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S’occuper des enfants - Guide de l’intervenant

S’occuper des enfants (SOCEN, traduction française de Looking After Children – LAC) est une approche basée sur l’évaluation des besoins des enfants confiés à un milieu substitut (famille d’accueil, foyer de groupe, centre de réadaptation). L’approche SOCEN a d’abord été développée au Royaume-Uni et est, depuis 1997, de plus en plus utilisée au Canada, notamment en Ontario, où elle a été généralisée, et au Québec. Elle s’inscrit dans une perspective développementale, basée sur les forces de l’enfant. Le Cahier d’évaluation et de suivi (CÉS), l’outil clinique au cœur de l’approche SOCEN, sert de guide pour réaliser une entrevue en profondeur permettant d’évaluer les besoins de l’enfant afin de rédiger ensuite un plan d’intervention complet. Les informations colligées dans le CÉS sont numérisées, puis transférées dans des banques de données, ce qui permet de dresser un portrait détaillé des cohortes d’enfants placés aux cohortes d’enfants de la population canadienne étudiées dans l’Enquête longitudinale nationale sur les enfants et les jeunes (ELNEJ).

$30.00
Social Role Valorization and The English Experience

by David G Race

The contribution of ‘normalization’ to combating devaluation has been widely recognized, and this concept has become a major force in community care services in the 1980s and 1990s.

One of the most prominent thinkers in the field, Professor Wolf Wolfensberger, developed his version of normalization in the 1980s into the new concept of social role valorization in the 1980s into the new concept of social role valorization (SRV). His thinking developed social role valorization into a theory that fits into the realm of empirical scientific enquiry.

$30.00
The Affirmative Enterprise

Social enterprises are created specifically to provide permanent jobs, competitive wages, career tracks and ownership opportunities for people who are disadvantaged, whether it be mentally, physically, economically or educationally. The author of this book, John DuRand of Minnesota Diversified Industries, created the concept in 1973 and simultaneously emphasized the importance of a blended work force. The employees for an affirmative business might include people who are developmentally disabled, chronically mentally ill, recovering substance abusers, former convicts, visually impaired, physically challenged, or grappling with some other disadvantage. In the United Kingdom, an affirmative business is known as a “social firm.”

$25.00
The Future of Children with Significant Impairments

Wolf Wolfensberger (2003)

The book is first and foremost written for parents, with some reference to research but mostly through the telling of vignettes and short stories about how families have fared with the responsibilities for raising and supporting impaired family members. Written as it is for parents and coming from one of the foremost authorities on community services for person with developmental disabilities in the world, this brief monograph is also important reading for professionals.

The book is divided into three major sections, including the first part that reviews the conditions that are likely to arouse concern for families of an impaired family member, the second part which covers some of Wolfensberger’s thoughts on parental responsibilities, and a third section on five common mistakes made by parents of children with impairments.

$20.00
The Limitations of the Law In Human Services (rev. ed.)

About the book (from the Preface)

Since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Wolfensberger developed extensive material and taught widely on the limits of a law- and legal rights-based approach to addressing human needs. His teaching came to emphasize more and more that the foundations for an adaptive, or even merely a functional, service system were in the minds, hearts, and values of the members of a society; and that so often, recourse to the law was either an attempt to bypass the long and difficult work of persuading the citizenry to adopt certain attitudes and values, or a de facto declaration that such an attempt at persuasion would fail. However, this does not mean that recourse to the law is to be totally rejected, only that its limitations must be understood, and it must be put and kept in its proper place.

$30.00
The Limitations of the Law In Human Services (rev. ed.) - Hardcover

About the book (from the Preface)

Since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Wolfensberger developed extensive material and taught widely on the limits of a law- and legal rights-based approach to addressing human needs. His teaching came to emphasize more and more that the foundations for an adaptive, or even merely a functional, service system were in the minds, hearts, and values of the members of a society; and that so often, recourse to the law was either an attempt to bypass the long and difficult work of persuading the citizenry to adopt certain attitudes and values, or a de facto declaration that such an attempt at persuasion would fail. However, this does not mean that recourse to the law is to be totally rejected, only that its limitations must be understood, and it must be put and kept in its proper place.

$50.00
The Origin and Nature of our Institutional Models

Wolf Wolfensberger (1975)

This book, approximately 90 pages (9 x 11), is one of the most incisive histories of the institution scene in the United States from the 1840s to ca. 1970. (However, it is also relevant beyond the US.) The major emphasis is on the era of social Darwinism, which was at its peak from 1875-1925, and which interpreted mentally retarded people as the dregs of society.

The book explains how ideas about impaired people found expression in institutional design and practices, and the unconscious continuation of many of them in contemporary services, both those that are institutional in nature and those that have succeeded institutions. It contains many illustrations, as well as unique detailed tables of mental deficiency institution costs for the years 1878-1967.

$18.00
Une vraie vie

AI Etmanski (2005)

Ecrit sans gueule de bois, dans des mots simples, directs, émouvants, Al Etmanski nous offre une vision de parents de ce qu’est une vraie vie, une bonne vie, pour leur enfant handicapé.

De nombreuses familles dont un des membres est handicapé, ont longtemps pensé que les services mis sur pied, financés et gérés par les programmes gouvernementaux depuis 15 ans dans leur communauté pourraient répondre à leurs besoins, et surtout assurer à leurs proches des vies de qualité. Force leur est de constater que, bien souvent, ces services ne sont pas à la hauteur de leurs attentes, de leurs espoirs.Les systèmes de services ne seront jamais vraiment à la hauteur des attentes des parents.

$30.00
Valoris TIQSS (version européenne)

Definition et contenu (2009)

VALORIS TIQSS version européenne est une méthode d’évaluation de la qualité des services à l’usage des dispositifs sociaux et médico-sociaux élaborée, éditée et diffusée par le CEDIS (Comité Européen pour le Développement de l’Intégration Sociale). Privilégiant la pertinence et la cohérence des prestations offertes aux usagers, l’équipe de rédaction a subordonné cette méthode aux valeurs auxquelles les membres du CEDIS sont particulièrement attachés à savoir :

  • La conviction que le respect dû à chaque personne humaine, quels que soient son âge et sa culture, passe par la reconnaissance de son potentiel de développement.
  • La priorisation de son intégration physique, fonctionnelle et sociale dans la cité, ce qui implique notamment de vivre avec les autres.
  • La valorisation de ses rôles sociaux par l’amélioration de son image et le développement de ses compétences, notamment celles permettant l’autodétermination.
$83.00