Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability: Stopping Insult and Injury

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Abstract

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, it reveals: the problem of systematic abuse; 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 afforded to them in abuse acknowledgement and reporting. The author suggests a number of positive approaches and methods to help all those working with people with intellectual disability to prevent emotional abuse, respond appropriately and effectively support the recovery of victims.

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)9781849052306
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • disability
  • abuse
  • prevention
  • participation
  • inclusion
  • Qualitative research

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