Transition and social networks

Raghavan, Raghu and Pawson, Nicole (2010) Transition and social networks. In: Mental health needs of children and young people with learning disabilities. Pavilion Publishing Ltd, Brighton, UK, pp. 141-160. ISBN 978-1841962870

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School leavers with learning disabilities often face difficulties in making a smooth transition from school to college, employment or more broadly, to adult life. The transition phase is traumatic for the young person with learning disabilities and their families as it often results in the loss of friendships, relationships and social networks. The aim of this chapter is to explore the issues of transition from adolescence to adulthood for young people with learning disabilities and its effect on their psychological wellbeing. In doing this, this chapter will connect with the experiences of family carers in the transition planning processes for their son/daughter with a learning disability. This chapter will also explore the impact of social networks in promoting inclusion and psychological wellbeing.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Raghu Raghavan
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 11:11
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:31

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