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Social Exclusion and the Way Out: An individual and community response to human social dysfunction

ISBN: 978-0-470-01935-1
284 pages
February 2007
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Social Exclusion and the Way Out focuses on the key issues which promote an understanding of the development of integrative models of care and resettlement. Consideration is given to the role of statutory and non-statutory agencies in facilitating the development of the individual to become included in the community. Practical insights into the management and development of opportunities for individuals draws on best practice from examples of vulnerable groups.
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About the Author.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

About This Book.

PART I: INDIVIDUAL FUNCTIONING AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION.

Chapter 1 Exclusion from Society.

Chapter 2 Individual Functioning.

Chapter 3 Life-Cycle Perspectives on Social Exclusion.

 PART II: HEALTH AND ILLNESS IN SOCIAL GROUPS.

Chapter 4 Physical Health.

Chapter 5 Stress and Socially Excluded Groups.

Chapter 6 Mental Illness.

Chapter 7 The Neurobiological Basis of Maladaptive Behaviours.

Chapter 8 Alcohol and Drug Problems.

Chapter 9 Nutrition in Vulnerable Groups.

PART III: ADDRESSING SOCIAL EXCULSION: THE WAY OUT?

Chapter 10 Needs Assessment of Social Excluded Populations.

Chapter 11 Interventions: Changing Behaviour.

Chapter 12 Interventions: Supporting Vulnerable People.

Chapter 13 Health and Social Care in the Community.

Chapter 14 Social Exclusion: Is There a Way Out?

Conclusion.

Appendix A International Statistics of The Salvation Army (SA) (with Permission from the Salvation Army Year Book, 2006).

Appendix B Summary of Assessments for Socially Excluded Population.

Index.

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Dr Adrian Bonner is Reader in the Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kent. As founder and director of the Addictive Behaviour Group he has facilitated the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research activities aimed at practitioners and managers working in social and healthcare services. He has been a member of various UK government working groups, including Skills for Health, a workforce development group set up to support the UK Anti-Drugs Strategy and is a director of the Institute for Alcohol Studies. Adrian's principal research has focused on mechanisms of brain damage and the role of nutritional factors in cognitive function. This biomedical research has become more integrated with psychological and social approaches during the development of innovative screening, assessment and outcome monitoring systems for use in the delivery of services for vulnerable people.

Adrian provides health-related support for The Salvation Army Social Services in the UK; he also represents The International Salvation Army on various bodies, including the United Nations (UN).

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