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Poverty, parenting and social exclusion: how sensitive to poverty and social exclusion are you in your daily practice?

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Despite poverty and social exclusion being common characteristics of families involved in the child protection system, there is evidence to suggest that professionals struggle to truly incorporate an understanding of the impact of poverty in their assessments and interventions. In practice, social workers and other professionals continue to have difficulty in making sense of the complex interplay between poverty, social deprivation, parental capacity and children's development. This e-learning resource will let you explore your own sensitivity to poverty with the help of six separate scenarios, each highlighting a different issue faced by families living in poverty. After you have worked through the six scenarios, you will be able to see your level of sensitivity to poverty and social exclusion.  You will then be able to match your responses to examples of how to deal with the situations in a sensitive manner, reading the ideas behind each approach The e-learning resource concludes with a short video clip of a family member relating the importance of a sensitive attitude towards poverty.

Dementia e-learning: what it is and what it isn't

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One of a series of e-learning modules which aim to provide a general introduction to the dementia and the experience of living with dementia. This module covers: views of dementia in the media; facts and common misconceptions about dementia; common symptoms, clinical terminology and causes of symptoms.  A self-assessment exercise is include to check understanding of key points covered in the module. The resource contains audio. The Dementia e-learning resources were originally released with the title of 'The Open Dementia e-learning programme'.

An introduction to the mental health of older people: common mental health problems amongst older people

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This learning object introduces you to some of the key facts and statistics about depression, dementia and long standing mental ill health. It explains who might be at risk of developing a mental illness as they grow older and why. It also includes information about people who have experienced serious mental illness such as schizophrenia throughout their lives and the main issues facing them as they age.

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