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  1. Communication across culture: methodological principles of research with migrant children and young people

    Carroll, Valeria
    The issues related to migration crisis in the EU and its neighbouring countries have become one of the most popular themes for policy makers, researchers and practitioners due to growing statistics figures of general migration population in seeking the better life for their families (open borders), due to substantial evidence of problems among second generation of migrants (children and young people who were born in the host country within immigrant family) and due to severe adversities due to war and poverty (e.g. 90 000 unaccompanied children from Middle East and Africa sought asylum in Europe in 2015). However as the...

  2. A (possible) justification for more conditionality and sanctioning? the evidence about Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants’ commitment to employment

    Dunn, Andrew
    Both the number of conditions attached to claiming UK unemployment benefits (Jobseeker’s Allowance [JSA]/Universal Credit) and the severity of the accompanying sanctions for non-compliance have increased over recent decades. Whether or not one welcomes this development depends upon several considerations, notably one’s ideological position and what one believes works effectively in practice. Recent Labour and Conservative-led governments have argued that the tougher measures are necessitated by a widespread lack of commitment to employment among unemployed claimants – an argument that is seemingly contradicted by much empirical evidence. In this paper I look critically at existing evidence on the employment commitment...

  3. Conflict and ambivalence within intergenerational relations

    Ray, Mo

  4. Older women, long term marriage and care

    Ray, Mo
    Women Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course. In doing so it uncovers not only the commonalities and the similarities between mid-life and older women, but also some of the variation and diversity relating to ethnicity and race, class, disability and sexual orientation. Women Ageing makes the ordinary lives of ordinary women as, in...

  5. Informal care in the context of long-term marriage: the challenge to practice

    Ray, Mo
    Long-married spouses provide a crucial role in the provision of care and support to chronically ill spouses. Elderly spouse care may be distinguished by features such as co-resident care, the greater likelihood of providing significant intimate and personal care, and both partners experiencing significant health problems. The trajectory of care in the context of long-term marriage relationships may include rapid alterations in the ways in which care is defined, who undertakes care for whom, and the nature of the caring role. Drawing on data from a research project that explored the impact of chronic illness and disability on long-established marital...

  6. Redressing the balance

    Ray, Mo
    This important book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Together, they review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and, through the lens of 'passionate scholarship', provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing, in the 21st century. The contributions extend the critical gerontological approach conceptually, methodologically and practically. They offer close and scholarly analysis of policies affecting the lives of older people and provide insights into why research is...

  7. Critical practice in social work with older people

    Ray, Mo

  8. Older people

    Ray, Mo
    What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? The second edition of this highly respected text gives you the understanding to bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice. Critical Practice in Social Work is different from every other text for several reasons: - Its unique combination of theory, values and practice - The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject - The way the themes of critical practice and reflective practice are used to show how theories can be applied meaningfully - The number of methods covered, in an 'easy...

  9. Look after yourself: active ageing, individual responsibility and the decline of social work with older people in the UK

    Lloyd, Liz; Tanner, Denise; Milne, Alisoun; Ray, Mo; Richards, Sally; Sullivan, Mary Pat; Beech, Christian; Phillips, Judith
    The idea of active ageing retains a broad appeal and has a global reach, particularly through the influence of the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, in practice it has been the subject of criticism. In this article, it is argued that the incorporation of active ageing into the policy agendas of the welfare systems for older people should be understood by reference to the perceived effects of demographic trends on demand for services. In the context of the British welfare system, the active ageing agenda has become inextricably linked with the broader policy agenda to reduce older people's call on...

  10. Ageing in urban environments: challenges and opportunities for a critical social work practice

    Ray, Mo
    This book critically explores ways of thinking about the city and its relevance for the profession of social work. It provides a colourful illustration of practice drawing on examples of social work responses to a range of issues emerging from the unprecedented scale, density and pace of change in cities. The associated challenges posed for social work include: the increased segregation of the poor, the crisis of affordable housing, homelessness, gentrification, ageing, displacement as a result of migrations, and the breakdown of social support and care. Drawing on multiple disciplines, this groundbreaking work shows that these familiar features of the...

