Violence/Sexual Abuse

Development of an audio-computer assisted self-interview to investigate violence and health in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities

Mary Oschwald, Ph.D., Sandy Leotti, M.S.W., Dora Raymaker, M.S., Marsha Katz, M.S.Ed., Rebecca Goe, M.A., Mark Harviston, B.S., Annie Wallington, Lisa Howard, Leanne Beers, M.S., Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Emily Lund, M.A., Laurie E. Powers, Ph.D., the Partnering with People with Disabilities to Address Violence Consortium jThe Partnering with […]

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Feasibility of expanding NEISS-AIP to create a scientific database on violence and disability

Dorothy K. Marge Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 153–164, July 2011 Published online: December 23, 2010   Abstract  Background This study identifies a feasible approach to an evidence-based source of information about violence and disability. Objective The purpose was to determine the feasibility of using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury […]

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Feasibility of expanding NEISS-AIP to create a scientific database on violence and disability

Dorothy K. Marge Disability and Health Journal, issue 3 July 2011, 2 p153–164 Published online: December 23, 2010  Background This study identifies a feasible approach to an evidence-based source of information about violence and disability. Objective The purpose was to determine the feasibility of using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) to collect […]

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Sexual abuse prevention: a training program for developmental disabilities service providers.

Bowman RA, Scotti JR, Morris TL.  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA. BowmanRachelA@uams.edu.  J Child Sex Abus. 2010 Mar;19(2):119-27. doi: 10.1080/10538711003614718. Persons with developmental disabilities are at an increased risk for becoming victims of sexual abuse. Research has revealed that the largest group of identified perpetrators of sexual abuse is […]

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Are adolescent girls with a physical disability at increased risk for sexual violence?

Alriksson-Schmidt AI, Armour BS, Thibadeau JK.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. sax3@cdc.gov.  J Sch Health. 2010 Jul;80(7):361-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2010.00514.x. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether US female adolescents who self-reported having a physical disability or long-term health problem […]

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Women with intellectual disabilities–a study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Eastgate G, Van Driel ML, Lennox NG, Scheermeyer E.  Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane, Queensland. g.eastgate@uq.edu.au.  Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Apr;40(4):226-30. BACKGROUND: Sexual abuse and abusive relationships are known to be especially common in people with intellectual disability. This study explored how women […]

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Do persons with intellectual disability and limited verbal capacities respond to trauma treatment?

Mevissen L, Lievegoed R, Seubert A, De Jongh A.  Accare, Deventer, the Netherlands. l.mevissen@accare.nl.  J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2011 Dec;36(4):274-9. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2011.621415. Epub 2011 Oct 24. BACKGROUND: There is not one case report of successful trauma treatment with the use of an evidence-based treatment method in people with substantially limited verbal capacities. This paper assessed […]

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Disability and victimization in a national sample of children and youth

Turner HA, Vanderminden J, Finkelhor D, Hamby S, Shattuck A.  Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03857, USA. heather.turner@unh.edu.  Child Maltreat. 2011 Nov;16(4):275-86. doi: 10.1177/1077559511427178. Epub 2011 Nov 23. Although past research has found higher rates of violence, crime, and abuse among children with disabilities, most studies combine diverse forms […]

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Childhood trauma in multiple sclerosis: a case-control study

Spitzer C, Bouchain M, Winkler LY, Wingenfeld K, Gold SM, Grabe HJ, Barnow S, Otte C, Heesen C.  Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg  Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. c.spitzer@uke.uni-hamburg.de.  Psychosom Med. 2012 Apr;74(3):312-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31824c2013. Epub 2012 Mar 9. OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the association between […]

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Communicative empowerment of people with intellectual disability

van Nijnatten C, Heestermans M.  Utrecht University, the Netherlands. c.h.c.j.vannijnatten@uu.nl.  J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2012 Jun;37(2):100-11. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2012.678308. BACKGROUND: Personal narratives are conditional for victims of sexual abuse to overcome their trauma. Counsellors can help victims with intellectual disability to take an active position in conversations about sexuality and to co-construct a personal narrative. METHOD: […]

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