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The Mentally Subnormal : Social Work Approaches.

Author: Margaret Adams; Howard Lovejoy
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : W. Heinemann Medical Books, 1972.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Mentally Subnormal: Social Work Approaches, Second Edition provides a discussion of the various issues faced by mentally challenged individuals. The book is comprised of eight chapters that talk about the role of social workers in mitigating the problem. The text first details the development of ideas and legislation relating to the mentally subnormal, and then proceeds to presenting a view of the issue in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Adams, Margaret.
Mentally Subnormal : Social Work Approaches.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Adams; Howard Lovejoy
ISBN: 9781483192758 148319275X
OCLC Number: 898102881
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Mentally Subnormal: Social Work Approaches; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; Before the 1913 Act; Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, and After; After 1913; Mental Health Act, 1959; References; CHAPTER 2. THE CLINICAL PICTURE; A. The Medical Approach; B. The Psychology of Subnormality; C. Principles of Diagnosis and Assessment; D. Prognosis; E. Counselling; References; CHAPTER 3. PRINCIPLES OF CASEWORK IN THIS FIELD; General Social Work Aims; The Social History; The Professional Relationship. Factors Influencing Worker-client RelationshipCommunity Attitudes; References; CHAPTER 4. SOCIAL WORK IN THE COMMUNITY; Introduction; A. Subnormal Children; B. Severely Subnormal Dependent Adults; C. Aftercare with Subnormal Adolescents; D. The Social Needs of Subnormal Adults; E. Guardianship (or Informal Surrogate Care); References; CHAPTER 5. SCHOOL SOCIAL SERVICES TO THE MENTALLY RETARDED AND THEIR FAMILIES; Introductory Remarks; Integration and Specialisation; Age Range and Diagnostic Categories; Areas of School Social Service; Services to the Family; Direct Service to Children. Content of Social ServicesCasework Treatment; Services to School Personnel; Service to the Community; References; CHAPTER 6. SOCIAL WORK IN RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS; Introduction; A. Mental Subnormality Hospitals; B. Community Hostels; C. Residential Schools for the Educationally Subnormal; CHAPTER 7. PROBLEMS OF EMPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATION OF THE MENTALLY SUBNORMAL; Introduction; Employment for the Mildly Subnormal; Placement in Open Employment; THE SEVERELY SUBNORMAL; The Psychology of Severe Subnormality; The Severely Subnormal at Home; Overview; References. CHAPTER 8. IMPLICATIONS FOR SERVICES OF RECENT SOCIAL RESEARCH IN MENTAL RETARDATIONPrevalence of Mental Retardation; Is Prevalence Increasing?; The Search for Causes; Research on Residential Care; Families of the Mentally Retarded; Conclusions; References; INDEX.

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The Mentally Subnormal: Social Work Approaches, Second Edition provides a discussion of the various issues faced by mentally challenged individuals. The book is comprised of eight chapters that talk about the role of social workers in mitigating the problem. The text first details the development of ideas and legislation relating to the mentally subnormal, and then proceeds to presenting a view of the issue in a medical perspective. The next chapter discusses the principles of casework in the field. Chapter 4 talks about the role of community social care, while Chapter 5 deals with social serv.

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