Mental handicap'is a recent social construction and'community care'more recent still.
The first part of Community Care for Mentally Handicapped Children explores the history of mental handicap and its treatment, in order to cast light on current beliefs and practices.
From being unrecognised as a specific form of disorder, mental handicap came in the early twentieth century, to be regarded with fear as an aspect of'racial degeneration'and with the provision of universal schooling the mentally handicapped became more visible and, as such, posed a probleme for the state.
Now this group is just one of the many to whom policies of de-institutionalization and'community care are being applied without adequate provision of resource.
In the second part, the authors present the findings of their intervieiws with mothers who care for mentally handicapped children.
Their experience is compared with other mothers :
the work they perform ;
the support they receive ;
the prejudices they encounter ;
and how they cope with the disruption of'normal'family life.
This book will be useful to all those in the caring professions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Handicap, Arriération mentale, Historique, Représentation sociale, Ecole, Soin, A domicile, Enfant, Relation parent enfant, Mère, Vie quotidienne, Témoignage, Rôle social, Femelle, Royaume Uni, Soin communautaire, Famille
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Handicap, Mental retardation, Case history, Social representation, School, Care, At home, Child, Parent child relation, Mother, Daily living, Testimony, Social role, Female, United Kingdom, Community care, Family
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : FJ20/0117
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.