A Caring Activist Team to support a vulnerable teenager, adult or elderly person costs absolutely nothing. Here is how you do it on your patch…

A Caring Activist Team to support a vulnerable teenager, adult or elderly person costs absolutely nothing. Here is how you do it on your patch…

Peter Limbrick writes: Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are struggling to cope each day without effective support. The desperate situation is made worse in countries with austerity programmes and in countries with new migrant populations.

Public services are never going to help all of th

Read more: A Caring Activist Team to support a vulnerable teenager, adult or elderly person costs absolutely nothing. Here is how you do it on your patch…

TAC Outline: Team Around the Child in early childhood intervention – what it is and how it grew out of the One Hundred Hours project

In this approach to disabled children, a small individualised team or TAC (the Team Around the Child) is established around each child and family. Each child’s TAC is more effective, creative, wise and powerful than the individual people in it. Typically, the members of a TAC might include, in addit

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Kangaroo care by fathers and mothers: comparison of physiological and stress responses in preterm infants

A paper by B K Srinath, J Shah, P Kumar and P S Shah

Abstract

Objective: To compare physiological and biochemical responses in stable preterm neonates and their parents following kangaroo mother care (KMC) and kangaroo father care (KFC).

Study Design: We conducted a prospective cross-over design st

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A man with Asperger’s asks parents with children on the spectrum to not hide them away nor let their children hide themselves away

What first comes to mind when you think of your life as a 12-year-old? Perhaps you got your first girlfriend or boyfriend? Your family moved to a flash new house? Or, maybe, you had it slightly harder and your parents got divorced. When I reflect on my life at 12, this is what I remember most: i

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Could you start a caring activist forum for disabled teenagers stuck at home after leaving school?

Could you start a caring activist forum for disabled teenagers stuck at home after leaving school?

Peter Limbrick writes: In every country there are teenagers with physical, learning or sensory disabilities (or a combination of them) who have left school and now have no study, employment or social activities.

They are stuck at home with none of the learning, play and social activity they had

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