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.
`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
`... they are all quite original, particularly in the excellent use they make of exercises and examples, which are well constructed, practical and interesting.` - A. L. Milroy, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
`In each book I have been struck by the clear writing, the gentle exposition, the friendly typography, and the careful choice of appropriate exercise material. The series well illustrates the value of the workbook approach to language study' - David Crystal