J., & Chou, Y.C. (2001). Globalization or glocalization? Community care in Taiwan and Britain. European Journal of Social Work, 4(2), 161-172.

·                Chou, Y. C., & Palley, H. A. (1998). The impact of having a child with developmental disabilities on the family in Taiwan: Cultural context review. Social Development Issues, 20(3), 35-52.

CONTACT

Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University                           

155, Li-Nong St., Sec.2, Peitou, Taipei, 112, Taiwan                                                           

TEL: 886-2-28267182    

FAX: 886-2-28263630

E-mail: choucyc@ym.edu.tw