SafePlace, Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program). Disability Services provides national trainings on the issue of abuse against individuals with disabilities and how to provide effective outreach and accessible services to abuse survivors with disabilities. Training materials are available for purchase at www.austin-safeplace.org (e.g., Stop the Violence, Break the Silence Curriculum). They also provide technical assistance… Read More »»
Web-based course entitled Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Problem of National Significance. The comprehensive course addresses the complexity of issues that surface when children or adults with developmental disabilities are victimized and includes a module on recognizing sexual abuse. Information on the course can be found at: http://www.vcu.edu/partnership/maltreatment/.
An independent state agency whose purpose is to investigate and remediate cases of abuse of the Commonwealths most vulnerable citizens. DPPC was created by law in 1987. They run a hotline and make referrals, maintain data, do investigations, and collaborate with other agencies to protect adults with disabilities. Their website is www.state.ma.us/dppc.
www.deaf-hope.org DeafHope is an agency established for and run by deaf women to address the needs of women in this population. DeafHope’s mission (as described on its website) is: “…to end domestic violence and sexual assault against Deaf women and children through empowerment, education and services…”.
www.cavnet.org CAVNET is a membership organization and tax-exempt nonprofit addressing crime victims with disabilities, violence against women, and human rights. CAVNET’s online library has a comprehensive collection of materials on victimization of people with disabilities, as well as material on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There is listing of organizations involved in domestic violence, sexual assault,… Read More »»
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV) Format Webpage This webpage discusses how domestic violence can affect the lives of people with disabilities in ways that differ from people without disabilities. For example, people with disabilities may have caregivers who might withhold medical treatment, deny personal care and access to… Read More »»
DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Ontario Format Program DAWN works to generate knowledge, information, and skills to secure inclusion and equality of women and girls with disabilities. Included on DAWN’s website are factsheets on Family Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Women with DisAbilities & Reproductive Rights. Contact URL http://dawn.thot.net/ Contact Agency … Read More »»
Lifetime physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, depression, and suicide attempts among Native American women.
Although there is preliminary evidence that violence against women and children may be particularly prevalent in some Native American communities, associations between abuse and substance abuse, mental health problems, and suicide attempts have rarely been studied in this population. This study examined lifetime and current physical and sexual abuse among 30 Native American women. Nearly… Read More »»
Childhood physical and sexual abuse and subsequent depressive and anxiety disorders for two American Indian tribes.
BACKGROUND: This study examined the relationship of childhood abuse, both physical and sexual, with subsequent lifetime depressive and anxiety disorders–depression or dysthymia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)–among American Indians (AIs). METHOD: Three thousand and eighty-four AIs from two tribes–Southwest and Northern Plains–participated in a large-scale, community-based study. Participants were… Read More »»
This article describes a survey of 84 adults with disabilities who received personal assistance with activities of daily living from family members, informal providers, or agency personnel. Results showed that 30 percent reported mistreatment from their primary provider, and 61 percent reported mistreatment by another provider. Verbal abuse, physical abuse, and theft or extortion were… Read More »»