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Perceiving, describing and modelling child development
Bonnie Evans

-specific’ legislation to be passed in the UK, demonstrating the significance of the autism diagnosis to reframing approaches to mental health care, social welfare provision and individual rights in the UK. In 2013, EU Aims, a major initiative to develop new treatments for autism, received the largest grant for any mental health problem in the whole of Europe, revealing the cultural capital and potential for revenue

in The metamorphosis of autism
Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s
Duncan Wilson

the Mental Health Act.44 In his 1977 documentary The Check-Out, Kennedy asserted that euthanasia was ‘a matter on which not just doctors or lawyers, but all of us, must have our say and our way’. The only way to ensure this, he concluded, was to give ‘all interested parties’ a role in the development of regulatory codes.45 Although the subject matter of Kennedy’s documentaries varied, his underlying message remained the same. A British Medical Journal review of the 1978 programme The Defect, which debated screening for spina bifida during pregnancy, noted that

in The making of British bioethics
Transnational reflections from Brazilians in London and Maré, Rio de Janeiro
Cathy McIlwaine, Miriam Krenzinger, Yara Evans, and Eliana Sousa Silva

health and wellbeing. In the London context, health problems caused by VAWG were identified by all of the service providers as a major issue. One organisation working specifically with Latin American women noted that among 133 Brazilian users between 2013 and 2017, physical and mental health problems accounted for 25 per cent of their consultations, much of which were linked with violence, with another 20 per cent seeking support in relation to sex work where, again, health problems were prominent (Evans and McIlwaine, 2017). Demand for counselling and psychotherapy

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
An ‘aesthetics of care’ through aural attention
Sylvan Baker and Maggie Inchley

homeless were found to have been in care at some point in their lives (National Audit Office, 2015 : 4–6). In addition, evidence suggests that the physical and mental health and well-being of many young people entering care is a matter for serious concern. A UK Parliamentary briefing paper produced in 2015, for example, indicates that, in general, social service’s first engagement with ‘looked-after children’ 2 was as a result of abuse or neglect in 61 per cent of cases (Zayed and Harker, 2015 : 4). In 2016, an Education Committee report found that almost half of

in Performing care
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A practical politics of care
Caoimhe McAvinchey

make up less than 10 per cent of the prison population, and the vast majority of crimes they commit are non-violent, resulting in short-term sentences (Kennedy, 1993 ; Gunnison and Bernat, 2016 ). It is most significant that the characteristics of women in prison reflect, largely, the profile of women who live in poverty – women who are unemployed, who have experienced homelessness, who live with poor physical and mental health (Fitch et al ., 2011 ). Shame and stigma attach themselves to women who are seen to be unemployed, unemployable, ‘living off the state

in Performing care
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Neil McNaughton

being placed on local authority finances. This meant that community health services had to be reduced. The most notorious example was the so-called care in the community scheme. This policy closed down many of the mental hospitals which were dealing with patients who had long-term, low-level mental health problems. They were transferred into community hostels or even into private accommodation. This much cheaper solution saved money and, it was claimed, provided better conditions for the mentally ill. However, many mental health interest groups did not agree and many

in Understanding British and European political issues
A global perspective
Nirmala Lall

. Bouncing Back is a CUPP partnership project that aims to address the complexities of disadvantaged children and families through resilience therapy (RT). RT ‘focuses on ‘“scaffolding” resilience for these children through the imaginative and creative therapeutic work of resilient promoters such as mental health practitioners, social workers, teachers 96 MUP_Hall.indd 96 30/07/2013 17:16 measuring the impact of community-university partnerships and parents … applying RT involves a relentless search for resilient actions that improve the outcomes in situations of high

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Joy Damousi

totalitarianism of the left or right. I believe in the freedom and dignity of the individual and am convinced that these are best preserved and protected in a democratic society’. She believed her medical specialisations – in child welfare and mental health – to be a means of contributing to a ‘better and healthier America’. Her exemplary record of public service, she argued, ‘must prove that I am thoroughly loyal to my country and its institutions’.8 In this climate of surveillance and interrogation, Bernard’s activity in a range of political causes was interpreted as mildly

in A history of the case study
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Bonnie Evans

was receiving around 341 new child cases per year. The referral of children to mental health institutions increased dramatically after the Local Government Act 1929 transferred responsibility for the care of around 90,000 children in poverty from Poor Law authorities to education and health departments. These children had to be re-categorised and new justifications had to be given for

in The metamorphosis of autism
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Caring performance, performing care
Amanda Stuart Fisher

care in this edited collection position care both as a form of labour and a mode of performance. Care is something enacted both by social actors (such as nurses and social workers) and by performers in socially engaged performance projects. However, this is not to suggest that giving and receiving care is always an unquestionably positive experience. Through an engagement with disability studies and scholarship around performance and mental health, this introduction examines the more troubling aspects of caring, such as the capacity for care to become oppressive and

in Performing care