By David Hingsburger, Manuela Dalla Nora and Susan Tough
When it comes to supporting people with intellectual disabilities who sexually offend, there are two main concerns. How do you provide treatment that is effective? How do you provide a residential support system that ensures opportunities for learning and growth in an environment of safety and security?
In this unique book two agencies, a treatment agency and a residential service agency, come together to discuss how to do both those things well. Together they have crafted a book that is unique. The book is written in a conversational voice full of clinical insight and practical ”how to’s”. It’s approachable format is full of examples and provides the reader with a good working knowledge of how treatment and placement work together effectively.
This exciting book ensures that people with disabilities who offend have hopes that one day through treatment they will have a “key” to a future of hope and healthy relationships.
By David Hingsburger
The goal of every service agency providing care is for people to grow and develop in an atmosphere of trust. However the disturbing statistics regarding abuse of people with disabilities by care providers means that we have a long way to go. This little booklet will give practical advice for what to do when abuse occurs. It also outlines the kinds of abuse that may happen and possible indicators to watch out for. The aim of the book is that everyone gets to be at home. Safe.