Disabled Children Living Away from Home
Disabled children who are unable to live at home are doubly needy: in addition to their disability, they are deprived of normal family life. Children who do not grow up in a stable, nurturing environment are unlikely to achieve their potential. Moreover, disabled children often have complex medical problems. Disabled children living away from home are often involved with many different professionals: although individually these professionals may provide appropriate support, the sum of their efforts rarely adds up to the actions of a 'good' parent. The book considers the key issues that must be addressed when disabled children move from the family home to new accommodation. It provides insights into the difficulties that these children face and looks at how the standards of care that they receive might be improved. It also makes suggestions about how professionals might work more effectively with each other and with the children's care-givers.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Jan 2010
- Mac Keith Press
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
List of contributors; Introduction; 1. Disabled children: Pathways to care; 2. Invisibility, disability and the problems of public care; 3. Disabled children living away fro home in the care system: coordinating medical and health services; 4. Health promotion and heath assessments for looked after children; 5. Emotional and developmental issues for disabled children who live away from home; 6. Management of emotional and behavioural problems; 7. Disabled children in foster care: a review of interventions that improve health outcomes for children and support cares; 8. Education's contribution to a holistic approach; 9. Finding out what disabled children with communication impairment want; 10. Child protection; 11. Children with special health care needs in foster care in the United States. References,; Index.
About Claire Burns
Claire Burns is Consultant Paediatrician at the Community Paediatric Department, Children's Hospital, Oxford, UK.