Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability: Stopping Insult a (BOK)

Sally Robinson

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'There's so many different types of abuse, and it all comes down to the same thing. It's making people nothing. And Fran was nothing. There was never anything nice said about her, everything was negative. And she had to put up with that, and we had to put up with that, until we all sort of believed it, almost.' "Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability" throws light onto the traumatic experiences faced by people with intellectual disability living in disability accommodation services. Through the narratives of nine people with intellectual disability and their family members, key issues concerning the problem are identified: the central role of systems; the cumulative impact of emotional and psychological abuse and neglect over time; recognition of the abuse by people with intellectual disability; and the lack of moral authority accorded to them in abuse acknowledgement and reporting. Drawing on the results of this study, a range of strategies and methods are recommended to increase the capacity of all involved with people with intellectual disability to prevent emotional abuse, and respond to and support the recovery of people who are abused in this way. This book will prove to be indispensable for social care workers, care home managers, social workers, researchers and academics in the disability field, social sciences students, human rights workers and abuse practitioners.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sally Robinson
ISBN 9781849052306
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 318 gram
Emner og form Violence in society, Care of the mentally ill, Disability: social aspects