Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability: A Social by Andrea Hollomotz

By Andrea Hollomotz

Individuals with studying problems are significantly likely to adventure sexual violence than non-disabled humans, and for that reason they can be defined as 'vulnerable'. even though, using this label can actually raise threat. This ebook argues that via seeing adults with studying problems as weak and short of safety, they're stripped in their autonomy and left with fewer talents which are had to shield themselves from damage. Their assorted therapy, equivalent to segregation and over-protection, can actually elevate their 'vulnerability'. the writer discusses more than a few social procedures, corresponding to intercourse schooling, self-determination, friendships, sexual relationships and social inclusion, and examines the chance and advantages linked to every one. Drawing at the daily stories of 29 adults with studying problems, the writer illustrates how individuals with studying problems could be able to safeguarding themselves from damage, and makes a number feedback for allowing them to turn into larger built at handling chance themselves. This e-book could be crucial examining for practitioners operating with individuals with studying problems, in addition to scholars and teachers within the fields of incapacity and social paintings.

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A ‘home’ must provide individuals with security of place through tenancy or ownership, control over the home and the necessary support for living there, as well as a sense of place. This includes the freedom to make choices in respect to time use, routines, possible improvements to the home and so forth, as well as taking on socially recognised roles, such as tenant or neighbour. g. shelter), but that it is also central to the fulfilment of emotional and relationship needs. A ‘home’ can provide individuals with a sense of belonging.

When it is used, it is placed in inverted commas, to indicate reservations about the applicability of this term. However, at the same time it is helpful to think of the microsystem as the ‘home’ environment, in the broadest sense of the term. How others interact with an individual within this environment is crucial to the formation of self-defences. 424), for example, report that some young disabled adults ‘felt that parents’ concern for safety made a child-like and regulated existence beyond the years of childhood’.

For example, breasts were called ‘tits’, ‘boobs’ or ‘boobies’. Liz calls breasts ‘bust’ and a vagina ‘about sex’. A penis was referred to as ‘willy’, ‘cock’ or ‘dick’. Nevertheless, these terms are comprehensible and would enable individuals to talk about sexual encounters. It is crucial that individuals know a term for sexual body parts of the opposite sex, regardless of their sexual orientation, as this would enable their description in case of an unsought sexual intrusion. Lack of knowledge in this area must be seen as a direct result of lack of sex education, as all respondents had demonstrated the ability to retain a descriptive term for their own sexual body part.

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