Civitas Vera's "From Challenging Behaviours to Distress Factors and Reactions" book encourages the true and actual involvement of the person themselves, their formal and informal supporters at all stages.
Our aim, based on our experience of working in human services, is to help us all re-think how we work with and help individuals who are known as people with challenging behaviours.Read Sample Chapter
Civitas Vera's True Citizenship book explores the ways in which citizens can work together to create an inclusive community.
Our book, True Citizenship, helps someone develop their own definition of citizenship and the associated values. We then support the person to explore how to participate in different areas such as living with others, etc. Carers, providers and commissioners are encouraged to investigate their contribution to individual citizenship.Read Sample Chapter
We are a group of mental health professionals who have worked in mental health and learning disability services for many years. Our books are produced collectively to help the person whom we serve so that they can live as they want and get the help they need when they need it.
Services for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities have undergone so many changes since the 1980’s. We had the urgency of de-institutionalisation of moving people into from hospitals to community settings. People who already lived at home did not always get the help they need.
Nowadays, we have services that can be offered by many providers, some people living better lives and others not. For us, sometimes what should be a service with heart and values has become a business.
Our aim through our books and other material is to place heart, compassion and values back into service delivery so that we are truly serving people for whom we work.
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You can use this guide to help yourself or others think about what sort of citizen they want to be.
This book is intended to accompany our earlier title, 'True Citizenship'.
To help us reflect on how we are serving and working for people.