ABSTRACT

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.

chapter 1|22 pages

Personal relationships and sexuality

The staff role
ByAnn Craft, Hilary Brown

chapter 2|26 pages

Working with parents

ByJohn Rose, Chris Jones

chapter 3|30 pages

Understanding and responding to difficult sexual behaviour

ByHilary Brown, Sheila Barrett

chapter 4|12 pages

Sex education in the multiracial society

ByCarol Baxter

chapter 6|20 pages

Competency and consent

The importance of decision-making
ByMichael Gunn

chapter 7|20 pages

Between ourselves

Experiences of a women's group on sexuality and sexual abuse
ByLorraine Millard

chapter 10|16 pages

HIV/AIDS and safer sex work with people with learning disabilities

ByMichelle McCarthy, David Thompson

chapter 12|18 pages

Interventions with a pregnant woman with severe learning disabilities

A case example
BySandra Baum