Family & Childhood Studies
In this study of women learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy investigates how these women experience their sexual lives, basing her research on interviews with the women themselves. She argues the importance of informing the work of those responsible at research, practice and policy levels with the voices of people with learning disabilities.
Paula Crimmens shows that working with older people can be made exciting and stimulating by using storymaking as a basis. Echoing the oral tradition of mankind, the book shows how to use a variety of traditional stories - including myths, folk tales and fairy stories - to work creatively with older people, particularly in groups.
Raising Responsible Teenagers combines comprehensive discussion about child development with practical advice on parenting styles and discipline techniques. Each stage of child development is discussed, creating a picture of where the child 'is at' on entering adolescence.
In this book, case studies are presented to illustrate the functioning of community care to provide services for people with learning difficulties/disabilities and with intellectual and multiple disabilities. Further chapters give consideration to the issues concerned with the promotion of independent living.
This guide offers a programme to encourage language acquisition, and teach the child to use appropriate language and communication in differing situations. The author's early intervention programmes are widely practised in Sweden, and are based on the belief that language and communication develop as a key part of the child's overall development.
Protection and Prevention
Based on both research and practice, this book provides a comprehensive picture of the success, fairness and significance of child protection services for children, parents and individuals. It approaches the problem of child abuse from the various perspectives of those affected (abused children and young people, parents and professionals).
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