Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability: Working to Support Change by Christine Bigby

Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability: Working to Support Change

byChristine Bigby, Patsie Frawley

Paperback | September 15, 2011

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A concise introduction to the knowledge, values and skills required for effective practice in the field of intellectual disability, this book covers the key topics including changing definitions, core tasks in working with clients and the values of participation and inclusion. Illustrated with numerous case studies, it is an essential resource.

About The Author

CHRISTINE BIGBY is Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University, Australia. She qualified in the UK and then worked in intellectual disability services in Australia. Since 1996 she has been researching policy issues and the practice of working with people with intellectual disabilities. She is the Edit...

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Title:Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability: Working to Support ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.54 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230521665

ISBN - 13:9780230521667

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Table of Contents

The nature of intellectual disability * Changing perception of the "social problem" of intellectual disability * Formulating and implementing plans for support * Mechanisms for service delivery *
Inclusion and participation at home and in the community * Activism, advocacy and self advocacy
* Social workers as policy practitioners