  11. Ageing and mental health policy

    Ray, Mo

  12. Rakenteellinen Lahestymistapa vanhussosiaalityossa: kriitisen gerontoligisen sosiaalityon nakokokulma

    Ray, Mo

  13. Critical perspectives in social work with older people

    Ray, Mo
    Ageing, meaning and social structure is a unique book advancing critical discourse in gerontology and makes a major contribution to understanding key social and ethical dilemmas facing ageing societies. It confronts and integrates approaches that have been relatively isolated from each other, and interrelates two major streams of thought within critical gerontology: analyses of structural issues in the context of political economy and humanistic perspectives on issues of existential meaning. The chapters, from a wide range of contributors, focus on major issues in ageing such as autonomy, agency, frailty, lifestyle, social isolation, dementia and professional challenges in social work and...

  14. Discussion group on the management of animated child sexual abuse material

    Merdian, Hannah Lena
    Discussion Group on the Management of Animated Child Sexual Abuse Material

  15. Use of implicit measures of sexual interest in offenders who have accessed indecent images of children and comparison controls

    Bailey, Alexandra; Perkins, Derek; Merdian, Hannah Lena; Egan, Vince; Schmidt, Alexander
    Meta-analyses of IIOC offenders have established that they are lower on antisociality than CSOs but higher on Deviant Sexual Interest, indicating that this is a key area for clinical assessment. Differing measures of DSI exist, including self-report, psychometric and psychophysiological assessments, but there is increasing interest in indirect cognitive measures. However, little research has examined this issue with offenders who have accessed Indecent Images of Children (IIOC). The current study compared IIOC offenders with community controls on direct (self-report) and indirect (implicit cognitive) measures of sexual interest, using the Explicit and Implicit Sexual Interest Profile. There were differences between the...

  16. Identifying the implicit theories of child sexual exploitation material users: findings from interview data

    Bartels, Ross; Rowland, Rebecca; Merdian, Hannah Lena; Perkins, Derek
    Child abusers’ offence-supportive cognitions are thought to result from underlying implicit theories (ITs) about oneself, others, and the world (Ward & Keenan, 1999). Since online child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) users are argued to be a distinct type of sexual offender, Bartels and Merdian (2016) proposed that CSEM users may hold their own set of ITs. From a qualitative analysis of the literature, Bartels and Merdian identified five ITs related to CSEM use, labelled Unhappy World, Self as Uncontrollable, Child as Sexual Object, Nature of Harm (CSEM variant), and Self as Collector, each of which is underpinned by an assumption...

  17. Validation of the motivation-facilitation model amongst online users of child sexual exploitation material

    Kettleborough, Danielle; Merdian, Hannah Lena; Perkins, Derek; Wefers, Sarah; Roberts, Amanda
    This paper will investigate potentially risk-related and protective demographic and psychological factors associated with child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) offending behaviour, concerning CSEM users’ personality traits, sexual behavior and interests, offending behavior, offending motives, and modus operandi. Participants were recruited within the UK (i.e., the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and the National Probation Service) and within Germany from the Prevention Project Dunkelfeld, a service offering preventative treatment for people attracted to children and/ or adolescents. This study provides the first empirical validation and expansion of Seto’s Motivation-Facilitation (M-F) model, the first theoretical model unique to CSEM offending behaviour, and aims to...

  18. International Working Group on Best Practice in the Management of Online Sex Offending (IWG): updating and consultation session

    Brennan, Maggie; Merdian, Hannah Lena; Perkins, Derek
    The International Working Group on Best Practice in the Management of Online Sex Offending (IWG) was established at the 13th IATSO Conference in September 2014 in response to the increasing scale and impact of online sexually exploitative behaviour, including the production, possession and distribution of illegal images of children, the sexual exploitation of children in under-developed countries, children being abused live online, and ‘online grooming’. The IWG is a collaboration between academia and relevant stakeholders concerned with the management of online sex offending, notably policy-makers, police, and treatment and management services, with the initial aim to release a Consensus Paper...

  19. Mental health and older people: a guide for primary care practitioners

    Ray, Mo; Chew-Graham, Carolyn A.

  20. Can sleep and resting behaviours be used as indicators of welfare in shelter dogs (Canis lupusfamiliaris)?

    Owczarczak-Garstecka, Sara; Burman, Oliver
    Previous research on humans and animals suggests that the analysis of sleep patterns may reliably inform us about welfare status, but little research of this kind has been carried out for non-human animals in an applied context. This study explored the use of sleep and resting behaviour as indicators of welfare by describing the activity patterns of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) housed in rescue shelters, and comparing their sleep patterns to other behavioural and cognitive measures of welfare. Sleep and activity patterns were observed over five non-consecutive days in a population of 15 dogs. Subsequently, the characteristics of sleep and resting behaviour were described and the impact...

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