Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities

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 information that will help increase independence, handle the person with disabilities roughly when providing care, not allow the person to make decisions, and other forms of emotional and physical abuse. Also discussed are barriers to seeking services for victims of domestic violence with disabilities, as well as consequences of not reporting the violence. Included are tips on what a person with disabilities and those who work with them can do to reduce the incidence of domestic violence.

 

Contact URL  http://www.wvcadv.org/people_with_disabilities.htm

Contact Agency      

WVCADV
4710 Chimney Drive Suite A
Charleston, WV 25302           

304-965-3552

304-965-3572 (fax)