Practice Issues in Sexuality and Learning Disabilities explores the sexual behaviour of people with learning difficulties and addresses issues of concern such as sexual abuse, HIV and AIDS, service provision for those from ethnic minorities, the development of policy guidelines and the implementation of such guidelines in this intensely personal area. Ann Craft draws upon professional expertise from a broad range of backgrounds including social work, psychology, and medicine. She offers practical ideas and suggestions for service responses which acknowledge and respect the right of people with learning disabilities to express their sexuality in ways that are valued by other members of their society.
Practice Issues in Sexuality and Learning Disabilities will be of interest to all whose work or relationship brings them into contact with people with learning disabilities - professionals, carers, parents, advocates. It will be invaluable to social workers, practitioners in social work and health, trainees, training officers and voluntary organizations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Personal relationships and sexuality, Ann Craft, Hilary Brown; Chapter 2 Working with parents, John Rose, Chris Jones; Chapter 3 Understanding and responding to difficult sexual behaviour, Hilary Brown, Sheila Barrett; Chapter 4 Sex education in the multiracial society, Carol Baxter; Chapter 5 Sexual abuse of individuals with intellectual disability, Dick Sobsey; Chapter 6 Competency and consent, Michael Gunn; Chapter 7 Between ourselves, Lorraine Millard; Chapter 8 Working with sexually abused individuals who have a learning disability, Valerie Sinason; Chapter 9 A model clinic approach for the reproductive health care of persons with developmental disabilities, Thomas Elkins; Chapter 10 HIV/AIDS and safer sex work with people with learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy, David Thompson; Chapter 11 Rationale, approaches, results and resource implications of programmes to enhance parenting skills of people with learning disabilities, Alexander Tymchuk, Linda Andron; Chapter 12 Interventions with a pregnant woman with severe learning disabilities, Sandra Baum; Chapter 13 Almost equal opportunities... developing personal relationships guidelines for social services dePart ment staff working with people with learning disabilities, David Fruin;
`much to recommend in this overview' - Community Care
`The text provides excellent insight into the many issues confronting the learning disability and personal relationships agenda. ... The book is down to earth and up to date and reflects contemporary reserch and policy relevance. ... will be of immense value and interest to all who live and work with people learning disabilities - parents, carers, advocates and professionals. ... a key text for inclusion in multi-disciplinary course curricula.' - Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health
`... a useful and balanced introduction to this important topic.' - Owen Barr, Nursing Times
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