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Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities - Freda Briggs

Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities


Published: 1st June 1995
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Although child protection has become a major issue, the abuse of children with disabilities has been largely ignored. International research shows that this group of children is at greatest risk from all forms of maltreatment. However, the needs of children with disabilities are not being met - first, because these children are not being acknowledged as a target population by the community at large and, second, because service providers are so overwhelmed by other problems that they have not begun to take up the challenge of addressing the special needs of this most vulnerable minority group. This book, written at the request of teachers, social workers and psychologists, is in two parts. Part 1 provides the information needed by parents, teachers and other caregivers for an understanding of personal safety skills for all children, and explains the risks and considerations peculiar to children with special needs. Possible approaches and methods for their protection are introduced. Part 2 provides practical curriculum ideas and exercises for developing safety skills in children and young people with mild to severe disabilities. The curriculum ideas are sequenced to help with the development of basic safety knowledge and skills, and may also be used in mixed ability classes.

All Children Need Personal Safety Skillsp. 3
Why Children with Disabilities Need Personal Safety Programsp. 17
Parent Participation in Personal Safety Programsp. 29
Developing Curriculum: Suggestions for Developing Safety and Personal Development Curriculum for Children with Disabilities Using an Integrated Approachp. 49
Responding to the Actual or Suspected Sexual Abuse of Childrenp. 65
Module 1 Developing Children's Self-Esteemp. 77
Module 2 Developing Children's Assertiveness Skillsp. 90
Module 3 Coping with Hazardsp. 96
Module 4 'It's My Body'p. 104
Module 5 Some Parts of our Bodies are Privatep. 122
Module 6 Learning about our Feelingsp. 138
Module 7 Talking About Touchingp. 166
Appendix 1: Ways of Integrating Personal Safety into the Curriculump. 200
Appendix 2: Other Reasons for the Protection of Children with Disabilitiesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9781853022456
ISBN-10: 1853022454
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st June 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.55