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  • Additional Needs! Additional Love!

    Additional Needs! Additional Love!

    by May Shrap

    Take a walk in the shoes of 8 additional needs families as they come to terms with unchangeable circumstances – reaching goals that may have seemed impossible! Climb Mount Hillary with them as you learn, laugh and cry, and become a new being throughout your journey. “May, you have used your words like honey and soothing balm. You have stated events so eloquently and brought healing to our family. I know that other families will be strengthened and healed through these words of wisdom. Even those who have never...

  • Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability: Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability

    Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability: Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability

    by Penny Morgan

    Child Protection and Parents with Learning Disability provides the practical knowledge that professionals need in order to understand common intellectual disabilities and how they might affect parenting capability. It presents clear guidance on how to carry out effective assessments and explains how interventions might differ when working with parents who have a learning disability. It covers a broad spectrum of disabilities, including borderline conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book also explores a number of emotional and mental health issues that can occur alongside learning disabilities, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression,...

  • Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities.

    Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities.

    by Freda Briggs

    Although child protection has become a major issue, the abuse of children with disabilities has been largely ignored. International research shows that this group of children is at greatest risk from all forms of maltreatment. However, the needs of children with disabilities are not being met - first, because these children are not being acknowledged as a target population by the community at large and, second, because service providers are so overwhelmed by other problems that they have not begun to take up the challenge of addressing the special...

  • Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

    Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

    by Jill Harrison

    Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. The fathers featured represent a broad spectrum of experiences. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of cultures; some are single fathers, others are married adoptive fathers. What they all have...

  • Disability Studies: A Student's Guide

    Disability Studies: A Student's Guide

    by Colin Cameron

    This textbook brings together a range of expert voices to tackle the essential topics relevant to the study of disability. From the outset disability is tackled from a social perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life. An interdisciplinary introduction, the book includes over 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions, case studies and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and...

  • Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

    Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

    by Ravi Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth

    Domestic violence is encountered by disabled women more frequently than non-disabled women, yet disabled women are less likely to receive appropriate services, and there has been little research on their experiences and how this problem can be addressed. This book, drawing on the first UK national study of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, highlights the experiences of these women, the nature of the violence perpetrated against them, and the seriousness and range of its impacts. The book draws attention to the gaps in services for disabled women and...

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