Kansas Disability/Violence Awareness Project–KS Target Audience Community advocacy agencies involved in helping women with disabilities who experience domestic violence or sexual assault This project will support a collaborative effort between Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and community advocacy agencies to provide technical assistance, training, education and awareness to Kansas advocacy programs on… Read More »»
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 »»
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 »»
Psychological disturbance associated with sexual abuse in people with learning disabilities. Case-control study.
Background: The association between sexual abuse, mental health and behavioural problems in people with learning disabilities has not previously been examined in a controlled study. Aims: To identify symptoms of psychological disturbance in adults with and without a confirmed history of sexual abuse. Methods: The study used a matched (1:1) case-control design comparing 54 adults… Read More »»
National survey of sexual behavior and sexual behavior policies in facilities for individuals with mental retardation/developmental disabilities.
To obtain information regarding sexual behavior and related policies in state residential facilities for individuals with mental retardation/developmental disabilities, we sent surveys to 168 members listed in the Association of Public Developmental Disabilities Administrators 1998-1999 directory. Response rate was 68.5%. For the 46 facilities where 50% or fewer of clients had profound retardation, sexual relations… Read More »»
This study explored risk factors for violence among a sample of adult women with physical disabilities. Fifty-six percent (100) of the 177 women participating in the study indicated a positive history of abuse. Of the women who reported abuse, most reported multiple abuse situations and abusers who were typically their male partners. In addition, only… Read More »»
Helping women with disabilities and domestic violence: strategies, limitations, and challenges of domestic violence programs and services.
Purpose: To describe the types of services provided to women with disabilities at community-based domestic violence programs in the state of North Carolina, the challenges faced, and strategies used to provide the services. Methods: We conducted a statewide cross-sectional survey of community domestic violence programs and had a response rate of 85%. Results: Of the… Read More »»
Objective: This study examined the frequency with which persons in the community with psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders, and both types of disorders are victims of violence. Methods: The relationship between diagnosis, gender, and victimization over a one-year period was examined in two cross-sectional data sets, one drawn from a study of adaptation to community… Read More »»