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  • 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...

  • Enhancing Self-Esteem: A Self-Esteem Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

    Enhancing Self-Esteem: A Self-Esteem Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

    by Nick Hagiliassis and Hrepsime

    Maintaining healthy levels of self-esteem is key to leading a positive and fulfilled life, but for many people with a disability it can be difficult when faced with the additional challenges they encounter. Negative messages, low expectations, reduced opportunities and discrimination are all facts of life for a large number of people, and these factors can have a serious impact on the development of self-esteem. Enhancing Self-Esteem is unique in being tailored specifically to meet the needs of adults with disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource that provides relevant, cognitively-suitable and...

  • Equity and Full Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities: A Vision for the Future

    Equity and Full Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities: A Vision for the Future

    What key issues and challenges affect the lives of people with severe disabilities today—and what should tomorrow’s professionals do to address them? Aligned with the core values and agenda of TASH, this visionary text prepares professionals to strengthen supports and services for people with disabilities across the lifespan. Readers will fully examine more than a dozen critical topics in the lives of people with severe disabilities; explore necessary reforms to policy and practice; and set clear goals and priorities for improving early intervention, education, health care, behaviour supports, and social...

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