April, 2009

April 2009: In This Issue

Different Gifts

by Dr Keith J. White

Focusing on the strengths, not the disabilities

Demand Doubles for Special Needs Information and Advice.

by Susannah Kirkman

Help for parents to get educational help for their children


by Elaine

Learning about disability as a parent

Every Child Matters

Each one is an individual, and has something to offer.

Why Be a Social Worker?

by Chris Durkin &, davidlane

The importance of motivation and the pitfalls of managerialist priorities

What is a Naughty Child?

by Valerie Jackson &, davidlane

The danger of labelling and sending frightening messages

Time for the Phoenix

by David Lane

Residential child care workers need to make their voice heard again.

‘Patterns of Residential Care: Sociological Studies in Institutions for Handicapped Children’ by Roy D King, Norma V Raynes and Jack Tizard

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Research which led to change and some unexpected findings

‘The Normalization Principle and its Human Management Implications’ by Bengt Nirje

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A short paper which had a massive impact

News Views

Including school leaving age, the public image of teenage boys, David Cameron, Baby P and the social work task, better …

‘Family Cookbook’ by Annabel Karmel

Book Review by Wanda Gibson, davidlane

Something for all the family to get their teeth into