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Journal article

Green light for guidelines

Authors:
CRAFT Ann, KITSON Deborah
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.4.94, 1994, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Nottinghamshire has formulated and introduced procedural guidelines for adults with learning difficulties who, it is suspected, are being abused. Looks at how effective the guidelines have been.

Book

Mental handicap and sexuality: issues and perspectives

Author:
CRAFT Ann
Publisher:
Costello
Publication year:
1987
Pagination:
267p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Tunbridge Wells
Book

Sex and the mentally handicapped

Authors:
CRAFT Michael, CRAFT Ann
Publisher:
Routledge and Kegan Paul
Publication year:
1982
Pagination:
x,127p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Living your life: the sex education and personal development resource for people with learning difficulties and disabilities

Authors:
CRAFT Ann, BUSTARD Sarah, STEWART David S.
Publisher:
Brook
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
366p.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
3rd ed.

This updated, 366 page ring-bound resource is aimed at all adults who work with young people with learning difficulties whether in specialist or mainstream schools. It offers guidance on preparing a series of sex education and sexual relationship lessons and has been tested with young people and adults with learning difficulties and staff working in education, health and social care settings. The resource provides lesson plans, starting with ground rules and scene-setting for the learning group, and includes line-drawn illustrations that can be photocopied. It addresses human physical development and maturation, emotions, relationships and social interaction, sexual expression and sexuality, including sexual intercourse and masturbation, privacy and toilets, and sexual health and staying safe. The authors aim to provide a logical, accessible and gentle path through what they suggest can be a minefield.

Journal article

Sexuality and profound and multiple impairment

Authors:
DOWNS Caroline, CRAFT Ann
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 1(4), October 1996, pp.17-22.
Publisher:
Emerald

This article addresses issues of concerns relating to the group whose needs in relation to sexuality have for too long been ignored, namely those with profound and multiple disabilities. Outlines the development of a specialist project to meet those needs and some of the difficulties and dilemmas faced along the way. Emphasises the importance of staff training and support for staff to explore their own values and feelings towards the sexuality of this client group.

Book

Parents with learning disabilities: proceedings of a Conference held at the King's Fund Centre 6th December 1991

Editor:
CRAFT Ann
Publisher:
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
71p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Kidderminster

Includes papers on: partnership with parents; working with parents on parenting skills; overview of child care law; developing services for parents with learning difficulties; and enhancing parenting skills.

Book

Sex education for students with learning disabilities: a resources list

Authors:
CRAFT Ann, comp
Publisher:
University of Nottingham. Department of Mental Handicap
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
Nottingham

Listing of books, articles and audio visual materials. Divided into the following sections: adult choices and consequences; emotions; group building; personal health and safety; relationships; and sociosexual skills.

Book

Thinking the unthinkable: papers on sexual abuse and people with learning difficulties

Editors:
BROWN Hilary, CRAFT Ann
Publisher:
Family Planning Association. Education Unit
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
94p, bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

The need for safeguards; a child psychiatrist's perspective; sex education and assertiveness skills; uncovering and identifying sexual abuse in psychotherapeutic settings; sexual abuse and adults.

Book

People with learning disabilities at risk of physical or sexual abuse: proceedings of two workshops in Bristol and Birmingham and a national conference at the Royal Society of Medicine during 1992

Editors:
HARRIS John, CRAFT Ann
Publisher:
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
173p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Kidderminster

Paper 1 provides an overview of current knowledge on sexual abuse of children and young people. Paper 2 establishes the incidence of abuse in services for people with learning difficulties. Subsequent papers go on to look at: the relationship between the perpetrator and victim; supporting survivors; working with people with learning difficulties who have been sexually abused; treatment; the law's contribution to protecting people with learning disabilities from physical and sexual abuse; and an agenda for action for protecting people at risk.

Journal article

Remedies for difficulties

Author:
CRAFT Ann
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.6.92, 1992, pp.iii-iv.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Outlines some strategies to protect children with a physical or learning disability from abuse.

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