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Anger management: an anger management training package for individuals with disabilities

Authors:
GULBENKOGLU Hrepsime, NAGILIASSIS Nick
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
167p.
Place of publication:
London

Many people with intellectual disabilities have difficulty managing feelings of anger. Anger Management is a complete training package for helping people with intellectual or physical disabilities deal with anger in constructive, effective ways. The training program consists of 12 fully-scripted sessions dealing with topics such as recognising feelings of anger, learning to relax and think calmly, and being assertive and handling problems competently. Each session follows a standard format, including introductions, reviews of previous sessions, and explanations. Photocopiable handouts, facilitator's script and evaluation sheets are provided for each session. Designed specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, but suitable for people with physical disabilities too, this training package provides relevant and authoritative information and exercises.

Book

Promoting independence: candidate handbook: S/NVQ level 3

Author:
NOLAN Yvonne
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
360p.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Candidates can now take a specialist route through their NVQ in order to work with the elderly or those with special needs. This title is specially written for these candidates. The title covers 5 mandatory units of the award and 10 of the option units, providing students with a choice in their selection of option units. Case studies encourage candidates to apply their learning in the context of the type of work they will be doing, whilst "Check It Out" sections aim to help candidates build on their own experiences and give them confidence in their work. "Test Yourself" sections ensure candidates understand all the theory they have learnt. "Active Knowledge" tasks help candidates to apply the theory in their own place of work.

Book

Enhancing self-esteem: a self-esteem training package for individuals with disabilities

Authors:
HAGILIASSIS Nick, GULBENKOGLU Hrepsime
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
125p.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
2nd

This book is tailored specifically to meet the needs of adults with disabilities. It is a resource that provides relevant, cognitively-suitable and age-appropriate information and exercises to aid trainers working with adults with physical and multiple disabilities, and is suitable for people with mild intellectual disability and severe communication impairment. The material is designed to be used in 10 two-hour sessions that explore skills that will help to develop and maintain self-esteem. Each session is fully scripted, with comprehensive instructions for the trainer and  photocopiable hand-outs.

Book

Disability equality training: trainers guide

Authors:
SELLS-GILLESPIE K., CAMPBELL J
Publisher:
Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work/London Boroughs Disabi
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
45p.,diags.
Place of publication:
London

Booklet designed to assist those responsible for disability equality training to consider the factors they might bear in mind when choosing trainers, course materials and venues that would be acceptable to disabled people.

Book

The disabling council: a disability equality training video

Author:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT BOARD
Publisher:
Local Government Management Board
Publication year:
1990
Pagination:
Booklet and video.
Place of publication:
Luton

Booklet and video focusing on disability as a social construction. Aimed at local authority managers, development officers and all those concerned with disability issues, the pack is designed to be used as a training resource.

Book

Resettlement training toolkit: a training pack for resettlement and social inclusion

Authors:
GACHAGAN Mary Anne, WALLACE Duncan
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
152p.
Place of publication:
Brighton

This  toolkit employs creative ways in which homeless people can become aware of the choices available to them and build confidence through interactive therapeutic processes, empowering individuals to take responsibility for their lives. Developed out of the work of the Glasgow Simon Community’s Resettlement Training Service, this flexible training resource provides a comprehensive set of materials for setting up and running a full resettlement service, and for running courses within it. The focus of this pack is working with people who are not settled. It can therefore be adapted for a particular group and address specific issues/requirements such as: addiction disability domestic violence mental health minority ethnic groups.

Book

Supporting relationships and friendships: a workbook for social care workers

Author:
COLLINS Suzan
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
112p.
Place of publication:
London

Receipt of care in residential services or their own homes can result in service user becoming very isolated. This workbook is designed to provide social care staff with the knowledge and skills to understand what friendships and relationships mean to these service users' health and well being. The author looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem but other relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome. Guidance is offered on how to help service users manage these relationships. The workbook book is appropriate for all staff supporting people with mental health needs, people with a learning or physical disability, older people and people with dementia. It can also be used as a cost effective training resource in both residential and domiciliary settings. Topics covered include: defining friendship; friendship and social skills; maintaining existing friendships; supporting the establishment of a new friendship; supporting self-esteem and feelings; the practicalities of going out; friendship and professional boundaries; monitoring, recording, reporting and risk; confidentiality; professional values; sexual relationships and their risks; and ending friendships and relationships, moving on. A self-assessment tool and links to legislation and other useful resources are provided.

Book

Telecare and physical disability: using telecare effectively in the support of people with severe physical disabilities and long-term chronic conditions

Editors:
KERR Brian, et al, (eds.)
Publisher:
University of Stirling. Dementia Services Development Centre; Joint Improvement Team
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
Stirling

This booklet provides practical guidance on how telecare can contribute to improved outcomes and enhance the support, protection, and quality of life of people with complex physical disabilities and disabling long-term conditions. It also considers the importance of telecare in providing support and reassurance to carers. Sections in the booklet include: definitions of telecare and related concepts; the importance of good needs and risk assessment if telecare is to help meet those needs and manage risk; ethical dilemmas and how they can be resolved; how telecare can form part of a package of care and support, and issue particular to carers. Illustrative case studies are include throughout. Suggested content and a timetable for a one-day training programme are included to help trainers design both awareness raising and skill-development programmes. Examples of equipment which might contribute to the safety and quality of life of the telecare user are featured. A reference list and additional resources are included at the end of the book. This is one of four publications funded by the Scottish Government’s National Telecare Development Programme. The books are primarily aimed at assessors, care and support staff and their managers, telecare service managers and development staff.

Book

Onwards and upwards: involving disabled children and young people in decision making: a training manual for professionals

Authors:
GRIFFITHS Jane, CUNNINGHAM Gail, DICK Sally
Publisher:
Children in Scotland
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
100p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Training manual based on a project on involving young people with special needs in decision making. Covers issues such as introducing participants to concepts such as involvement, communication and advocacy; the reasons why children and young people should be involved in decision making; what involvement actually is; how it can be facilitated; and how to draw up an action plan. Contains case studies, discussion sheets and practical activities, together with guidance for trainers.

Book

New lifestyles for carers: a training exercise for staff and carers based on the principle of normalisation

Authors:
BROWN Hilary, BASSETT Thurstine
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
Booklet and cards in pack.
Place of publication:
Brighton

Teaching pack designed to be used in a training exercise raising issues about the way we, as individuals, and our caring services in general, relate to and affect the lives of carers of people disabilities. The pack is flexible and designed to be used with staff from health, social services, housing, and voluntary and private agencies in a wide range of settings and contexts.

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